Attorneys Only Workshop
Start Date 05/17/2017 09:30 AM
End Date 05/17/2017 03:30 PM
Address Walter F. George School of Law. Mercer University. 1021 Georgia Avenue. Macon, GA 31201

The Georgia School Boards Association's Georgia Council of School board Attorneys (GCSBA) has designed a comprehensive one-day workshop addressing contemporary issues faced by and limited to attorneys who have been designated as general counsel by the local school boards. This popular workshop provides school board attorneys a unique opportunity to dialogue with colleagues representing school systems across the state. CLE Credits are not offered for this workshop.  The registration fee is $300.




9:30 - 9:45 AM Welcome & Introductions


9:45 - 10:45 AM 2017 Session of General Assembly     Phil Hartley

and Recent Federal and State Decisions Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP


10:45 - 11:00 AM Break


11:00 - 11:30 AM Early Trends from New Administration Leonard O. Fletcher, Jr.

  USDOC, USDOE, OCR, EEOC Fletcher, Harley & Fletcher, LLP


11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon Issues with Student Discipline and What A. J. Welch, Jr.

  is Leading to So Many Legal Challenges Meagan Pearson

  Smith Welch Webb & White, LLC


12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch (please get your box and return to your seat)


12:45 - 1:15 PM When Social Media Leads to Employee or Nathan Lee

  Student Discipline Glover & Davis P.A.


1:15 - 1:45 PM Two Supreme Court Cases and Other Victoria Sweeny

  Legal Trends in Special Education Catherine Followill

  Thompson, Sweeny, Kinsinger & Pereira, P.C. 

Hayden Headley Hooks

  Perry & Walters


1:45 - 3:15 PM Roundtable Discussion of Legal Issues

* Legal Issues & Challenges with RFPs and RFQs

  * Issues with Board Meetings among Board Members

* Public Participation

  * Setting an Agenda

  * The Right of the Individual Board Member to Speak


3:15 PM Evaluation/Adjourn