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Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present at the Spring Conference for the Michigan Association of School Boards – March 15

March 15, 2013


Joe Urban of Clark Hill’s Education Practice Group will present at the Spring Conference for the Michigan Association of School Boards on March 15. Joe will present to school board members and administrators on the key considerations in bargaining concessionary labor contracts. During these times of cutbacks and scarce funds, there is also a tangle of new legislation to empower school boards. Joe will draw upon his experience at bargaining tables across the state to present options and strategies for District negotiators to consider as they pursue cost relief in their contracts in a manner that advances, rather than inhibits, labor relations.

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.

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