Representing Public School Students at Disciplinary Hearings

(673 Ratings)

Produced on: June 20, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

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


Scott J. Limmer

The Law Offices of Scott J. Limmer

Scott J. Limmer has more than 20 years of experience practicing in the area of criminal defense law, representing clients in State and Federal Courts. Scott represents clients throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties for essentially every type of criminal offense.

He received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in 1993. In 1994, he began work as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, where he handled thousands of cases and gained invaluable knowledge in the area of criminal law. In 1998, he left the DA’s office and founded a solo criminal defense practice on Long Island. Not long after, he added an additional office in Queens. Scott has represented countless clients throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties, advocating and guiding them through the criminal justice process.

 Scott also represents clients accused of violating their college’s code of conduct, specifically Title IX sexual abuse and harassment issues.  He has advised clients throughout schools in the Northeast as well as around the country. 

Scott is the co-host of the “Reboot Your Law Practice” podcast. Scott and his co-host talk each week about how attorneys must give value, be authentic, build relationships, adjust, and evolve to be successful in the new legal reality we are practicing in. 

Scott enjoys discussing the business aspects of running a law practice, the future of law and how technology is changing the way most lawyers do business.


benjamin a.

really knew the material really connected to it and really presented it well

Fiona D.

Excellent, practical advice.

Micheal D.

very practical course with relevant, recent issues used as examples. Well presented.

James T.

Good session.

Raymond K.

The speaker offered a host of practical solutions. Well done

Andrew L.

Really excellent. Thank you in particular for the discussion of Lopez and discipline hearings in general.

Ryan R.

This was a high quality cle.

Peter L.

Highly recommend. Very informative and accurate.

Karen Y.

Engaging, well presented.

Lisa O.

Very informative presentation- I would highly recommend this.

Mary T.

Very interesting

Dennis D.

Enjoyed the knowledgeable moderator.

Gloria G.

This is a terrific program

Sandra S.

Very knowledgeable presenter who spoke clearly and cogently on a complex issue. I learned a lot and received great value from this presentation!

Hilary A.

He was good

joe c.

great topic, well informed speaker

Connie G.

Excellent/ practical presentation.

Danielle W.

unique course

David W.

Really strong course. Very good.

Jonathon J.

presenter had a very good understanding of this emerging area of the law and also gave good practical advice in the context of real life scenarios.

tammy n.

excellent presenter

Kenneth H.

Great overview--I'm a teacher and non-practicing attorney keeping my license, so I appreciated this and learned a great deal!

Edward B.


Edward B.

Thought the course was very practical - great examples made the class engaging

Tony C.

very nice presentation thank you

David S.

excellent presentation

Diane E.

Absolute must for AFCs

William H.

Very fine presentation by experienced -- thus credible -- practitioner.

Thomas I.

Great presentation!

Leslie L.

Great presentation! Nicely organized! Great examples from own practice!

Holly R.

Excellent, substantive information, clearly presented. Thank you!

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