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Presented by
The New York State Association of School Attorneys

Ethical considerations in withdrawing from representation due to Covid-19 and conflicts in representation of multiple school districts.

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Price: $110 per person

A review of various opinions under the New York Rules of Professional Conduct for consideration by a board attorney. We will analyze withdrawal from representation due to Covid-19 health concerns and how to address potential conflicts arising from multiple representations of school districts.           

This webinar is open to all attorneys who practice in New York, and in particular, those who practice in the area of Education Law.

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
- Withdrawal from representation due to health concerns related to Covid-19
- Addressing potential conflicts when representing multiple school districts.

12:50 – 1:00 p.m. 
- Question & Answer  

1:00 p.m.
- Adjourn

Andrew Freeman - Partner, Hodgson Russ, LLP
Andrew focuses his practice on education law and has extensive experience counseling school districts and boards of education on the full range of complex legal challenges they face. His experience includes representing school districts in proceedings and appeals before the Commissioner of Education, advising school boards on their powers and duties under New York State Education Law, representing schools in all phases of special education litigation and student discipline matters, and advising on the development and implementation of school district policies.

Andrew teaches education law courses as an adjunct professor at University at Buffalo School of Law and Buffalo State College Education Administration Program.

Effective June 2019, Andrew was appointed the Firm's Diversity Partner, where he will work collaboratively with other members of the Committee for Attorney Recruitment, Development and Diversity (CARDD) to address and implement effective policies on this topic.

David S. Shaw - Partner, Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP
David is a founding partner in the law firm Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP, and educated at Cornell University, B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.; Mr. Shaw is a Past President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys, Inc. He has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, instructing in School Law, School Finance Law and Labor Relations for Administrators. He is a former President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys. For more than 40 years he has represented numerous Hudson Valley region school districts as General Counsel and Labor Relations Counsel. He also represents several Hudson Valley region municipalities as Labor Relations Counsel. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, including Charter Member of Labor Law Section, New York State Association of School Attorneys, National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys and MASLA. He has lectured for the New York State School Boards Association, Labor Law Section of New York State Bar Association, New York State Association of School Attorneys, American Arbitration Association, New York State Association of School Business Officials, MASLA, Dutchess County School Boards Association, Orange County School Boards Association, Rockland County School Boards Association, Ulster County School Boards Association, Westchester‐Putnam School Boards Association and the Mid‐Hudson School Study Council. Mr. Shaw is admitted to the practice of law in New York State courts, the Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts, the Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.



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