Let’s Talk - Lozano Smith Podcast

Let’s Talk - Lozano Smith Podcast

Latest Episodes

Episode 16: It’s Time to Fill Out Your Form 700!
March 15, 2019

It’s that time of year, when California public servants must prepare and submit their annual statements of economic interest.  The statement, commonly referred to as Form 700, is due on April 2 this year.  Devon Lincoln talks to ethics expert Tom Gauth...

Episode 15: Life with Janus
February 28, 2019

Labor and employment specialists Lou Lozano and Darren Kameya join Devon Lincoln for a discussion of the unique challenges arising at the public employee union bargaining table in 2019. The conversation covers the fallout from the 2018 Supreme Court de...

Episode 14: Police in Schools – The Role of a School Resource Officer
February 14, 2019

The role of law enforcement officers on school campuses is not well understood.  Devon Lincoln is joined by attorney Tom Manniello, an expert in student discipline issues and discipline reform, and Jenell Van Bindsbergen,

Episode 13: ACSA Keynote Address – Everything I Needed to Know About Life, I Learned at the Table
January 31, 2019

This special episode of the podcast features a discussion with negotiator Sarah Kaatz and shares extended excerpts from her successful keynote address at the 2019 ACSA Negotiators' Symposium. Attorney Devon Lincoln talks with Sarah about the life insig...

Episode 12: Are We There Yet? The Long March Toward Equity and Equality in School Finance
January 14, 2019

Following the release of the new California governor’s first proposed budget, Lozano Smith attorneys Devon Lincoln, Karen Rezendes and Mattie Scott sit down to discuss the long history of school finance in the state and how that history reverberates in...

Episode 11: Fulfilling the Promise of the Charter Schools Act – How Competition Sparked Trilingual Immersion in a Traditional Public School
January 07, 2019

In this Lozano Smith podcast, moderator Sloan Simmons engages with Dr. Daryl Camp, Superintendent of the Riverbank Unified School District, and Lozano Smith Partner Megan Macy, regarding a burgeoning and healthy competition between two separate dual im...

Episode 10: Preparing for 2019 – New Employee Leave and Accommodations Requirements
November 29, 2018

Are you prepared for 2019? Join Lozano Smith attorneys Dulcinea Grantham and Niki Nabavi Nouri as they discuss three important employee leave and accommodations requirements that will impact school districts and public agencies in the coming year. -

Episode 9: A School District’s Ability to Discipline Students for Off-Campus Conduct
October 26, 2018

With texting and social media, it seems as though the line between school and “not school” are blurred. School districts are often faced with determining whether they can discipline a student for their conduct while not at school. In this episode,

Episode 8: The Rising Costs of the Public Records Act
October 03, 2018

This podcast addresses the tension between protecting personal information and the obligation to disclose public records.  Striking the wrong balance may burden either the local agency, or the individual employee, with significant costs.

Episode 7: School Safety and New Guidance on Addressing School Violence
September 12, 2018

Preventing school violence and ensuring school safety have become dominant topics and part of an ongoing national conversation.  But what can a school district do, practically, to address these issues?  This podcast will examine two recently released r...