Celynda L. Brasher spoke to the Special Education Law Seminar sponsored by the Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education (Mo-CASE) and the Missouri School Boards Association on September 26, 2010. More than 1,000 special education administrators were present to hear Celynda speak to the general law session regarding “How to Respond to an OCR Complaint.” On September 27, 2010, Celynda gave a presentation to special education administrators participating in the Mo-CASE Annual Conference Break-Out Sessions. The presentation was entitled “Alike and Different: Non-Discrimination and FAPE Under Section 504.” Celynda provided practical and legal guidance regarding when 504 plans are – and are not – required, and how to properly develop and implement 504 plans when they are required.
Celynda L. Brasher is a founding Shareholder of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. She practices in the areas of education, litigation and labor and employment law. Celynda represents numerous school districts throughout Missouri. She regularly advises boards of education and administrators on matters involving employee hiring, evaluation, remediation, and termination; student rights and discipline; special education; Section 504; school finance; civil rights; employment and business contracts; the Open Meetings Act; church/state issues; and other constitutional matters. Celynda also represents public, private, and non-profit employers in discrimination defense, collective bargaining, union organization, unemployment compensation, wage/hour compliance and terminations, as well as a variety of other employment law areas. Celynda has extensive litigation experience in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies.
Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. has one of the largest and most successful education law groups in the country. The Firm regularly serves the legal counsel needs of approximately 150 school districts throughout Missouri. The Firm also has one of the largest school law practices in Central and Southern Illinois.