Seminars, News and More

Upcoming Seminars and Events:

Section 504 Conferences

Eden Prairie Community Center
Friday, October 26, 2018- Sold Out
16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Due to popular demand we have added another Section 504 Conference! Please see below:
Eden Prairie Community Center
Friday, November 16, 2018
16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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Employment Law for Charter Schools
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Sheraton Hotel
12201 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Public Sector Employment Law and HR Conference
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Kitchi Gammi Club
831 East Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802
7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
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The Death of Discipline
Friday, February 8, 2019
Eden Prairie Community Center
16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Special Education Law & Leadership Conference (3/21/19 – 3/22/19)

Metro Area District 504 Coordinators’ meeting:

This meeting is free to attend with snacks and refreshments provided! All are welcome!

Edina Community Center
5701 Normandale Road, Edina
room ECC 350

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • October 11, 2018
  • December 13, 2018
  • February 14, 2019
  • April 25, 2019


Request a Seminar:

Our firm specializes in preventive law. We believe it is critical for our clients to have up to date information on the law. In our trainings and in-service presentations, we focus on hands-on, practical strategies for correctly implementing the legal requirements and avoiding claims. In addition to frequent state wide trainings on employment and education topics, we can provide a 1 hour to full day training at your site. Some of the topics include:

  • Employment Issues including
    • Harassment/Discrimination
    • Family Medical Leave Act
    • Wage and Hour
    • The Board’s Role in Employment Issues
    • Conducting an Employment Investigation
    • Preventing Work place Violence
  • Section 504 “Practical Guidance regarding Student and Employee Issues”
  • Special Education
  • Government Data Practices and FERPA Information
  • Board Governance
  • Student Discipline “Handling Expulsions In-House/ Considering Over-Representation Issues”
  • Responding to the Minnesota Human Rights Department and the Office for Civil Rights Charges
  • When Student Conduct Impacts the Workplace

Please contact one of our attorneys or Erica Fehlandt at 763-253-4155 ext. 5,, with any questions or to obtain dates and pricing.


Education and Employment Law Practice News & Decisions

Booth Law Group Visits Wintervale Ranch for Team Building Retreat!
Booth Law Group participated in a team building retreated uniquely created by Cyndie Hayes and her team at Wintervale Ranch. This retreat focused on building social-emotional intelligence, visionary leadership and authentic community through the way of the horse. The Booth Law Group team learned many things about nourishing creativity and innovation leading through relationship. Throughout the day the Booth Law Group team had to energetically communicate encouragement and confidence while collaborating effectively, efficiently, and considerately.

Click here to see pictures from Wintervale Ranch!

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We are proud to announce our business partnership with Minnesota Administrators for Special Education.

“What should a district do if a parent revokes consent under the IDEA and asks for a 504 plan instead?”
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Booth Law Group successfully defended the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS)in claim brought by LifeSpan Inc. LifeSpan claimed that Minneapolis owed more than a million dollars for educational services that LifeSpan provided while MPS students were in attendance. The Court held that MPS honored each contract (tuition agreement ) it had with LifeSpan and then gave notice that it would no longer contract with LifeSpan. The Court found that after MPS provided this notice, any services that LifeSpan provided were voluntary and there were no contract damages available.

Spurred by an ongoing lawsuit claiming the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts are segregated by race and socioeconomic status, more than 40 Minnesota superintendents have come together to ask their communities to “Reimagine Minnesota.

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The North Dakota School District filed for a due process hearing to prove its evaluation was appropriate after denying the Parents request for an Independent Educational Evaluation and to order the implementation of its proposed Individualized Education Program.  The Administrative Law Judge decided in favor of the District on both issues on October 6, 2016.  Laura Booth represented the School District in this case.

In a breach of contract arbitration, Jim Martin procured a $1.2 million award for an independent school district client who was a party to an inter-district cooperation agreement that was breached by a neighboring school district.

In three recent Office for Civil Rights Complaints, Roseann Schreifels assisted the school in responding to the complaints with a finding of no probable cause in all three.

The School District in this case brought a motion to dismiss when a parent brought a federal court action after the parent removed the student from the School District. The Court agreed with the District that the parents were required to exhaust the available administrative remedies and failure to do so was fatal to the parents’ claim. In the Matter of AB v. Westonka, ___ F.3d ____ (October 31, 2014). Roseann Schreifels and Laura Booth represented the school district in this case.