Juvenile and Child Welfare Open Meeting w/Reece Erlichman


Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111


Jean Stevens

(617) 338-0641


The guest speaker for this open meeting will be REECE ERLICHMAN, Director of the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA), an independent subdivision of the Division of Administrative law Appeals.

Director Erlichman's presentation will include: an overview of the BSEA; a brief description of both the voluntary dispute resolution options offered by the BSEA (facilitated IEP TEAM meetings; mediations; advisory opinions; settlement conferences) and the due process hearing; fiscal year 2012 BSEA statistics (number of rejected IEPs received, number of mediations held, number of mediated agreements reached, number of hearing requests received, number of hearings held , and interface  between representation and prevailing party status); and “helpful hints” from hearing officers.

 Questions are encouraged throughout the presentation.

After graduating from Boston University School of Law and a brief period in private practice, Ms. Erlichman began her long tenure with the BSEA, serving in a variety of capacities including Mediator, Hearing Officer (a position which she held for over twenty years), Assistant Director and most recently, Director.  She interrupted her service at the BSEA for a period of two years (2000-2002) to serve as Senior Program Director for Special Education Litigation for Boston Public Schools.


All section members are invited to attend this free presentation.


Sponsoring Section:

Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section

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