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This course has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 6.0 hours of on-line credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of on-line CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
LAUREN A. BLUMENTHAL is an attorney with The Blumenthal Group, LLC. She is admitted to practice in Wisconsin. Ms. Blumenthal earned her B.A. degree from George Washington University and her J.D. degree from Marquette University.
JENNIFER L. HANSEN is a partner with the law firm of Hansen & Cleary, LLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of special education law, school residency, school discipline matters, mental health law, probate and guardianship matters, criminal and civil litigation for juveniles and adults, confidentiality issues, bullying investigations, post-secondary education matters, DCFS and child welfare matters, school employment issues, and domestic relations (as a guardian ad litem, child’s representative, and/or attorney for the child only). Ms. Hansen also represents select public and private schools in Illinois. She also provides consultative services to schools and institutions in the areas of bullying investigations, employment investigations, and legislative support. Ms. Hansen is a member of the ISBA Disability Law Committee, the ISBA Mental Health Law Committee, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, and the Lake County Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin; her J.D. degree from University of Wyoming College of Law; and her LL.M. degree from Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
RICHARD F. VERSTEGEN, a partner with Boardman & Clark LLP, earned his B.A. degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. His practice focuses in all areas of school law, including constitutional law, civil rights, contract law, labor and employment law, public records, open meetings, governance, student issues, privacy and technology issues, student safety, and many other issues. Mr. Verstegen advises school administrators and represents school boards on these matters, drafts and negotiates contracts, prepares opinions, analyzes legislation and school board policies, and provides other legal services. He also has extensive experience on matters involving labor relations, employment law, contracts, handbooks, anti-discrimination law, workplace bullying and harassment, wage and hour laws, hiring, background checks, drug testing, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, and workplace investigations. Mr. Verstegen also represents school districts at hearings before state and federal agencies and state courts, including wage claims, unemployment hearings, collection matters, and discrimination complaints. He is a frequent presenter on these topics and has published articles in the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Inc.’s Wisconsin School News, the newsletter of the Wisconsin Public Employers Labor Relations Association, and National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorney’s Inquiry & Analysis. Mr. Verstegen is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Dane County Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Directors and is the president-elect for the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association. Mr. Verstegen is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.