Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany
216 Wolf Rd.
Albany, NY 12205
IACET - 0.60
NY Teacher Education Credit - 6.00
Course book included with all formats
Technology Legal Risks, Best Practices and Policies to Avoid Liability
When and how can a school regulate social media use by staff, students and parents? What is the extent of a school's responsibility to address cyberbullying - and how far can they go without overstepping their bounds during investigations and disciplinary actions? In this program, our seasoned faculty will provide answers to these questions and myriad other legal issues surrounding technology in and outside of the classroom. Learn what actions schools can't and must take in order to mitigate liability - register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for:
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
Includes - Areas of Professional Practice - 7.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 7.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 0.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 6.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
IACET - 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.60 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. State assistive technology requirements for students with disabilities. 2. Explain to what extent schools can regulate the use of social media. 3. Describe when schools can implement discipline on students for cyberbullying. 4. Identify common FERPA dilemmas. 5. Explain the components of a good acceptable use policy (AUP). 6. Distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable use of recording devices in schools. 7. Explain and describe when is it legal to search student phones and two legal issues concerning laptops and tablets in school.
February 5 - Poughkeepsie
PAMELA D. BASS is an associate with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, where she is involved in collective bargaining, in both the public and private sector; employee discipline matters; litigation matters; and assisting clients with policy formulation and concerns, including polices on gender equity. Ms. Bass is also involved in sports law as it relates to educational institutions. Ms. Bass, prior to receiving her J.D. degree, has 19 years of experience in higher education and intercollegiate athletics, serving as a NCAA Division I head and assistant women’s basketball coach. She has extensive experience in NCAA compliance, and served on university and athletic conference committees on leadership, gender equity, and diversity.
JUDITH CRELIN MAYLE is a partner with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. She serves as general counsel to numerous school districts, and provides labor and employment counsel to school districts, towns, villages cities, fire districts and libraries, including collective bargaining, employee discipline, contract interpretation, personnel handbooks, grievances, FMLA, employee leave, and other employment issues. Ms. Mayle also provides representation at arbitration proceedings, public employment relations board (“PERB”) hearings, 3020-a proceedings, Section 75 and disciplinary hearings, unemployment hearings, and court matters. She is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Mayle earned her undergraduate degree from St. Francis University and her J.D. degree from Albany Law School at Union University.
DANIEL PETIGROW is a partner with the law firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, where he devotes a substantial portion of his practice to education, special education, and labor and employment law. He has represented school district clients in various matters before the Commissioner of Education, and state and federal courts involving matters such as special education, student residency, boundary disputes, and construction matters. Mr. Petigrow has taught as an adjunct professor of education law at Fordham University. He has also presented at numerous seminars and workshops focusing on a variety of legal issues affecting public education. Mr. Petigrow also represents educational clients in real estate and construction litigation, as well as tax certiorari matters. He earned his B.A. degree from Brandeis University and his J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.
DAVID H. STRONG is an attorney with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. His legal practice focuses primarily on education law. Mr. Strong has represented clients in special education impartial hearings and appeals, as well as matters involving tax certiorari claims, public works contracts, student discipline, employment discrimination, and other litigation matters. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York; the state of Connecticut; and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern districts of New York. Mr. Strong earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University and his J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law.
February 8 - Albany
CAROLINE A. CONWAY opened the Law Office of Caroline A. Conway in 2018. She enjoys being a legal generalist, and is experienced in the field of higher education law from her time spent at two campuses at the State University of New York. While at SUNY, Ms. Conway's responsibilities included the review and negotiation of contracts, participation in litigation and discovery, and policy review and compliance, including policies and procedures on social media, information technology, and records access. She has had two articles published by Campus Legal Advisor, including "Understand how Clery Act, FERPA, FOIA impact privacy of student records." Ms. Conway is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and in the state of New York. She is a graduate of Fairfield University and Suffolk University Law School. In addition to her practice, Ms. Conway is also an associate counsel at the New York State Assembly.
DOUGLAS E. GERHARDT is an attorney with Harris Beach PLLC, where he is a member of the educational institutions team, and the labor and employment law practice group. He counsels school districts, BOCES, municipalities, and other government entities on a wide range of issues. Mr. Gerhardt litigates matters in court and through administrative proceedings relating to personnel matters, constitutional questions and labor law issues. He frequently counsels clients on student related matters and has litigated constitutional free speech issues. Mr. Gerhardt is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School.
VERONICA REED is the principal attorney of the Law Office of Veronica Reed. Ms. Reed is an education attorney focused on representing New York Capital District schoolchildren in all matters relating to schools: education issues, special education (IDEA), DASA bullying, school discipline, appeals, and federal litigation. She is a designated attorney for the child (AFC), a certified guardian ad litem, a member of the Attorney for the Child Appeals Panel, an 18-B assigned family court attorney, and a member of the NYSBA Committee on Children and the Law. Ms. Reed is admitted to practice in New York's state and federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She and the law office will help you establish an IEP or Section 504 Plan under the IDEA and Title II; pursue a complaint or appeal against a school under education law and civil rights law, ensuring your child has access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE); help your teenager resolve a school suspension, PINS, or juvenile law (JD) matter; and protect your child from bullying under DASA, ensuring that he or she has a safe place to learn. She represented education (public schools, parochial schools, and private schools), religious institutions, non-profits, and commercial clients in all phases of litigation as an attorney at Fisher & Fisher and Traub, Lieberman, Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP, in New York City. Ms. Reed's corporate career spans 20 years with General Electric, Kawasaki, Booz & Company, and MTA New York City Transit. She holds a B.A. degree from Seattle Pacific University and a J.D. degree from New York Law School. In 2005, Ms. Reed was admitted to practice in New York. She is also admitted to practice in multiple U.S. District courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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