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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 ABC’s of the Dynamex Case – Independent Contractors vs. Employee

The ABC’s of the Dynamex Case – Independent Contractors vs. Employee

The Supreme Court adopted a new “ABC test” for determining whether a worker should be considered an employee or independent contracted for purposes of wage orders. This Dynamex ruling has tested employers by requiring changes in contract language...

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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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Basic/Advanced Contracts

Basic/Advanced Contracts

Basic Contracts

Every day, school districts enter into contracts for employment, construction, professional services and a host of other products and services. It is critical that staff involved in the contract process understand what a ...

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Focus on Disabilities

Focus on Disabilities

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Responding to School Violence

Responding to School Violence

This workshop will be presented in a panel format, where panelists from law enforcement, education and the legal community will discuss what do you do when a student commits an act of violence at school, or threatens a violent act against students or...

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Education Records and Privacy: What Districts Can, Should and Must Do to Comply with FERPA and IDEA

Education Records and Privacy: What Districts Can, Should and Must Do to Comply with FERPA and IDEA

Student records are subject to complex and confusing laws. Schools districts can get into trouble for releasing or sharing student information, or for not releasing it, depending upon the circumstances. Together, we will review what school districts...

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The Pot Thickens…Getting Blunt on the State of Marijuana Law

The Pot Thickens…Getting Blunt on the State of Marijuana Law

Have you heard? A school district has been ordered to administer medical marijuana to a student on campus and on district transportation pursuant to an IEP. Additionally, the FDA recently approved the first marijuana-based drug, which can now be pre...

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A New Look at Inclusion & LRE

A New Look at Inclusion & LRE

From requests for full inclusion when the school staff members of the IEP team believes a special day class is appropriate, to offering a "split day" with the student spending 49% spent of the day in a resource specialist program and 51% of the time...

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Assessing and Addressing Behavior: FBAs and BIPs

Assessing and Addressing Behavior: FBAs and BIPs

So often we receive questions about how students’ behavior should affect placement and service decisions, how to balance the right to placement in the LRE with the rights of the other students to learn in an uninterrupted environment, when and how ...

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