January 2018Volume 4Number 3PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

ISBA Elections-- Download your candidate packet and submit your biography. Deadline for submission is 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2018. Learn more at https://www.isba.org/elections.

Nominate yourself for one of our many section councils and committees for 2018-19. Find the form and additional info at https://www.isba.org/membergroups/nominations/about.

In This Issue…

  • Civics education continues to advance through LRE
    Learn about the accomplishments and initiatives of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public, and share your questions, comments, and suggestions for future endeavors.
  • MLK day will be observed as per usual, but this year it’s actually on King’s birthday
    This year, on January 15, which is the actual date of his birth in 1929, people all over our country—and beyond—will pay homage to this great man, preacher, and acknowledged leader of the civil rights movement in America.
  • Special education
    The central question in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE–1 was whether schools must provide a meaningful education in which children show significant progress and are given substantially equal opportunities as typical children, or may they provide an education that results in some improvement?
  • Waivers: Have fun, but sign here first
    A waiver can prevent an injured party from recovering for his or her injuries even if the other party was clearly the cause of the injuries. How can this be allowed to happen?

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