Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga to Present “Investigating Alleged Misconduct” at MASPA’s 36th Annual Conference

Nov 30, 2008

GRAND RAPIDS , MI Clark Hill attorney Barbara A. Ruga will present “Investigating Alleged Misconduct” during the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators’ (MASPA) 36 th Annual Conference on Thursday, December 4, 2008 . Her seminar will review steps in investigating alleged misconduct and detail areas building and department administrators should be trained in. For registration and more information please www.maspa.org .


Barbara A. Ruga is a member in the firm’s Grand Rapids office where she practices in the Education and Municipal and Labor & Employment Law practice groups. Barb has significant experience with a wide range of employment and school law matters where she primarily represents public school districts. In addition to her legal expertise, Barb is a frequent speaker in public school districts where she addresses employment and school law issues for the Michigan Negotiators Association as well as for the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators. She was the 2007 recipient of the Harlow Claggett award from the Michigan Negotiators Association, for her contributions to public school labor negotiations.


Barb has been heavily involved in the legal community having served and chaired on several committees and boards, including the Grand Rapids Bar Association where she was a past chair of the Young Lawyers Section, a member of the Nominating Committee (2005), a past chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, and a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee (2002). In addition to her activities in the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Barb was a past member of the Board of Directors for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, a member and the State Bar Character and Fitness Committee.


Barb has authored, published, and edited several books and articles on labor and employment issues.



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