8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 May Day! Title IX In Flux
Murphie Chappell, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro
Rebecca Williams, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh
The morning begins with an experienced panel to discuss the anticipated changes to the federal Title IX regulations, as well as practical implications for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. Attendees gain a deeper understanding of how the role of an attorney helps an institution navigate these changes and support its Title IX office.
10:01 A Change Is Gonna Come: Avoiding Common Employer Pitfalls and Navigating Employee Disputes
Thomas Colclough, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Charlotte
Q. Shante Martin, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Charlotte
June Melvin, North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Raleigh
Navigating employee disputes can be tricky for employers whose main mission is education. This session presents suggestions to help avoid pitfalls when responding to administrative complaints. The panelists offer best practices for handling employee disputes, discipline and other complicated scenarios.
11:29 Polarized Politics and Professional Conduct*
Ken Soo, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh
Hear practical guidance on how to uphold our professional responsibilities and duties to our clients in an era of political polarization.
12:29 Lunch Break
12:59 Athletics: Changes On and Off the Field
James S. Humphrey IV, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte
Katie Renaut, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte
Marilyn Que Tucker, North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Chapel Hill
The law and compliance requirements associated with school, college and university athletics continue to evolve. To best advise their clients, education lawyers need to know the latest. In this session, the Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletics Association discusses current issues in high school athletics. General counsel and an athletics staff member from a public university cover what student athletes have to look forward to in college; touch on name, image, and likeness; and explain how the NCAA transfer portal works.
2:16 Waiting on the World to Change: An Update on the School Law Landscape
Tawanda Artis, North Carolina Community College System, Raleigh (Moderator)
Chris Campbell, Campbell Shatley LLP, Asheville
Kris Caudle, Campbell Shatley LLP, Asheville
Hear attorneys discuss what cases, legislation and regulations they anticipate will have the greatest impact on education, our clients and our practice.
3:28 A Welcome Constant: Case Law Update
Brian Shaw, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh
Our program ends with a welcome constant, Brian Shaw's case law update. Brian presents updates on case law that are shaping this brave new world in which we practice.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
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