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School Law Update 2017: Teacher Rights, Hiring, and Firing

Contains material from Apr 2017

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Session 1: Conducting School Investigations That Result in Useable Findings, On Time, and Within Budget – Learn tips and best practices in conducting investigations, including evidentiary issues, information gathering, and reporting. Also, review ethics considerations, including privilege, conflicts, and more.
 
Session 2: EEOC: Arrested Developments – Hear an overview of the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII. Learn how the guidance affects hiring decisions and how school districts can ensure they stay on the right side of the law.
 
Session 3: Teachers Say The Darnedest Things—Again – Hear a school district attorney’s and a school employee attorney’s perspectives on the First Amendment line between school employees' speech as public employees and private citizens.
 
Session 4: The Importance of the Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Doctrine – Gain insight into the exhaustion of administrative remedies doctrine, including its exceptions and application during the grievance process and state court litigation.

Session 5: Settlement Agreements for the 21st Century – Explore whether it is time to update and rethink how settlement agreements are written. An employer and an employee lawyer share their thoughts on resolving conflicts and how improvements may be made.
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Total Credit Hours:
3.25 | 0.50 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2020

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1. Conducting School Investigations That Result in Useable Findings, On Time, and Within Budget (Apr 2017)

Giana Ortiz, Corey E. Tanner, Ronnie Paiz Garcia

0.75 0.50 0.00 0.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 23 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

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SESSION 1 — 44 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 1:

Conducting School Investigations That Result in Useable Findings, On Time, and Within Budget (Apr 2017)

Learn tips and best practices in conducting investigations, including evidentiary issues, information gathering, and reporting. Also, review ethics considerations, including privilege, conflicts, and more.

Originally presented at: Feb 2017 School Law Conference

Giana Ortiz, The Ortiz Law Firm - Arlington, TX
Corey E. Tanner, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Austin, TX
Ronnie Paiz Garcia, Underwood - Lubbock, TX

2. EEOC: Arrested Developments  (Apr 2017)

Leah Robertson

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

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SESSION 2 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

EEOC: Arrested Developments  (Apr 2017)

Hear an overview of the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII. Learn how the guidance affects hiring decisions and how school districts can ensure they stay on the right side of the law.  

Originally presented at: Feb 2017 School Law Conference

Leah Robertson, Midland ISD - Midland, TX

3. Teachers Say The Darnedest Things—Again (Apr 2017)

Michael J. Currie, Christopher B. Gilbert

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 30 pgs
Paper (pdf) 35 pgs
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

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SESSION 3 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Teachers Say The Darnedest Things—Again (Apr 2017)

Hear a school district attorney’s and a school employee attorney’s perspectives on the First Amendment line between school employees' speech as public employees and private citizens.

Originally presented at: Feb 2017 School Law Conference

Michael J. Currie, Texas Classroom Teachers Association - Austin, TX
Christopher B. Gilbert, Thompson & Horton LLP - Houston, TX

4. The Importance of the Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Doctrine (Apr 2017)

Juan J. Cruz

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 22 pgs
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

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SESSION 4 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

The Importance of the Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Doctrine (Apr 2017)

Gain insight into the exhaustion of administrative remedies doctrine, including its exceptions and application during the grievance process and state court litigation.

Originally presented at: Feb 2017 School Law Conference

Juan J. Cruz, J. Cruz & Associates, LLC - Laredo, TX

5. Settlement Agreements for the 21st Century (Apr 2017)

Kevin F. Lungwitz, Lisa R. McBride

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

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SESSION 5 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Settlement Agreements for the 21st Century (Apr 2017)

Explore whether it is time to update and rethink how settlement agreements are written. An employer and an employee lawyer share their thoughts on resolving conflicts and how improvements may be made.  

Originally presented at: Feb 2017 School Law Conference

Kevin F. Lungwitz, The Lungwitz Law Firm, P.C. - Austin, TX
Lisa R. McBride, Thompson & Horton LLP - Houston, TX