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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Partner Recognized as Outstanding Women

 

Alisia St. Florian, a partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane was recognized by Rhode Island Monthly as an Outstanding Women. Each April, Rhode Island Monthly acknowledges local women who are dynamic, successful and making a mark in their field. These women are selected from small business owners to large corporate executives. Alisia St. Florian, Esq. was recognized for her work as President of the Board of Trustees for The Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

St. Florian was also recognized in Rhode Island Monthly for being a partner in the firm’s Special Education Law Group, co-founder and co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Education Law Group as well as past co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Juvenile and Child Welfare Section Counsel. Alisia St. Florian represents school districts in all aspects of special education litigation, from administrative hearings at the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) through to all levels of judicial appeal. In addition, Ms. St. Florian frequently presents workshops on issues regarding special education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, state and federal student record regulations, bullying, and civil rights laws both to client groups and at state conferences including at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Ms. St. Florian has been a speaker at the LRP School Law Conference and is a frequent contributor to special education articles published by LRP.

 

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP has an extensive education law practice representing more than one hundred and eighty public, private and nonprofit educational institutions from pre-K through the college and university level.The firm is also known throughout New England for its labor and employment practice as well as its expansive municipal law practice.

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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Partner Recognized as a Top Women of Law Honoree for 2022

  Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Kathryn Murphy, a Partner at the firm, has been selected as a Top Women of Law 2022 honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The honorees are selected based upon their “ significant contributions to the legal profession while also serving as role models for women entering the law.” Ms. Murphy is the first attorney at the firm to receive this prestigious honor. She has been practicing law at Read More

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NEW LEGISLATION ADDRESSING BARRIERS TO CARE FOR MENTAL HEALTH HAS IMPACTS ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

On August 10, 2022, Chapter 177 of Acts of 2022, “An Act Addressing Barriers to Care for Mental Health” was signed by Governor Baker. For public schools, it has impacts on student discipline, special education services, and emergency response plans. The bill goes into effect on November 8, 2022. Set forth below are summaries of the new law’s impact in the identified areas.

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