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Professional Development and Training Workshops

Shipman & Goodwin’s School Law attorneys frequently conduct on-site training and professional development workshops for public school, independent school and college and university clients on a variety of legal issues and matters of concern.  Each session provides information on the laws and regulations and best practices applicable to the type of educational institution and highlights specific case examples from public school, independent school and post-secondary institutions as appropriate to the audience. 

Our school attorneys will collaborate with school officials in advance to customize each presentation to address the particular needs and concerns of the institution.  In addition, presentations can be tailored to student, faculty, governance board and community audiences, enabling all stakeholders to engage with legal content delivered in understandable and relevant formats. 

A sample list of training programs is outlined below and provides a representation of the types of topics most frequently requested by educational institutions. For further information, or to discuss how we may be able to meet your training needs, please contact: Leander Dolphin at ldolphin@goodwin.com or Julie Fay at jfay@goodwin.com. For a complete list of recent and upcoming events, click here

ADA and Accommodations
Available for: Public Schools, Independent Schools and Colleges and Universities

Bullying, Harassment and Mandated Reporting
Available for: Public Schools and Independent Schools 

Data Privacy, Security and Regulatory Compliance
Available for: Public Schools, Independent Schools and Colleges and Universities

Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Board of Education Members
Available for: Public Schools

Legislative Updates
Available for: Public Schools, Independent Schools and Colleges and Universities

Sexual Harassment Prevention
Available for: Public Schools, Independent Schools and Colleges and Universities

Special Education and Section 504
Available for: Public Schools

Social Media Use by Students and Faculty
Available for: Public Schools, Independent Schools and Colleges and Universities

Confidentiality and Student Information
Available for: Public Schools, Independent Schools and Colleges and Universities

Effective Response to Assault and Harassment Claims
Available for: Public Schools and Colleges and Universities

Student and Faculty Misconduct and Professional Boundaries
Available for: Independent Schools and Colleges and Universities

Enrollment Contracts
Available for: Independent Schools and Colleges and Universities

Risk Assessment and Management
Available for: Independent Schools 

Student Trips and Travel
Available for: Independent Schools and Public Schools

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