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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.

School avoidance

School avoidance

This table talk will focus on strategies and ideas about how to address school refusal and school avoidance issues of varying degrees. It will also address legal implications of school refusal and discuss recent case law on the topic....

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Using Our Inside Voices: Effectively Communicating with Parents

Using Our Inside Voices: Effectively Communicating with Parents

 This discussion will focus on legal and practical strategies school district administrators and staff members can use to foster positive communication and minimize negative interactions with parents. We will address how to handle a parent’s re...

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The Convergence of Section 504 and IDEA

The Convergence of Section 504 and IDEA

In biology convergence is the tendency of unrelated animals and plants to evolve superficially similar characteristics under similar environmental conditions. This session will explore the similar characteristics alongside the differences of these tw...

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Special Ed 201: Part I - Multifaceted FAPE and IEP Substantive Compliance Challenges for the Experienced Special Education Practitioner

Special Ed 201: Part I - Multifaceted FAPE and IEP Substantive Compliance Challenges for the Experienced Special Education Practitioner

In Part I, we will focus on recent cases and guidance for an advanced discussion of the requirements for substantive FAPE under the IDEA. The highlighted decisions will be complex cases at the administrative and appellate level interpreting the requi...

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Special Ed 201: Part II - Advanced Issues in Child Find, Special Education Eligibility, Aging Out and Exiting Special Education

Special Ed 201: Part II - Advanced Issues in Child Find, Special Education Eligibility, Aging Out and Exiting Special Education

In the second session of the four-part strand, we will focus on recent case law interpreting eligibility and age requirements under the IDEA, including problem-solving and analysis of complex cases involving child find or initial eligibility determin...

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Special Ed 201: Part III - Strategizing the Difficult Complaints for a Successful Resolution

Special Ed 201: Part III - Strategizing the Difficult Complaints for a Successful Resolution

In Part three of this four-part strand, we will highlight advanced level issues and solutions for complex complaints, including how to decide on whether the District should file for due process hearing or mediation-only and how to successfully handle...

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Special Ed 201: Part IV - Practical Solving and Case Management for the Experienced Special Education Administrator

Special Ed 201: Part IV - Practical Solving and Case Management for the Experienced Special Education Administrator

In the final and fourth session of this advanced strand, we will present three cases or hypotheticals. We will ask participants to work in smaller groups to identify potential issues, liability, and solutions to address difficult cases involving resi...

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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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Scoring the Deal: A Masterclass in the Lease-Leaseback Procurement Process

Scoring the Deal: A Masterclass in the Lease-Leaseback Procurement Process

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Fortunately, school district leaders are increasingly taking a much closer look at best practices for preparing Request for Proposals (RFPs) to ultimately attract the right project partner and minimiz...

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