Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Participate in a Panel Discussion Hosted by Michigan Association of Public School Academies

Mar 5, 2013
LANSING, MICH. Attorney Joesph B. Urban of Clark Hill’s Education Law Practice Group will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies to discuss labor relations issues unique to charter schools. Urban will participate with a panel of experts in public education and provide stakeholders in the management and governance of charter schools with the perspective of a seasoned public school labor lawyer on such issues as organizing and union elections as well as how to maintain harmonious labor relations in an environment that is seeing significant cuts to revenues to public schools. The panel is hosted on March 7 at the Lansing offices of MAPSA.

Urban is a member in Clark Hill’s Birmingham office, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal finance, education law, and real estate law.

Urban routinely represents school employers in the areas of collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, unfair labor practices, wrongful discharge and the day-to-day matters arising in personnel administration. With respect to education law, Urban regularly counsels school districts and public school academies in the operational issues involved in administering educational organizations, including compliance with the Revised School Code, the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and other laws governing public bodies.