CLE - VIDEO ENCORE: Plaintiffs on the Frontlines

Impact litigation requires plaintiffs. Hear the compelling story of Kate Fialkowski and her family, who were involved in several landmark cases that opened the door to educational rights and inclusion for students with disabilities: Halderman v. Pennhurst State School and Hospital; PARC v. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and Fialkowski v. Greenwhich Home for Children. Ms. Fialkowski provides a fascinating first-hand perspective on Pennsylvania's civil rights legal battles that set the stage for the creation of federal laws that guarantee a public education for all children. This video-encore addresses ethical questions with which all attorneys practicing impact litigation should grapple-the tension between the goals and realities of the named plaintiffs and the impact litigation goals of the attorneys who need them. This presentation also includes a refresher of some of the salient rules of professional conduct that emerge during civil rights litigation.
Philadelphia Bar Association 11th Floor Conference Center 1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
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