Continuing Legal Education

2011 California OAH San Diego

The Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers, on behalf of the California Office of Administrative Hearings, conducted a five-day training for mediators and special education hearing officers in San Diego, California. Among the topics presented were how bullying affects special education students, the role of the hearing officer, managing hearings, ethics and mediation, compensatory education and a review of recent decisions. Attendance was available to current special education hearing officers, state-level hearing system administrative personnel, or mediators from any state. 

2011 IDEA Academy

In anticipation of the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), two days of the 10th National Academy were focused on developing recommendations for improving the due process hearing system. The other two days consisted of traditional workshops. Suggestions for improving due process hearings were solicited from all current or former hearing officers, whether or not she or he contemplated attending the 10th Academy. 

2011 California OAH Sacramento

The Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers, on behalf of the California Office of Administrative Hearings, conducted a five-day training for mediators and special education hearing officers in Sacaramento, California.