37th Annual School Client Conference

 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221

Join us for the Hodgson Russ 37th 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.


8:00 a.m.
​​​​​​​Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Session Number 1
1A. The Covid-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Planning for the Future 
1B. Capital Projects and Financings – Your Issues for 2022  
1C. The Fundamentals of Title IX – Investigations and Determination

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Session Number 2
2A. Labor and Employment Law Hot Topics  
2B. How to Resolve Capital Project Disputes  
2C. Threat Assessment, Crisis Response, and Violence Prevention

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Session Number 3
3A. Addressing Chronic Employee Absenteeism  
3B. Collective Bargaining – Achieving Your Priorities 
3C. Navigating Legal Issues in Schools Related to Transgender Students  

​​​​​​​12:00 - 12:50 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Session Number 4
4A. The Effective School Board – Communication and Collaboration 
4B. Please Don’t Feed the Phish - Cybersecurity and What You Need to Know  
4C. Special Education – The Pandemic’s Lasting Impact on Student Eligibility, Services and Evaluations  

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. Session Number 5
5A. Challenges of Disciplining Staff and Best Practices to Consider 
5B. The State Budget, Electric School Busses and Tax Assessment Challenges 
5C. Student Discipline: Avoiding Common Mistakes
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. COCKTAIL RECEPTION

​​​​​This seminar is complimentary and exclusive to clients and friends of Hodgson Russ.

CTLE credit is available. 

In light of COVID-19 unpredictability, we will notify you of any changes in our event plans.​​​​​​

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