News and Events

Lyons & Rogers' Special Education Summits

Thank you to all who joined us at one of our Special Education Summits this fall! Over 450 educators from 96 school districts and collaborative programs attended. Sessions included, Just What the Doctor Ordered: Educating Students with Significant Healthcare Needs, Case Law Year in Review, When to Hold 'Em and When to Fold 'Em: Twenty Tips for Resolving Special Education Disputes, and Things to Know Before You Go. For more information about the 2019 Summits and other upcoming events, please contact us at:

School Law Insider – Fall 2018

What does the new dyslexia screening law mean for Massachusetts school districts?

A new law requires the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to issue guidelines for the development of screening procedures for students at risk for developing dyslexia. Lyons & Rogers’ Fall 2018 School Law Insider offers tips on what school districts can do now to prepare.

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) School Law Conference 2019

Catherine Lyons will Co-Chair 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

Youth at Risk Conference 2019

Catherine Lyons will present 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]