Legal Hot Topics and Legislative Update

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Join building administrators from across the state for MASSP's one-day workshop with the dynamic and always entertaining Lisa L. Swem, attorney with Thrun Law Firm, P.C. and our own Bob Kefgen, MASSP's Director of Government Relations.

Whether it's FERPA violations, observation and evaluation issues or student/staff free speech, Lisa will share her expertise on the current hot legal topics affecting building leaders and schools. Workshop participants will have the ability to have their questions answered and leave the session in the know to tackle the spring semester.

Bob will share the latest legislative happenings from Lansing, including a look at the most significant changes in school policy and how these changes will affect you, your building and your stakeholders, as well as forecasting the year ahead with the newly elected Legislature and Governor.

About the Speakers

Lisa L. Swem has practiced school law with the Thrun Law Firm since 1988 and has devoted her law practice to servicing Michigan public educational institutions. Lisa’s interest in school law began in high school when she served as the first student representative to the Board of Education of the Buchanan Community Schools. Before law school, Lisa worked for five years as a social studies teacher at the secondary level. She also coached basketball and field hockey, and was a faculty advisor for many student activities.

Lisa practices general school law with special focus on labor and employment law, as well as legal issues related to civil rights, student discipline, special education, policy, curriculum, and athletics. She represents school districts in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. Learn more here.

Bob Kefgen comes to MASSP with over ten years of experience in state politics, with a particular focus on education and human services policy. He began his career in the Michigan House of Representatives, where he worked as a legislative aide and eventually chief of staff. He spent two years as legislative liaison for the Michigan Association of School Administrators. Immediately prior to coming to MASSP, Bob worked at the Michigan Department of Human Services where he was involved with a variety of strategic planning and process re-engineering projects, with a focus on child welfare. He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University where he studied history and German.

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1001 Centennial Way
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