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Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga Presents “Impasse: The Road to Implementation”

February 26, 2010



Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga presented “Impasse: The Road to Implementation” during the Michigan Negotiators Association’s (MNA) Annual Spring Conference at the Lexington Hotel in Lansing, MI.

Barbara’s presentation focused on strategies available to public school employers who are unable to obtain necessary financial concessions during times of financial hardship.

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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.

Clark Hill PLC is a full service law firm that provides legal and governmental services for private and public sector business and non-profit organizations, as well as personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Michigan, Arizona, Illinois and Washington, DC, Clark Hill has more than 200 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit

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