410.576.7606 info@callegarylaw.com


  • Wed
    8:30 am - 5:00 pmThe Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD

    Ellen A. Callegary - chair of the event and presenter. James Silver – presenter

    To register for the event: http://www.msba.org/Events/Practical_Approaches_to_Guardianship.aspx

    The Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD
    Gateway Campus
    6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
    Columbia, MD 21046

  • Thu
    7 to 9 pmThe Arc of Montgomery County

    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. will be presenting.

    Many questions come to mind when we realize that a loved one or someone we know cannot care for their self or make necessary decisions. Ellen will discuss the law of adult guardianship in Maryland and explain when a guardian can be appointed to act for a person who lacks the capacity to make decisions for her or himself. Ellen will be discussing the many alternatives to a formal guardianship proceeding that may be more appropriate and less expensive than a formal guardianship.

    To Register for this event:



  • Tue
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm Radisson North Baltimore

    National Business Institute (NBI)
    James Silver will be presenting on the second day, Wednesday, July 27th at 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. on “Mental Health Issues in Family Law.”

    To get more information and register for the event:
    800-930-6182 or go online at nbi-sems.com. (There is a fee to register.)

    Radisson North Baltimore
    2004 Greenspring Drive
    Timonium, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-252-7373

  • Wed
    11 am to 1:30 PM2220 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218

    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. - Featured Speaker

    presented at Baltimore Lab School

    Link: Information about the event & to register

     or call to register:  (410) 261-5500


  • Thu
    9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center
    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. presenting - 'Over View of Health Care Decisions Act'
     Registration & Program Agenda

  • Fri
    11:00 AM to 1:30 PM2220 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218

    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. will speak on:

    'Informed Consent in Educational &  Medical Decision Making:  When do you need Guardianship or its alternatives?

    To register & program adgenda


  • Wed
    6 to 8 PMAbilities Network 8503 LaSalle Road, Towson, MD 21286
    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. presents:
                   'Getting the Best Help for My Child'

    Flyer for Presentation
    Resverations for event RSVP to:  410-828-7700 ex) 1317

    Child'Topics will include:
    • Qualifying for Services through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or and Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    • The assessment and evaluation process
    • The school system’s timeline requirements
    • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
    • When and where your child can receive help
    • Your child’s right to an inclusive setting (Least Restrictive Environments)
    • Qualities of highly inclusive programs
    • When and how to ask for an “independent educational evaluation,”
    • When it is appropriate to access support from Project ACT
    • When you need a lawyer

  • Fri
    8 AM to noonRobinwood Professional Center, Room 142

    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. will present 'Guardianship: when is it an appropriate option? What are the alternatives?'


  • Tue
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Hampton Inn and Suites Baltimore

    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. presenting - 'Special Education and Charter Schools: Ensuring Inclusion and Legal Compliance'

    Registration & Program Description

  • Tue
    9 am to 4:30 pmHoliday Inn Timonium 9615 Deereco Road Timonium, MD 21093

    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. will be presenting FBAs and BIPs: An Essential Legal Guide.

     Link to register: FBAs and BIPs: An Essential Legal Guide


    Program Description
    Craft Legally Compliant FBAs and BIPs

    Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are legally required components of special education discipline, yet the law concerning their use is vague and imprecise. Schools need to know what the legal boundaries are so they can maximize legal protections while improving the target behaviors of students. This comprehensive overview of FBAs and BIPs will provide the clarity you need to protect your school from actions that lead to legal disaster. You will take away valuable information you can use to strengthen your school's FBA and BIP processes and procedures. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to clarify legal grey areas - register today!

    Clarify muddy areas of the IDEA that concern the implementation and use of FBAs and BIPs.
    Obtain valuable lessons from recent court cases concerning when to conduct FBAs.
    Develop airtight BIPs that maximize legal protections while improving problem behaviors.
    Avoid legal pitfalls by ensuring your school is properly monitoring student progress and updating BIPs.
    Confidently navigate intersections between IEPs and BIPs.
    Appropriately handle disputes with parents concerning the findings of FBAs and the use of BIPs.
    Obtain essential best practices for special education due process hearings.
    Who Should Attend
    This basic-to-intermediate level program on creating legally compliant FBAs and BIPs is for:

    School Principals and Vice-Principals
    School Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents
    School Psychologist
    School Counselors
    Special Education Teachers
    General Education Teachers
    Course Content
    The IDEA, FBAs and BIPs: Legal Requirements and Grey Areas
    Conducting FBAs: Key Lessons From Court Cases
    Developing BIPs That Maximize Legal Protections and Improve Target Behaviors
    Using BIPs: Legal Best Practices
    BIPs and IEP Behavioral Components: Critical Legal Considerations
    Handling FBA/BIP Disputes: Essentials Schools Need to Prove Their Position
    Special Education Due Process Hearing Steps and Best Practices
    Continuing Education Credit

  • Mon
    9 AM to 4:30 PMHyatt Place Baltimore/BWI 940 International Drive Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

    presenters: Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. & James F. Silver, Esq.
    Link to event information and registration

    Unravel the Complexities of Special Education Laws

    The laws governing special education interact in confusing and sometimes contradictory ways, yet it is crucial that schools have a firm understanding of them in order to protect the rights of students and avoid legal difficulties. This comprehensive, two-day seminar lays out all the essential requirements surrounding IEP development, discipline procedures, due process hearing requirements and more. Let our experienced faculty highlight the mistakes other schools have made, so you can ensure your school properly delivers legally appropriate special education services that help students succeed - register today!

    • Create legally defensible paper trails that record every step of the special education service eligibility process.
    • Properly document difficult situations where parents are unable - or even refuse - to attend IEP meetings.
    • Confidently determine if a student needs an IEP or a 504 plan, and avoid critical legal mistakes.
    • Create behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) that properly take into account the information contained in functional behavioral assessments (FBAs).
    • Ensure special needs students' educational rights are protected in cases of suspension or expulsion.
    • Evaluate whether moving bullied special needs students to safer environments has the potential to create serious legal difficulties.