LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities REGISTER AGENDA  
[ 2017 Program Materials & Attendee list ]

For 39 years, LRP’s National Institute has brought together education leaders from across the nation, and the 2018 Institute will once again be the pinnacle of knowledge sharing and networking. The nation’s leading special education experts will show you how to turn legal mandates into best practices, so your staff can ensure that students receive appropriate services.

The Institute delivers high quality professional development year after year, with five program tracks offering:

Section 504 Administration IDEA Behavior Technology
Melinda Jacobs, Esq. Melinda Jacobs, Esq. is in private practice in Knoxville, Tenn., and exclusively represents local school systems in the areas of special education and antidiscrimination law pursuant to the IDEA, Section 504 and the ADA. She is a highly sought after speaker and trainer. In addition to her frequent national, state and local presentations, she has produced several LRP training videos and publications on special education law. Ms. Jacobs is also a member of LRP’s School Attorneys Advisory Board.
Who Should Attend
  • State and Local Special Education Directors
  • School and Parent Attorneys
  • Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents
  • School Psychologists
  • 504 Coordinators
  • Principals and Assistant Principals
  • Education Specialists
  • Directors of Private Schools
  • Hearing Officers/Mediators
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers/Professors
  • Parent/Student Advocates
  • Charter School Administrators and Staff
  • State Agency Personnel
Institute Program Committee

Melinda Jacobs, Esq., Chairperson

Candace M. Gallo, LRP Executive Editor

Stephen Bevilacqua, LRP Editorial Director for Special Education

Julie Kline, Esq., LRP Editorial Director of Education Legal Products

Lanie Simpson, LRP Editorial Director of Education

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