2010 Special Education Hearing Officer and Mediator Training

Monday - Thursday, March 22 - 25, 2010
Location: Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, Room 11, Oakland, CA, 94612
Hotel: Executive Inn and Suites, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA, 95606

California CLE Credits will be sought.

Registration Fees

Registration fees for California ALJs are being paid by the California Office of Administrative Hearings. Following are the registration fees for others:

Early Registration (on or before Jan. 31): Single: $700.00
2 or more: $600.00
Standard Registration (Feb. 1 to Mar. 6): Single: $900.00
2 or more: $800.00
Late Registration (Mar. 7-21): $1100.00

Special education hearing officers are invited to attend a training conference being conducted in Oakland, California, by the National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers of the Seattle University School of Law on. The four-day training will address ethical concerns in mediation, bi-polar, RTI, Inclusion and Peer-Reviewed Research, Managing Cases for More Efficient Hearings, and Transition.

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Speakers

  • Professor A. Marco Turk, Program Director, California State University Dominguez Hills
  • Matthew Soulier, M.D., Bipolar Disorder Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Wayne Callendar, President, Partners for Learning, Inc.
  • Selene Almazon, Co-Executive Director, Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
  • Jonathon A. Zimring, Zimring Law Firm, Decatur, GA
  • Lois F. Oakley, Chief Administrative Law Judge and Michael Malahi, Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge, Georgia Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Professor Cinda Johnson, Director, Center for Change in Transition Services, Seattle University

Program Agenda

Time Session No. Topic (Presenter)
Monday, March 22
9 a.m. - Noon Session 1 Ethical Issues in Mediation [Part 1] (Turk)
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch on your own
1 - 4:30 p.m. Session 2 Ethical Issues in Mediation [Part 2] (Turk)
Tuesday, March 23
9 a.m. - Noon Session 3 What Hearing Officers Should Know About Bi-Polar (Soulier)
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch on your own
1 - 4:30 p.m. Session 4 Why RTI is So Important for Special Education (Callendar)
Wednesday, March 24
9 a.m. - Noon Session 5 Inclusion and Peer-Review Research (Almazon)
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch on your own
1 - 4:30 p.m. Session 6 Informed Consent and Meaningful Participation under IDEA (Zimring)
Thursday, March 25
9 a.m. - Noon Session 7 Managing Cases for More Efficient Hearings (Oakley; Malahi)
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch on your own
1 - 4:30 p.m. Session 8 Transition (Johnson)

Training Location Information

The training will take place at the Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, Room 11, Oakland, CA 94612. Hotel accommodations at a preferred state rate of $124 per person are available at Executive Inn and Suites, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606 [Direct Phone: 510.536.6633] and requesting the rate for the California Office of Administrative Hearings. Registrants are individually responsible for their hotel accommodations.

For additional information about this program, please contact S. James Rosenfeld, Director, Education Law Programs, at rosenfeld@seattleu.edu or by phone at 206.398.4392.

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