Pennsylvania Superior Court Addresses Undue Influence in Making Lifetime Gifts

October 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Jessica Wilson, Esq. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq.   Pennsylvania law regarding issues of testamentary capacity (the cognitive ability to properly execute a will) and undue influence in providing large lifetime gifts or bequests under a will has long been seen as complex and confusing. These issues involve unique considerations…

Getting Prepared for Your Parent-Teacher Conference When Your Child Has an IEP

A free virtual seminar! DATE/TIME: We will be airing this seminar on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 at NOON via our electronic newsletter The MLO Minute. Email mcandrewslawoffices@gmail.com if you do not already receive our electronic newsletters.  ABOUT THE SEMINAR: School has “opened” in a whole new way, and with fall already here, parent-teacher conferences are around the…

October 22nd, 2020: Navigating Special Education During COVID-19

Heather Hulse, J.D., M.A., M.S., Partner and lead attorney in our Scranton office, will be the guest speaker for The Health Promotion Council’s Technology Assisted Children’s Home Program (TACHP) and The Eastern PA Special Needs Association (EPSNA) upcoming meeting! WHEN: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 TIME: 10:00AM – 12:00PM LOCATION: The meeting will be held virtually…

New National Discipline Report

October 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Nancy Potter, Esq.  Access to the classroom for all students is paramount to student success. During the COVID pandemic, all students have experienced some degree of suspended education. Resources have been activated nationwide to address the missed school days and lack of in-person instruction during this year. Yet, millions…

New Study Finds Remote Neuropsychological Tests for Children to Be Effective

October 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq.    During the current pandemic, delays in conducting psychological testing of children with disabilities has often delayed the implementation of appropriate programming for these children, regardless of whether that instruction is conducted in – person or remotely. Most school districts and charter…

This Week is Mental Illness Awareness Week!

October 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed. The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week! The U.S. Congress established Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in 1990 because of the tremendous advocacy work by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building…

11th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout

October 2020 The MLO Minute: By Nancy Potter, Esq. October 3rd and running through October 11th, is the Dignity in Schools Campaign‘s 11th National Week of Action Against School Push Out, bringing, parents, education advocates, lawyers and many others together to amplify the call for schools to move away from punitive, criminalizing policies fueling the…