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Webinar Recording: What Are My Chances? Fighting Off COVID-19 Litigation

Jan 13, 2021 | Publications

Ever since school districts were required to close following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators faced difficult decisions on how to continue their educational missions and provide FAPE to students with disabilities, often with limited support and guidance from federal and state agencies. Many school districts are already facing compliance complaints and litigation second-guessing these decisions and their implementation. Others are facing demands for compensatory education. What lessons can we learn from lawsuits already filed to avoid future litigation? How can we leverage the guidance we have received from the courts to defend ourselves in the event a lawsuit is filed? We invite you to a complimentary webinar covering special education litigation filed in California and nationwide regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us as we explore the common fact patterns in individual due process cases, as well as the statewide and nationwide class actions filed against California school districts. DWK’s Amy Levine and Daniel Lowe will examine federal court and administrative law judge decisions, review legislative updates and agency guidance, and discuss best practices to avoid litigation or defend your district in the event litigation is filed.

What Are My Chances? Fighting Off COVID-19 Litigation
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

DWK Presenters:
Amy Levine
Daniel Lowe

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