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Because the law impacts how you conduct school business, you need the most accurate, up-to-date information available. To help meet your needs, ASBA is hosting its 2023 School Law Seminar on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. This one-day legal seminar is designed for school board members, school administrators, and attorneys, so please bring your district’s legal counsel or school attorney. A detailed agenda is coming soon, but topics to be covered include:

  • Ever wonder about the daily life of a school district’s in-house attorney? Hear from our attorney panel about how this works for them and their school districts, including the sometimes-difficult question of “who is the client.”
  • Arkansas’s Veteran’s Preference Law: you may be aware of this with respect to school district recruiting, but are you aware that it would also apply to the school district’s superintendent search and be very much the business of the board? Get up to speed on how to comply with this law.
  • No one wants to be accused of illegal discrimination! Besides just being wrong, it is a public relations nightmare. This session will help you learn how to prevent an EEOC complaint from ever happening.
  • Life would be easier if everyone would just behave. But everyone does not. Everyone always loves these sessions on “lessons learned” coupled with sound legal advice gleaned from sexual and employee misconduct investigations.

WHENTuesday, February 7, 2023 Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. The Seminar starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. (Lunch is included for in-person attendees.)

WHEREDoubleTree Little Rock, 424 West Markham, Little Rock, AR, 72201

TRAINING HOURS: School board members will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit. Continuing Legal Education for attorneys will be applied for through the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board. 

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION: Registration is $205.00 per person through Wednesday, February 1, 2023, and $225.00 after that date. Requests for cancellation must be in writing to Cancellation requests received after February 1, 2023, will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Friday, February 3, 2023. Online registration will close Monday, February 6, at noon. If you have questions about registration, please contact Kathy Ivy.

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION: For those registering to attend virtually, the registration fee is $170 through Wednesday, February 1, 2023, and $185 after that date. Online registration will close Monday, February 6, at noon. A ZOOM registration link will be included in your registration confirmation email. You must also register through ZOOM (no additional fee) to get the meeting link.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms at the DoubleTree has been reserved for conference participants at the rate of $119 per night. The special room rate will be available until January 20 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. CLICK HERE to receive the discounted rate and follow the step-by-step instructions OR call reservations at 1-800-HILTONS and mention the 2023 ASBA School Law Seminar.