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Welcome to LAPCS’ 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Louisiana Charter Schools Conference! Use this site to browse our sessions, speakers, and make your own schedule. Questions? Email us at info@lacharterschools.org
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Wednesday, December 13 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Welcome & Awards Reception

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Michelle Craig

Co-Founder | Chief Litigation and Labor & Employment Counsel, Transcendent Legal
Michelle D. Craig serves as Co-Founder and Chief Litigation and Labor & Employment Counsel of Transcendent Legal, a newly formed law firm and Co-Founder of Prosquire, a legal project management software. With over 13 years of Am200 law firm experience, she was a partner with Adams and Reese LLP in New Orleans before starting her own firm. She holds dual degrees including a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of the Civil Law (B.C.L.) from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Law Center... Read More →

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Preston Castille

Board Chairman, New Schools Baton Rouge
I am a partner at the Taylor Porter law firm and member of the management board of MSI Global International, a network of 250 law and accounting firms in more than 100 countries. I’m also Board Chairman for New Schools for Baton Rouge and National President of the Southern Uni... Read More →
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Caroline Roemer

Executive Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools
Caroline Roemer has more than 20 years of experience organizing, developing and managing corporate and political communications strategies and public policy initiatives with an emphasis on message development and coalition building. Born and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana, Caroline left her home in 1991 to work around the country on political campaigns, eventually founding her own consulting firm, Roemer Bell, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Clients have included mayors, congressmen, governors and Fortune 500 companies. Returning to Louisiana in 2005, Caroline became the first executive director for the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools in the fall of 2007. LAPCS currently represents more than 90 percent of charter schools in Louisiana and is recognized as the leading advocacy organization on behalf of charter schools in the... Read More →

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Transcendent Law Group

Transcendent Legal is the law firm for the modern educational landscape. Our team has a long history of working with educational institutions, including charter schools, school boards, and universities. Our attorneys are heavily involved in the charter school movement and frequently speak on issues related to school administration, school policy, and education law. We have represented and/or consulted with a variety of charter schools across the state and have worked tirelessly to keep them compliant with applicable laws, policies, and procedures. Additionally, Transcendent Legal has created a new model of the practice of law by providing transparency across the board in rates, timelines, milestones and status updates. Our unique structure provides our educational clients with consistent, expedient service that adapts to all budgets. We do not have a billable hour requirement. Instead, we are incentivized to be efficient. Our goal is to work in the background... Read More →