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Upcoming Events


Legal Update: How Can you Address Current Legal Issues?

Attorney Gary Ruesch and Attorney Alana Leffler will present “Legal Update: How Can You Address Current Legal Issues?” at the Cardinal Stritch University Principals’ Center Breakfast Series. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites, 1200 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005.

Date: April 7, 2020

Time: 8:00 am

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Harassment and Bullying

Attorneys Claire Hartley and Lisa Bergersen will present on Harassment and Bullying at the Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Risk Management (WSHRM) Spring 2020 Conference. The event will be held at the Delafield Hotel in Delafield, Wisconsin.

Date: April 24, 2020

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Strengthen Your School’s IEP and 504 Plan Process and Protect Student Rights

IEPs and 504 plans are essential tools to ensure positive learning outcomes for many students. They also have the potential to cause legal issues for schools if they aren’t properly planned and carried out. Join Buelow Vetter Attorneys Gary Ruesch, Mary Gerbig, Claire Hartley and Alana Leffler for this comprehensive overview of legal liabilities in IEPs and 504 plans. Take away valuable information you can use to spot potential issues in your school’s IEP and 504 plan process. Register today!

  • Ensure students get the tools they need to succeed by properly determining if they are eligible for an IEP or a 504 plan.
  • Implement legally appropriate 504 plans that ensure a level playing field for eligible students.
  • Conduct IEP meetings that include all the necessary players, and know what to do if someone is unable to attend.
  • Handle situations where an IEP just isn’t working and modifications are immediately needed.
  • Create behavioral intervention plans that properly take into account the information contained in functional behavior assessments.
  • Properly protect the legal rights of students with IEPs and 504 plans in situations where discipline codes are broken.
  • Get a practical update on the new and emerging special education issues.

Date: May 5, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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This video is part one of a 9-part series on special education law by Attorneys Gary Ruesch and Alana Leffler from their webinar via the National Business Institute. This segment covers Evaluations and Eligibility: The Latest on Child Find Obligations.

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District: Updated Standard for FAPE for Special Education Students

Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE): Critical Cases Affecting Standards and Services, Especially Students with Behavioral Goals

Placement Decisions and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): Clarifying District Obligations under Results Driven Accountability

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): Case Law Impacts on Implementation, Content and More

Disciplinary Procedures: Opinions That Critically Affect BIPs, FBAs, Removals and More

Enhanced Liability as a result of Fry v. Napoleon: Bullying, Harassment and Denials of FAPE

Office for Special Rights (OCR) Developments under the Trump Administration

Restraint and Seclusion of Special Education Students: Recent Guidance and Decisions

Attorneys Daniel Vliet and Mark Olson discuss Individual Contracts for Teachers and Administrators

Attorney Matt Flanary presents Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB)

Attorneys Gary Ruesch and Alana Leffler provide an update on legal issues for schools working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students