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Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Presents "Organizational Meetings for Charter School Boards" Webinar

June 5, 2013


Joseph B. Urban of Clark Hill’s Education Law Practice Group will join staff of the Michigan Department of Education Charter Schools Unit to present a webinar: Organizational Meetings for Charter School Boards. The initial meetings of charter school boards are very important. They are the board’s debut to the world, and set the tone for how business will be conducted. They can also send a powerful message to the authorizing body about the level of commitment and competence of the charter school team. Joe will join the MDE staff as they discuss critical factors to successfully mounting an organizational meeting. Joe and department staff will share tips and practical information about planning and documenting organizational and annual meetings, including the budget hearing required by law. The webinar is part of the MDE technical assistance series and is being hosted from 2 to 3 p.m., June 5, 2013. It may be accessed at

Joeis 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.

Joe 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, Joe 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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