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Thursday, December 14 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Unwrapping A Decade of Litigation Case Studies

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Authorizers. Employees. Unions. SPLC. NLRB. NAACP. There certainly has not been a shortfall of legal attacks against Louisiana's charter schools within recent years. This panel of local and national legal experts will reflect on major and minor litigation that have impacted our schools over the past ten years, as well as discuss their predictions of what legal issues still lay ahead so that schools can best prepare.

*Participants will earn a 1-hr CLE credit for this session.

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Mike Higgins

Attorney, Shulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP
Charter school lawyer Mike Higgins has extensive experience working with the Louisiana Department of Education and teachers across the state. A former educator himself—and father of two girls, one of whom is a charter school student—Mike's mission is to minimize risk at schools... Read More →
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Patty McMurray

Shareholder | Attorney, Baker Donelson
Patty has worked with many charter schools on education issues and has been instrumental in the developing area of charter school law. Her other significant contributions include assisting with the opening and operation of many charter schools in Louisiana as additional avenues to... Read More →
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Lee Reid

Partner | Litigation Practice Group Leader, Adams & Reese LLP
Lee Reid joined Adams and Reese in 1999 and practices in the areas of education, government relations, economic development, aerospace, and litigation. Lee has been at the forefront of charter school law in Louisiana since the beginning of the movement. Now considered one of the state’s... Read More →
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Renita Thukral

Senior National Advisor for Legal Affairs, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Renita Thukral is the Senior National Advisor for Legal Affairs for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, where she leads and grows the Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys; addresses civil rights, fiscal equity, and labor/employment issues confronting charter schools... Read More →