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Legal Issues Institute
Date / Time
Thursday, October 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Zehmer Hall, Conference Center
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Legal Issues Institute
Examining Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices Regarding Student Issues

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Zehmer Hall Conference Center, Charlottesville
Registration opens 9:30 AM; program begins 10:00 AM and concludes at 3:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Schwartz Hannum will present a full day - legal primer - on student conduct and issues. Timing should be great for you to review and retool any policies you have in place!
Here are some of the topics to be discussed:
        • Best Practices in Student Discipline
        • Exploring Schools' Obligations with Employees and Student Boundary Crossings
        • Applicants and Students with Disabilities
Come for this focused program of risk management strategies regarding hot topics in student issues. It is sure to lively and interactive!

Featured Speakers:
Recent accolades describe Sara Schwartz as “a great strategist who comes up with practical and elegant solutions – simply an extraordinarily effective attorney,” and  “a formidable advocate” who “always does her homework,”  in order to sharpen her “cutting-edge knowledge of the law.” Heads of School have commented that “Sara has a great temperament for our schools (which I happen to believe is important), understands our schools, and so forth. All in all, a great fit,” and that Sara is “Clear, humorous, focused [and] professional.

Sara Goldsmith Schwartz is the Founder and President of Schwartz Hannum PC, a law firm based in Andover, MA.  Sara graduated from Concord Academy, and is a cum laude graduate of both Yale College and Harvard Law School.  She began her legal career at the law firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston, after completing a federal court clerkship with The Honorable William Young in Boston.

Will Hannum is Managing Partner of Schwartz Hannum PC.  He received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he received the Earl K. Shawe Labor Relations Award.  He received his undergraduate degree in economics and English, magna cum laude, from Amherst College and his master’s degree in English from Rutgers University, where he was awarded a Marion Johnson Fellowship for Academic Excellence.  Prior to joining the Firm, Will was an associate in the Labor and Employment Law Section in the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Who Should Attend (Suggested):
Head of School, Associate Head of School, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Business Manager, Director of Human Resources, Director of Admissions, Dean of Faculty, Head of Upper School, Head of Lower School, Dean of Students, Dean of Admissions and Other Independent School Administrators

Zehmer Hall Conference Center, UVA
104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Program Registration Fees: (Includes Lunch and All Materials)
Member:         $235 pp
NonMember:  $325 pp

Program Registration Deadline/Cancellation Policy:
Program registration deadline is Tuesday, September 26. No refunds after that date. Please see the complete VAIS Cancellation Policy under the Program and Events tab.

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