Attorneys Only Workshop
Start Date 05/16/2018 09:00 AM
End Date 05/16/2018 03:15 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 $275




9:00 - 9:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:30 - 9:45 AM Welcome & Introductions


9:45 - 10:45 AM                2018 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  Safety Issues Revisited:  Arming SROs or Leonard O. Fletcher, Jr.

  Staff, Profiling Students, Monitoring and Fletcher, Harley & Fletcher, LLP

  Disciplining Internet Activity


11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon Workplace Sexual Harassment: Victoria Sweeny

  How to Avoid and Address Claims Thompson, Sweeny, Kinsinger &

  Pereira, P.C.


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


12:45 - 1:15 PM Technology in the School: W. Warren Plowden, Jr.

  The District's, Students' and Staff's Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP 

1:15 - 1:45 PM    Accommodating Religious Practices and Nathan Lee

  Beliefs of students and Staff Glover & Davis, PA and

  Lester B. Johnson, III

  Lester B. Johnson, III, P.C.



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

  Possible Topics

  * Telehealth and Medical Clinics in the Schools

  * Changes in Approach by OCR with New and Former


  * Is Self-Defense Having an Effect on Discipline?


3:15 PM Evaluation/Adjourn