Upcoming Webinars

May 7, 2014 - Defending Public School Employers in First Amendment Free Speech Cases in the Post-Garcetti Era

This webinar is crucial for attorneys representing public school employers. A 20+ year school law veteran provides (1) an overview and legal analysis of the current case law discussing school district liability in First Amendment free speech cases involving public employees; and (2) practical tips and suggestions on how to prevent and protect school districts and school administrators from these types of claims. Register now for the Defending Public School Employers Webinar.

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Mark Blom, NSBA Senior Staff Atttorney
  • Presenter: Darcy Proctor, Ancel Glink, Chicago, IL

May 14, 2014 - Special Ed. Session 3: Litigating a Special Education Case in Federal Court: Tips and Recent Decisions

Special education cases are regulars in federal courts. This webinar gives the school attorney an inside look at litigating a case appealed from due process, including practical tips. The presenters, experienced practitioners with numerous hours in federal court, will also discuss recent federal case law of note. Register now for the Special Ed. series or per webinar.

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  • Special Ed. #1: Resolving Special Education Disputes November 5, 2013
  • Special Ed. #2: A School Attorney's Guide to Due Process Hearings March 5, 2014

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Presenters: Jim Keith, Adams and Reese, Ridgeland, MS; Charlie Weatherly, Weathery Law Firm, Atlanta, GA; Janet Horton and Chris Borreca, Thompson & Horton LLP, Houston, TX

May 15, 2014 - Student Data Privacy in the Era of Online Educational Tools: Legal Requirements and Best Practice Recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education

Join Kathleen Styles, the U.S. Dept. of Education's Chief Privacy Officer and head of the Privacy Technical Assistance Center, for a discussion of PTAC's recent guidance document: "Protecting Student Data Privacy While Using Online Educational Services." The document points out gaps in the law that might permit vendor use of metadata. Are you familiar with the Department's recommendations? During this session, you will also get a brief introduction to the soon-to-be-released COSA resource for attorneys on student data privacy and cloud computing. Don't miss this opportunity to get up-to-date on a very hot topic. Register now for the Student Data Privacy webinar.

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Presenters: Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education and Michael Hawes, Statistical Privacy Advisor, U.S. Department of Education

Please Note: CLE credit for COSA live webinars may be available in your state. Please contact Laura Baird at lbaird@nsba.org for more information.

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I Want to Register For the Defending Public School Employers Webinar

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Regular Rate $195
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $150
State Association or International Partner $50

I Want to Register For the Student Data Privacy Webinar

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Regular Rate $225
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $165
State Association or International Partner $0

I Want to Register For the Special Ed. Series

You can still register for the Series after the first webinar has taken place. We will provide Special Ed. Series registrants with the materials and recording of the webinar that has already occurred.

  • Special Ed. Session 1: Resolving Special Education Disputes Recording [Webinar Details]
    If the school district's attorney is being consulted about a student or is attending IEP meetings, it is likely that there is a significant dispute over the student's education and that the matter is headed for litigation. Litigation will mean great expense to the school district and, especially, a great commitment of staff time. An experienced special education attorney will discuss amicable measures that school districts can take to resolve disputes and avoid a contentious due process hearing. (Record date: November 5, 2013) [Hide Details]
  • Special Ed. Session 2: A School Attorney's Guide to Due Process Hearings Recording [Webinar Details]
    A veteran of many special education due process hearings will walk you through preparation of your case on behalf of the school district. From witness preparation, to document collection, to hearing dynamics, to the written decision, you will get a comprehensive "manual" on managing a due process hearing. If you practice in the special education arena, you will not want to miss it! (Record date: March 5, 2014) [Hide Details]
Description Price
Regular Rate $475
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $350
State Association or International Partner $120

I Want to Register Per Special Ed. Webinar

Description Price
Regular Rate $195
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $150
State Association or International Partner $50

Webinar Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing by fax (703-519-6497) or email (registration@nsba.org) to the NSBA registrar no later than 48 hours prior to the start of webinar. After that date and time, no refunds will be issued; however, you may transfer your registration to another participant.