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Transgender Issues in Schools: Supporting Students and Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

Gain a better understanding of how to accommodate transgender students. This topic will discuss legal issues, practical implications, and how to manage these issues day-to-day.School officials and personnel are grappling with understanding how best to address issues related to accommodating transgender students in school and school-related activities. The legal issues may seem murky to many and the legal landscape is shifting. This topic will help you understand the status of existing law as well as action steps which schools may consider to address the accommodation of transgender student needs in a school setting. The information will also focus on measures to be taken to avoid legal pitfalls including a school's responsibility to address complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying and training of school administrators and staff.
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Agenda

Overview of the Law
  • Title IX and DOE Regulatory Guidance
  • Applicable State Law
  • Case Law
Addressing Requests for Accommodation by a Transgender Student and/or Parent
  • Student's Name
  • Student Records
  • Restroom and Locker Room Accessibility
  • School Trips
  • Dress Codes
  • Interscholastic Athletic Participation
Student Privacy
Addressing Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment
  • Complaints Made by Student
  • Complaints/Concerns Raised by Other Students/Parents
Training for School Staff
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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.
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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Mary Kay Klimesh

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLPís Chicago office
  • Engages in a broad-based practice concentrating in education law at the pre-school through higher education levels in both the public and private sectors
  • Provides in-depth assistance and counseling on matters such as board governance; regulatory compliance, including Title IX and FERPA compliance; policy development; due process issues in the academic setting; faculty contract and employment decisions; employee discipline, evaluation and training; investigation of employee misconduct; employee and student civil rights and discrimination issues, including representation of educational entities in response to the investigation of complaints by the DOE Office of Civil Rights; accommodation of employees and students with disabilities under the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and IDEIA; intergovernmental and joint agreements by and between educational entities; and obligations under the Illinois Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act
  • Has contributed to publications and has made presentations on education sector legal issues for organizations including the American Bar Association, the National Council of School Attorneys, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Association of School Boards, the Illinois Council of School Attorneys, the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Past Chair of the American Bar Associationís Section of State and Local Government Law; she also serves on the Executive Committee for the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and is a past Chair of the Education Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, University of Iowa College of Law; B.A. degree, Trinity University

Sam Schwartz-Fenwick

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Particularly well-versed in benefits-related litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Defends complex class actions and single-plaintiff lawsuits under ERISA; in the class action realm, he has defended various types of claims, including claims for benefits and claims for breach of fiduciary duty, including 401(k) fee litigation
  • In addition to his ERISA litigation practice, he has significant experience in general employment matters
  • Regularly assists in the defense of complex litigation matters brought under the National Labor Relations Act, and represents clients in hearings before the National Labor Relations Board and in grievance arbitrations
  • Speaks nationwide and publishes regularly on a variety of employment law and litigation topics, and issues regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. He has also served as a contributor to Employee Benefits Law (ABA) and The Developing Labor Law (BNA), and developed in conjunction with Equality Illinois a best practices guide for Illinois employers on LGBT inclusion
  • Leads the firmís LGBT Affinity Group; he is also a member of the executive committee of United Pride, the president of the board of Unsilence, a human rights educational organization, and serves on multiple committees at his synagogue
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law; B.A. degree, Tufts University
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Product ID: 401520
Published 2018
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