Special Education Law in Virginia: The Basics, Trends, and New Developments (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0 (GAL Child: 2.0)

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0; GAL Child: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 2/28/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the March 2015 webcast, Special Education Law in Virginia: The Basics, Trends, and New Developments.

GAL Continuing Credits: 2.0

Note: Your GAL certificate may be found at the front of your written materials.

Topics covered include:

  • IDEA Overview
  • Child Find, Evaluation, and Eligibility
  • IEP and Placement Issues
  • Discipline of Students with Disabilities
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Trends/Hot Topics

The seminar will focus on the essentials of special education law as penned in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"), the federal and Virginia implementing regulations, and interpretive case law. It is designed to provide an overview for those who may have a passing familiarity with civil and disability rights law, but who seek a more thorough understanding of those rights in the public education setting.


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Angela Ciolfi, Legal Aid Justice Center / Charlottesville
Angela Ciolfi is the Legal Director of JustChildren, a program of the Legal Aid Justice Center that focuses on improving Virginia's public education, juvenile justice, and foster care systems.  Her work for the program earned her the Oliver White Hill Award from the Virginia State Bar in 2003 and the Child Advocacy Award from the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in 2010.  At JustChildren, she has been involved in advocating state-level reforms in public education and representing individual clients in student discipline, enrollment, special education, and other areas of children’s law.  She is also a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law where she teaches a seminar on Special Education Law and supervises students in the Child Advocacy and Consumer Law Clinics.

Bradford King, Sands Anderson  / Richmond
Bradford King is a shareholder at the firm Sands Anderson in Richmond, Virginia, where he leads the firm's education law team.  He has been practicing school law for twenty years, and annually has been named to America’s Best Lawyers in the Education Section since 2010.  He also annually has been named to Virginia's Legal Elite since 2009.  He currently serves as lead counsel to approximately twenty Virginia public school districts, and routinely serves as special counsel to others on personnel, special education, and governance matters.  He is a past chairman of the Virginia Council of School Attorneys (COSA).  He and his wife, Angie, have four sons, all of whom attend(ed) the Hanover County, Virginia, public schools.

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