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Theresa Lynn Sidebotham Theresa Lynn Sidebotham

  • "Religious Liberty in the Public Square," Public Debate hosted by CCU's Centennial Institute with Theresa Sidebotham of Telios Law PLLC and Dr. Alex McFarland vs. Michael L.“Mikey” Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and Professor Scott Moss of CU-Boulder, April 2017
  • "On Appeal? Process, Pointers, and Pitfalls for the Non-Appellate Attorney," Solo & Small Firm, February 2017
  • “Inspired HR: The Intersection of Law, Spirituality, and Common Sense” (for businesses), Colorado Christian College Employer Congress, February 2017
  • “Legal Issues for Employment Screening and Testing,” Missio Nexus, September 2016; Psychology and Law Conference, November 2016
  • “Women in the Law Panel,” Christian Legal Society National Conference, October 2016
  • “Inspired HR: The Intersection of Law, Spirituality, and Common Sense,” (for nonprofits) Missio Nexus, September 2016
  • "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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