Special Education Symposium
Trusted, topical Special Education legal information
Presented twice each year, this event brings together Special Education practitioners from across California. Consistent with our focus on preventive law, leading F3 attorneys explore the latest legal updates and offer trusted guidance on complex regulations.
The Policy & Politics of March Layoff Statutes Webinar
Feb. 21, 2024
11 am-12 pm
F3 Law’s Namita Brown is participating in a timely discussion on March layoffs hosted by CASBO CEO Tatia Davenport.
Given the uncertainty of the State’s fiscal condition and impacts of unmitigated mandates and declining enrollment, understanding the statutory provisions and layoff process is essential to 2024-25. The conversation will explore the challenges and obligations of using the relevant statutory provisions.
This event is free for CASBO members with advance registration.
LRP’s National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities
May 5-8, 2024
Jan Tomksy will present A Year in Review 2023 (and a Look Ahead). Enjoy a fast-paced review of the top recent legal cases you need to know. In her singular witty style, she’ll share her expert insights on how decisions from 2023 impact special education programs, as well as her predictions for future litigation trends and regulatory changes – so you’re ready for what’s to come.
IP at the Supreme Court Series: O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier & Lindke v. Freed
October 31, 2023
American University Washington College of Law regularly invites counsel of record and counsel for selected amici to offer post-argument reflections in intellectual property (and related) cases heard by the United States Supreme Court. These events are held on the afternoon of oral argument before the Court.
Issue: Whether a public official engages in state action subject to the First Amendment by blocking an individual from the official’s personal social-media account, when the official uses the account to feature their job and communicate about job-related matters with the public, but does not do so pursuant to any governmental authority or duty.
Panelist: Peter K. Fagen, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, Amicus Curiae Brief of California School Boards Association in Support of Petitioner
Title IX Team Compliance Training
January 16 and 23, 2024
This training split into two three-hour segments over two days, is of critical importance at the start of the school year for all site and district administrators to understand appropriate Title IX procedures. It will cover the required components under the new Title IX rules for all Title IX team members, from Coordinators to Investigators, Decisionmakers/Appeal Decisionmakers, and Informal Resolution Facilitators. Topics will include:
- Definition of sexual harassment
- Scope of education programs and activities
- How to respond to formal and informal reports of sexual harassment
- Overview of the policy and grievance procedure requirements, including hearings, appeals, and informal resolution processes
- How to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment, conflicts of interest, and bias (including implicit bias)
- Issues of relevance to create investigation reports that fairly summarize relevant evidence
- Issues of relevance of questions and evidence, including when questions and evidence about a complainant’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior are not relevant.
Presented by Jacqueline Litra in partnership with ACSA.
Student Legal Symposium
Our first annual Student Legal Symposium for trusted legal information.
This virtual event is created to provide school administrators with the most current legal information to ensure our schools are responsive to general education student issues and promote a positive school climate for all students.
CAAASA Leadership Academy Training
August 12, 2023
Diane Marshall-Freeman will present on what school superintendents, deputy superintendents and associate superintendents need to know in leadership positions, including political and legal issues confronting superintendents.
November 1, 15, and 21, 2022
Presented by ACSA and Jacqueline Litra
March 31, 2022
Sacramento Turbulent Times – Managing Meetings and Media
Presented by Diane Marshall-Freeman
January 19 – 21, 2022 San Diego
Release Time, Association Leave or Union Officer Leave?
Presented by Carlos Villegas
Presented by Chris Keeler
What’s the Word? Communication Tips During Negotiations
Presented by Jordan Bilbeisi, Terilyn Finders
Layoffs and Reductions in Hours After AB 438
Presented by Elizabeth (Lisa) Mori, Seth Eckstein
Tips for Preparing Cabinet and Board for Negotiations
Presented by Peter Fagen, Terilyn Finders
How to Make Yourself Useful and Your Team More Effective at the Table
Presented by Peter Fagen, Jordan Bilbeisi
January 12 – 14, 2022 Palm Desert
Busy Intersection: Where HR and Special Education Intersect
Presented by Namita Brown, Summer Dalessandro
Presented by Dee Ann Hassanpour, Laurie Reynolds, Lyndsy Rodgers, Elizabeth Schwartz, Lenore Silverman, Ankita Thakkar, Madisyn Ukrainetz
My Name Is: A Legal and Practical Framework for Affirming Students’ Identities
Presented by Wes Parsons
Yes? No? None of the Above? Navigating Parental Consent
Presented by Jonathan Read
Presented by Cynthia Vargas
Title IX Sexual Harassment
Presented by Jacqueline Litra
Reopening Schools Webinar
Friday, August 28, 2020
Surplus Property Webinar
Thursday, September 3, 2020