New Policy in Central Bucks Prohibits Staff from “Sociopolitical Advocacy” for LGBTQ+ Students

January 2023:  The MLO Minute: “New Policy in Central Bucks Prohibits Staff from “Sociopolitical Advocacy” for LGBTQ+ Students” —  By Jennifer Grobe, Esq., Special Education Attorney with McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. —  After months of controversy and debate, Central Bucks School District (“CBSD”) has passed its controversial “Policy 321” banning school staff…

Our Attorneys Give Free Seminars – Just Ask Us!

January 2023: The MLO Minute: “Our Attorneys Give Free Seminars – Just Ask Us!” Over the past several decades of our firm’s existence, we have provided thousands of free seminars for every type of group and organization imaginable. During the pandemic, most of our programs were provided virtually, and while we continue to offer these…

Medical Malpractice: Major Change on January 1st, 2023

January 2023: The MLO Minute: “Medical Malpractice: Major Changes on January 1st, 2023” —  By, Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Founder, and Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. —  Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a major order which dramatically modified the “special venue rule” that has been applied to physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice…

Experts Recommend Screening All Children 8+ for Anxiety, and 12+ for Depression

December 2022:  The MLO Minute: “Experts Recommend Screening All Children 8+ for Anxiety, and 12+ for Depression” —  By Jennifer Grobe, Esq., Attorney in MLO’s Special Education Department —  Many children and students struggle with mental health challenges that impact their full access to and participation in learning, and these challenges are often misunderstood and…

The Impact of the Pandemic on Special Education and Learning

December 2022: The MLO Minute: “The Impact of the Pandemic on Special Education and Learning” —  By Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Founder, and Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of MLO’s Special Education Department — Social scientists have now collected comprehensive information concerning the effect of the pandemic on students and learning. These impacts have been established through quantifiable…

Estate Administration is NOT a DIY Process

December 2022:  The MLO Minute: “Estate Administration is NOT a DIY Process” — By Jessica Wilson, Esq. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Estates and Trusts Department of McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. —  A significant portion of our estate administration work involves what we sometimes refer to as our “R & R cases” –…

New Federal Guidance Supporting 21st Century Career Pathways for Students

November 2022: The MLO Minute: “New Federal Guidance Supporting 21st Century Career Pathways for Students” By Jennifer Grobe, Esq., Special Education Department, McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. On November 14, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced the launch of a new initiative to increase and expand access to high-quality career training programs…