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In Huntsville on December 9, 2014, Rod Lewis will be one of the instructors for a seminar about special education laws. Mr. Lewis will speak on the subject of placement decisions and the least restrictive environment under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The seminar is designed for professionals who work with children with special needs, such as school administrators, principals, superintendents, school board members, teachers, counselors, and attorneys. To register for the seminar or find out additional information, visit the website of the National Business Institute.
On November 14, 2014, David Canupp served as an instructor for a continuing legal education (CLE) course co-sponsored by the Cumberland School of Law and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Alabama State Bar: Technology Traps During Discovery and Trial.
On September 25, 2014, Charles Ray provided a seminar for the North Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. The seminar was designed for emerging leaders in the field and addressed the subjects of contract language and documentation and
On July 15, 2014, the Tax Practice Group and the Corporate Services Practice Group provided a continuing professional education (CPE) opportunity for certified public accountants. Here are copies of the presentations made at the seminar:
On July 9, 2014, John Hightower, the firm’s law librarian, provided a continuing legal education program for Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association entitled Top Legal Research Errors.
On December 10, 2013, Clark Pendergrass and Corey Jenkins spoke at a meeting of the Financial and Estate Planing Council of Huntsville. Mr. Pendergrass provided spoke about the Affordable Care Act and Mr. Jenkins spoke about equity incentives.
On October 24, 2013, Dale Gipson lead a lunch-and-learn session for local business owners interested in organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs) in government contracts. The presentation explained the dangers of OCIs for Government contractors and recommended strategies to guard against those dangers.
On September 19, 2013, Dale Gipson lead a lunch-and-learn session for local business owners interested in government contracts and subcontracts. The presentation addressed teaming agreements, negotiating and managing subcontracts, joint ventures, and various small-business issues.
On September 12, 2013, Rich Marsden and Dale Gipson spoke at the 2013 Rocket City GovCon. Mr. Marsden spoke on managing government contracts and subcontracts and Mr. Gispon on the latest developments in bid protests.
On August 22, 2013, Dale Gipson lead a lunch-and-learn session for local business owners interested in the latest developments in bid protests in government contracting. The presentation identified the latest trends in bid protests, provided an overview of how the process works, and suggested ways to “win” protests.
On July 25, 2013, the Tax Practice Group and the Corporate Services Practice Group provided a continuing professional education (CPE) opportunity for certified public accountants. Here are copies of the presentations made at the seminar:
On June 22, 2013, Taylor Brooks addressed the summer conference of the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys to provide an updated on state-agent immunity of school boards and their employees.
On April 23, 2013, Woody Sanderson spoke to the Huntsville-Madison County Masters Leadership Class. The class consisted of 32 members who are engaged in a year-long examination of various public-policy issues of importance to the community. The presentation focused on the recently adopted Alabama Accountability Act by which parents may receive tax credits to assist with transfer of their children from failing public schools to non-failing public or private schools.
On March 5, 2013, Jamie Brabston presented a seminar about the top-10 compliance issues for employment law during 2013. Topics included—
William Sanderson’s article entitled “Abide by the Spirit of the Open Meetings Law” has been published in the winter 2012 edition of Alabama Schools Boards, the official publication of the Alabama Association of School Boards, which holds the copyright on the article.
On December 4, 2012, David Canupp of the Lanier Ford law firm and Paul Matheny, AIA, of Matheny Goldmon Architects hosted a lunch-and-learn seminar about accessibility lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Public entities and businesses across north Alabama have been increasingly targeted in these lawsuits over the past few years, and there is reason to believe more litigation is coming. Mr. Canupp’s presentation was ADA Accessibility Guidelines: Are You in Compliance?
On November 8, 2012, Clark Pendergrass participated in a lunch-and-learn program about hot topics for government contractors. Mr. Clark’s topic was sequestration and terminations for convenience.
On October 23, 2012, Jamie Brabston spoke at a seminar on employing individuals with disabilities. The seminar was organized by the Madison City Disability Advocacy Board. Her subject was Significant Developments Since Enactment of the ADAAA. She also discussed a proposal by the Office of Federal Control Compliance Programs that would establish hiring quotas for individuals with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
On September 26, 2012, Lanier Ford hosted a seminar sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and others about Building Your Business Through Successful Government Contracting. Here are copies of the presentations made at the seminar:
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On July 18 and 25, 2012, the Tax Practice Group and the Corporate Services Practice Group provided a continuing professional education (CPE) opportunity for certified public accountants. Here are copies of the presentations made at the seminar:
Ed Starnes’ article entitled “My Aching Back: An Employer’s Obligation under Workers’ Compensation Laws for Pre-Existing Back Conditions” has been published in the summer 2012 edition of the OHG Standard, published by the Occupational Health Group, a service provided by Huntsville Hospital and Decatur General Hospital.
On May 3 and again on June 21, Lanier Ford attorney participated in an all-day workshop entitled Building Your Business Through Successful Government Contracting. The seminar included the following presentations:
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On April 6, 2012, J. Dale Gipson with the Lanier Ford Technology Practice Group, presented a lunch-and-learn program about federal government contracts: Bid Protests: When To Protest and How To Win.
On February 29, 2012, Sterling Education Services conducted an an all-day seminar on labor and employment law. David Canupp of our firm presented the section on immigration law compliance, addressing such subjects as the e-verify program, I-9 audits, and the effects of the new Alabama immigration bill. The seminar was designed for supervisors, managers, and human resources personnel. Download a copy of the slides from the presentation.
David Canupp’s article entitled “Will the New Alabama Immigration Law Result in a Loss of Federal Funding to Alabama Schools?” has been published in the fall 2011 edition of Alabama Schools Boards, the official publication of the Alabama Association of School Boards, which holds the copyright on the article.
On November 16 and 17, 2010, Ed Starnes, Tom Robinson, Claude Hundley, and Rod Lewis provided a lunch-and-learn program on current developments in workers’ compensation law. The program covered recent developments with—
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On April 15, 2010, Dale Gipson of the Lanier Ford Technology Practice Group, presented a lunch-and-learn program. The subject of the program was the The Legal Aspects of Owning and 8(a) Firm and addressed the following topics:
On February 9, 2010, Rodney Lewis presented a program for the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools. His program was What’s New in Special Education and Section 504.
On December 8, 2009, George Kobler, one of the firm’s registered patent attorneys, hosted a Lunch with Lanier program. His topic was intellectual property licensing strategies.
On October 6, 2009, Rod Lewis spoke at the 2009 State Conference of the Council of Alabama Special Educators. The title of his presentation was “Alabama Due-Process Decisions: How Are Alabama Hearing Officers Ruling?”
George Royer and David Canupp have authored an article about fee shifting in federal court cases. The article was published in the May 20, 2009, edition of Governmental Liability, published by the Defense Research Institute (DRI).