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Stay on Top of the Laws Education Professionals Need to Know
As an education professional, you find yourself in a potentially precarious position. Tasked with carrying out a multitude of highly legal functions, how can you ensure that the actions you take respect the civil rights of students and avoid costly liability? This program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the essential laws you need to know, giving you the information you need to handle the challenging legal situations you will encounter throughout the school year. From special education and student discipline, to FERPA and employment law, our expert faculty will equip you with the tools you need to navigate the law with confidence. Register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar on essential legal knowledge for school administrators is designed for:
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State of Arizona, including 0.0 hour of professional responsibility.
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. Identify one factor that must be considered when making Section 504 determinations. 2. Explain when a Behavioral Intervention Plan is required. 3. Describe the free speech protections available to teachers. 4. Name the constitutional amendment under which students are entitled to equal protection and due process. 5. List one federal law that impacts how schools must respond to bullying and harassment. 6. State one best practice for ensuring FERPA compliance. 7. Explain the difference between legal and physical custody.
6.0 Arizona Clock Hours are available.
ANTHONY CONTENTE-CUOMO is an equity partner with Sims Mackin where he represents school districts, community colleges, municipalities, CTEDs, and other educational entities in a wide variety of legal matters. He offers counsel concerning Public Records Law, Open Meeting Law, human resource issues, funding issues, litigation strategies and general legal issues. Mr. Contente-Cuomo earned his B.A. degree from New York University and his J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona School Boards Association. (Flagstaff location)
TODD A. JAEGER is an attorney for Amphitheater Public Schools in Tucson, Arizona. He began his legal career in private practice, with an established Tucson law firm, focusing on commercial litigation and employment law. His experience serving one client in particular led to a post as in-house counsel for that client, where he again concentrated on employment and regulatory matters. It was Mr. Jaeger's experience and interest in employment law that led to his eventual post as general counsel for Tucson Unified School District, one of Arizona's two largest school districts. As his tenure there continued, his duties became broader in scope, involving him in all aspects of a large, urban school district's legal matters. With a student population of nearly 60,000, Mr. Jaeger quickly garnered a great deal of experience in IDEA, Section 504 and other federal disability laws. For the last 16 years, he has served as associate to the superintendent and general counsel for Amphitheater Public Schools in Tucson, an award winning district frequently recognized for its high quality programs and staff. Mr. Jaeger's experience there has been broad, involving many legal issues affecting schools, including due process and constitutional law matters, discrimination complaints, labor negotiations, and special education law. His special education experience includes the rare and successful pursuit of an inverse due process case, in which the school district took the parents of a student to hearing. Mr. Jaeger is a frequent speaker on educational law issues for various organizations, and a member of the Arizona Bar and the National Council of School Attorneys. He earned his J.D. degree in 1988 from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he received the Best Overall and Best Brief Awards in the school’s Moot Court completion, qualifying him to also serve as a member of the school’s National Moot Court team and Moot Court Board. (Phoenix location)
HOPE N. KIRSCH, M.A. (Ed.), Esq., is a licensed special education teacher and 25-year attorney and judge pro tem. She is the managing partner with and practices special education law with her sister, Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, at Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, representing K-12 and higher education students throughout Arizona in school-related matters including advocacy, due process, 504s, OCR, discipline and bullying. Ms. Kirsch was a special education teacher and coordinator in the New York City public schools for 18 years where she worked with the most challenging populations and supervised and trained teachers in teaching strategies, curriculum development, writing IEPs and behavior management. She has a bachelor’s degree in special education from Boston University, a master’s degree in special education from NYU, 30+ post-graduate credits in educational supervision and administration, and her J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Kirsch is admitted to the state and federal district courts in New York, New Jersey, Arizona and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a frequent speaker nationally and locally on education law, and has trained mental health professionals, education advocates, attorneys, and parents in educational advocacy. (Phoenix location)
LORI KIRSCH-GOODWIN is a founding member and partner with the special education law firm, Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, which has been recognized in the Phoenix Business Journal as the top specialty law firm in special education. She is a 28-year trial attorney who devotes her practice to special education. Ms. Kirsch-Goodwin is the mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum who also has cerebral palsy. She began her practice in special education law as she began navigating her son's issues through the school system. Ms. Kirsch-Goodwin earned her B.A. degree from Syracuse University and her J.D. degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law. Presently, she is a member of the Disability Resource & Services Advisory Committee for Scottsdale Community College. Ms. Kirsch- Goodwin recently prevailed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a location issue case. (Phoenix location)
DANIEL L. MARKS is an attorney with the employment law practice group at Gammage & Burnham PLC. Mr. Marks' practice focuses on employment litigation, human resource issues, and corporate matters. He regularly represents and advises employers in matters involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Arizona Civil Rights Division, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, business disputes, workplace torts, and options and investigations regarding employee complaints. Mr. Marks' business and corporate practice includes entity formation, preparation of buy-sell agreements, commercial litigation matters, breach of fiduciary duty claims, real estate disputes, and registering, maintaining, and protecting intellectual property protections on a state and federal level. He received his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law. At Nebraska, he was published by the Nebraska Law Review Bulletin and received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in pretrial litigation, remedies and damages, and criminal procedure. Mr. Marks was a member of the law school's national trial team, a finalist in the law school's first-year client counseling competition and a semi-finalist in the school's Grether moot court competition. Because of his contributions to the law school's advocacy programs, he was admitted to The Order of Barristers. Mr. Marks received his B.A. degree in history, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona. (Phoenix location)
HEATHER R. PIERSON is an attorney with Udall Shumway where she is a member of the school law section, representing school districts and charter schools throughout the state. Ms. Pierson primarily focuses her school law practice on special education and disability related matters. Prior to joining the firm, she taught behavior disordered students. During Ms. Pierson's teaching career, she was involved in the development and implementation of individualized education plans (IEP) and behavior plans; and attended several trainings on special education, and regular education interventions and strategies. While in law school, she provided in-home ABA services for autistic children under the age of three; and participated in the Whittier Law School Special Education Clinic, which provided special education advocacy services for children with developmental disabilities. Ms. Pierson routinely defends school districts and other public educational institutions in matters related to special education due process hearings, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaints, Section 504 due process hearings, mediation, and special education state complaints. She provides daily advice and assistance in matters related to special education, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, student discipline, personnel issues, and student records. She earned her B.A. degree from Arizona State University, her M.Ed. degree in special education from Arizona State University, and her J.D. degree from Whittier Law School. (Flagstaff location)
JESSICA S. SANCHEZ is a partner with Udall Shumway, where she focuses her practice primarily in the area of education law, representing school districts and charter schools throughout the state. She has experience providing legal advice and representation on a broad range of matters including, but not limited to, enrollment, discipline, student rights, employment issues, procurement, and governing board liability issues. Ms. Sanchez has conducted many in-service training programs and presentations on a variety of topics such as special education, staff ethics, public records, student records, bullying, hazing, student discipline, and child abuse reporting guidelines. In addition to her time at Udall Shumway, she has also served as the general counsel for Tempe school districts. Ms. Sanchez is a member of the National School Boards Association, National Council of School Attorneys, Arizona School Board Association, and Arizona Council of School Attorneys. She serves as an officer and a member of the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors and has previously served in a number of leadership roles in both the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association (2016 president, officer, and director) and in the Hispanic National Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from Northern Arizona University and her J.D. degree from Arizona State University. (Flagstaff and Phoenix locations)
DAVID P. UFFENS is a senior attorney at Best Law Firm, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Uffens primarily practices domestic relations/family law litigation, including high asset, complex, and high conflict dissolutions. He also practices general civil litigation; provides counsel to sports law clients, including amateur and professional athletes and coaches; and advises individuals and entities regarding their corporate and transactional needs. Mr. Uffens is also a faculty associate at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he teaches professional and non-professional (amateur) sports law. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, and his M.C.M. degree from the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication. Mr. Uffens received his J.D. degree from Arizona State University. (Phoenix location)
STEPHEN VINCENT is an attorney Best Law Firm, P.C., where he focuses on divorce, family and custody law issues. He is admitted to practice in Arizona. Mr. Vincent earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University, his master's degree from Southern Utah University, and his J.D. degree from Arizona State University. (Phoenix location)
BRIAN WEBB is a sole practitioner and lifelong Arizona resident. Mr. Webb has experience in a wide range of practice areas including business law, family law, housing law, consumer rights, and tribal law. He served the Northern Arizona legal community from 2011-2015 as a board member of the Coconino County Bar Association, and most recently served as the board's president. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Navajo, Hopi, Havasupai, and Kaibab-Paiute courts. Mr. Webb received his B.S. degree from Arizona State University and his J.D. degree from Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. (Flagstaff location)
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