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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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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)
Host: Sonja Trainor, Managing Director, Legal Advocacy, National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA
PresentersJessica Heiser and Jessica Billingsley, 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, June 28, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
The Supreme Court’s October 2017 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, 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.

*Applications are impacted by the availability of materials from presenter(s)

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Webinar Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing by email to 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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