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Wednesday, July 31 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Panel Discussion - Hot Topics in Wyoming

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Panel discussion around the "hot topics" in Special Education around the state of Wyoming.


Selene Almazan

Legal Director
Selene Almazan has represented students and families for over 30 years.  Selene is a former Supervising Attorney for the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland where she represented children in the foster care system, including representation in special education matters. For nearly 23 years... Read More →

David Richards

Partner, Richards Lindsay & Martin, LLP
David Richards is a partner in the Austin law firm RICHARDS LINDSAY & MARTIN, L.L.P., where his practice is focused on the defense of school districts and special education co-ops. He is the General Counsel for the Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities and is a frequent... Read More →

Jose Martin

Partner, Richards Lindsay & Martín, L.L.P
Jose Martín is a partner with the school law firm of Richards Lindsay & Martín, L.L.P. in Austin, Texas. For the last twenty years, his practice has focused on matters involving the education of disabled students under the IDEA and Section 504. He is a graduate of the University... Read More →

Kathleen Mehfoud

Senior Counsel, Reed Smith LLP
Kathleen S. Mehfoud is Senior Counsel in the Richmond, Virginia office of the international law firm of Reed Smith LLP.  She has practiced law for 40 years and has concentrated her practice in education law and, most particularly, in special education law.  Ms. Mehfoud provides... Read More →

Jason Ballum

Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Jason H. Ballum is a partner in the Richmond, Virginia office of the international law firm of Reed Smith LLP.  Jason has practiced law for over 16 years and his practice focuses on the representation of public school boards and assisting school boards in disputes regarding special... Read More →

Perry Zirkel

Professor Emeritus, Lehigh University
Perry A. Zirkel is university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, where he formerly was dean of the College of Education, subsequently held the Iacocca Chair in Education for its five-year term, and continues to co-direct the Lehigh Special Education Law... Read More →

Wednesday July 31, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm MDT
Gateway Ballroom