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38th Annual School Client Conference

January 13
Buffalo Marriott Niagara 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221
January 13, 2023
8:45 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the Hodgson Russ 38th Annual School Client Conference
Our attorneys will provide insight into some of the most critical issues facing school districts. Three tracks are planned with information specific to your employees' needs:

  • Employee Track (A) - these sessions will focus on topics related to your employees.
  • Business Track  (B) - these sessions will focus on school district business operations. 
  • Student Track (C) - will focus on current issues affecting students in the educational environment.

​​​​​​​Who should attend: Board of Education Members, Superintendents, Business Officials and School District Administrators.


8:45 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:15 - 9:25 a.m.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Session Number 1

1A. Collective Bargaining: Top Ten Things You Need to Know
1B. Capital Project Financing: Your Issues for 2023
1C. School District Obligations Toward Nonpublic Schools and Their Students

10:30 - 10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 - 11:40 a.m. Session Number 2

2A. Handling Discrimination and Harassment Complaints – Best Practices
2B. Paid Time Conversion and Separation Benefits Strategies
2C. When Worlds Collide: A Comparison of Section 504 and the IDEA 

11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Lunch

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Session Number 3

3A. The Boundaries of Free Speech: Community, Employees, and Students
3B. Critical Approaches to Capital Project Contracting and Dispute Resolution
3C. Best Approaches for Student Discipline: From Investigation through Suspension 

1:45 - 1:55 p.m. Break

1:55 - 2:55 p.m. Session Number 4

4A. Effective Employee Evaluations
4B. Hot Topics: Victim Acts, Tax Cert Challenges and Solar Projects
4C. Determining Homeless Student Status and Residency Eligibility

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. COCKTAIL RECEPTION

This seminar is complimentary and exclusive to clients and friends of Hodgson Russ. For information regarding program cancellation policy or other concerns, please contact us at

4 hours of CTLE credit is available.