Upcoming Events/Speaking Engagements

A. Lynn Himes, IASBO Annual Conference, April 27, 2017, 1:45pm-2:45pm, Hot Legal Topics, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL

A. Lynn Himes and James A. Petrungaro, IASB Professional Development Leadership Training for School Board Members, Friday, June 16, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL


Past Events/Speaking Engagements


2017

  • A. Lynn Himes and John E. Fester, Student Discipline and Transgender Students, Superintendents' Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity, Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00am and Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
  • 37th Annual School Law Seminar -Was held at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8:00am

2016

 

  • A. Lynn Himes, Hot Legal Topics for 2016, Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10:30am - 11:30am, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago 9, Ballroom Level IV
  • A. Lynn Himes and James A. Petrungaro to speak at the IASB/IASBO/IASA Joint Annual Conference, Law of the Draw: a School Law Primer for the Board Secretary. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 1:30pm
  • A. Lynn Himes, 32nd Annual Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference, Ethical Duties with Respect to the Knowledge of Technology, Friday, December 2, 2016, 11:30am, Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  • Lynn Himes to speak at the IASBO workshop - Legal Standards for the Management of School Personnel, NIU Naperville, April 13, 2016, 8am-12pm.
  • 36th Annual School Law Seminar - To view the schedule and presentations from the 36th Annual School Law Seminar, please click here.

  • A. Lynn Himes to speak at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Negotiation Trends, January 28, 2016

2015

  • John Fester and James Petrungaro to present on FOIA and Open Meetings Act at IASBO Support Conference, December 4, 2015, Naperville, IL.

 

  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)
    • At the 2015 IASBO Annual Conference at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center : ** Justino Petrarca will be presenting "Creating Alternative Salary Structure" ** A. Lynn Himes will be presenting "2015 Legal Update" ** John E. Fester and Jacqui M. Litra will present "PERA Update"
  • North American Association of Educational Negotiators
    • Jacqueline M. Litra to present at the 46th Annual NAEN Conference in Clearwater, Florida, "Cloudy with a Chance of Privacy - the Benefits and Risk of Cloud Computing, Including Privacy Concerns Related to Cloud Computing .

2013

  • Ms. Jacqueline M. Litra to present for the YLS Education Law Committee
    • Jacqui Litra will be presenting "Labor Law 101" for the YLS Education Law Committee.
  • Mr. Lynn Himes and Mr. John Murphy to present at Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
    • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law presents the 29th annual gathering of the foremost conference on Illinois public sector labor relations law. Join Lynn Himes to hear him present on Discipline & Discharge Issues and John Murphy on The Law Governing Arbitration.
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca, A. Lynn Himes, John E. Fester and Ms. Jacqueline Litra to present at IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference
    • Justin Petrarca, Lynn Himes, John Fester and Jacqui Litra will be presenting at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference. They will be presenting on "What's New in Labor Law, Including PERA." 
  • Mr. Justin D. Petrarca to present on "Working title: Collective bargain issues including bargaining PERA, the Affordable Care Act, and performance-based salary schedules"
  • Scariano, Himes & Petrarca Chtd. Hospitality Suite
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes to present at the 2013 Erin's Law Conference
    • The conference will cover topics like: Erin's Law and how it applies to your school, recognizing signs of sexual abuse, myths about sexual violence, train and trainers prevention education K-12, mandated reporting, and parent/guardian education. 
  • Mr. Kevin B. Gordon to present on "Litigating School Bullying and Cyberbullying Lawsuits"
    • Learn the process for working with and against minors, understand the differences between hazing and bullying and find out how to prove cyberbulling. 
  • Mr. John Fester to present on "Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Updates" at IASBO Workshop
    • Each year, changes in Family Medical Leave Act interpretations and new court rulings create new challenges for school officials. 
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes to present on "Legal Issues & Legislation that Demand Your Attention" at IASBO Workshop
    • What current legal issues are most likely to have an impact on your school district? What recently passed or pending legislation demands your attention?
  • Ms. Julie Lewis to speak at the Consortium for School Networking
    • "Legal and Policy Considerations in Using Social Media in Schools" San Diego, CA

2011

  • Mr. Kevin Gordon to speak at the Illinois Counsel of School Attorneys annual seminar

    • "Caricature Counts" Student Discipline in the Age of On-line Communication" Chicago, Illinois
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the New York School Board Association Law Conference

    • "How Does Health Care Reform Affect Your School District" Buffalo, New York
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Program

    • "Bargaining and Budgeting for Healthcare Reform" Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Mr. Anthony G. Scariano and Ms. Kimberly Payne to speak at the October Chicago Area Directors of Curriculum and Assessment Meeting

    • "Overview of Senate Bill 7" Skokie, Illinois
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Program

    • "Negotiation Preparations in Difficult Times" Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the National School Board Association, Conference of School Attorneys School Law Practice Seminar

    • "Linking Student Evaluation to Student Achievement" New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Ms. Kimberly Payne to speak at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale 15th Annual School Administrators and the Law Conference

    • "Managing Technology in Schools: Staff and Student Rights and Responsibilities" Carbondale, Illinois
  • Mr. Lynn Himes to speak at the South Cooperative Organization for Public Education meeting

    • "Legislative Update - Hot Topics"
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the National School Board Association Conference

    • "Building Better Relations With Your Union" San Francisco, California
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the National School Board Association Conference

    • "Negotiating Changes in Health Insurance" San Francisco, California
  • Mr. Kevin Gordon to speak during the National Business Institute Audio Conference

    • "Litigating Bullying Lawsuits"
  • Ms. Trisha Olson to speak to the West Cook Executive Board of the Illinois Principal's Association

    • "Special Education Law Updates"
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the North American Association of Educational Negotiators Meeting

    • "Contemporary Issues in U.S. Education" San Diego, California
  • Mr. Lynn Himes to speak at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Administrators' Academy

    • "Legal Standards for the Management of School Personnel"
  • Mr. Kevin Gordon to speak at the National Business Institute Conference

    • "Illinois Special Education Law" Oak Brook, Illinois
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the Midwest Suburban Superintendents Association Annual Conference

    • "Bullying: Promoting Safe and Respectful Schools" Marco Island, Florida
  • Mr. Tony Scariano, Mr. Lynn Himes and Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the Midwest Suburban Superintendents Association Annual Conference

    • "The Legal Aspects of the School District Policy Team" Marco Island, Florida
  • Mr. Justin Petrarca to speak at the Midwest Suburban Superintendents Association Annual Conference

    • "Bullying: Promoting Safe and Respectful Schools" Marco Island, Florida

2014

  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law 30th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
    • A. Lynn Himes will speak  along with Kenneth Edwards of IUOE Local 150 and Sarah Kerley of the Illinois Labor Relations Board about access to public information.
  • Legal Hot Topics for 2014
    • A. Lynn Himes will be speaking regarding current trends and legal issues facing your district.
  • IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference
  • ICSA School Law Seminar
    • James A. Petrungaro will be presenting on "Responding to Allegations of Board Member Misconduct." 
  • National Business Institute's Illinois Special Education Law Seminar
    • Kevin Gordon will be presenting at the University Center, in Chicago, about "Protecting the Rights of Children with Special Needs" and "Ethics in Special Education Law." 
  • IASA Kiswuakee Region Meeting
    • A. Lynn Himes will be speaking at the IASA Kiswuakee Region Meeting regarding recent changes in the law affecting Illinois public schools.
  • Collective Bargaining in Education
    • A. Lynn Himes will be speaking to Western Illinois University Ed.D program students regarding collective bargaining in education. 
  • Litigating School Bullying and Cyber bullying Lawsuits
  • Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference
    • Mr. Kevin B. Gordon will be presenting at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference in Springfield, Illinois.

2012

  • Mr. James A. Petrungaro to speak at the Chicago Bar Association's Education Law Committee Meeting
    • "Litigation Issues Unique to the School Law Attorney"
  • Mr. Kevin B. Gordon to speak at the National Business Institute
    • "School Bullying: A Legal Primer" Oak Brook, IL
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes to speak at the 28th Annual Conference on Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law
    • "Non-Traditional Bargaining" Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL
  • Ms. Julie Lewis to speak at the Illinois Association of School Boards Workshop
    • "What's Trending Now in Special Education Law" Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO, Chicago, IL
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes to speak at the Illinois Association of School Boards Workshop
    • "Hot Legal Issues 2012" Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO, Chicago, IL
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes and Mr. James Petrungaro to speak together at the Illinois Council of School Attorneys Annual Conference
    • "Mrs. John Doe: Transgender Issues in Schools" Chicago, IL
  • Mr. Kevin B. Gordon to speak at the Illinois Association of School Boards Workshop
    • "School Bullying and Violence: Perspectives in Prevention and Response" Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO, Chicago, IL
  • Mr. Alan Mullins to speak at the Illinois Association of School Boards Workshop
    • "School District Election Obligations" Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO, Chicago, IL
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes and Mr. James Petrungaro to speak together at the Illinois Association of School Boards Workshop
    • "Mrs. John Doe: Transgender Issues in Schools" Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO, Chicago, IL
  • Ms. Julie Lewis to speak at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools
    • "*305 - Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools: A Framework for Understanding Rights and Obligations Under IDEA"
  • Ms. Julie Lewis to speak at the Illinois Association of School Administrators
    • "Legal and Policy Considerations in Using Social Media in Schools" Springfield, IL
  • Mr. James Petrungaro to speak at the National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys 2012 Fall Conference
    • "Keys to the Kingdom? Defining the Limits of Board Member Access to District Documents" Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Mr. Alan Mullins to speak at Illinois Association of School Boards Workshops
    • "School District Election Obligations" Consolidated School District 158, Algonquin, IL July 17, 2012 Richland School District 88, Crest Hill, IL July 18, 2012 Lombard School District 44 in Lombard, IL July 19, 2012
  • Mr. Alan Mullins to speak at the International Association of Assessing Officers Preparation and Trial Seminar
    • "Intervenors in the Assessment and Appeals Process" Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes to speak to the Illinois Association of School Business Officials
    • "IASBO Hot Legal Topics" Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes to speak to the Illinois Association of School Business Officials
    • "Legal Standards for the Management of School Personnel" Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Ms. Jacqueline Litra to speak to the North American Association of Educational Negotiators
    • "The View from the Bargaining Table: Tips, Tales and Lessons Learned" Clearwater, Florida
  • Mr. A. Lynn Himes to speak at PMA School Finance Seminar Series
    • "Collective Bargaining Symposium" Lysle, Illinois