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Upcoming Events

Franczek Attorneys Mike Hernandez and Emily Tulloch Present Legal Lite for New Teachers
August 6, 2019
Mike Hernandez and Emily Tulloch will present "Legal Lite for New Teachers" at the DuPage Regional Office of Education.

Franczek Attorneys Jackie Wernz and John Swinney Present Legal Lite for New Teachers
August 14, 2019
Jackie Wernz and John Swinney will present "Legal Lite for New Teachers" at the DuPage Regional Office of Education.

Title IX Fundamentals and Investigation Techniques
300 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, Suite 3400
August 15, 2019
Franczek is hosting a training on the Title IX fundamentals and investigation techniques that includes an overview of Title IX, an update on entities enforcing Title IX (OCR, state and federal courts), a summary of Title IX responsibilities for schools, a summary of procedural requirements for Title IX complaints and investigations, and case studies addressing fundamentals.

Top Legal Trends and Sticky Human Resources Situations to Know in 2019
AASPA's 81st Annual Conference - New Orleans, LA
October 8, 2019
Shelli Anderson and Jackie Wernz will present "Top Legal Trends and Sticky Human Resources Situations to Know in 2019" at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) 81st Annual Conference.

Disturbing the Peace: Handling Community Dissent in Public Schools
IASB Corn Belt Division Dinner Meeting - Fairbury, IL
October 10, 2019
Scott Metcalf presents "Disturbing the Peace: Handling Community Dissent in Public Schools" at the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Corn Belt Division Dinner Meeting.

Educational Equity and Special Education
Dekalb County Institute - Malta, IL
October 11, 2019
Kathryn Vander Broek presents on educational equity and special education at the DeKalb County Institute. 

Title IX Today: What School Administrators Need to Know
October 11, 2019
Amy Dickerson and Jennifer Smith will present "Title IX Today: What School Administrators Need to Know" at the 2019 DeKalb County-Wide Institute.

Transgender Issues in Illinois Schools
Santa Fe, NM
October 18, 2019
Jennifer Smith will present on transgender issues in Illinois schools at the 2019 School Law Practice Seminar held by the National School Boards Association (NSBA).

"Too Close For Comfort? Risky Relationships for Boards"
November 23, 2019
Franczek Partners Shelli Anderson and Dana Fattore Crumley will present “Too Close For Comfort? Risky Relationships for Boards” with Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board President Kara Caforio at the 2019 IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference. The panel will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus I/J, East Tower.

Past Events

Webinar: Where Are We Now? Homelessness and Residency in 2019
July 16, 2019
In this webinar, Jackie Wernz of Franczek P.C. will go beyond the basics of residency and homeless law to provide insight into the current state of residency and homeless issues 2018 and 2019. Relying on her experience advising schools on day-to-day residency and homeless issues and her review of recent homeless and dispute decisions from across the state, Jackie will provide information valuable to a wide range of school leaders and staff. Whether you are on the front lines of residency and homeless issues or an upper level administrator or board member looking to refresh your knowledge of this important area of law, this webinar will have something for you.

Franczek Partner Jackie Wernz to Present at the 2019 Education Law: A Year in Review
June 26, 2019
On June 26, Jackie Wernz will present, "Changes at OCR (case processing, discipline guidance, transgender guidance)" at the 2019 Education Law: A Year in Review. This event takes place from 1-5pm at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Franczek Partner Amy Dickerson to Present at the 2019 Education Law: A Year in Review
June 26, 2019
On June 26, Amy Dickerson will present "Title IX" at the 2019 Education Law: A Year in Review. This event takes place from 1-5pm at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

IASB New Board Member Workshop: PDLT Training
Glenview, IL
June 21, 2019
Shelli Anderson, Nicki Bazer, and Jennifer Dunn will present the Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) at the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) New Board Workshop.

Webinar: Trauma Responsive Schools
June 18, 2019
Join Franczek on June 18 at 10 a.m. as we continue our monthly webinar series covering pressing matters facing schools. Amy Dickerson will be joined by Julie Shellberg from Partnership for Resilience to discuss trauma responsive schools. We will examine the applicable laws addressing trauma-informed responses in schools and provide examples and best practices from Partnership for Resilience for building a trauma sensitive school system.