Sarah Saint to Speak at NCBA Education Law Section Program
Brooks Pierce attorney Sarah Saint will speak at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Education Law Section Continuing Legal Education program, “The ‘New’ Normal and the ‘Next’ Normal: Education Law in the Wake of the Pandemic,” on May 5. Attendees will explore the practice of education law, examine how it has evolved throughout the course of COVID-19 and consider what may change after the end of the pandemic.
Saint’s presentation, “Serving the Whole Child in the Midst of a Pandemic: The Role of Student Services and Other Educators,” will provide insight into how COVID-19 has impacted student service providers and students. The presentation will include a discussion of legal issues associated with telehealth and access during periods of distance learning, changes to legislation that impact student mental health services, and other issues as they relate to student stressors.
Saint advises and litigates on behalf of public and private educational institutions and school boards on a wide range of education law issues, including special education and disability issues, civil rights laws, and tort claims. She holds a master’s degree in school counseling and uses her experience to counsel educational institutions on state and federal regulatory compliance and civil rights issues.