Special Education and COVID-19: A Virtual Seminar Series”

August 2020 The MLO Minute School districts are struggling to decide how schools might open for the upcoming school year. The options being considered run the full gamut from 100% virtual instruction to 100% in-person instruction, with many variations in between, such as 40% in-person instruction with the remainder of teaching being via virtual means.…

Maintaining In–Person Special Education Programming When Schools Close or Retrench

The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. will be presenting “Special Education and COVID-19: A Free Virtual Seminar Series” in the upcoming weeks to assist families facing educational issues related to the current health crisis.  PART ONE “Maintaining In–Person Special Education Programming When Schools Close or Retrench”: The first program…

Compensatory Education and COVID-19: Navigating the Process for Children with Disabilities

August 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Dennis McAndrews, Esq. The right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) did not disappear or take a vacation during the current pandemic. The United States Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education have expressly recognized that during the pandemic the right to FAPE has continued at…

Estate Planning During the Pandemic: Critical Issues to Consider and Procrastinations to Avoid

July 2020 The MLO Minute: By Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M., Supervising Partner of Trusts and Estates, and Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Founder Many terms are being used to describe the current health crisis in America and across the world. All of us have our own words to describe what is occurring in our individual lives. One…

Estate Planning for Families: Fundamental Documents and Considerations During COVID–19

Our Estate Planning Department continues to present a series of free virtual seminars to assist families and professionals in coping with issues related to the current health crisis, while planning for next steps in the weeks and months to follow. Our sixth presentation of the series entitled:  “Estate Planning for Families: Fundamental Documents and Considerations During…

“Drive Thru” Will Signings: Can I Have Fries With That?

July 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M., Supervising Partner of The Estates and Trusts Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. COVID-19 has brought many challenges and changes to our world, and it has highlighted the importance of preemptive estate planning.  Having documents in place that clearly provide your wishes…

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020: Navigating an Estate Administration in Pennsylvania

Our Estate Planning Department continues to present a series of free virtual seminars to assist families and professionals in coping with issues related to the current health crisis, while planning for next steps in the weeks and months to follow. Our fifth presentation of the series entitled:  “Navigating an Estate Administration in Pennsylvania” will be provided…

Jillian Zacks, Esq. of McAndrews Law is Featured in The Legal Intelligencer!

July 2020 The Legal Intelligencer – July 10, 2020 – People in the News  In this week’s edition of The Legal Intelligencer’s “People in the News”, Jillian Zacks, Esq. of McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. is featured for being this year’s recipient of The Howard and Beverly Mermelstein Leadership Award! The award was…

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020: Collaboration between Personal Injury Counsel and Special Needs Trust/Elder Law attorneys for cases resolved in 2020

Our Estate Planning Department continues to present a series of free virtual seminars to assist families and professionals in coping with issues related to the current health crisis, while planning for next steps in the weeks and months to follow. Our fourth presentation of the series entitled:  “Collaboration between Personal Injury Counsel and Special Needs Trust/Elder…