Pearce Durick PLLC attorney Meredith Vukelic has been invited to speak at the National Business Institute’s upcoming seminar titled Special Education Laws Made Simple. The seminar is designed for professionals who work with children with special needs in the school setting. Attendees will learn about schools’ obligations under special education laws, including requirements for IEPs, FAPE, LRE, options for dispute resolution, and issues surrounding discipline of special education students. Meredith will also present on bullying and harassment, discrimination under Section 504, and other school actions or inaction that can result in lawsuits. The seminar is being held at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. If you are interested in registering, you may use this link to do so.
Rachel Bruner and Meredith Vukelic, who lead Pearce Durick PLLC’s Education Law Group, were invited to speak at the North Dakota School Boards Association’s Law Seminar on October 24, 2019, on the topic of transgender student rights. As society continues to address issues affecting people who identify as LGBTQ, schools become a place where evolving opinions are explored and tested. In turn, school boards and school staff must balance competing opinions while transgender or gender non-conforming students assert their civil and educational rights at school. Rachel and Meredith enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the current legal landscape surrounding these matters with the several hundred seminar attendees.