Whether you practice education law or not, everyone knows someone who is affected by a special needs child. In this two part lecture, Ms. Rothenberg and Ms. Abraham, going into the law surrounding special education and how to ensure that schools are properly helping children. In the first part you will learn about the types of schools services offered for children with special needs along with learning about mental illness awareness in the legal profession in general. Then in the second part, you will start by going into both the basics of the law and finish with unique instances where litigation is necessary. This is one of those lectures that everyone can benefit from.
Special Education Law: A Complete Overview - 28385
Faculty: Nancy Rothenberg & Naomi Abraham, Esqs.
Whether you practice education law or not, everyone knows someone who is affected by a special needs child. In this two part lecture, Ms. Rothenberg and Ms. Abraham, go into the law surrounding special education and how to ensure that schools are properly helping children. In the first part you will learn about the types of school services offered for children with special needs along with learning about mental illness awareness in the legal profession in general. Then in the second part, you will start by going into both the basics of the law and finish with unique instances where litigation is necessary. This is one of those lectures that everyone can benefit from.
NY – 4.0 Professional Practice
NJ – 4.0 General
CA – 3.0 General, 1.0 Mental Illness Awareness
PA – 4.0 General (To obtain PA credit, you must send your PA bar registration number to firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion of the course)
Nancy Rothenberg, Esq.
Nancy Rothenberg originally from Atlanta, Georgia, received her Bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in the double major of Political Science and English and her Juris Doctorate from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During her time in Law School she was awarded finalist in the National Moot Court competition and as a member of the Innocence Project, she was instrumental in the release of a defendant after years of unlawful imprisonment. Nancy divides her time between practicing Special Education Law, and helping the community, as it has always been her ambition to use her legal training to help people, especially those that cannot help themselves. Nancy has been practicing Special Education Law for the past twelve years. She has represented parents of children with special needs through all stages of the special education legal process including meetings with committees on special education, due process hearings, and disciplinary hearings throughout the State and City of New York. In July 2014 Nancy started her own firm, Law Offices of Nancy Rothenberg. She specializes in helping parents who could not otherwise afford an attorney through the fee-shifting provision of the I.D.E.A. She began her law career in 1993 as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office and for seven years prosecuted all manner of felonies, violent crimes and homicides. She also worked for two years as a guest commentator on Court TV in New York City. As an Attorney with the Putnam County Legal Aid Society, Nancy acts as defense counsel and provides legal assistance and representation to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation, from arraignment through trial. And as the Director of the Alliance for Safe Kids Youth Court Program in Yorktown Heights, NY, she designs the curriculum, teaches high school students all aspects of the court system, and oversees actual court cases involving youthful offenders. As the Director of Youth Court, she is also a liaison to the New York Department of Probation, Yorktown Police Department, and Yorktown Judiciary. Throughout her years of extensive trial and related litigation experience, including motion practice, hearings, trials and appeals, Nancy is devoted to helping parents obtain appropriate educational programs and services. Against the New York City Department of Education, she has brought over forty due process complaints to decision and has never lost. She frequently lectures to parent groups and special education associations. She lives in Northern Westchester with her husband, two children, and two dogs.
Naomi Abraham, Esq.
Naomi Abraham is a solo practitioner in the area of Special Education law. Naomi received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2003. In 2011, she began her legal practice representing parents and children whose special education needs were not being appropriately served by the NYC Department of Education. In addition to practicing under her own name, in September 2015 Naomi joined forces with Law Offices of Nancy Rothenberg, PLLC to do Of Counsel work. In 1994, prior to becoming an attorney, Naomi obtained a social work degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. Naomi has been a practicing social worker since that time and continues to provide clinical services and advocacy to clients. Naomi has a background in mental health, disability rights, child protection, and environmental law, in addition to special education advocacy. She has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging in age from infancy to the elderly, and across a wide range of the entire developmental spectrum.