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Special Ed Law for Beginners – 2 webinars

November 7, 2017:
"Part One: The IDEA/504 Framework and How It Arises in Multiple Contexts"
April 19, 2018:"Special Education for the Non-Special-Education Attorney Part Two: Student Discipline"


New to the practice of special education law or in need of a refresher?  Get your feet wet on special ed law with two webinars that cover the basics:  the IDEA/504 framework and how it arises in multiple contexts, and discipline of students with disabilities.

Regular Rate $219
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $149
State Association Counsel $79

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Special Ed for Experienced Practitioners – 3 webinars

February 15, 2018: "A Wider Path to Litigation? Non-FAPE Claims After Fry"
March 14,
2018 : "Endrew F. One Year Later: Applying the FAPE Standard in the Real World"
June 13, 2018: "Child Find Case Law Update and Practice Tips"


Join members of our IDEA Working Group for a deep dive into three recurring and hot topics in special ed law:  Non-FAPE claims after FryEndrew F.’s FAPE standard one year later, and a Child Find caselaw update.

Regular Rate $329
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $229
State Association Counsel $119

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
School District Liability for Student Harassment, Bullying and Cyberbullying: A Caselaw and Litigation Update

In the past decade, with increased awareness and media coverage of bullying and its devastating aftermath came antibullying initiatives at all levels. With the resultant tide of increased statutory and regulatory requirements for school districts, has the potential for liability increased as well? The presenter will review legislative enactments and court decisions that address school district liability for student harassment and bullying, and analyze the current state of the law from a national perspective.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
PresenterRebecca Adams, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, Wethersfield, CT

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Student Privacy, Technology, and the FERPA Framework:  Answering School Attorneys’ Current Questions

Building on “Your Top Ten FERPA Questions” as presented at COSA seminars, this interactive session will address student privacy questions raised on the COSA discussion forum, in addition to your pressing questions submitted in advance.  Please email Sonja Trainor with questions you’d like this session to tackle.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Host:Sonja Trainor, Program Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys, Alexandria, VA
PresenterAndrew Manna, Church Church Hittle & Antrim, Noblesville, IN

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
A Wider Path to Litigation? Non-FAPE Claims After Fry

After the Supreme Court’s decision in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, plaintiffs claiming relief other than a denial of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) need not exhaust the IDEA’s administrative remedies before filing suit.  With the pathway to litigation now a little wider, how are we advising school boards on proactive, collaborative and conscientious program-planning for students with disabilities?  Learn how a veteran school attorney is advising in this area, and share your thoughts and questions. This session will be beneficial for experienced special education attorneys as well as new or general school law practitioners.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Presenter: Bennett Rodick, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn, Arlington Heights, IL

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

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Wed., March 14, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Endrew F. One Year Later:  Applying the FAPE Standard in the Real World

One year after the Supreme Court’s significant decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, two COSA attorneys frequently on the front lines of special education law in schools explore its implications.  How is the ruling affecting our advice to schools in their daily special education obligations, particularly as it relates to students with behavioral goals? And how does the ruling fit in with Results Driven Accountability (RDA), which focuses on closing the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers? Register and find out!

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Presenter:Gary Ruesch and Alana Leffler, Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, Waukesha, WS

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

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Thurs., April 19, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Special Education for the Non-Special-Education Attorney Part Two: Student Discipline*

Every school attorney needs to know the basics when dealing with the discipline of students with disabilities.  This presentation will break down and simplify the lengthy federal regulations regarding the ten-day rule, manifestation determinations, change of placement, behavior plans, and other issues that commonly arise.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
PresenterJim Walsh, Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle, Austin, TX

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Employment Discrimination Caselaw Update

Join a school law veteran for an update of cutting-edge cases in employment discrimination.  It’s been one year since the en banc 7th Circuit found a sexual orientation discrimination claim to be cognizable under Title VII.  Have other federal appellate courts followed suit?  Are there clear caselaw trends on other employment discrimination topics?  Take this opportunity to be in-the-know so that you can advise school boards proactively in this area.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
PresenterMelanie Gurley Keeney, Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, Clayton, MO

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

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Wed., June 13, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Child Find Case Law Update and Practice Tips

Generally, child find is the process by which public school districts locate and identify students with disabilities. Both the IDEA and Section 504 require public school districts to seek out students who may qualify for the services/protections set forth in each statute. Join two COSA members who are in house counsel for a large school district for an analysis of Child Find legal framework and insights on policy and practice in a school district.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
PresentersDylan Pauly and Matt Bell, General Counsel and Associate General Counsel, Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, WI

Regular Rate $199
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $139
State Association Counsel $75

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
The Supreme Court’s October 2016 Term:  Key Decisions Affecting Public Schools

Join the NSBA General Counsel and legal team for a run-down of key decisions affecting public schools from the High Court’s October 2017 term.  We’ll also look ahead to cases granted cert., and cases of interest to schools arising in the circuits.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
HostSonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
Presenters: Francisco Negrón, NSBA General Counsel; Tammy Carter, NSBA Senior Staff Attorney

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

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Webinar CLE Information


Please note: COSA generally applies for Continuing Legal Education in the following states: AL, AR, GA, IL, MS, MO, NV, NC, TN, OK, VT and WI. We also apply in states where attorney participants are not able to self-apply for credit. These states include KS, OH, SC and TX.

COSA will apply to additional states according to those represented on the webinar registration list. To obtain CLE credit, attorneys must register at least 45 days in advance to ensure that we can submit an application for that state. If the attorney registers within 45 days of the webinar, he or she may seek CLE credit as follows: 
(1)    attorney registers for the webinar, 
(2)    attorney sends notice to COSA of his/her interest in seeking CLE credit in their state(s), and
(3)    attorney agrees to pay application AND late fees (if any) incurred by COSA for that submission.

Questions? Please contact Caryn Pierce, COSA_CLE@nsba.org

 

Webinar Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing by email to COSA_Registration@nsba.org no less than 14 days prior to the start of the webinar. To provide a refund, we must have your cancellation request by close of business on that day. After that date, no refunds will be issued; however, you may transfer your registration to another participant.  The recording will be available to webinar registrants.

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