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Theresa Lynn Sidebotham Theresa Lynn Sidebotham

  • "Avoiding the Quicksand: Sticky but Common Problems in Child Safety Investigations," Child Safety & Protection Network, April 2016
  • "Religious Liberty or Discrimination? Two Views," together with Jeremy Shaver from ADL, "Experts in Controversies" series of the Academy Town Hall, March 2016
  • "On Appeal? Process, Pointers, and Pitfalls for the Non-Appellate Attorney," Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February 2016 and March 2016 (with Jessica Ross)
  • "You’ve Just Been Asked to Investigate Child Abuse: What Happens Next?" (with Autumn Ascano), Mental Health in Missions, November 2015
  • "Handling a Leadership Misconduct Matter," CLS National, October 2015
  • 'You’re Not Xerox ™, So Don’t Just Copy: How (and When) Employment Law Applies to Missions HR," Missio Nexus, September 2015
  • "Safety of Children in Missions—the Executive View" (with Eleanor Berry, CFO of SIL), Missio Nexus, September 2015
  • "Peace at Work: Balancing Religious Exercise Rights of Employers and Employees," CLA Panel, June 2015
  • "Handling an Allegation of Leadership Misconduct," CLA Panel, Summer 2015
  • "Social Media: How Your Organization Can Use it Effectively and Wisely in the Changing Culture," CLA Panel, February 2015
  • "Effective and Appropriate Caring and Communicating During an Investigation," Child Safety Protection Network, January 2015
  • "Protecting the Rights of Children with Special Needs," National Business Institute, December 2014
  • "Ethics in Special Education Law," National Business Institute, December 2014
  • "Successfully Handling Disciplinary Actions for Special Needs Students," National Business Institute, December 2014
  • "Panel: Legal/Ethical Overview Case Study for Counselors," Mental Health in Missions, November 2014
  • "Wonder Woman: Navigating the Challenges of Filings, Faith, and Families," Christian Legal Society National Conference, October 2014
  • "Getting it Right, Healing the Wrong: Legal Issues in Protecting Children and Organizations from Child Sexual Abuse"
    - OPC Presbytery, September 2014
    - General Assembly, PCA, June 2014
    - Rocky Mountain Presbytery, PCA, May 2014
  • "Special Education and Children with Significant Disabilities: Rights, Remedies, and Resources," Special Kids Special Families, March 2014
  • "Biblical Basis for Child Safety Practices and Inquiry Processes," CSPN Annual Conference, January 2014 (with Keith Robinson, Global Safety Director, SIL)
  • "Legal Pitfalls to Avoid in Investigation and Document Management," CSPN Annual Conference, January 2014
  • "Child Protection: From Prevention to Responses," Christian Legal Society National Conference, October 2013
  • "Being Nice Keeps You Out of Court: Issues in Employee Management," Non-Profit Leadership Forum, September 2013
  • "Same-Sex Civil Unions and Impact on Religious Liberties," Christian Leadership Alliance Panel Discussion, May 2013
  • “Refresh Your Employment Law Map:  Potential Road Blocks and Traffic Jams for Ministries,” Religious Law Network, April 2013; Missio Nexus, September 2013
  •  “Getting it Right, Healing the Wrong:  Protecting Children and Organizations from Child Sexual Abuse,” Rocky Mountain Evangelical Missiological Society, March 2013; Missio Nexus, September 2013
  • “How Child Sexual Abuse Litigation Works,” CSPN Annual Conference, January 2013
  • “Lessons Learned from the Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandal,” CSPN Annual Conference, January 2013
  • “Persons With Disabilities:  Intersections with Family Law and Juvenile Law,” Colorado Springs Multidisciplinary Panel, January 2013
  • “Not Breaking a Bruised Reed:  Persons with Disabilities and Intersections in Practice,” Christian Legal Society, January 2013
  • “Anatomy of a Lawsuit,” SYNC Personnel Conference 2012, November 2012
  • “Using the Discovery Process as a Litigator,” Christian Legal Society National Conference, October 2012 (with Scott M. Browning)
  • “Charting the Reefs:  Identifying and Avoiding Legal and Financial Threats to Your Ministry’s Future,” Religious Law Network, October 2012
  • "Third Culture Kids--Children of Nowhere or Global Citizens?" Colorado Springs Downtown Rotary Club, May 2012
  • "The Blood of the Martyrs and Legal Liability," Rocky Mountain Regional Evangelical Missiological Society Conference, April 2012
  • “Religion and Public Schools:  Reconciling Personal Faith and the School’s Role,” keynote address, ACLU Winter Forum, January 2012
  • “Expression of Religion in Public Schools,” Christian Legal Society, January 2012
  • “Are Protestant Ministries a New Market?”  American Society of Missiology Symposium on Children at Risk, June 2011; RJ&L Religious Institutions Law Day, September 2011; Christian Legal Society National Conference, October 2011.
  • “Strategies and Solutions for School Issues Panel Discussion,” Conference on Juvenile Delinquency Practice:Translating Current Research into Convincing Advocacy, March 2011
  • “Watch Your Step!  A Case Study on a Special Education Due Process Dispute,” Colorado League of Charter Schools, February 2010
  • “Religious Education and the Public Schools—Going Beyond Sunday School,” RJ&L Religious Institutions Law day, October, 2009 (co-speaker)
  • “Special Education and Disability Law Considerations for Child Welfare,” Summit on Children, Youth and Families in Keystone, June 2009
  • “As I Was Walking With St. Ives:  Christian Attorneys Building the Unseen City,” Christian Legal Society Regional Conference, April 2009
  • “Handling Developmental Disabilities in Delinquency and D&N Cases,” Juvenile Hot Law Topics, March 2009>
  • “The Statutory Framework for Special Education,” Office of the Child’s Representative Conference, February 2009
  • “I Haven’t the Slightest IDEA:  A Special Education Overview,” Christian Legal Society, November 2008
  • “Special Education and Child Welfare Law,” Juvenile Law Bar CLE, November 2008

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