Telios Law

PredatorThe State of Minnesota filed criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The charge was six counts of a gross misdemeanor criminal complaint, for putting children at risk in various ways. What lessons should organizations gather from this criminal complaint?

Vulnerable ChildTelios Law represents a family that has sued against El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Executive Director of Colorado DHS for injunctive relief that . . .

The Colorado Lawyer cover"Balancing positive rights of free exercise between employers and employees may create some ongoing tension, but a number of cases give guidance on seeking a balance and some general principles."

Link to the pdf of the Imprint from the official publication of the Colorado Bar AssociationThe Colorado Lawyer, June 2015 | Vol. 44 No. 62 ...Read More →

Talking about Church DisciplineChurches and other religious organizations often ask what can be said about members or employees who are being disciplined. If an employee or member is being dismissed, can other members know why? The answer may be yes—but it’s risky.

 

Child Abuse AllegationsIn a perfect world, no one would file reports of child abuse unless they were really true. But it happens all the time—in fact, most of the reports that go to the Department of Human Services are false. What should you do if a DHS caseworker shows up at your door?

Wouldn't it be great to have a tax-free savings plan for a person with disabilities? This  may be coming soon to a state near you (not quite yet to Colorado). Congress has passed a law allowing Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts, which are tax-free accounts for individuals with disabilities, to which other people can make contributions. A friend of mine, Constance Smith, has written about this here.

Update in June 2015: Ms. Smith adds that these accounts are now available in Colorado, here.

Inclusion in school of children with severe special needs can be a challenge. Private schools are not legally required to offer special education services, but some do. The first of these videos, called "Including Isaac," is about a Christian academy and its journey with Isaac, who has spinal muscular atrophy. The second video, "Patrick's Inclusion Journey," is about including a child with Down Syndrome at a Catholic school. Patrick's story is included on the website for the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion.

Free ExerciseTheresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in front of the House Education Committee on a bill that would have protected student religious liberty rights on campus. 

Special Education DisputeOften, parents come talk to us about their special education matter and end up deciding that it costs too much to hire an attorney. Often, we talk to parents in situations where a child's education has been wrecked for years, often beyond repair. We wish we could have helped them sooner. This raises questions. When do you need an attorney or parent advocate? When would an attorney add value to your child's life that outweighs the cost?

Page 1 of 15

 
 attorney advertising