13th Annual Disability Justice Seminar

Special Education: Rights, Responsibilities, and Results

June 1, 2023

Robins Kaplan LLP or Remote Via Zoom

On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Robins Kaplan LLP, the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities hosted the 13th Annual Disability Justice Seminar. This complimentary CLE featured a panel of professionals who discussed the special education system, including navigating its structures and advocacy within and outside of the system.

SPEAKERS
The Honorable Donovan W. Frank
United States District Judge
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Laura Isenor
Staff Attorney, Education Law Advocacy Project
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

Andrea Jepsen
Co-Director, UST Law School Special Education Clinic
University of St. Thomas School of Law

Joel Liestman
Parent Advocate and Director of Family Support
Williams Syndrome Association

Alex Migambi
State Disproportionality Specialist
Minnesota Department of Education

Bahram Samie
Assistant United States Attorney
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Tiffany Sanders
Attorney
Engelmeier & Umanah

Elizabeth Schiltz
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of St. Thomas School of Law

Irina Vaynerman
Deputy Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Sara Winter
Dispute Resolution Supervisor,
Minnesota Department of Education

MODERATOR
Emily Tremblay
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

CLE Accreditation
Robins Kaplan LLP will seek approval for 1.5 hours of Elimination of Bias credit with Mandatory Continuing Legal Education boards in California and Minnesota. If approved, attendees may claim reciprocal credit in New Jersey and North Dakota. Attendees may also count credit towards their MCLE requirements in New York via the state's Approved Jurisdiction policy.

Questions? Contact Teddy Keller at TKeller@RobinsKaplan.com.

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