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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.

Negotiating Special Education Language

Negotiating Special Education Language

Unions all over the state are seeking to add special education articles to their collective bargaining agreements. We will discuss what to expect at the bargaining table, language to look out for, and how to use a special education article to your ad...

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Special Education Legal Consortium

Special Education Legal Consortium

The MELT (Major and Essential Legal Topics)
Legal Update: This crowd-favorite examines the most significant court and administrative decisions of the past year. This year’s expanded MELT will also highlight recently passed a...

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Negotiations 101

Negotiations 101

Every Human Resources administrator should have a working understanding of the collective bargaining process under the EERA (Rodda Act). This presentation will provide an overview of the entire labor negotiations process from sunshine proposals to ne...

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Building and Maintaining Strong Labor Relations

Building and Maintaining Strong Labor Relations

The relationship between a district and a union is like a marriage, except divorce is not an option. So improving and maintaining that relationship is critical to meeting your objectives. Whether you have a great relationship with your union and wa...

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Negotiations 201

Negotiations 201

Building on the working understanding of the negotiations process, this presentation will provide practical advice and strategies to help navigate through each step of the bargaining process. Join our presenters as they discuss the internal formulati...

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	Part I: Beyond the Surface – Identifying and Assessing Students with Mental Health Needs

Part I: Beyond the Surface – Identifying and Assessing Students with Mental Health Needs

The child find obligation, while it seems straightforward to the experienced practitioner, can become particularly complicated as it relates to students with mental health needs. This presentation will explore the best practices for affirmatively se...

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	Part II: Mental Health and Student Services – Legal and Practical Perspectives for Developing Effective Programs

Part II: Mental Health and Student Services – Legal and Practical Perspectives for Developing Effective Programs

Since the passage of AB 114, school districts have grappled with how to effectively provide mental health services to students who need them. This interactive presentation will delve into these issues, and specifically address:
• Who shoul...

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	Part III: FERPA, HIPAA, and Everything In Between – Legal Compliance with Confidentiality and Records Laws in School-Based Mental Health Programs

Part III: FERPA, HIPAA, and Everything In Between – Legal Compliance with Confidentiality and Records Laws in School-Based Mental Health Programs

Does FERPA or HIPAA apply to school-based mental health programs? Are all mental health services “confidential” or can the outcomes/discussions that occur during mental health sessions be shared amongst educational providers and/or parents? Can...

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	Part IV: Addressing Mental Health Needs That Manifest Outside the Regular School Environment – Residential Treatment Center Placements

Part IV: Addressing Mental Health Needs That Manifest Outside the Regular School Environment – Residential Treatment Center Placements

School district administrators and teacher are often confronted with students who present differently at school and outside of school. This session will shed light on the difficult question of what is legally required when issues occurring outside o...

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