Special Education Legal Consortium

Special Education Legal Consortium
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School districts are balancing how to implement unprecedented special education policies in real time against the backdrop of longstanding pre-COVID legal requirements. Your 2020 SELC is structured to meet you where you are now.

We're blending 20+ years of SELC workshop tradition with the benefits of online learning. Join us as we analyze recent cases and administrative decisions, and outline best practices with up-to-the-minute legal updates related to COVID-19.

Join your colleagues for this signature half-day workshop and secure your spot today!

Fall 2020 Online Workshop

Session 1: The MELT (Major and Essential Legal Topics)

Legal Update: Lozano Smith attorneys will highlight the most significant court and administrative decisions of the past year. This year’s expanded MELT will emphasize court decisions that have been issued since the closure of schools due to COVID-19 as well as COVID-19 related legislation.

Session 2: Discipline, Behavior, and Social/Emotional Considerations in the COVID Era

Lozano Smith’s most experienced special education attorneys will discuss the legal implications of discipline, behavioral, and social/emotional considerations in light of this unprecedented 2020-2021 school year amid a global pandemic. The attorneys will discuss everything from legally-defensible ways to respond to inappropriate video conduct to addressing the social/emotional needs of students in a distance learning environment. The webinar will also touch on best practices on conducting behavioral and social/emotional assessments during distance learning, hybrid learning, and socially-distant in-person learning.

What to Expect

This half-day event will provide education leaders with tools and best practices to improve services for students with special needs, highlighting the COVID-related impacts of guidance and decisions on each of the featured topics. Topics and focuses include:
  • COVID Legal Updates: Significant Court Cases, Administrative Decisions, and Legislation
  • Discipline, Behavior, and Social/Emotional Considerations in the COVID Era
  • COVID-Related Q&A with Attorney Panelists

Event Cost

$105 per person

Please Note: One device per registration

Billing and Purchase Orders

Lozano Smith does not require a Purchase Order to confirm registration for this event. All attendees will receive an invoice that can be submitted to your Accounts Payable department.

Credit Card

Please contact Lozano Smith’s accounting department to process credit card information. The department can be reached at 800.445.9430.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted for a full refund, until one week prior to the event (October 13, 2020). Cancellations will not be accepted after this date. If you are unable to attend you will have the option to transfer your registration to someone else or receive workshop materials following the workshop. Please contact clientservices@lozanosmith.com to request event materials if you are unable to attend.

This event is reserved for school district or public agency employees only. Please contact Client Services for more information.

Event Info:

  • October 20th, 2020
  • 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Online
  • SELC


  • $105 per person