Continuing Legal Education

Copyright and Student Records Issues in Education

February 28, 2018
8:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
3.00 MCLE hours, including 1.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Education Law
Co-sponsored by Intellectual Property

ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
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3.0 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0* hours Professional Responsibility
MCLE credit in the following category:
Diversity and Inclusion MCLE credit

Are you prepared to advise your clients on copyright issues in the classroom?

Anyone working in the education setting (or representing those that do) need to be familiar with several key areas of concern, including copyright use in the classroom, student record laws, and cultural/diversity issues. This half-day seminar offers an overview for those new to this practice area, as well as a refresher for advanced practitioners. Education law attorneys, intellectual property practitioners, general practice lawyers, and family/child law attorneys who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • Copyright basics, including fair use, infringement penalties; and copyright exceptions;
  • The concepts of what is (and is not) a protected student record;
  • How to enhance law firm diversity and cultural competence at all levels of the practice; and
  • Much more!


Program Coordinator:
Robert P. Lyons, Illinois Education Association, Chicago

Program Moderator:
Angela M. Brancato, Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago


NOTE: Your registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page.



8:50 – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introduction
Angela M. Brancato, Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Copyright Issues for Attorneys and Educators
Gain a better understanding of how your educator clients can (and cannot) use copyrighted materials in the classroom with this in-depth look at the basics of copyright law. Topics include: author’s rights and how to identify whether a work is a “work made for hire”; how long copyright protection lasts; the copyright exception for face-to-face teaching; fair use; copyright registration information; and infringement penalties.
Prof. Sara R. Benson, University of Illinois Library, Urbana

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Student Records Issues and Overview
This comprehensive overview explores the state and federal student records laws, as well as the basic rights protected under the two Acts. Additional topics include: exceptions and exclusions; permanent and temporary records; parent and student rights; inspections; time limits; penalties; and appeals.
Laura E. Knittle, Franczek Radelet, P.C., Chicago

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Cultural Competency and Diversity Issues*
Sherri Jones, Illinois Education Association, Rockford
Robert P. Lyons, Illinois Education Association, Chicago


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval.