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31 minutes | May 19, 2021
School Choice Voice - Episode #1 - Nina Rees, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
To kick off the School Choice Voice, an exclusive social media group for those dedicated to strengthening education opportunities for all kids, education lawyer Matt Plain caught up with the President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Nina Rees (@ninacharters) for the inaugural episode of the School Choice Voice podcast. #schoolchoicevoice
52 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode #33 - COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination: A Guide for New York Charter Schools
With vaccination and testing requirements constantly changing, Paul O'Neil and Jaimie Fernand join us to provide a guide for New York Charter Schools.
34 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #32 - Insurance Basics for Small Businesses
There are many types of insurance available to small businesses across all industries. However, since most small businesses don't have a risk management or in-house legal departments, many owners select insurance coverage themselves. In this episode, Kevin Hensley discusses the types of insurance available to small businesses and how best to utilize them.
26 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Legal Considerations of Proposed MA COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law
Massachusetts is poised to sign into effect a new COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave law. Greg Vanden-Eykel joins us to discuss the details of the proposed legislation and its impact on employers and employees in the state.
32 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #30 - Crisis Communications Strategies for Schools
From severe weather to technology breakdowns, even in a non-pandemic world schools can face challenges that, without a plan, can turn into a full-blown crisis. Today, we are joined by public relations expert Gregg Perry and education attorney Matt Plain to discuss the importance of developing a crisis communications plan and how to do so.
34 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #29 - Ins and Outs of Charter School Financial Audit Requirements
Public Charter Schools have unique governance concerns and financial audit obligations. In this episode, we are joined by Matt Plain of Barton Gilman and Matthew McGinnis of AAFCPAs to dig deeper into this topic and provide considerations for Public Charter Schools.
20 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #28 - IP Considerations for Charter Schools
As schools utilize, implement and enhance their distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic it has raised some concerns about the legalities of some tools being used in these new virtual classrooms. In this episode, Alex Chiulli joins us to discuss the legal considerations around this and how Charter Schools are fairing with them during this school year.
33 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode 27 - COVID-19: Legality of Home Schooling and Learning Pods
With the advent of distance/remote learning brought on by COVID-19, many families have been seeking alternatives to educate their children. In many cases this includes homeschooling and learning pods. In this episode, Matt Plain is joined by Pat Hennessy, a nationally-recognized school law expert, of Conrad O'Brien, to discuss the legalities of these options.
53 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Episode #26 - COVID-19: Charter School Reopenings on the East Coast & West Coast
Amid COVID-19, kids across the country are going back to school. Today, Matt Plain shares how charter schools here on the East Coast are facing this challenge. We are also joined by Mackenzie "Mac" Woods from Osborn Maledon in Arizona to report on how charter schools out west are doing the same.
24 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #25 - How are Assets Divided in MA Divorces?
Divorce can be a major challenge from an emotional standpoint, but also from a financial and logistical one as well. In this episode, Rui Alves joins us to discuss the finer points of how assets are viewed by the courts in Massachusetts and how one could expect them to be divided in a divorce proceeding.
18 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #24 - COVID-19 Impact on Family Law
COVID-19 has impacted so many aspects of our lives, but none more important than our families. In this episode, Rui Alves talks about the compounding effect COVID-19 has had on families that have separated, divorced or sharing child custody.
48 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #23 - COVID-19 Reopening Liability Risks for MA Charter Schools
With schools venturing into uncharted territory as they prepare to reopen for the new year, Tim Groves joins the program to discuss liability risks for charter schools in Massachusetts.
29 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #22 - Employee Return to Work Requests for MA Schools
While return to work requests from employees working at schools is not new, the element of a global pandemic adds new urgency and confusion to the situation. In this episode, Matt Plain takes a closer look at this issue and provides considerations for schools in Massachusetts.
35 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #21 - Adult Children And COVID - 19
As colleges and universities prepare to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents of attending students might be surprised to learn that they do not have the same access to information about their children as they did before they turned 18 years of age. Today, Parish Lentz discusses the necessary steps parents can take to protect themselves and their children.
19 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #20 - Recent Supreme Court Decisions Impact on Education
On this episode, Paul O'Neil discusses a recent Supreme Court decision involving Title VII and whether gender identity and sexual orientation is inclusive.
23 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Episode #19 - COVID-19’s Impact on Extended School Year Services
Many students and their families rely on extended school year services. In this episode, Matt Plain discusses how COVID-19 has impacted these services already, what impact it will have on the upcoming school year, and guidance for how schools and parents can navigate the confusion.
34 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Episode #18 - Legal Considerations for New Title IX Regulations for 2020-21 School Year
In addition to the chaos and confusion regarding school re-openings due to COVID-19, there are also new Title IX regulations that will go into effect for the upcoming school year. On this episode, Greg Vanden-Eykel shares his thoughts and insights on this issue.
29 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Episode #17 - Reopening Schools Despite COVID-19: Special Education Considerations
Today, Paul O'Neill joins us on the Legal Lowdown Podcast to provide an update on the challenges of serving students with disabilities as schools struggle to reopen despite COVID-19
37 minutes | May 15, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #16 - Intellectual Property Considerations for Distance Learning
During COVID-19 school closures, educators have faced many unique challenges when creating and distributing content for online learning. Today, Alex Chiulli joins us to discuss how to safely distribute and protect this content.
40 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Legal Lowdown Podcast - Episode #15: COVID-19 Governance Considerations for New York Charter Schools
In this episode of the "Legal Lowdown Podcast," Paul O'Neill provides guidance to boards of New York Charter Schools on what they need to know and do regarding extended COVID-19 closures and preparing for an uncertain return.
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