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Representing Public School Students at Disciplinary Hearings


Created on June 20, 2016




As concerns for school safety have led to zero tolerance policies, the amount of school disciplinary proceedings has increased. This course provides an overview of how to represent a K-12 student at a disciplinary hearing. We review law, procedure and advocacy. 

The presentation looks to answer the following questions:

  • Does the client need an attorney?
  • How far does a school’s jurisdiction reach?
  • Are you entitled to discovery?
  • What is the role of the attorney in this type of proceeding? 
  • What if your client has a disability?

Scott Limmer, an attorney practicing Criminal Defense, College Discipline and Special Education Law, discusses the public school disciplinary process, the law and the practical reality of representing a student at a hearing. 


Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand the school’s procedures when a student is suspended

II.    Learn how to achieve a successful result for your client 

III.   Effectively represent a student with a disability

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