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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 Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of CLE credit.
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. Explain to what extent schools can regulate the use of social media. 2. Describe when schools can implement discipline on students for cyberbullying. 3. Identify common FERPA dilemmas. 4. State assistive technology requirements for students with disabilities. 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 legal and constitutional concerns for searching student phones.
BRIAN BARE is a senior attorney at Whitt Law LLC, concentrating his practice in the representation of school districts and other units of local government, including board governance, business operations, collective bargaining, contract negotiation and review, public bidding, requests for proposals, construction, real estate, personnel and employment issues, and student discipline and special education matters. Mr. Bare frequently assists with the administration and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and the resolution of grievances and unfair labor practice charges. In 2017, he was first appointed to serve on the Education Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. In addition, in 2017 and 2018, Mr. Bare was named to the list of Emerging Lawyers in the areas of school law and land use, zoning & condemnation law by Law Bulletin Media's Leading Lawyers Division. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
BRITTANY M. FLAHERTY THEIS is an attorney with Whitt Law LLC, where she focuses her practice on the representation of school districts and other taxing bodies in property tax disputes and regarding such topics as board governance, Freedom of Information Act requests, Open Meetings Act requirements, administrative law and procedure, personnel and employment matters, intergovernmental agreements, special education, bond issuances, business operations, risk management, and school finance. Ms. Theis actively monitors legislation and other legal developments impacting school districts throughout Illinois. Ms. Theis regularly advises clients in matters regarding school finance including property tax levies, interfund transfers, borrowing, and contract review. She serves as local counsel and disclosure counsel on bond financings, assisting school district clients from the early planning stages through closing and post-issuance matters. Ms. Theis is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. She earned her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Bradley University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
JASON A. GUISINGER is a partner with the Chicago law firm of Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. He focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, school law, election law, land use and zoning, and public sector labor and employment law. Mr. Guisinger spends a significant amount of time representing public entities, police officers, firefighters and public officials in litigation at all levels of state and federal court. He is also a regular speaker and author on issues of legal concern to units of local government in the state of Illinois. Mr. Guisinger has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in 2015-2017 in the areas of governmental, municipal, lobbying and administrative law; and election, political and campaign law. He was recognized by the South Suburban Bar Association for outstanding service as the SSBA president in 2009. He is admitted to practice in Illinois. Mr. Guisinger earned his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and his J.D. degree from Michigan State University College of Law.
J. ALLEN WALL is a partner with Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., where he practices in the areas of general litigation, municipal, library and school law. Mr. Wall received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College; his master's degree in English and education from Duke University; his master's degree and Ph.D. degree in philosophy from Northwestern University; and his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Law. Mr. Wall is the author of numerous book reviews and articles in the areas of philosophy and education. He published "Towards the Fundamental Right and Education Quality Strategy in Illinois School Finance Litigation," which appeared in West's Education Law Reporter. Mr. Wall co-authored “Unfunded Mandates: How Current Illinois Laws Fit Into The Bigger Picture,” which was published in the Illinois ASBO Update Sprint 2013. He also co-authored IICLE Chapters “Formal Dismissal and Suspension Procedures Under Illinois Tenure Law” and “Special Assessments, Special Service Areas, and Business Districts.”
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