New Title IX Requirements Effective August 14

On May 6, the United States Department of Education issued new rules implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). These new regulations become effective August 14, 2020, and will significantly alter the way that public schools respond to allegations of sexual harassment. For a summary of some of the most significant regulatory changes […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Q&A

Information as to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was presented by Jennifer Earley during a March 27, 2020, MASBO Webinar.  A recording of that webinar can be accessed by MASBO members on its website at:  Click here for answers to common questions regarding the implementation of the FFCRA.

Individualized Distance Learning Plan Form Now Available

SpEd Forms has worked with its Advisory Committee, Special Education Directors from across the state, and with Christian Shafer from Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. to create an Individualized Distance Learning Plan to be used during this time of mandated distance learning. The form is now available for your use. Learn more:

Postponement of Special Education Law and Leadership Conference to June 18, 2020

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney takes the health of our participants seriously and therefore, due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 public health concerns, we have rescheduled the Special Education Law and Leadership Conference currently scheduled for March 20 to June 18, 2020. The Conference agenda and location will stay the same.  Registration will remain open until June […]

Special Education Law & Leadership Conference

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  We invite you to join with colleagues for our Special Education Law & Leadership Conference – The Movement Toward Equity in Education for All Learners.  The conference will be held on March 20, 2020 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center. Click here to view the conference program and to […]

Welcome Jordan Soderlind and Megan Renslow!

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney is pleased to announce that Jordan Soderland and Megan Renslow have joined the firm as associate attorneys.  Jordan graduated magna cum laude from the former William Mitchell College of Law, and practiced law in Willmar for four years prior to joining our firm in July.  Megan graduated cum laude from the University […]

RR&M Receives Favorable Arbitration Decision

Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney partner Ann Goering, representing Carlton County, won a favorable arbitration result on a grievance of the County’s hiring decision. The arbitrator upheld the County’s hiring decision, finding that the County’s decision to hire the highest-scoring candidate rather than the most senior candidate did not violate the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.  The […]

RR&M Receives Victory in the Supreme Court

On June 26, 2019, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney attorneys Margaret Skelton, Tim Sullivan, Christian Shafer and Frank Langan obtained a dismissal of all claims, including defamation and negligence, against their client Someplace Safe, a non-profit crime victim advocacy organization that published statements related to one of its clients.  The RR&M team argued that victims of […]

Smile! You’re on a School Surveillance Camera!

            On March 28, 2019, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration (“Commissioner”) issued a new Advisory Opinion governing the treatment of surveillance footage that depicts multiple students under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (“MGDPA”).  Advisory Opinion 19-004 advised a school district faced with a request from a parent to view video of […]