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School Discipline Advocacy for At-Risk Youth

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This training will provide pro bono attorneys with the knowledge and tools to represent youth who are facing long-term suspension or expulsion.  Topics covered will include Massachusetts and Federal Legislation and case law governing school discipline, including special protections afforded to special education students in a school discipline context. Experienced attorneys will share specific advocacy strategies for successfully navigating the school discipline process. This training is free for participants who agree to take at least one pro bono discipline case during this school year.

This training is open to attorneys of all experience levels, and New Lawyers are encouraged to attend.  Assistance and guidance will be provided by the EdLaw Project, a joint initiative of the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts and the Committee for Public Counsel Services – Children & Family and Youth Advocacy Divisions.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Katherine D'Angelo Manter


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