PSBA is accredited by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board as a provider of continuing legal education (CLE) programs in both in-person and distance learning formats. PSBA CLE programs offer licensed attorneys an opportunity to satisfy mandatory CLE requirements by engaging in expert-level presentations focused on emerging issues arising in Pennsylvania school law practice—the numerous areas of law involved in advising and representing public school entities.
School board directors, please note that CLE courses will be made available on myPSBA two weeks after the live event for free access.
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Please reference this document for directions on navigating the platform and successfully registering for your CLE credits. If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact PSBA Legal Service staff at email@example.com.
Live and Recorded Distance Learning Programs
Recorded programs – PSBA is rapidly developing a catalogue of recorded CLE programs on a variety of topics related to school law practice. These can be accessed at any time, at the convenience of the participant. Most recorded programs provide one CLE credit hour. A list of currently available programs that can be purchased for viewing and credit can be found here.
Live CLE Webinars – In-part, to accommodate changes in gatherings and event cancellations, stemming from COVID-19 health and safety precautions, PSBA is offering a series of twelve live CLE webinars on numerous current topics affecting school law practice. Each session will offer one CLE credit hour. To the extent feasible, each session will be recorded and reformatted so that it can be viewed later as a recorded CLE program, at the convenience of the viewer.
The CLE Board recently issued the “2021 Distance Learning Policy for CLE during COVID-19 Pandemic” recognizing live online programming as live (non-capped) credit toward CLE requirements effective January 1, 2021. Pre-recorded and certain on-demand formats will remain subject to a limitation of six credit hours per CLE compliance period. To enable, our members to take advantage of this revised policy, we are re-scheduling our December CLE offerings to after January 1, 2021.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:05 a.m.
You want COVID leave? After FFCRA? Let’s get answers to your questions
(1 hour substantive)
This program will discuss the myriad of leave issues which continue to arise after the sunset of FFCRA. Leave request issues will be discussed that touch upon ADA, FMLA, quarantine orders, and vaccination requirements and/or demands. Also included in the discussion will be compliance with PDE Attestation Forms and how to amend them, if necessary.
Presenter: John Audi, Esq., Sweet, Stevens, Katz, Williams
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:05 a.m.
Virtual, hybrid and in-person instruction: What every solicitor needs to know about special education
(1 hour substantive)
Whether your schools have opened with students attending in-person, in a hybrid model or fully virtual, schools are engaging with parents and providing education and services to students with disabilities differently than in past years. This course will cover what every solicitor needs to know about basic special education issues in this new learning environment.
- Timothy E. Gilsbach, Esq., Fox Rothschild, LLP
- Paul J. Cianci, Esq., Levin Legal Group
Featured CLE Events
- Spring Legal Roundup
March 24, 2021, Virtual event
- School Solicitors Symposium
July 8-9, 2021, The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College
- School Law Workshop
September 27, 2021, Kalahari Resorts and Conferences, Pocono Manor
NOTE: PSBA is not accredited as a CLE provider in jurisdictions other than Pennsylvania and does not directly submit CLE credits or course completion verification to other jurisdictions. Completion of live or recorded distance learning courses will generate a completion certificate that attorneys can submit to other jurisdictions when applying for credit. If further verification is needed or for in-person events, please contact PSBA for appropriate documentation.