Education Law 101: A Survey of the Issues in Education Law that All Attorneys Need to Know (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
GAL for Children CE Credit: 3.0 (GAL Information)
Price: $189 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 09/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the September 2017 webcast, Education Law 101: A Survey of the Issues in Education Law that All Attorneys Need to Know.

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

Why Attend?

  • Receive an overview of the unique laws, regulations, and policies in the field of education law
  • Hear the perspectives of both a school board counsel and a child and family advocate on topics ranging from student civil rights to special education to issues impacting domestic relations practitioners
  • If your legal practice touches upon aspects of education law, this seminar is for you

If your legal practice touches upon aspects of education law — be it student and parental rights and responsibilities, school discipline, attendance and truancy, or special education issues — this seminar is for you. Our speakers share their extensive expertise and insights in this field, from the perspectives of both the school board counsel and the child and family advocate, so you can stay current on the laws, regulations, and policies.

Topics covered include:

  • Student civil rights including free speech, search and seizure, and school discipline
  • Special education overview including eligibility, the IEP process, and impact on discipline
  • Attendance and truancy
  • Issues that may impact domestic relations practitioners such as residency, access to information, special education parental rights, and guardianship




Bradford A. King, Sands Anderson PC / Richmond

Brad King is a member of the Government Group and leads the School and Education Law Team at Sands Anderson PC in Richmond. He focuses his law practice on representing public school boards throughout Virginia.  Leveraging his 20 years of experience, he provides counsel and representation in the substantive areas of special education, school employment, student discipline, governance, policy matters, and contract negotiations.

Mr. King has extensive experience in providing counsel and representation in matters related to the U.S. and Virginia Constitutions, state and federal laws governing the operation of public schools, employment and numerous other state and federal acts, including the Virginia Public Procurement Act, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  Additionally, he regularly revises and updates school board policies and administrative manuals to reflect the most current law. His previous work included serving as Senior Assistant County Attorney in Hanover County and as the Governmental Relations Officer and Chief Lobbyist for the Virginia School Boards Association. He is a past president 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.

Joan H. Proper, The Law Office of Joan H. Proper, PC / Manassas

Joan Proper represents clients in education, family, juvenile, and criminal law matters, through legal advocacy, dispute resolution mechanisms, and litigation. She is certified as a Guardian Ad Litem for children and incapacitated adults and is qualified to represent incapacitated adults in guardianship, conservatorship, and family law matters. Ms. Proper also serves as counsel for those seeking guardianship and/or conservatorship of an incapacitated adult.  In 2015, she was recognized by Northern Virginia magazine as a Top Lawyer, and she has been listed among the Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine.

Prior to law school, Ms. Proper was a teacher for nine years, first in the Diocese of Arlington and then in Fairfax County Public Schools. While she was a general education teacher, she taught students with a wide variety of special education needs.

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