The Pertinent Need for Increased State Funding for Special Education

January 2020 The MLO Minute: By Nancy Potter, Esq. This month, Pennsylvania special education advocates jointly submitted a letter to Governor Wolf. Signatories include MLO Founder and Managing Partner Dennis McAndrews.  The letter urges Governor Wolf to increase state investment in special education in his budget for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year.  Advocates for the more…

School Resource Officers and Special Education Students: What School Resource Officers Can and Cannot Do

January 2020 The MLO Minute: By Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA Many school districts across the state of Pennsylvania are utilizing School Resource Officers (“SROs”) in school buildings.  It is important for parents and guardians of special education students to be particularly aware of the rights of their child.  It is also imperative for school…

CHADD Conference in Philadelphia and School-Aged Children with ADHD

December 2019 The MLO Minute: By Jennifer Grobe, Esq. On November 6-9, 2019, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) held its Annual International Conference on ADHD in Philadelphia, PA.  At its 31st Annual Conference, 1,100 professionals and individuals from across the country and around the world gathered to discuss ADHD and its impacts.  …

Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Regarding Current Gifts

December 2019 The MLO Minute: By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. The IRS’ recent regulations published November 22, 2019 clarified an outstanding question regarding the potential tax implications of large lifetime gifts made prior to 2026, by benefactors dying after 2026. Prior to this clarification, potential givers worried that if they took advantage of higher gift tax exemptions…