2019 Annual Law Conference

NHASEA will hold its Annual Law Conference at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, N.H. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Attendees MUST pre-register. Registration is limited so individuals are encouraged to register early. The cost for the conference is $200.00 for members and $250.00 for non-members. Registration deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019. After that date, registrations will be accepted on a space available basis by calling Denise at 224-7555 and will be assessed a $50.00 late registration fee.


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Presentations by:
Dean B. Eggert, Wadleigh Starr & Peters, PLLC
Alison Minutelli, Wadleigh Starr & Peters, PLLC


“Lessons Learned in 2018 and Beyond: What the Courts have to say about the IDEA today” – Over the past year, Courts and Hearing Officers have weighed in on the subtle and not so subtle nuances of the IDEA and Section 504. Many of the educational processes and standards that we use every day have been defined, refined and redefined by these judicial bodies. Your knowledge of these decisions will better equip you to serve students and your district.

“The Hostile Parents: How to continue to serve their children while protecting your staff” – It is only a matter of time before you face the challenge of responding to a hostile or abusive parent. This seminar will explore what the Courts and OCR have to say about various school district responses to angry or abusive parents. We’ll learn from the successes and mistakes of others with the goal of leaving you better informed as to the proper ways in which to respond to this challenge.




10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Gerald M. Zelin, Drummond Woodsum
Erin Feltes, Drummond Woodsum


“A Right to Special Education until Age 22?” – In a surprising decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals (which governs NH), the court concluded that because the state of Rhode Island makes “public education” available to older students through adult education, the state has an obligation to provide a FAPE to disabled students until the maximum age for services under the IDEA (age 22), rather than the age limit set forth in state law (age 21). Jerry and Erin will discuss the facts of this case, the current status of the case before the courts, and possible implications for New Hampshire school districts.

“Responding to Requests for Technology” – Are you getting requests for students to use recording devices, tracking devices, or even robots? Erin and Jerry will discuss recent hearing officer and court decisions that address these issues and provide tips on how to respond to these increasingly frequent requests.

“Interim Alternative Educational Settings” – Do you know when a student may be placed into an interim alternative educational setting? Jerry and Erin will discuss the standard for placing a student in an interim alternative educational setting, the process for making such placements, recent New Hampshire hearing officer decisions on the appropriateness of such placements, and how this process may impact other important federal laws, such as Title IX.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dean B. Eggert and Alison Minutelli, Wadleigh Starr & Peters, PLLC

Sessions continue

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Gerald M. Zelin and Erin Feltes, Drummond Woodsum

Sessions continue


Please complete all information below – all information is required to process registration:


  • $200.00 per person (member)
  • $250.00 per person (non-member)
  • $50.00 late fee (added after March 26, 2018)
  • No shows and cancellations received after March 26 will be billed at the full rate

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