LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities REGISTER AGENDA  

For 37 years, LRP’s National Institute has brought together education leaders from across the nation, and the 2017 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 — and this year five all-new tracks offer you and your staff in-depth coverage of real-world compliance issues you face every day:

Section 504 Administration IDEA Behavior Technology
I will attend the Institute for the 30th consecutive year. I consistently find it to be the most informative and worthwhile legal conference I attend each year. And it’s extremely cost-effective. If I can prevent one due process hearing it more than pays for several people to attend. Being proactive is the key to our challenging business and LRP helps me do that.
Sandee Kludt, Consultant, Stockton, Calif.
I thoroughly enjoyed LRP’s National Institute! It provided up-to-date insights into special education law and discussed all facets of providing services to students with special needs. Networking with attendees, presenters and editors, while gaining information in a friendly environment with dynamic speakers, is priceless. Sessions always open my eyes with different perspectives and shed light on areas that seem to have an ongoing need.
Brenda Holmes, IEP Specialist, Alamogordo, N.M.
LRP’s National Institute provides educators with an unparalleled networking opportunity to get the most up-to-date legal information available from presenters who are nationally known leaders in their field. I have attended many years, and it remains the best source of legal guidance that I have found.
Debbie Takacs, Program Specialist, Clovis, Calif.
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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