Earle Brown Heritage Center

6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Friday, November 9, 2018


Morning Session
(Carriage Hall)

8:30 a.m.

8:55 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

Welcome – Joseph J. Langel, Moderator

This Just In: School Law Update – Christian R. Shafer

Keeping Students Safe: Legal Issues Involving School Security – Margaret A. Skelton


10:45 a.m.

Carriage Hall A  

Implications of Janus v. AFSCME and Other Tips for Collective Bargaining
Ann R. Goering

Jennifer K. Earley

Carriage Hall B  


Make Like a Tree: Employee Leaves Under the FMLA and More
Erin E. Benson

11:30 a.m.

No More Minnesota Nice: Building a Case for Discipline of Non-Teachers
Nathan B. Shepherd

#MeToo: Addressing and Responding to Claims of Sexual Harassment
Timothy A. Sullivan

12:15 p.m. Lunch – Please pick up your boxed lunch if you have ordered one. A map of area restaurants is available at the reception area.

Afternoon Session



1:15 p.m.

Carriage Hall A

Proceed with Caution: The Dos and Don’ts of Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Christian R. Shafer

Carriage Hall B

(Don’t Get) Stuck in the Middle with You: Defining the School’s Role in Parental Disputes
Margaret A. Skelton

Emma L. Oakley

2:00 p.m.

The ABCs of Athletics & Activities: Advertising, Booster Clubs, and Coaches
Jennifer K. Earley
Timothy S. Christensen

The Dog Days are Here to Stay: An In-Depth Look at Animals in the Classroom
Elizabeth M. Meske

2:45 p.m.



We are pleased to announce new associates, Emma Oakley and Frank Langan, who have recently joined Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.