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Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga to Present “Communication and Responding to Pressure Tactics”

February 7, 2011


– Clark Hill attorney Barbara A. Ruga will present a keynote address on “Communication Strategies and Responding to Pressure Tactics” during the Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Association of School Administrators and Michigan School Business Officials’ co-sponsored workshop on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Kellogg Center. Registration is closed, but for more information on the conference, please visit


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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