Ira Weiss, the firm’s founding partner, will be delivering the keynote address at the 2016 annual conference for NAPSA (National Association of Pupil Administrators) at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA, at 8:30 – 10:00 A.M. on October 31st. Mr. Weiss will be speaking about the legal challenges of “Title IX & Employee Boundaries/Student Relationships.” Topics of his address will include transgender issues and Title IX, homeless students, disciplinary measures, and appropriate boundaries between educators and students in a cyber world. A panel style discussion will follow.
NAPSA describes the established reputation of Weiss and his well-regarded firm: “Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC, serves as Solicitor for a number of school districts throughout Western Pennsylvania including the School District of Pittsburgh. The firm has developed policies addressing child abuse, the rights of LGBT students and social medial issues including the establishment of employee student boundaries. He has previously served as Solicitor for Allegheny County. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies. Mr. Weiss has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2005 to the present and received the 2008 Presidents Award for the Career Achievement in School Law from the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association. He also received the Distinguished Achievement in Law Award from the University of Pittsburgh Tri State School Study Council in 2012.”