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NSBA Council of School Attorneys 2017 School Law Practice Seminar

2017 School Law Practice Seminar
October 19-21,2017
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue (Driveway Entrance 541 North Rush St.)

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The NSBA Council of School Attorneys School Law Practice Seminar offers a specialized CLE experience for attorneys representing K-12 public school boards. The seminar provides invaluable insights and practical advice from experienced practitioners on legal issues facing public schools.  Our seminar planning committee has designed a program that will appeal to attorneys who represent public school boards, with topics on issues you regularly address – student rights and discipline, labor and employment, governance – plus current hot topics like immigration, parent rights, student protests, and more. 

COSA is pleased to offer you a unique opportunity to hear from one former and two current federal officials:
  • Candice Jackson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Civil Rights Enforcement in Public Schools: Policy and Enforcement Priorities of the Administration, Thursday Opening General Session 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Tom Wheeler, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Civil Rights Enforcement in Public Schools: Policy and Enforcement Priorities of the Administration, Thursday Opening General Session 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education, Student Privacy, Technology and the FERPA Framework, Saturday General Session 10-11 a.m.
Bring your questions!  You’ll have an opportunity to engage with Washington policy-makers on the Departments’ priorities and guidance.

Register for a concurrent work-alike group meeting Thursday for law firm management, in house counsel or state association counsel. These gatherings include lunch and require separate registration and a small fee. Registration is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.

Early Bird sessions on Thursday afternoon will feature topics in two tracks – Foundations in School Law, and Labor and Collective Bargaining.  These sessions will be offered for CLE, so be sure to attend!

Throughout the seminar, our speakers will tackle topics including:

  • Immigration Law for School Attorneys
  • Federal Immigration Enforcement:  Sanctuary Districts, Safe Zones, Records, Plyler and Employees
  • The NSBA Legal Advocacy Update
  • Investigating Inappropriate Relationships
  • Accommodating Employees with Mental Health Challenges – the Federal Framework and Practical Considerations
  • Special Ed Update – Practical Implications of Endrew F. and Fry
  • Transgender Law and Litigation Update
  • Student Speech in Politically Charged Times
  • Accommodating Employees with Mental Health Challenges – the Federal Framework and Practical Considerations
  • Advising on the G Suite and Other Online Platforms:  Privacy, Liability, and School District Bargaining Power
  • Student Privacy v. Parent Rights – Must We Keep Secrets from the Parents?  May We Keep Secrets from the Parents?
  • Legal Ethics:  Advising a Politically Charged or “Split” Board

Detailed program information is available here. COSA is applying for 11+ hours of CLE.  Please check with your jurisdiction for specific rules for live seminars.

You need not be a member to attend this extremely informative seminar.  Your seminar registration includes a COSA membership, if you are eligible. A COSA membership will provide you with future seminar and webinar discounts.

Register by September 1 for early bird discounts.  For detailed seminar information, please check out these pages:

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