Special Education Professional Development Opportunity Essential for Building Level Administrators
Tuesday, January 28th
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
(12:00- 1:00 lunch break on your own)
Located at IMESD in Lodgepole-Ponderosa conference room
Richard Cohn-Lee, Attorney with the Hungerford Law firm will present a ½ day workshop on current hot topics in Oregon, as well as basic special education best practices and procedures essential for all Oregon school administrators. The topics presented and discussed will help guide building level special education programming and decision making.
Richard Cohn-Lee obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Princeton University and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Rich’s prior legal experience includes serving as a judicial clerk for the Honorable David Brewer and Ancer Haggerty and as a litigation attorney with the firm of Stoel Rives. After marrying into the family, Rich joined the law firm as a partner in 1999 with an emphasis on litigation, in state and federal courts, particularly involving student rights and handicapped child law, student discipline, employment matters, school finance and district business operations. Recently, for example, he represented more than 30 eastern Oregon school districts in their defense of claims by the State Dept. of Education for reimbursement of overpayments, and was successful in settling the matter in a multi-party mediation with a favorable result for the districts. Rich is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, the Federal District Court of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
For questions please contact Chris Bettineski at 541-966-3195 or chris.bettineskiimesd.k12.or.us