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Mediating Special Education Disputes

  • Friday, February 16, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
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  • AMA Members attend free and receive a Mediator Continuing Education (CE) Certificate.
  • AMA Member attorneys attend for $5 and receive a Texas Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Certificate.
  • Non-Members attend for $15 and receive a Mediator Continuing Education (CE) Certificate.
  • Non-Member attorneys attend for $20 and receive a Texas Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Certificate.
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Mediating Special Education Disputes

Let's learn how the schools, school districts, students and families navigate the Special Education Dispute Resolution Process.



Date & Time

Friday, February 16, 2024 @ Noon

James Raup, an attorney for more than 45 years, has extensive experience litigating and mediating special education cases on behalf of school districts and schools. He has been a member of both national and the Texas chapters of the Council of School attorneys, the Executive Council of School Attorneys for the Texas State Bar Association, and a frequent speaker and lecturer on educational legal issues . Mr. Raup will discuss mediating cases involving school districts, and students and families, including the following issues.

  • The role mediation plays in deescalating disputes and the type of techniques that he has found to be successful.
  • How school districts approach mediations and how that impacts these types of cases.
  • The statutes and regulations that impact special needs cases and the ethical issues they raise for attorneys and mediators.
  • The impact mandatory mediation requirements has had on resolving special education cases.
  • Recommendations concerning the structure of mediating special education cases.
  • How to structure the mediation to minimize biases that could adversely impede resolution. [For example, Mr. Raup prefers to omit an introductory portion of the mediation and will explain how this reduces bias.]

Attendees questions are welcome and encouraged.

1 hour of mediator continuing education,

including .5 an hour of ethics for attendees

1 hour of MCLE, including .5 an hour

of ethics pending State Bar of Texas approval

Registration is free for AMA Members/$15 for non-members. Attorneys who wish to receive Texas MCLE credit are asked to pay a $5 fee to offset the cost of MCLE sponsorship.

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