Special Education & Medicaid Fair Hearing Training for Pro Bono Lawyers

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Co-Sponsored by Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC) and Pro Bono Resource Center (PBRC)

This training is for attorneys who are interested in accepting Special Education and Medicaid cases from MDLC on a pro bono basis. Volunteers will also receive comprehensive training materials, malpractice insurance and continuing mentorship and case support.

The Special Education training is 3 hour training. It is designed to introduce attorneys with little or no experience to the Special Education process.  This training will start with; the laws that drive Special Education, how a child become eligible for Special Education, what to do when the school says no,  how an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting should operate and mechanisms for resolving disputes.

The Medicaid Fair Hearing training is an hour long training. This training will walk attorneys through the Fair Hearing process, starting with the initial denial of service and ending with the Fair Hearing Process.  Areas that will be introduced are; Overview of Medicaid and the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, Basic Legal Principals under Medicaid, Due Process and Administrative Fair Hearings Under Medicaid, Overview of Process for Handling Medicaid Fair Hearing Cases, Relevant Regulations, Denial Letters, Time Deadlines for Requesting Fair Hearings, The Right to Continued Benefits Pending the Hearing, The Medicaid Fair Hearing, Evidentiary Rules, Burden of Proof, Evidentiary Development, Relief and Appeals.

Support from MDLC extends beyond the training. Volunteers are not alone once they accept a case as MDLC will provide volunteers with technical assistance. This assistance may be in the form of advice over the phone or in person if preferred, sample forms or letters and malpractice insurance coverage for legal services rendered in connection with the matter referred.

Participating attorneys must be in good standing and licensed to practice law in Maryland.


Attorneys can receive the Special Education & Medicaid Fair Hearing training via webcast or at one of our upcoming live trainings on:

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Circuit Court for Cecil County
129 East Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921
Click here for registration form

Attorneys can receive the training by downloading the corresponding Special Education and Medicaid Fair Hearing Training Registration Form and return it to the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. If you are not contacted by the Pro Bono Resource Center within two business days of submission, please contact

All registration forms should be returned to the Pro Bono Resource Center by email, fax or regular mail.

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
520 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
phone: 410-837-9379; 800-396-1274
fax: 410-385-2616

For more information, contact Kiah Elmore of the Pro Bono Resource Center at (410) 837-9379, (800) 396-1274, or kelmore@probonomd.org.

Location Name: 
Circuit Court for Cecil County
129 East Main Street
Kiah T. Elmore
410-837-9379 x3053
Maryland Disability Law Center & Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
10.25.11 SpEd Cecil Reg Form.pdf412.85 KB


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