Session 01: Commissioner Decisions Update - Hear an update on Commissioner of Education decisions from the past year. Session 02: Legislative Update - After a regular legislative session and multiple special sessions, hear the latest information on major updates to the Texas Education Code and related regulations.

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  • 1.50 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    2024 Trends and Updates in School Law
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Gain insight on the topic of the termination of the special needs trust when a beneficiary passes away and there is a Medicaid lien owed. Hear the basics of the requirements of the Medicaid pay-back provision, how to contact the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to verify the Medicaid lien and obtain the lien payoff, and the process of settling the lien with the agency.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    A View from HHSC (2024)
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Legal and practical issues with ChatGPT and other forms of AI in the classroom.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Artificial Intelligence in Schools: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
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Trustees of special needs trusts have unique considerations when purchasing and owning real property. Learn about the pros and cons of owning real estate in a trust.

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Best Practices with Special Needs Trust Real Estate Ownership
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Public Benefit programs for the disabled such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income are income and resource-tested, meaning that the disabled individual must also maintain eligibility based on specific income and resource criteria to continue receiving benefits. When changes to income and resources occur, the disabled individual (or their representative payee) may receive letters from Social Security and/or HHS notifying them that their benefits are being terminated, and worse, that an overpayment has occurred and they must return some of the benefits paid to them. Practitioners in special needs and elder law learn the common causes for changes to a disabled individual’s income and resources that cause cessation of benefits and overpayments; how to respond to Social Security when a cessation and overpayment notice is received; tools for re-establishing eligibility for benefits; and how to properly advise fiduciary caregivers and supporters of the disabled who are involved in the process (guardians, trustees, and representative payees).

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Common Benefits Termination Problems
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Listen to relevant restrictions for entities holding elections and strategies that may be employed to successfully navigate these restrictions.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Election Do’s and Don’ts for Schools
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Review the Fifth Circuit’s en banc opinion in Hamilton v. Dallas County and the effect Hamilton is already having in employment cases involving school districts. Also, hear about other recent employment cases of relevance to schools and their personnel.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Employment Law Update for School Districts
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The potential for AI in the special needs community is truly life-changing. AI has the potential to significantly increase inclusivity and independence and to transform the way attorneys and advocates communicate and interact with clients with special needs.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Harnessing AI in the Legal Representation of Clients with Special Needs
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Learn about the new security requirements under House Bill 3 and the potential disproportionate impact on students with disabilities. Focus on proactive steps for school staff to include parents in discipline procedures and strategies to avoid police involvement in classroom management.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    House Bill 3 and Its Impact on Students with Disabilities
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Many clients leave retirement benefits to an SNT for a disabled child. We know the rules for IRAs and 401(k)s, but this presentation covers the different rules for other retirement plans. Learn about the specific requirements for naming an SNT as a beneficiary of Teacher Retirement System (TRS), Military Survivor Benefit Program, and other government pensions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Leaving Non-IRA Retirement Benefits to a Special Needs Trust
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A discussion of new developments in the law of disability benefits, and of recent updates to this paper, that trustees of Special Needs Trusts need to know about.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Maximizing Public Benefits: New Developments (2024)
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In The Trenches: The battle to establish and maintain Medicaid benefits happens not only at the law office, but also at the client's home, with financial planners, and corporate trustees. Gain insight into how parents, professionals, and family members protect and fight for Medicaid eligibility for the most vulnerable population, while focusing on the day-to-day care needs of the individual.

Includes: Video Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Medicaid In-Depth: The Battle to Preserve Benefits
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Within the last year, two new federal laws have gone into effect enhancing the rights and protections of pregnant and parenting employees. Hear an overview of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations, and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) which expands employees’ rights to express milk at work. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    New Protections for Pregnant and Parenting Employees
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Having school-aged clients with a disability can provide unique challenges in their care. Explore these challenges and potential solutions from the collaborative perspective of an education consultant and a nurse case manager.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Overcoming School Challenges for Students with Disabilities
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A review of recent changes to the law governing the education of students with dyslexia and implications for Texas school districts.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Recent Updates to Dyslexia Services
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Explore the ethical and practical challenges faced by school lawyers when school boards and their communities are divided due to ideological, political, social, and interpersonal conflicts. Examine the fundamental ethical issues of duty, loyalty, and confidentiality. Hear practical advice about staying above the fray and offering clients high quality service during times of discord.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Representation of School Boards and Administrators in Challenging Times
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A review of the types of information that can and cannot be withheld from disclosure in school district employment records under the Texas Public Information Act.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    School District Personnel Records: PIA Exception to Disclosure
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Session 01: Safety and Texas Schools: Their Future Depends on What We Do Today - An overview of the Office of School Safety and Security, the work being done by the Office, and Texas Education Agency's role in school safety. Session 02: School Safety in a New World - Learn about recent legislative changes impacting school safety, implementation, and lessons learned to date, and hear practical advice and suggestions as school districts work to comply fully with the legislation and cooperate with multiple involved agencies and their respective guidance.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.50 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    School Safety in a New World
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Refresher on maintaining client confidences and other rules of professional conduct in a world influenced by social media.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Social Media, Ethics, and TMI: Why You Won’t be ROFL
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Session 01: Special Needs Trusts 101: The Basics - An overview of the basics of special needs trusts and public benefits including selection of appropriate trust option, pitfalls to avoid and case examples.  Session 02: The Ethics of SNT Administration - In this session, the presenters review the decisions a trustee makes in administering a trust, the standards a trustee should use in making decisions, and a framework to make sure the trustee’s decisions and actions are ethical. Session 03: Redlining the Basics with 1st Party SNT - Dissect a basic first-party SNT to highlight best practices with various key provisions, a walk-through relevant POMS provisions, and other practical tips in evaluating the use(s) of a first-party SNT. Session 04: Maximizing Public Benefits: Overview - Planning for public benefits can be daunting. This presentation walks attendees through the paper, with stops along the way for basics, practice tips, and hidden gems in the paper.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.50 hrs | 1.50 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    Special Needs Trusts Basics and Best Practices (2024)
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