Legal Loop

Frazer & Feldman, LLP has developed a series of roundtable discussions regarding the latest special education issues with legal implications. We have developed the "Legal Loop," exclusively for Frazer & Feldman, LLP, clients.

Recent Legal Loop Meetings

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 25 Special Education Administrators from many of our school district clients met with several of our attorneys in another of a series of roundtable discussions regarding the latest special issues (the "Legal Loop"). The Legal Loop is an invitation-only meeting offered exclusively to Frazer & Feldman, LLP clients, held at our offices in Garden City, N.Y.

On Wednesday, September 28th we conducted another lunch time version of “The Legal Loop,” a series of conferences to discuss matters of importance to special education administrators. The topic was bullying and the IEP. As the result of a recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision CSEs must now consider the impact of bullying on students with special needs and must consider whether a victim of bullying has been denied a free and appropriate public education. Twenty five of our special education administrators and four of our attorneys engaged in a vibrant discussion about how the decision will impact the way IEPs are developed and the things that must be done to address bullying both with respect to the victim and the bully.

The kick off discussion reviewed the landmark "Retrospective Testimony" decision, R.E. ex rel J.E. v. NYC Dept. of Educ., et. al., 694 F.3d 167, (2d Cir., 2012), cert. denied 2013 WL 1418840 (2013). As you may know, R.E. creates a significant limitation on the type of testimony which may be offered by school districts in tuition reimbursement cases.

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Events Calendar

  • Friday, October 28, 2022
    1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    2022 New York State School Boards Association Convention
    Cayuga Court, Lobby Level, Marriott

    Jack Feldman will be speaking at the New York State School Boards Association Convention in Syracuse, NY. The topic will be Special Education: The Basics and More and will cover Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the implementation of IDEA and Section 504; continuation of special education services through age 23 and more. Please visit for more information.

  • Friday, April 8, 2022
    10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    2022 Annual School Law Conference
    Sponsored by the Education Law Committees of Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations
    As well as the Suffolk & Nassau Academies of Law

    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., Frazer & Feldman, LLP
    Christie Jacobson, Esq., Frazer & Feldman, LLP
    Joseph Lilly, Esq., Frazer & Feldman, LLP
    Dennis O’Brien, Esq., Frazer & Feldman, LLP

    Topics will include: “Deal or No Deal” - Disciplinary Proceedings in Cyberspace; Special Education “Jeopardy!” – Navigating the Perils of Spe-cial Education Ethics One Question at Time; and “Let’s Make a Deal” – Negotiating in the Post Pandemic.

  • March 30, 2022
    Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) Training Seminar

    Christie R. Jacobson held a client training seminar on the New York State Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) for all school board members, Superintendents of Schools, interested school administrators, Records Access Officers, FOIL Appeals Officers, and district clerks. For more information, please go to the Client Memoranda tab of our website for a recording of the seminar.

  • February 11, 2022
    On-Line Seminar
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop

    Jack Feldman will be presenting a seminar on the IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues and Key Considerations for Implementing IEPs. The seminar will address IDEA evaluation report essentials; IEP Meetings; creating measurable IEP goals and progress requirements; who should receive a copy of IEPs and what form should it be; and what to do when IEPs aren’t working. For additional information, please visit

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    Webinar: Social Media Ethics for School Attorneys
    When lawyers use social media, what ethical rules apply? And how?

    Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    Price: $110 per person

    Christie R. Jacobson will co-present a seminar on the topic of school attorneys and their law firms are using social media platforms such as LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter to connect with both current and prospective clients. However, as with all other forms of attorney advertising, they must remain mindful of potentially serious ethical implications. For example, Rule 7.1 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct governs attorney and law firm advertisements, including content published on the Internet and via social media. This webinar will review the rules governing social media ethics and their application to attorneys who practice education law. For more information and to register, please visit

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