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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.

CalSTRS & CalPERS 201: “Hot Topics”

CalSTRS & CalPERS 201: “Hot Topics”

This presentation provides a deeper analysis of CalSTRS and CalPERS “hot topics” regularly confronted by county offices and school districts. The focus of this workshop will be How to Avoid Common Mistakes.

Key topics include:

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The Interconnection between a MTSS, Student Study Teams, IDEA, Section 504 and Child Find

The Interconnection between a MTSS, Student Study Teams, IDEA, Section 504 and Child Find

Ms. Ruiz is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Fresno office and assists clients with a wide-variety of Special Education and student issues, including; expulsion proceedings, IEP meetings, settling cases at resolution sessions and during meditation, d...

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 Turning Controversies Into Teachable Moments: A Focus on Controversial Political and Religious Speech

Turning Controversies Into Teachable Moments: A Focus on Controversial Political and Religious Speech

Michael E. Smith is a Founding Partner of Lozano Smith. In addition to his General Counsel experience in all aspects of Education law, Mr. Smith offers specific expertise including, but not limited to, labor and personnel issues, student discipline m...

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The Intricacies of Running a Public Meeting: Deep Dive into the Brown Act

The Intricacies of Running a Public Meeting: Deep Dive into the Brown Act

Brown Act violations, most often unintentional, impede the effective governance of special districts. This workshop will use entertaining hypotheticals to engage participants in a wide-ranging, hands-on overview of the Brown Act to help board member...

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	Records Retention and Document Management in the Electronic Age

Records Retention and Document Management in the Electronic Age

In light of modern business practices, records retention has become increasingly convoluted, and the management of various records, including electronic documents impacts many departments within each special district. Changes in technology have playe...

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Application of the California Environmental Quality Act to District Projects

Application of the California Environmental Quality Act to District Projects

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a complicated body of law governing public projects, and its application is very broad. Failure to comply can result in significant delays. This workshop will review the application of CEQA and oth...

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Religious Neutrality in an Era of Political Extremes

Religious Neutrality in an Era of Political Extremes

There are an estimated 4,200 different religions in the world, but school districts are supposed to be neutral with respect to religion. Combine that with the polarization stemming from the current political climate – the result? School districts a...

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