Tri-State Area School Study Council recognized the accomplishments of Jocelyn P. Kramer with the Distinguished Achievement in Law Award. Jocelyn leads the firm’s Special Education practice area, focusing on special education, student services and school employment law. She has served as Solicitor and Special Council for Western Pennsylvania school clients since 2004, currently as Deputy Solicitor for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. She is the Secretary for the Association of Municipal and School Solicitors.
WBK partner Jocelyn Kramer was named a 2016 Fast Tracker by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The program honors up-and-comers under 40 years of age in the region’s business community. The selection process concentrates on their accomplishments to date and potential for significant career advancement. Many of the honorees are making a difference not only at their respective organizations, but in the community as well.
Ira Weiss is among the keynote speakers at the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 2, at Station Square in Pittsburgh. His topic, “Title IX & Employee Boundaries/Student Relationships,” will address the significant legal challenges facing Pupil Services Administrators. The preliminary topics would include challenges presented by the recent enactment of ESSA and homeless students, Title IX and transgender issues as well as a legal review of significant developments.
Jocelyn Kramer, partner, Weiss Burkardt Kramer, along with Arthur D. Feldman, Esq., will present “Punishment and Discipline of Children with Disabilities,” a continuing legal education program sponsored by the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Committee on Law and Disability. The session on March 29 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Koppers Building Conference Center will review federal and state laws regarding the punishment and discipline of school students with disabilities. To register, contact ACBA, 412-261-6161. For additional information about this topic and WBK’s Special Education practice, contact Jocelyn Kramer, 412-391-9890.
Rebecca Heaton Hall, Esq., will be a presenter at the 3rd Annual Children and Youth Diasbility and Mental Health Summit on March 3 and 4 at the Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Scott Township. Rebecca, one of Weiss Burkardt Kramer’s team of four Special Education attorneys, will address the topic of “Discipline.” The free event is, sponsored by State Rep. Dan Miller, D -42. For information about WBK’s Special Education practice contact Rebecca at 412-391-9890. For Summit details contact Rep. Miller’s office, 412-343-3870.
Rebecca Heaton Hall is among the speakers for the 56th Annual Pennsylvania Association Council for Exceptional Children (PACEC) Convention “Educational Innovation: Lighting the Way to a Better Future.”
The new associate brings legal experience from across the public sector.
Canon McMillan School District board members voted unanimously to appoint WBK as its solicitor. The nationally recognized law firm now represents 15 school districts in Western Pennsylvania.
Rebecca Heaton Hall joins the law firm, creating a three-person team devoted to school districts.
The District is in the midst of an exciting time of change and growth and the WBK will help the District achieve its goals.