Shipman and Goodwin attorneys Linda Yoder and Peter Maher will join Robert Mancusi, Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services for Fairfield Public Schools, and Dr. Kim Hapken, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services for Ridgefield Public Schools to present the session, “How SPED Directors and Attorneys Work Together” on March 29, 2018.

Focused discussion will include:

  • Learning each other’s lingo.
  • Mediation and getting everyone on the same page and what to do when you can’t.
  • How to function as partners in this journey for a child’s needs.
  • Understanding policy.
When: March 29, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Where: Cooperative Educational Services, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611

For a complete program agenda and registration information, download the event flyer.

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Photo of Linda L. Yoder Linda L. Yoder

Linda has more than 25 years of experience advising public and independent schools and colleges on education matters. Linda has worked with many school districts throughout the state on general education, litigation and special education matters. She currently focuses her practice in the…

Linda has more than 25 years of experience advising public and independent schools and colleges on education matters. Linda has worked with many school districts throughout the state on general education, litigation and special education matters. She currently focuses her practice in the areas of special education, investigations of discrimination claims including Title IX, sexual harassment or race discrimination, and representation of schools in administrative and court litigation matters involving such areas as First Amendment rights, student discipline, or contract disputes.

Photo of Peter J. Maher Peter J. Maher

Peter Maher represents boards of education and other entities in all areas of school law, with an emphasis on special education issues, labor and employment matters and, more recently, issues related to school operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A former educator, Peter draws…

Peter Maher represents boards of education and other entities in all areas of school law, with an emphasis on special education issues, labor and employment matters and, more recently, issues related to school operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A former educator, Peter draws on his firsthand knowledge of the needs and goals of school stakeholders to provide practical, community-specific and timely counsel that helps prevent problems when possible and solve them when necessary. Whether navigating sensitive special education matters or advising on day-to-day district operations, he partners with his clients to identify opportunities and pursue a clear path in the face of today’s challenges.