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2014 Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law and Other Announcements

2014 Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law and Other Announcements

2014 Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law / School Law Chapter. In April, the State Bar of Wisconsin published the 2014 edition of the Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law, which examines significant judicial and legislative developments of the past year in Wisconsin. Boardman & Clark attorneys JoAnn M. Hart and M. Tess O’Brien-Heinzen co-authored the chapter that discusses developments in school law during 2013. Because the school law chapter focuses on a wide range of current issues that impact public schools, it serves as a valuable resource for school administrators and board members. Please open the link Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law 2014 School Law Chapter to review the chapter. (You may have to hold down the ctrl” key when clicking the link.) If you have any questions regarding any matter addressed in the Survey, please feel free to call us.

Michael Julka 2014 Recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award. The Fond du Lac School District selected Michael Julka as the 2014 recipient of the Fond du Lac / Goodrich High School’s Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his unparalleled professional achievement relative to education law, labor relations, community service, and lifelong learning.” The award identifies alumni with an exemplary dedication to professionalism, improvement, and success to serve as inspirational role models for its students. The School Law Practice Group has long been aware of Mike’s drive to constantly improve and provide professional representation to clients. We are excited to learn that his high school (and former employer from his math teaching days) has recognized him in this fashion.

Certified Affirmative Action Professional Training. If your district is in need of additional affirmative action training, please be aware of the upcoming American Association for Affirmative Action Professional Development & Training Institute (PDTI). Boardman Clark is co-sponsoring this six-day event that is taking part in our office from July 21 to July 26, 2014. Robert Gregg will be presenting one of the three two-day sessions entitled Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Law.” Robert Gregg is a partner at Boardman & Clark LLP and has been professionally involved in employment relations and civil rights work for over thirty years. He is the chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. Registrants may use the courses to complete Certified Affirmative Action Professional (CAAP) or Senior Certified Affirmative Action Professional (Sr.CAAP) credentials. Further information about the programs, cost, and registration is explained in the following link: American Association for Affirmative Action – Summer Professional Development & Training Institute. The early registration tuition discount deadline is June 16, 2014.

Bagels & Coffee with Boardman Clark – Save the Date. We also would like to make you aware of an upcoming complimentary seminar that will be presented by members of our practice group. Specifically, on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Boardman Clark attorneys JoAnn Hart, Robert Gregg, Jennifer Mirus, Steven Zach, and Andrew DeClerq will be presenting Bagels & Coffee with Boardman & Clark at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. This seminar will provide updates on critical developments in the human resources arena. Registration information will be directed to district administrators, business managers, and human resource professionals in July.

SHRM Legislative Partner. As the Legislative Partner for the Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Council, our attorneys provide monthly articles on the Wisconsin State Council website (www​.wishrm​.org). In addition, the firm’s attorneys will be presenting at the Wisconsin SHRM 2014 State Conference in Madison on October 15 to 17, 2014. We are excited about this opportunity and believe it provides yet another means to help serve our clients.

14th Annual School Law Seminar – Save the Date. The School Law Practice Group will be presenting its 14th Annual School Law Seminar on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Invitations to this complimentary program will be mailed in early October.

Inservice Training. Our attorneys are available to provide inservice training to administrators, board members, and/​or staff on a variety of topics. Many legal issues can be addressed on a preventive basis through such training. Please contact us if you are interested in reviewing potential topics or exploring this opportunity. 

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