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Upcoming COSA Webinars

Wed., August 24, 2016
Federal Update #1: Everything You Need to Know To Start the School Year

NSBA General Counsel Francisco Negrón and the NSBA legal team will give you all the national school law updates you need to start the school year. What’s the status of litigation challenging the federal guidance on transgender students? Any key SCOTUS decisions decided last term or coming up that will affect school districts? What do schools need to know about the proposed ESSA regulations and final regulations on overtime and GINA? These and more of your questions will be answered, and you’ll earn CLE in most jurisdictions.

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
Presenter: Francisco Negrón, NSBA General Counsel; Naomi Gittins, NSBA Deputy General Counsel; Leza Conliffe, NSBA Senior Staff Attorney; Tammy Carter, NSBA Senior Staff Attorney

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association or International Partner $49

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Thurs., September 22, 2016
Website Accessibility for School Districts: OCR Enforcement Activity and Best Practices

In recent months, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has received hundreds of complaints alleging schools’ failure to make web sites accessible to individuals with disabilities. Resolution agreements with OCR require extensive policy implementation and review, training, website audits, development and implementation of a corrective action plan, and monitoring.  Join an experienced attorney who has handled these complaints for an overview of the legal issues, resolution agreement terms typically required by OCR, and best practices to advise clients interested in being proactive, including widely accepted standards for website accessibility.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
Presenter: Kimberly Davis, Udall Shumway, Mesa, AZ; additional presenter TBA

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association or International Partner $49

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Thurs., September 29, 2016
Navigating the Brackish Waters of Section 504/ADA/IDEA

Public schools serve students with disabilities under the umbrella of several overlapping laws, each with its own complex regulations and body of case law.  As a school attorney, you need to be able to flag potential procedural and service-related issues for your school clients doing their best to serve students with disabilities within the thicket of applicable law.  Join us for an overview of the many arenas in which Section 504, Title II of the ADA, and IDEA overlap:  evaluations, “FAPE”, communication, parent rights, exhaustion of remedies, and more.  This session will be a broad overview appropriate for attorneys new to school law, or those who practice outside of the special education arena.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Host: Naomi Gittins, NSBA Deputy General Counsel
Presenter: Christine Scheef, North Carolina School Boards Association, Raleigh, NC

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association or International Partner $49

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Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
A School Attorney’s Guide to ADA Accommodations for Employees

Join us for an encore performance from two experienced presenters from the October School Law Practice Seminar. You notice that your physical education teacher has started using a cane. Should you offer him a reserved parking space close to the gym? Should you send flowers and a card to an employee who is on medical leave and tell her to get well soon? Should an aide who claims PTSD from a student assault be permitted to bring her therapy dog to work? How do you balance the need for consistent instruction with your only Chinese teacher’s request for intermittent leave for chemotherapy? Treat yourself to a fun session navigating real public school fact-patterns with two veteran attorneys. Come away with clear insights for advising your school clients on how to remain on solid ground when addressing employee disability issues.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
Host: Tammy Carter, NSBA Senior Staff Attorney
Presenter: Linda Yoder and Anne Littlefield, Shipman & Goodwin, Hartford, CT

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association or International Partner $49

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Wed., December 7, 2016
An Anti-Christ to Yoga Update on Religion and K-12 Public Schools

Recent student religion-based litigation provides updated guidance for school attorneys in applying constitutional guarantees to current technology and trends. In this session, we provide practical tips for advising school districts proactively to prevent costly First Amendment litigation and insight into lessons learned from litigating and resolving student religious rights lawsuits.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
Presenter: Craig Wood and Katie Payne, Walsh Gallegos Treviño, Russo & Kyle, Austin, TX

Regular Rate $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association or International Partner $49

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Please Note: CLE credit for COSA live webinars may be available in your state. Please contact Laura Kisthardt at lkisthardt@nsba.org for more information.

Webinar Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing by fax (703-519-6497) or email (registration@nsba.org) to the NSBA registrar no later than 48 hours prior to the start of webinar. After that date and time, no refunds will be issued; however, you may transfer your registration to another participant.

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