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Members of Clark Hill PLC's Education Practice Group to Present at the 77th Annual MSBO Conference and Exhibit Show, April 28-30, 2015

April 23, 2015

DETROIT, MI – Nine members of Clark Hill’s Education Practice Group will present at the annual Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) conference, from April 28th through April 30th, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Clark Hill attorneys Dana L. Abrahams, James M. Crowley, Nancy L. Farnam, John L. Gierak, Marshall W. Grate, Kurt M. Graham, Jeremy S. Motz, Barbara A. Ruga, and Joseph B. Urban will discuss a number of important issues.

The panelists will be presenting on the following: A Bargaining Update, Collective Bargaining and Deficit Budgets, Document Retention in the Electronic Age, How to Challenge or Avoid Unemployment Claims, Legal Update, Permissible Expenditures, Personnel Files and Record Retention, Principles of Contract Writing, Purchasing Potpourri, The Ins and Outs of Privatization of Non-Instructional Services, The Impact and Interplay of PA 54 and PA 152 on Insurances and Steps in Negotiations, and Understanding Your Board Policies.

Clark Hill education attorneys offer a full-service practice to their clients throughout the State of Michigan, with expertise in public school districts and intermediate school districts. The Education Practice Group serves as general and special counsel in a wide-range of areas, including, but not limited to: board governance and policy matters, general litigation, student and citizen rights and responsibilities, labor and employment matters, business and operations matters, finance and bond matters, and purchasing and competitive bidding.

The MSBO conference will cover all aspects of school management and will feature more than 350 exhibits displaying a wide variety of products and services used by schools. For more information, visit

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