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701 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
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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:
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.
including - 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.
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. List one federal law that impacts how schools must respond to bullying and harassment. 4. List two services that the school must provide to undocumented students. 5. Describe the free speech protections available to teachers. 6. Name the constitutional amendment under which students are entitled to equal protection and due process. 7. State one best practice for ensuring FERPA compliance. 8. Explain the difference between legal and physical custody.
New York Professional Development hours available with district approval.
YOLANDA A. ASAMOAH is a veteran educator and attorney with 28 years of public service in Monroe County. She holds a J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master's degree in teaching from the University of Rochester, and a master's degree in educational leadership with building and district leadership certification from Saint John Fisher College, in Rochester, New York. Ms. Asamoah is admitted to practice in New York state and before the Western District of New York; and was a recipient of the Daily Record's Attorney of the Year Award in 2014. She is a NYS teacher certified in multiple disciplines and has taught every grade level, K-12. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Asamoah served as the Rochester City School District's first chief ombudsman and compliance officer. As chief ombudsman, she was responsible for promoting procedural and substantive fairness for families. Ms. Asamoah currently serves as the District's chief counsel for Special Education, providing counsel to staff, supporting special education leadership in matters of state and federal compliance, developing procedures and protocols, and supporting organizational design initiatives. A native of Ghana, West Africa, and a former student of international law and finance transactions, she is trilingual and has lived and studied in Ghana, the UK and France.
MICHAEL L. DODD is a partner with the law firm of Ferrara Fiorenza P.C. His practice focuses primarily on defending public and private sector employers in discrimination, wage and hour, labor relations, and other employment-related claims. Mr. Dodd is a member of the New York State and Onondaga County bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Oswego and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.
JAMES P. EVANS is a partner in the firm of Barclay Damon, LLP, which has nearly 300 experienced attorneys across 33 specialized and diverse practice areas, across 11 strategically located offices. He is located in the firm's Syracuse office, where he practices in the areas of municipal law, education law, labor & employment law, commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and construction law. Mr. Evans has successfully handled a number of legal matters relating to the legal obligations of public agencies and municipalities over the past 25 years and he regularly advises and represents public educational institutions, among other clients. He is an assistant professor of education at Le Moyne College, where he teaches master's level courses in education law; and he is has been a guest lecturer for the New York State Bar Association, higher education institutions and a frequent lecturer for the National Business Institute. Mr. Evans is a member of American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and Onondaga County Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree from New York State University at Oswego and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.
THOMAS F. TURTURO is the sole practitioner of The Turturo Law Firm. He initially focused his practice on bankruptcy before branching out into criminal defense, wills, trusts and estates, banking & financing, and family law. Mr. Turturo has represented debtors and creditors from almost every county across upstate New York, having appeared in bankruptcy court for the districts based around Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton, Syracuse and Utica. Mr. Turturo received his J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law.
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