On Friday, October 27, 2017, the JMFamily Advocacy program will host a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session on legal ethics in special education work. Attorneys assisting students and families with special education needs confront legal ethics issues unique to the subject area and context.   This informative program will address several common issues.

Register here.

Topics include:

  • Rule 4.2 ex parte communications:  When is the school “represented”?
  • Attorney-client privilege: how to preserve privilege in this setting
  • Who is the client when the student turns 18?
  • Meritorious claims and contentions: how to handle unrealistic client expectations
  • Discipline issues in the special education setting


  • John Maley, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
CLE begins at 8:15 AM and will conclude at 9:45 AM
Cost is $45.00 ($30.00 with the commitment to five hours of pro bono services through the Joseph Maley Foundation’s Family Support program).
Questions: Contact Mary Bowman at mary@josephmaley.org or 317.727.5927.