Education Attorneys “Train-the-Trainers”

Stutz Artiano’s education attorneys are busy “training the trainers” by presenting at conferences throughout California on the critical issues educators face and how to minimize their risks this school year. Upcoming speaking engagements include:

[reveal heading=”September 24 from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the San Diego County Bar Association“]Stutz Artiano Partner Jeffrey Wade will join panelists for a discussion moderated by U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy titled “Cyber-Bullying – Classroom to Courtroom: Can the Constitution Rein in the Bullies?” Panelists will also include California Western School of Law professor Ruth Hargrove, San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Oscar Garcia, and San Diego Unified School District Police Chief Reuben Littlejohn.[/reveal]

[reveal heading=”October 16 Workshop ACHRO/EEO (Association of Chief Human Resource Officers) “]Fall Conference at Newport Beach Marriott. “Employment Law Round-Up: New Employment Laws You Need to Know.” Stutz Artiano Partner Jeffery A. Morris and Associates Robert M. Mahlowitz and Melissa A. Lewis will help HR professionals keep ahead of the ever-changing body of employment law to ensure compliance and avoid costly litigation. Topics covered will include harassment and discrimination, wage and hour, mandatory leaves and health care.[/reveal]

[reveal heading=”September/October AB1266 Briefings for School Districts and Offices of Education“]are being conducted by Partner Jack M. Sleeth, Jr. The recently adopted AB1266 (Education Code section 221.5) deals with sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use of facilities consistent with gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records. Briefings include recommendations districts will want to consider implementing prior to January 1, 2014 when school districts will be required to permit each student to participate in sports and use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with the student’s gender identity. For upcoming AB1266 Briefing dates, contact[/reveal]

“Our education attorneys are speaking to human resource officers at community colleges, superintendents and administrators on K-12 campuses, Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) representatives, county offices of education, district board members and educators from schools of all sizes, including charter schools,” says Shinoff. “It is an investment of time to attend professional training, especially at the beginning of the school year with so much going on. It is definitely worth time spent,” says Shinoff, “because this sets the course for best practices that can develop throughout the school year to better manage the outcome of unexpected issues when they arise.”

For future workshop and briefing dates, contact