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2021

2021

Courtney Stillman will present “To Stay Put or Not: The Complexities of Then Current Placements” at the LRP 2022 School Attorneys Conference, Sarasota, FL., February 2-4, 2022

A. Lynn Himes will be presenting on Open Meeting Act Update at the 37th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference held at ITT Chicago Kent College of Law on December 3, 2021 at 11:50 - 1:05 pm

Courtney Stillman will present Administrator Academy #3792 Meeting Virtually: A Year in Review and Tools for Future Success on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. This Administrator Academy is sponsored by IAASE, SELA and NSSEO

James Petrungaro and Adam Dauksas will present “Leave Me Alone? Combating Employee Abuse of Leave Benefits” at the 2021 IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference November 20, 2021

Courtney Stillman will present “Developing Gender Support Teams and Plans” at the Carousel of Panels at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference on November 20, 2021

HOSPITALITY SUITE, Friday, November 19, 2021, 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Mid America Club, 80th Floor in the Aon Center

Courtney Stillman will present “Eight Eligibility Enigmas” at the Fall Virtual Conference of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE), October 22, 2021

Courtney Stillman will also be a member of the Legal Panel at the IAASE Fall Conference, October 22, 2021 from 8:45 to 11 am.

Annual School Law Seminar, 8:00AM to 1:00PM, Friday, October 15, 2021, McDonald’s Hamburger University, 2715 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL

Andrew M. Sanchez Presented “Tribal-School District Relations: Intergovernmental Agreements”, “Conducting Termination & Discharge Hearings”, “Managing Superintendent Evaluations and Employment Contracts”, and “Governance of Public Schools” at the New Mexico School Boards Association’s Leadership Retreat on July 9 and 10 in Taos, NM

Andrew M. Sanchez Presented “HR 101” at the New Mexico School Personnel Association’s Annual Conference on July 6, 2021 in Albuquerque, NM

2020

2020

James Petrungaro and Adam Dauksas virtually presented “Leave Me Alone? Combating Employee Abuse of Leave Benefits 12/10/2020” to IASB members on December 10, 2020.

Adam Dauksas presented with a virtual Labor & Employment Panel at the 34th Annual ICSA Seminar on School Law on Thursday, November 19.

James Petrungaro, with a panel of ICSA attorneys, were available for “Ask Attorneys Anything – A COVID-19 Round Table”, inviting the school community to ask attorneys from across Illinois anything COVID-19 related via Zoom video  on May 1, 2020

A. Lynn Himes presented “Legal Hot Topics” at the ISABO Annual Conference in Peoria on April 29, 2020 at 1:30pm

Adam Dauksas presented an overview of cybersecurity legal issues at the Illinois Association of School Administrators’ cybersecurity workshop on April 22, 2020 at the District 230 Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, IL

John Fester and Adam Dauksas presented “Transforming the Paradigm of Educating Children” at the Annual Conference of the Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity.  Adam spoke on March 25, 2020 to parents and community members regarding the fundamentals of student discipline.  John Fester spoke on March 26 and 27, 2020 to school administrators and employees regarding changes in the law relating to student use of medical cannabis and employee medical and recreational use of cannabis

Justino Petrarca presented a collective bargaining update to the Illinois Liquid Assets Fund at their Annual Meeting on March 10, 2020 in Naperville, IL 

Adam Dauksas spoke at the South Suburban School of Business Officials about trends in collective bargaining negotiations with Rob Grossi on March 6, 2020

Andy Sanchez presented “Title IX and Booster Clubs” at the NM School Boards Association’s Board Institute scheduled on January 25, 2020 in Santa Fe, NM

Andy Sanchez presented “HR 101 for your Administrators” and “Social Media: What are the limits of Employee Discipline?” on February 4, 2020 at the NM School Personnel Association’s Annual Personnel Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Adam Dauksas  presented at the Boone-Winnebago Office of Education to a group of Assistant Superintendents and HR professionals regarding employee media and recreational use of cannabis on February 11, 2020

2019

2019

 

Andrew M. Sanchez presented “Board Legal Authorities and Empowerment” and “Regulating Social Media” at the New Mexico School Boards Association’s Annual Convention in Albuquerque, NM on December 7, 2019

IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference - November 23, 2019

A. Lynn Himes and James A. Petrungaro presented “Ask an Attorney” 

A. Lynn Himes presented “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: 2019 Legal Review”

HOSPITALITY SUITE, Friday, November 22, 2019, Mid America Club, 80th Floor in the Aon Center

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A. Lynn Himes presented at the Kent Public Sector Labor Relations Conference - “Review of Arbitration Awards” on November 15, 2019 

James A. Petrungaro and Adam Dauksas spoke at the ICSA In-House Counsel Networking Meeting, “Investigating (and Preventing) Sexual Harassment: A Discussion of Best Practices and the Impact of P.A. 101-0221” on October 25, 2019

39th Annual School Law Seminar, 8:00AM, Saturday, September 28, 2019, McDonald’s Hamburger University, 2715 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL

February 8, 2019, A. Lynn Himes addressed the Lake County Superintendents’ Association on “The School Year So Far: Top 10 Legal Issues for Superintendents”

2018

2018

 

A. Lynn Himes presented “Individual Rights and the Collective Bargaining Representation Process” at the Kent Law School Public Sector Labor Relations Conference on November 30, 2018

A. Lynn Himes and John E. Fester presented “And You Thought Alaska Had Pipeline Problems” at the IASB/IASA/IASBO 32nd Annual Conference on November 16th 

HOSPITALITY SUITE, Friday, November 16, 2018, Mid America Club, 80th Floor in the Aon Center

September 28, 2018, A. Lynn Himes presented a “Legal Update for School Year 2018-2019” at the North IASBO Meeting

A. Lynn Himes presented “Legal 911: When to Make the Call” at the IASBO NextGen SBO Summit on June 14, 2018 at the Marriott, Burr Ridge

38th Annual School Law Seminar, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at McDonald’s Hamburger University

A. Lynn Himes presented “Legal Updates:  What You Need to Know” at the IASBO Annual Conference on May 3, 2018 in Schaumburg, IL

A. Lynn Himes presented for the Lake County Bar Association, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 on the following topics:  LGBT and Gender Identity Issues and on Accommodating Employee Mental Health Issues 

A. Lynn Himes presented “Supervision of ESP” for IASBO at its Legal Standards for the Management of School Personnel Administrator Academy in Naperville, IL on March 16, 2018

John E. Fester presented “Last Chance Agreements” at the North American Association of Educational Negotiators 2018 Conference in Clearwater, FL on March 12, 2018

Justino D. Petrarca spoke on “Managing the Board of Education During Negotiations” at the North American Association of Educational Negotiators 2018 Conference in Clearwater, FL on March 13, 2018

Justino D. Petrarca spoke at the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators’ 11th Annual Conference on January 26, 2018 with an Update on Collective Bargaining