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Settlements: Signing on the Dotted Line (Or Not)

Public Interest Law Center

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Settlements: Signing on the Dotted Line (Or Not)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pay What You Can!   more info Ended
General Admission Ended $100.00 $0.00
Attorney Ticket   more info Ended $200.00 $0.00
Webinar   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00
Full Scholarship Ended Free $0.00

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Settlements: Signing on the Dotted Line (Or Not)

This session will review the legal means of reaching settlements between school districts and parents. Participants will come away with knowledge about how settlements can be crafted and what not to do. Ways of settling including IEP meetings, mediation and resolution sessions will be discussed. Recent case decisions from the E. District of Pennsylvania will be shared and analyzed. Chuck Pugh, a local attorney with significant expertise in settlement matters, will join Sonja Kerr.

Discounts & Full Scholarships
In addition to our name-your-own-price ticket option, requests for full scholarships are welcome -- no one will be excluded from attending because they cannot afford the fee. To request a scholarship, contact the event coordinator at Include the following information in your email: name, phone number, and reason for requesting the scholarship. Your spot for the training is not reserved until you receive confirmation from the coordinator.

About the Instructors:

Sonja Kerr, Esq.  Ms. Kerr is a member of the PA and other state bars and has over 23 years of experience in representing children with disabilities including children with autism. She has litigated the issues of ABA services and she has litigated the issue of inclusion for children with autism.

Charles Pugh, Esq. Mr. Pugh  has been a civil litigator for over 20 years, and he now focuses his practice primarily on special education and education law. In the past he has served as legal counsel to both individuals and Fortune 500 companies, handling a state-wide trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts.

Webinar Info

Webinar service is provided by, and audio connection requires a phone capable of a long-distance connection. Long-distance rates will likely apply. Advance registration is required for all webinar participants.

**Attorneys, please note CLE credits are NOT available for webinar participants!

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Know Your Child's Rights! is a unique, year-long training program focused on specific issues faced by parents, teachers, advocates, lawyers and other professionals involved in special education. The program, hosted by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia trains these people all together, creating connections between the many groups of people working to provide a better education for students with disabilities.

Questions?  Contact the event coordinator at

The fair market value of each training session is $200.

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is a registered charitable organization and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. The official registration and financial information of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania at (800) 792-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

Have questions about Settlements: Signing on the Dotted Line (Or Not)? Contact Public Interest Law Center

When & Where

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Second Floor
United Way Building
Philadelphia, 19103

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Public Interest Law Center

The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. We use litigation, community education, advocacy, and organizing to secure their access to fundamental resources and services.

The Law Center, which opened its doors in 1969 as one of the eight original affiliates of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, works in employment, environmental justice, healthcare, housing, public education and voting.



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