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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.

Purchasing from a CBO's Perspective

Purchasing from a CBO's Perspective

At times the purchasing department is perceived to be a “road block” due to stateand federally mandated regulations that must be followed. This workshop will highlight what a CBO needs to know about purchasing, the value of a centralized purchasi...

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The Butterfly Effect of Employee Leaves (Part I)

The Butterfly Effect of Employee Leaves (Part I)

Just when you think you understand the complex system of employee leaves, a phenomenon occurs – a minute, localized change that ends up having a large effect on us all: the Butterfly Effect! This workshop will help you navigate and understand emplo...

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Guide to Public Bidding and Contracts (Part I)

Guide to Public Bidding and Contracts (Part I)

Purchasing and contract requirements are always changing. This workshop will provide an overview of all things purchasing, including bid and contract requirements needed for the purchasing of goods and materials and for public work projects. We’ll ...

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The Butterfly Effect of Employee Leaves (Part II)

The Butterfly Effect of Employee Leaves (Part II)

Just when you think you understand the complex system of employee leaves, a phenomenon occurs – a minute, localized change that ends up having a large effect on us all: the Butterfly Effect! This workshop will help you navigate and understand emplo...

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Guide to Public Bidding and Contracts (Part II)

Guide to Public Bidding and Contracts (Part II)

Purchasing and contract requirements are always changing. This workshop will provide an overview of all things purchasing, including bid and contract requirements needed for the purchasing of goods and materials and for public work projects. We’ll ...

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Religious Speech in Public Schools

Religious Speech in Public Schools

Get a refresher and update on issues involving religious expression in the nation’s public schools, including whether religious speech by students or employees can be unlawful “hate” speech or otherwise limited as discriminatory or impacting th...

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Contracts and the Brown Act: A Deeper Dive Into Requirements, Risks and Liability

Contracts and the Brown Act: A Deeper Dive Into Requirements, Risks and Liability

This advanced workshop breaks down the Brown Act requirements to both preliminary approval and final contract award for purchasing, consultant services and construction contracts. We will discuss the process and effect of board approval of contracts,...

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In Uncharted Territory: Navigating the Newest Legal Issues Impacting Charter Schools and District Authorizers

In Uncharted Territory: Navigating the Newest Legal Issues Impacting Charter Schools and District Authorizers

As charters schools have grabbed headlines, school districts have waited for legal decisions that provide more clarity on their roles as district authorizers. In addition, there is never a dull moment in California politics, and the variables that sh...

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The Day After Tomorrow: Post-Bond Issuance Compliance Requirements

The Day After Tomorrow: Post-Bond Issuance Compliance Requirements

After the cash hits your account following a bond sale, you may be so excited to deliver long-awaited projects that you miss the folks that helped you get the money – those who disappeared after your bond counsel announced, “The financing is CLO...

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