STAMFORD, CT (May 31, 2018) — The Connecticut Child Justice Foundation (CCJF) and the Fairfield County Bar Association (FCBA) recently co-sponsored a program on “Education Law: Expulsion and Special Education” at the FCBA offices in Stamford, CT. Ernie Teitell, a partner at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, is CCJF Founder, President and Pro Bono Attorney.
“We were delighted to have the FCBA co-sponsor with the CCJF this important program on education law and both its theoretical applications and actual impact on our Connecticut school children,” said Mr. Teitell. “The CCJF has established a network of caring volunteer legal professionals that ensures that children with educational needs that fall under the protection of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) get the essential services they need under Federal and state law.”
After a brief introduction by Mr. Teitell and Natalia Sieira Millan, Esq., DCF Assistant Agency Legal Director, CCJF Treasurer and Pro Bono Coordinator, the program began with a series of brief individual presentations:
The presentations were followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mr. Teitell, which explored expulsion issues, including alternative educational opportunities.
Afterward, the program continued with three additional individual presentations:
Finally, the program concluded with the introduction of Matt Folan as the new superintendent of USD #2 (DCF).
“We look forward to continuing to present these types of training programs to enhance our ability to effectively represent children who need our help,” said Mr. Teitell.
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