Discipline and Discrimination: It Can Be a Fine Line

Thursday, February 19, 2015

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Rovins Conference Room, CABE, Wethersfield

If you have a diverse student body, you are encouraged to attend this workshop and learn ways to avoid discriminatory charges in your district. Michelle Laubin, Attorney at Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., and Karen Parks, Superintendent for Fairfield Public Schools, will:

  • Review the latest guidance from the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education concerning its findings of discriminatory treatment
  • Discuss discriminatory treatments’ impact on students of color
  • Provide concrete suggestions for how to avoid such charges in your district

Register now using our online registration page or click here to download the registration form.

In 2014, The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights reported “Black Students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than white students.” They also highlighted suspension inequalities between students with disabilities and students without disabilities.

Free Seminar – May 4, 2009: 7:00-8:30 pm, Monday.

Fairfield Public Library, Memorial Room, Second Floor,
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.


This free seminar will address what every parent should know about their child’s basic special education rights in and outside of school. Hear both sides of the story and learn how attorneys representing parents and school boards can work together to resolve various disputes. Presented by Phillip J. Cohn, attorney representing parents, from the Law Office of Phillip J. Cohn, LLC, and Michelle Laubin, attorney representing school boards, from Berchem, Moses, & Devlin. Attorney Cohn practices extensively in all aspects of Education Law and is Of Counsel to the Norwalk firm of Goldman, Gruder & Woods, LLC, a general practice firm well-versed in litigation in the State and Federal Courts, real estate law and business law.

Sponsored by the Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD). This free seminar will be held at the Fairfield Public Library, Memorial Room, Second Floor, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. All Welcome! Reservations are suggested: To make a reservation, please email cacld@optonline.net.

Two Historic Law Firms Join Forces to Become Pre-eminent Connecticut Firm

Two of the oldest law firms in Connecticut have joined forces in a move that will create one of the most comprehensive legal services businesses in the state. Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. and Wake, See, Dimes, Bryniczka & Bloom (of Westport, Conn.) have combined their practices, as of March 1, 2008, resulting in a staff of nearly 30 attorneys covering 14 different law specialties. The new firm will operate under the name of Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., and will maintain existing offices at 75 Broad Street in Milford and 27 Imperial Avenue in Westport.

Areas of practice at Berchem, Moses & Devlin include education law, business and commercial law, labor and employment, civil litigation, land use, estate planning, and real estate law. The newly combined firm will have a particular strength in education and municipal law.

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