Nothing is more powerful in preventing future challenges than the combination of valuable insights and a team that knows how to best translate that knowledge into success. Lozano Smith works diligently to provide premier, client-focused legal counsel. We also take great pride in teaching relevant legal topics to clients throughout the state.

We are pleased to offer a series of cutting-edge workshops and webinars. When you find the courses that are right for you, we encourage you to register directly on the website.


March 01, 2016 - Tuesday 10:00 - 10:50am

Going Green: How to Procure and Manage Environmental Projects

With Prop. 39 funding available, more school district are considering contracts for solar installations or other energy efficient improvements. This webinar will give you an overview of energy projects in California, outline the legal parameters of Prop. 39 contracts and provide you with an understanding of the key issues raised in procuring and managing solar and energy efficiency projects.

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February 9, 2016 - Tuesday 10:00 - 10:50am

Signing on the Dotted Line - Best Practices for Hiring Employees

Ever wondered whether and to what extent you can consider an arrest or conviction in hiring an employee? Is your reference and background check sufficient to overcome claims of negligent hiring? Can you have an employee begin work before their fingerprints have cleared? This presentation will answer these and many other questions regarding the interview and hiring process for school and community college district and county office employees. Attendees will learn the legal requirements and best practices for hiring employees.

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Spring Webinar Series

Catch as Catch Can: Casting the Net and Securing Compliance on Matters of Child Find and Truancy
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
10am - 11:00am

Yield, Merge, Stop! Navigating the Intersection of Special Education and Human Resources
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
10am - 11:00am

Charter Schools, School Districts, and Students with Disabilities: Defining the Roles for the Complete Cast of Characters
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10am - 11:00am

Register for the Special Education Legal Consortium


March 7, 2016 - Monday 10:00 - 10:50am

Students and Technology

Significant legislation impacting district policies and operations continues to be implemented, while pending legislation poses further challenges to California schools’ processes. This webinar will review recent legislation, lessons learned from the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, and look ahead to the status and/or consequences of legislative proposals that may dramatically impact students in California.

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Lozano Smith regularly provides counsel and training on a host of government relations issues, including Board Policy reviews, the Brown Act, mandated costs, ethics and conflicts of interest, and the Public Records Act.

Brown Act Workshop

All of our Brown Act workshops include a thorough review of the following issues:
  • Allowable closed session topics;
  • The public’s role at board meetings;
  • Maintaining confidentiality of closed session discussions;
  • Regular and special meetings of the board;
  • Hypothetical situations;
  • Board member conduct and liability;
  • Board bylaws;
  • Effective communication between board members; and
  • Tips for effective communication with the public.

Effective Governance Workshops For Board Members and Administrators

Recognizing the need for leaders to remain well-informed of critical issues while successfully conducting the public’s business, Lozano Smith created a cutting-edge workshop for board members. This workshop is packed with what every leader should know to successfully navigate in an ever-changing operating environment.

We encourage you to contact your Lozano Smith attorney or Client Services for information on these workshops and how to plan a Governance workshop that best fits your needs.