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Events & Presentations

Our attorneys are highly sought after to share their experience and legal insights as officers or presenters with many of the leading educational and legal associations, organizations, and related professional groups. We are regular contributors to the American Association of School Administrators, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Association of School Boards, the National School Boards Association, the Illinois Association of School Business Officials, the National Council of School Attorneys, Illinois Council of School Attorneys, Midwest Superintendents Association,  the North American Association of Educational Negotiators, and the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education.

 

 

Upcoming Events/Speaking Engagements

  • Courtney N. Stillman will present a Pre-Conference workshop, “Special Educators’ Roadmap for Crafting Legally Defensible Goals, Objectives, and Accommodations,”  at LRP’s National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 16, 2023. At the same Conference, she will present “Tips for BIPs: Behavior Planning Lessons From Case Law” on April 17, 2023.

  • A. Lynn Himes will be presenting on 4/14/23 @ 1:50-2:30 at annual state convention of the IL Directors of Student Activities.

      Topic:  Legal issues impacting student activities

  • Courtney N. Stillman will present ”Private School Students, Dual Enrollment and Unilateral Placement”  on February 23, 2023 at the IAASE Winter Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.  She will also be a presenter on the Attorney Panel at the Conference on February 24 2023.

  • Andrew M. Sanchez will be presenting during:

New Mexico School Boards Association

2023 Board Institute

Leading the Way for Student Sucess

February 2 - 4, 2023

Hilton Hotel & Santa Fe Convention Center

Sante Fe, NM

2023 Board Institute Breakout Session Grids

Friday, February 03, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • A. Lynn Himes will be presenting on 1/27/23, DoubleTree by Hilton in Lisle

      Topic - Employee Mental Health Issues and Accommodations

  • Courtney N. Stillman will present “Building Better BIPs: Strategies from Case Law,” at the LRP Special Education School Attorneys Conference, January 25-27, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Past Events/Speaking Engagements

ROOM
Peralta/Lamy

Theater 160

1:00-2:00PM


OMA & First Amendment Issues related to Public Comment

Andrew M. Sanchez, Himes, Petrarca & Fester, Chtd.

Administration, Boardmanship, Legal Issues

2:15 - 3:15PM


Conflicts of Interest under the Governmental Conduct Act. What are the requirements for Board Members and School Employees, and do we have a policy

Andrew M. Sanchez

Himes, Petrarca & Fester, Chtd.

Administration, Boardmanship, Legal Issues

3:30 - 4:30PM

Parent Attempts to Opt-Out of Curriculum and of Teachers, including review of CRT and Parent-rights

Andrew M. Sanchez

Himes, Petrarca & Fester, Chtd.

Administration, Boardmanship, Legal Issues

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