News and Events

Lyons & Rogers' Special Education Summits
North Summit: October 4, 2019
South Summit: October 25, 2019

Last fall over 450 educators from 96 school districts and collaborative programs attended our annual Special Education Summits where attorneys from Lyons & Rogers and educational experts provided practical and strategic guidance on the hottest legal issues in special education. Join us this year on October 4, 2019 at the North Summit or on October 25, 2019 at the South Summit. For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact us at:

Youth at Risk Conference 2019

Catherine Lyons presented "Demystifying Student Discipline: A Legal Perspective" at the annual Youth at Risk (YAR) Conference on May 31, 2019 at Salem State University. YAR is an annual all-day conference for professionals working with at-risk youth in a variety of settings and organizations (family, community, educational, religious, healthcare, human service, recreational and legal). Attendees included social workers, psychologists, youth counselors, family therapists, educators, school adjustment counselors, guidance counselors, community and public health workers, program managers, agency and organization CEO's, police officers, juvenile court personnel, lawyers, and volunteers. More information about YAR 2019 is available at or contact [email protected].

Lyons & Rogers' Lunch & Learn Seminars
2019 Post-Secondary Transition Services:
Where Are We Now?

Lyons & Rogers, LLC hosted special educators from across Massachusetts at two Lunch & Learn Seminars in April 2019. The seminars provided an in-depth analysis of current legal issues regarding compliance and implementation of post-secondary transition services for students with disabilities. Topics included: lessons learned from case law, creating defensible transition plans, and practical strategies for negotiating and resolving transition and graduation disputes. For more information about future seminars and other upcoming events, please contact us at:

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
(MCLE) School Law Conference 2019

Catherine Lyons Co-Chaired the 19th annual Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) School Law Conference on March 29, 2019, moderating panels on "Do’s and Don’ts for Attorneys, Advocates, and Administrators" and "Hot Topics in Education Law." For more information please see