Today I am off to The Hague, The Netherlands, for the Annual Training and General Assembly of the Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ADC-ICTY) on 30 November and 1 December (using European date formats is part of the travel prep). Topics include: Best Practices of Defence Counsel – A View from the Bench, Ethical Considerations for Defence Counsel, The Residual Mechanism, and Review of Appeal Judgements.
On November 26th The Legal Intelligencer published Charter School Reform Must Protect Vulnerable Students, by David Lapp, a staff attorney at the Education Law Center (ELC). This excellent piece discusses a problem which we have often seen in our practice – charter schools believing they can operate like private schools, without regard to the rights of special needs students.
Popper & Yatvin is a Philadelphia law firm established in 1988 by Alan Yatvin and Howard Popper. We concentrate our practice in criminal defense in state and federal courts, police misconduct litigation and representation of special education students. Learn more about the firm at http://www.popperyatvin.com/ When reading the blog, be aware that words highlighted in blue are links to related documents or websites.
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November has been a busy month for Popper & Yatvin. On November 15th the Philadelphia Inquirer published Howard’s OpEd on a police officer’s cell-room tasering of a handcuffed youth in Colwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. http://www.popperyatvin.com/Files/ColwynOpEd_16Nov12.pdf
On November 24th the New Jersey Star-Ledger published Alan’s OpEd on the need to train New Jersey police to recognize the signs and symptoms of a diabetes emergency. http://www.popperyatvin.com/Files/TrainNJ_Police_to_spot_diabetes_OpEd_14Nov12.pdf