Implications and review of case law including child find, FAPE, and more.
Attendees will learn to access, review, and incorporate legal decisions affecting special education, particularly in the COVID-19 context, within the public school setting. The speaker will discuss recent and relevant legal decisions affecting special education and develop strategies to minimize risk of exposure to litigation associated with special education program within the school setting.
Mr. Corbin has successfully represented districts at various stages of special education litigation, including administrative hearings. He has assisted districts in responding to student and employee complaints before DFEH, EEOC, CDE, and OCR. He has also represented districts with classified and certificated layoffs and other employee related matters.
Mr. Corbin works with districts to avoid litigation through preventive education by presenting workshops, and developing training and prevention materials, including Legal Updates.
Mr. Corbin served on the Office of Administrative Hearings Special Education Advisory Committee for the State of California for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years. From Spring 2007 through Spring 2012 he was a lecturer at Sonoma State University in either the Department of Educational Leadership or Special Education. He is a past president of the California Council of School Attorneys.
Prior to joining SCLS, Mr. Corbin served in the United States Army for over three years. He has ten years’ experience as a Counselor or School Psychologist, is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (Inactive), and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.