2023 Georgia Council of School Board Attorneys: Attorneys ONLY Workshop
Start Date 05/19/2023 09:00 AM
End Date 05/19/2023 04:00 PM
Address Mercer University School of Law. 1021 Georgia Avenue. Macon, GA 31207
Registration is closed for the event.

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. 



COST:          $275 (Continental breakfast and lunch are included)

A cancellation fee of $70 is charged for cancellations received prior to May 12, 2023. Cancellations received after May 12 will not receive a refund.


NOTE:          CLE Credits are not offered for this workshop.






Bell Jones Courtroom

Mercer University School of Law

1021 Georgia Avenue

Macon, GA  31207






                                                 Topics for Discussion                                                  Presenter


9:30–9:45 AM                  Welcome and Introductions                                                       



9:45–10:45 AM                2023 Session of General Assembly                        Phillip L. Hartley

                                        & Recent Federal and State Decisions                   Pereira, Kirby, Kinsinger & Nguyen, LLP



10:45–11:00 AM              Break



11:00–11:30 AM              What to Advise Clients After Kennedy                    Santana T. Flanigan

                                        About Staff Prayer?                                                  General Counsel

                                                                                                                            Rockdale County Public Schools



11:30 AM-Noon               Public Participation & the First                                Hieu Nguyen

                                        Amendment: What Can Be Prohibited?                  Pereira, Kirby, Kinsinger & Nguyen, LLP



12:00–12:45 PM              Lunch (Get your box and return to seat)



12:45–1:15 PM                Post-COVID Student Discipline                               Kim Fletcher Bowden

     Challenges & Solutions?                                         Policy & Legal Compliance Officer

  Richmond County Board of Education

  Lester B. Johnson, III

      Law Office of Lester B. Johnson, III          



1:15–1:45 PM                 Recent & Difficult Issues with                                  Nathan Lee

    School Personnel                                                      Glover & Davis, P.A.

      & Others from Audience



1:45–3:15 PM                 Roundtable Suggestions:

    What is the Law in Georgia on Transgender
    Students after Adams?

                                       Cyber Security Issues & Concerns

    Status of Hearings Under Parental Rights Acts



3:15 PM                          Adjourn