Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga to Present at NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys’ “2010 School Law Seminar”

Mar 31, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Clark Hill attorney Barbara A. Ruga will present on the panel discussion “Trends in Bargaining During Difficult And Changing Times” during the NSBA’s Council of Schools Attorneys’ “2010 School Law Seminar”. The panelists will address how the economic crisis has impacted collective bargaining issues such as layoffs, ranking teachers, receiving “Race to the Top” funds and health care reform. The “2010 School Law Seminar” will be held April 8-10, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. For registration and more information, please visit www.nsba.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. Barbara 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, Barbara 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.


Barbara has been heavily involved in the legal community having served and chaired on several community and professional committees and boards, and has authored several books and articles on labor and employment issues in the private and public sectors.



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