Amy T. Brooks
Blue Bell, PA. November 30, 2017: Wisler Pearlstine, LLP is pleased to announce that Amy T. Brooks, partner with the firm, recently presented on the topic of “Ethical Issues in Special Education Settlement and Due Process Hearings” at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2017 Exceptional Children’s Conference. The session used hypotheticals, breakout groups, whole group discussion and attempts at humor to explore the ethical issues that arise in the context of resolving and, if that fails, litigating special education due process hearings. The conference is one of the premier education events for child attorneys, school district attorneys, hearing officers and advocates in the region.
Amy T. Brooks works with school clients helping them to understand and navigate the existing legal framework in order to proactively achieve their goals. Ms. Brooks routinely litigates for school clients in administrative and local agency proceedings up through the appeals process. She defends schools against legal claims such as those brought under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as representing schools in investigations by the PA Department of Education and US Office for Civil Rights.
Ms. Brooks advises schools regarding student records and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), issues of risk management, matters of child abuse and reporting under the Child Protective Services Law, Homelessness under the McKinney Vento Act, sexual harassment and gender equity involving Title IX, and bullying and harassment investigations under Pennsylvania’s Anti-Bullying Law. She handles matters regarding the Public School Code of 1949 such as transportation, enrollment, residency, custody, discipline, Pennsylvania Approved Private Schools, private schools and charter schools. Ms. Brooks builds strong relationships with clients through daily interactions on matters of concern.
Ms. Brooks’ former experience as a teacher and collegiate coach brings practical and knowledgeable experience of the educational community into her practice. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations. A graduate of Temple University’s Law School (J.D., 2005), she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Review. She received her undergraduate degree from Haverford College in 1992.
For over 70 years, Wisler Pearlstine has provided effective, practical service to its clients through top-rated lawyers in their fields of expertise.The firm represents businesses and individuals throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania in various types of corporate, real estate, land use and zoning, commercial litigation, business, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration/mediation), banking, tax and estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, family law and other related matters.In addition, the firm has long been recognized for its prominence in the areas of municipal, education and school law.For more information, please see: www.wislerpearlstine.com.