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Upcoming Events

Jennifer Smith and Brian Crowley to Present at Triple I
November 16, 2018
Jennifer Smith and Brian Crowley will present “Legal and Administrative Perspectives: Transgender Students” at the Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/Illinois ASBO.

Past Events

Webinar: Title IX Update: Practical Guidance for Administrators
October 23, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) is expected to release proposed regulations related to Title IX shortly. While the proposed regulations have not been officially released, a leaked draft indicates significant changes may be made to the current Title IX regulations affecting elementary and secondary schools as well as higher education institutions. Among the potential proposed changes are the application of the “deliberate indifference” standard to schools’ responses to sexual harassment, specific requirements for the contents of schools’ grievance procedures for responding to complaints of sexual harassment and training of staff, clarifications around what triggers a school’s obligations to apply its grievance procedures, and other changes requiring revisions to schools’ policies and procedures.

Webinar: Homeless Student Issues
September 18, 2018
Join Franczek Radelet attorneys Amy Dickerson and Jennifer Smith on September 18 at 10 a.m. as they continue our monthly webinar series covering pressing matters facing school districts. This month Amy and Jennifer will discuss homeless student issues.

Webinar: Legislative Update for Illinois Schools
August 21, 2018
Mary Deweese, Scott Metcalf, and John Swinney provided an update on new laws that will impact Illinois schools in the coming year.

Webinar: Supreme Court Review
July 26, 2018
The Supreme Court issued several important decisions this term for employers, including on the validity of contractually mandated individual arbitration, whistleblower protections under the Dodd-Frank Act, and the ability of public sector unions to collect fair share fees from non-members. We reviewed the key labor and employment decisions from the Supreme Court’s 2017-2018 term. We also looked ahead to cases coming up in the Court’s 2018-2019 term that employers should be aware of. 

Webinar: DCFS & ANCRA FAQs
July 24, 2018
Jennifer Smith and Kendra Yoch provided practical advice to administrators on frequently asked questions regarding DCFS & ANCRA.