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We understand the need for a multi-faceted partner who can offer extensive training in every area of public agency law. At Lozano Smith, our attorneys present numerous workshops each year as part of our workshop curriculum. Through partnerships with clients and leading associations throughout the state, you’ll find a wide range of professional development opportunities. We invite you to explore our Frequently Requested Workshop Listing, Webinars, Hot-topic workshops, or any of the conference sessions below. For more information on these workshops, or to schedule a training for you, please contact Client Services or your nearest Lozano Smith office.

The EERA: Understanding Your Obligations to Negotiate

The EERA: Understanding Your Obligations to Negotiate

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has been overturning its prior decisions and changing employer requirements under the EERA. This workshop will identify new changes in employer obligations to ensure legal compliance and avoid unfair lab...

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Contracting with Confidence

Contracting with Confidence

School districts utilize a wide-range of procurement methods for goods and services and staff are expected to comply with a stringent set of legal requirements when they purchase materials, equipment, supplies and services. These requirements can so...

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Principles of School Law

Principles of School Law

Topics:
• Effective use of Legal Counsel
• The Brown Act, Public Records Act and Tort Claims Act
• Conflicts of Interest
• Delegation of Authority in Contracting
• Purchasing and Construction
• M...

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Lessons Learned: Board Governance During COVID-19

Lessons Learned: Board Governance During COVID-19

The onset of COVID-19 changed many things, including the way that governing boards operated and interacted with district staff and the public. While some of these changes may have been temporary, other impacts and innovations are here to stay. This s...

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Schools and the Courts: Critical Legal Issues Facing Districts in 2021

Schools and the Courts: Critical Legal Issues Facing Districts in 2021

What are the most important legal issues impacting California schools next year? What legal decisions do board members need to understand? Presenters will focus on critical legal issues impacting school districts and county offices of education in 20...

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Brown Act Dos and Don'ts - Understanding the Basic Concepts of Transparency, Community Involvement, Government Accountability and More

Brown Act Dos and Don'ts - Understanding the Basic Concepts of Transparency, Community Involvement, Government Accountability and More

This session will explain California’s open meeting law requirements in a nutshell, with answers to challenging questions by seasoned legal practitioners. Dos and don’ts related to serial meetings, closed sessions, public testimony, agenda-settin...

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Disproportionality in Student Discipline: The Law vs. Practice

Disproportionality in Student Discipline: The Law vs. Practice

Various governmental authorities continue to pay close attention to disparities in student discipline, with some districts embracing approaches such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Muti-Tiered Systems of Support, restorative justic...

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ACSA Personnel Academy: Certificated/Classified Reduction in Force

ACSA Personnel Academy: Certificated/Classified Reduction in Force

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Laws As They Apply to Superintendency

Laws As They Apply to Superintendency

Understanding the role of attorneys* in working with the Superintendent and with the Board.
• Increasing the knowledge of mandatory reports, search and seizure, and sexual harassment; superintendent's contract; some 1st Amendment "Rules of T...

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