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If you work in education, every interaction could be a lawsuit in the making. This essential guide will show you how to handle the most pressing situations professionals like you face today. You'll get insights and answers on free speech, sexual harassment, 504 plans, special education discipline and more. You'll take away the information you need to confidently protect your school from legal liabilities - order today!
Morning Panel: Technology, Sexual Harassment, LGBT Students and More
Afternoon Panel: 504 Plans, IEPs and Other Special Education Issues
Morning Panel: Technology, Sexual Harassment, LGBT Students and More - 9:00 - 10:30 and 10:45 - 12:15
Panelists: Anthony N. Anselmo, Lorraine A. Parlange, and Garrett Williams
Moderator: Ronald E. Farley
Afternoon Panel: 504 Plans, IEPs and Other Special Education Issues - 1:15 - 2:30 and 2:45 - 4:30
Panelists: Jenny M. Cochrane and Lorraine A. Parlange
Moderator: Ronald E. Farley
This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education (Self Study) A/V credit, which includes 6.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 0.0 hour of ethics.
ANTHONY N. ANSELMO is a partner in the law firm of Stevens Clay PS and has more than 16 years of experience in representing school districts in a variety of matters. Part of Mr. Anselmo’s practice focusses on student privacy and special education law. He received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. Mr. Anselmo is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
JENNY M. COCHRANE is owner at the Law Office of Jenny M. Cochrane, where she represents clients in both transactional legal matters and litigious matters in estate planning, family law, consumer protection, bankruptcy, Social Security disability, and special education law. She is a mother of a 16-year old boy, who has autism, as well as a solo practitioner of law licensed both in Washington state and British Columbia. As a lawyer, Ms. Cochrane seeks to improve the lot of folks impacted by disabilities, whether through special education, employment discrimination, denial of government benefits, or special needs trusts and guardianships. In addition to this work, she work in varied areas of civil and criminal litigation, as well as some transactional work. Ms. Cochrane also has done extensive work in Canada representing First Nations (the Native Americans of Canada) in residential school abuse claims, which she is hoping to bring to the U.S. in representation of Native Americans similarly impacted. Ms. Cochrane is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Law Society of British Columbia. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Washington and her J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law.
RONALD E. FARLEY is a partner in the law firm of Cogdill Nichols & Farley, located in Spokane, Washington. His emphasized areas of practice include education law, employment law and civil appeals. Mr. Farley has represented both employers and employees in education and employment matters. He is a current member, and past president of the Mead School District Board of Directors and has served on that board for nearly 20 years. Mr. Farley has also served as a member of the Whitworth University Professional Educator Advisory Board; the S.T.E.M. + Advisory Council addressing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics Instruction on the K-12 level; and has served on the Priority Spokane Education Attainment Task Force. He has been a program speaker and moderator for presentations on discrimination and harassment, in and out of the workplace, and has presented seminar material on the topic of bullying and harassment of special needs children in the educational setting. Mr. Farley has also testified before the Washington State Legislature's Higher Education Committee. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, as well as the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Farley earned his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Washington, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and also earned his J.D. degree from the University of Washington.
LORRAINE A. PARLANGE joined the Kalispel Tribe of Indians as the in-house tribal attorney in 2006. She has over 22 years' experience as an attorney representing public and private sector clients in a variety of issues, including employment law, education, social work, taxation, public relations, criminal law, administrative, regulatory, and Indian law cases. Over the years Ms. Parlange has successfully litigated matters in administrative proceedings, including mediation and arbitration. As lead litigator, she has handled cases over multiple jurisdictions including tribal, state and federal courts. Ms. Parlange has taught classes in several areas, including education, parent advocacy, social work, counseling, investigating and interviewing techniques. She continues to present at conferences in the areas of special education focusing on current regulations and case law, and advocacy for children and for parents of children with special education needs, as well as federal Indian law. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Parlange worked as a counselor in New York with at-risk youth and survivors of sexual abuse. She has her master's degree in education with an emphasis on special education and applied behavioral analysis.
GARRETT WILLIAMS is an attorney with Stevens Clay PS, and member of the Washington State Bar Association. He represents school districts on a broad range of legal issues and presents regularly on various school law topics. Mr. Williams graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.