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The Wyoming State Board of Continuing Legal Education has granted up to 6.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study credit may be earned during one calendar year.
WENDY JACOBS serves as deputy general counsel to the Douglas County School District, the third largest school district in Colorado. Ms. Jacobs has more than 20 years of experience in education law, with a particular focus on special education and student programming. Prior to joining Douglas County School District, she worked at the Colorado Department of Education overseeing Colorado's legal procedures for resolving special education disputes, including acting as a special education complaints investigator, training IDEA administrative law judges, and developing state-wide special education policy and guidance. Prior to being at CDE, Ms. Jacobs worked as an attorney in private practice, representing school districts around the United States in special education and civil rights matters, including administrative hearings and trials and appeals in state and federal court. She has presented on special education matters in several jurisdictions, including Colorado, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. Ms. Jacobs earned her B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and her J.D. degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law.
KARI MONEYHUN is an attorney with the Lemich Law Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Since 2005, Ms. Moneyhun has practiced in the areas of taxation, business law, estate planning and education law. She represents Sweetwater County School District #1 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where she works with district administrators and staff, including members of IEP and Section 504 teams, to provide guidance, training, and legal advice in the areas of special education and student and workplace disability. She works with the Board of Trustees to review, revise and draft district-wide policies and procedures to comply with state law, the Wyoming Department of Education rules, and federal regulations. On a special project, Ms. Moneyhun provided support for another Wyoming school district undergoing an Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Review to ensure district compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Ms. Moneyhun earned her B.A. degree in political science and her LL.M. degree in taxation at the University of Washington. She earned her J.D. degree at Seattle University School of Law.