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Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga to Present Keynote Address During MASSP and MASA’s Educator Evaluation Conference Friday, April 29, 2016

April 25, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Clark Hill attorney Barbara A. Ruga will present the keynote address on P.A. 173 during the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) and the Michigan Association of School Administrators’ (MASA) jointly hosted conference, Education Evaluation. The conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing, MI on Friday, April 29, 2016. For more registration and more information, please visit

Ruga is a member in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office where she practices in the Education and Municipal Practice Group as well as the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. Ruga advises and counsels public and private employers on a wide variety of labor law and employment issues. Ruga has extensive experience negotiating public school contracts in a context of scarce resources. She has also handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, fact-findings, OCR and EEO claims and related employment litigation. Ruga advocates for prevention through education, and to that end specializes in employee training programs to clients and public school organizations.

A past president of the Michigan Council for School Attorneys, Ruga has been recognized by her peers as a leader in the school labor negotiations field through the prestigious Harlow Claggett award, received for her contributions to public school labor negotiations, and is frequently asked to speak at industry conferences throughout the state. In addition, Ruga was recently designated  Grand Rapids' 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Education Law in the 22nd Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

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