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Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga to Present During Michigan Council of School Attorneys and Michigan Association of School Boards 2010 Fall Conference

November 2, 2010


– Clark Hill attorney Barbara A. Ruga will present “Tenure Act Update: Recent Decisions and the Impact of the New Evaluation Requirements” during the Michigan Council of School Attorneys and Michigan Association of School Boards 2010 Fall Conference. She will also participate on a panel discussion updating participants on the negotiation of teacher evaluations and merit pay in light of the State’s Race to the Top legislation. The conference will be held November 4-7, 2010 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, MI. For registration and more information, 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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