CLE: Advocating for Children with Special Education Needs

Location: Plaza Conference Room, Heritage Plaza, 1111 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002

HVL and Disability Rights Texas are happy to co-sponsor a CLE on: 

Advocating for Children with Special Education Needs


November 10, 2017

9:00 am to 12:15 pm

1111 Bagby, Plaza Conference Room

2.5 MCLE, 0.5 ethics


Free (we encourage you to take a case)

Open to Everyone

Anyone can be a Pro Bono Advocate

Register Here



9:00 Welcome – Alistair Dawson, Partner, Beck Redden LLP

9:15 Special Education Law Overview – Dustin Rynders, Supervising Attorney, Education Team, Disability Rights Texas

10:30 Break

10:45 ARD Process Overview & Ethical Issues – Shiloh Carter, Attorney, Disability Rights Texas.

11:15 Panel Discussion: Perspectives from Practice – What Pro Bono Advocates Need to Know: 

Moderators: Alistair Dawson & Dustin Rynders


  • Louis Geigerman, Founder, National ARD/IEP Advocates
  • Janet Horton, Attorney, Thompson & Horton
  • Marney Sims, In-House Counsel, Cy-Fair ISD
  • Mary Jane Williams, Executive Director, Family to Family Network

12:15 Program Ends