The conference is a great opportunity to review recent developments in special education law and catch up with colleagues who practice in this area.
I am especially looking forward to the following break-out sessions:
- The Markedly More Demanding Standard: Endrew F., Z.B., N.P. and the Promise of Special Education
- Beyond the Black Letter of the Law: Innovative Strategies to Rescue Drowning Students, Develop Appropriate Programs, and Police Their Implementation
Besides the conference, I am excited to be heading to New Orleans for the opportunity to catch up with some family, enjoy delicious food, and bask in the warm weather.
I also just want to take a moment to note how far our law firm has come since 2010 when I attended my first COPAA conference in Saint Louis and the firm was just a few months old. Over the last nine years, our law firm has become one of the premier boutique special education law practices in New York City. In 2018, the firm helped approximately 150 families secure appropriate placement and/or funding for their children in more than 30 schools. Our team grew to include a second associate attorney, a paralegal, and a full-time office administrator. The firm consists of a dynamic legal and administrative team that focuses on representing individuals with a wide range of special needs and we have earned a reputation for exceptional results and outstanding client service.
I am grateful for the families we have been able to help and the wonderful people I get to work with every day. And I am looking forward to continued growth and client service in the future.