Aug. 13, 2020
9:00am - 11:00am
In May 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released the new Title IX regulations. These regulations are scheduled to take effect on August 14, 2020 and include some significant and substantial changes from our prior Title IX practices. In addition, in September 2019 the N.H. legislature passed a law requiring that all School Districts and public charter schools develop a policy that guides the development and implementation of a coordinated plan to prevent, assess the presence of, intervene in, and respond to incidents of discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The same bill also granted person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice the right to initiate legal action in our state courts against school districts and public charter schools.
This fast-paced two hour seminar will provide you with “what you need to know” about the changes to the Title IX regulations, and will help you identify potential risk, implement preventative measures, equip you to intervene in, respond to, and remediate incidents of sex-based discrimination and harassment. During our time together we’ll discuss such questions as:
- What do the new Title IX regulations mean for Districts?
- What are the legal duties we owe to students?
- What are the current and common areas of potential risk in a school culture?
- What are some best practices and preventive measures we can implement to protect students by reducing the risk of harm?
- What measures should we take to intervene in alleged incidents of discrimination and/or harassment?
- What are our options for remediating discrimination and/or harassment?
Alison M. Minutelli
Alison joined Wadleigh Starr in 2005. Her primary practice area is in the field of school law, and she represents school districts throughout the state on a variety of issues, including federal and state special education law. Alison frequently represents districts in proceedings before the New Hampshire Department of Education. She is the author and co-author of numerous articles in the field of school law and has lectured on special education law and other school law issues.
Alison is a member of the New Hampshire and Manchester Bar Associations and the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys. Alison graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1998. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University in 2002 (cum laude) and earned her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 2005. From 2004-2005, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Pierce Law Review. Alison is admitted to practice in all courts in New Hampshire, the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.
Dean B. Eggert
Dean has extensive experience representing school districts throughout the state in matters involving general school law and federal special education law. He is also an AV-rated jury trial lawyer with trial experience in the area of commercial litigation, products liability defense and municipal representation. He has represented manufacturers, distributors, banks, retailers and developers in complex commercial litigation, including computer conversion,anti-trust, products liability, breach of contract, land use and unfair competition cases.
Dean served as outside legal counsel for the City of Manchester School District from 1985 to 2008 and handled the litigation which led to the establishment of the District as a distinct corporate entity. Dean has authored numerous articles in the field of school law and lectures both locally and nationally on federal special education law and other school law issues. He is certified as a mediator and has served as a court-appointed mediator in over 80 cases.
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