New CLE! Conscious Compliance to Eliminate Racial Bias in Title IX Processes

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title ix text imageConscious Compliance is a strategy to identify and eliminate racial bias in Title IX processes in educational institutions, as required by the new Title IX regulations that the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued on May 6, 2020. This webinar reviews the new regulations and includes compliance steps that can be used in training for Title IX coordinators, investigators, hearing officers, adjudicators, appeals officers, and those who facilitate informal resolution processes. Conscious Compliance can be followed by the internal and external actors involved in the administration of an institution’s Title IX programs. 1 Ethics CLE Credit.   Presenter:  Sheilah Vance, Esq.  Register at our Distance Education Courses  page.

New CLE! Examining the US Department of Education’s Discussion of Race in the New Title IX Regulations

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title_ix_web (1)The new Title IX regulations that the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued on May 6, 2020 contain hundreds of references to race and racial bias and require institutions to train most of the parties involved in their Title IX processes on how to eliminate racial bias in their Title IX program. The Preamble, which many people have not read in full or in detail, in the new regulations explains why OCR established the requirement on training to eliminate racial bias by showing how commenters raised concerns about race and racial bias in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, OCR’s discussion about those comments, and the changes that OCR made to the proposed regulations based on those comments. This webinar is designed to help those parties who must be trained on racial bias and how to eliminate it–Title IX coordinators, investigators, hearing officers, adjudicators, appeals officers, and those who facilitate informal resolution processes–understand their responsibilities and OCR’s basis for those responsibilities. Presenter:   Sheilah Vance, Esq.   1 Substantive CLE Credit. $99.  Register  on our Distance Education page.    NOTE: For CLE Credit in Pennsylvania, please complete the Certificate of Attendance that is listed under Course Lecture and return the form to info@nucleuslegaleducation.com.

Coming Soon! Title IX and Race: Conscious Compliance

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The new Title IX regulations that the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued on May 6, 2020 require institutions to train most of the parties involved in their Title IX processes on how to eliminate racial bias in their Title IX program.  The Preamble in the new regulations explains why OCR established this requirement by showing how commenters raised concerns about race and racial bias during the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, OCR’s discussion about those comments, and the changes that OCR made to the proposed regulations based on those comments.  There are hundreds of references to race and racial bias in the new regulations.  This CLE, in the first hour, reviews those comments, discussion, and changes related to racial bias.  The second hour is devoted to conscious compliance strategies that educational institutions and all of those involved in the Title IX process, including the Title IX coordinator, investigators, hearing officers, adjudicators, and appeals officer, can apply to eliminate racial bias in the Title IX process.  2 substantive CLE.  Presenter: Sheilah Vance, Esq.  2 hours.  $99.

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Anti-Racists Reads – Tredyffrin Township Libraries

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Anti-Racists Reads – Tredyffrin Township Libraries
— Read on www.tredyffrinlibraries.org/anti-racists-reads/

This is an excellent and extensive list for those who want to learn and to teach.

Registration now closed! Dule Hill talks about playing Nat King Cole in “Lights Out”. See this sold-out show by registering for our CLE at the Theatre, Fri. 11/3.

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“Lights Out”, the story of the Nat King Cole Show, featuring Dule Hill as Nat King Cole (West Wing, Psych) is sold out, but we still have tickets for CLE at the ThNat King Coleeatre–Nat King Cole & Racial Discrimination: Lights Out, Fri. 11/3, 5pm (730 pm show), People’s Light and Theatre Co., Malvern, PA    See this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer where Hill is interviewed about the play and his role.  Click here for more information about the show and to register.  Act fast, because there are a very limited number of tickets, and registration closes on October 26.  See www.nucleuslegaleducation.com for more information or email us at info@nucleuslegaleducation.com.

 

CLE at the Theatre–Nat King Cole & Racial Discrimination: Lights Out, Fri. 11/3, 5pm (730 pm show), People’s Light and Theatre Co., Malvern, PA

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Nat King ColeRegister here  for 1 Substantive Credit. $69 (includes theatre ticket). Join us for a discussion of Nat King Cole’s legal opposition to racism, including his groundbreaking television show, The Nat King Cole Show, as portrayed in the People’s Light and Theatre Company’s production, “Light’s Out.” This play focuses on the last taping of Cole’s television show, which, while very popular from 1956-57, could not attract a national advertiser to financially support it. This CLE will talk about discrimination in advertising then and now, and Cole’s other legal fights against discrimination. The CLE includes a ticket to the 7:30 pm show of “Light’s Out,” starring Dule Hill (“The West Wing”, “Psych”) as Nat King Cole. Food is available for purchase in the Theatre Cafe for consumption during the CLE and after. Act fast!  Registration  for this CLE ends on October 26.

See www.nucleuslegaleducation.com or email us at info@nucleuslegaleducation.com for more information.

Divorce from the Client’s Perspective CLE, 10/25, 10-11am, Philadelphia.

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divorce-619195_1920Want to know what really may be on your divorce client’s mind? Register now for this CLE, 1 Ethics, Divorce from the Client’s Perspective.  Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10 – 11am, Conference Center, Suite 900, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Register here . $29.50 (price is 50% off using the code octobersurprise.) Family law attorneys think that they understand what their clients are going through in a divorce, but do they really? Presenter Sheilah Vance, Esq. found that she had a far different understanding of divorce when she was representing clients in divorce matters before and after her own divorce. She found that many attorneys do not understand divorce from the client’s perspective. So, she wrote a book to help attorneys–and their clients–understand. Vance will use her award-winning and best-selling novel, Land Mines, to help attorneys understand what might really be going on with their clients as they navigate the land mines of divorce. She wlll weave portions of the novel with discussions about the divorce, custody and support laws. Attendees will receive a copy of Vance’s novel as she guides them through divorce from the client’s perspective.

See www.nucleuslegaleducation.com or email us at info@nucleuslegaleducation.com.

Presenter: Sheilah Vance, Esq., who has a private law practice, has been interviewed and featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN Radio and The Washington Post, about family law issues. Vance has given workshops and spoken on many related topics including the Top 10 Land Mines of Divorce, 10 Things Every Married Woman Should Know, Divorce from the Client’s Perspective, Five Ways to Help Children Cope With Divorce, and Legal Issues in Book Publishing. She has published and presented extensively in the areas of public and legal education, family law, church law and publishing law, including at conferences at Oxford University in England, the Association of Title IX Administrators, the American Council on Education Women’s Network, the National Bar Association, the American Association of Law Schools, the Education Law Association, the Law School Admissions Council, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and for the African Methodist Episcopal Church Philadelphia and Delaware Conferences.

In 2006, Vance received the 2006 Woman of Distinction Award from the Barristers Association of Philadelphia, the local affiliate of the National Bar Association, for “exemplary service to the community through the practice of law” and “impressive personal accomplishments as an African American attorney.”

Vance is the author of three novels: Becoming Valley Forge, which won the Regional Fiction Award, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Land Mines, which has won several awards for women’s, multicultural and African American fiction; and Chasing the 400, which was the first selection of the African American Museum of Philadelphia book club and a Top 20 Bestseller in Black Expressions Book Club. She also is the author of three other nonfiction books, Six Days in December: General George Washington’s and the Continental Army’s Encampment on Rebel Hill, December 13 – 19, 1777; Creativity for Christians, and Navigating the Land Mines.

She has a JD from Georgetown University and a BA in Communications from Howard University.

Campus Sexual Misconduct–Title IX Turmoil CLE 10/25. Register now!

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1 SubTurmoilstantive Credit.  On September 22, the US Department of Education withdrew  IX guidance–the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence–and issued as interim guidance, a new Dear Colleague Letter and Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence.  Educational institutions are in turmoil trying to assess what these actions mean for current Title IX programs and how the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will now monitor and decide compliance.  How should institutions and their attorneys respond? This CLE will explain the new guidance as OCR looks forward to drafting and implementing new Title IX regulations.

Click here to register for this CLE, 9:45 am – 10:45 am, Conference Center, 1515 Market Street, Suite 900, Philadelphia, PA.  Enter the code octobersurprise for 50% off price of $29.50. See www.nucleuslegaleducation.com for more information.

Presenter:

A former Title IX Coordinator, Sheilah Vance, Esq. maintains a private law practice, primarily concentrating in education law, estate planning/administration, probate and trusts. She teaches Education Law at Villanova University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor.  She is an Affiliated Consultant with The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, working with colleges on Title IX, civil rights investigations, and policy review; and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Title IX Administrators.  Vance is formerly Assistant Dean for Academic Support and legal writing professor at Villanova Law School, Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and President and General Counsel of the Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that focused on public school finance issues.

She has published and presented extensively on education law, legal education, family law, church law, and publishing law, including at conferences at Oxford University in England, the Association of Title IX Administrators, American Council on Education, National Bar Association, American Association of Law Schools, Education Law Association, Law School Admissions Council, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and for the African Methodist Episcopal Church Philadelphia and Delaware Conferences.   She has been interviewed and featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN Radio and The Washington Post.

In 2006, Vance received the Woman of Distinction Award from the Barristers Association of Philadelphia, a National Bar Association affiliate, for “exemplary service to the community through the practice of law” and “impressive personal accomplishments as an African American attorney.”

Vance has a JD from Georgetown University and a B. A. in Communications from Howard University.

 

50% off all October CLEs at Nucleus Legal Education

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Here’s our October surprise to you — 50% off all October CLEs.  Use the discount code: octobersurprise when registering.

You will find all of our high quality and unique CLEs at our website, www.nucleuslegaleducation.com.

See our Live Course Calendar and go to our Live Course Registration page.  Click here for our Distance Education Courses   as video and audio on demand or as webinars.

There’s something for everyone.

Email us at info@nucleuslegaleducation.com if you have questions or need more information.

Also, email us if you would like to teach a CLE.  We’re recruiting, and we’ll help you prepare.  Teaching a CLE is a great way for you to promote your practice–and we’ll compensate you.

See you in class!

 

 

Webinars now hosted on GoToTraining

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Nucleus Legal Education webinars are now provided by GoToTraining, the same company that you are familiar with from GoToWebinars.    You can access a list of the webinars from the Distance Education Courses page on our website, www.nucleuslegaleducation.com, or by clicking  here.   You can also download the GoToTraining app to easily access our webinars on your phones and tablets. We’re adding new courses just about everyday, so please check out our Webinar Catalog .

Email us at info@nucleuslegaleducation.com if you have any questions or need more information. Otherwise, happy learning!

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