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Legal Workshop

2015 Legal Workshop administered by Ed Cramp, Duane Morris, LLP


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When: Monday, May 4 (in conjunction with the Spring Operation Conference), 8 am – 4 pm
Where: Wild Horse Pass | Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $300/each (with breakfast & lunch included)

I attend the Legal Workshop every year.  I can’t believe all of the information Ed Cramp and his firm provided the attendees! The topics cover the most relevant legal issues our schools face today and the materials we received allow me to take all of the answers to my questions home to our academies. The format for the workshop was very engaging. Ed and his team encouraged interaction and the conversations that we experienced created a great environment for best practice sharing.

At the end of the day, I will say the price of admission was well worth it. If I called an attorney to discuss even one topic that was part of the workshop I would have spent double the price that was charged for participating.  Today we face many legal issues that affect our schools and my solution to this problem is to make sure I am sitting in the front row with my ears wide open.

– David Yocum, Bellus Academy (Manhattan, KS)


Morning Agenda

I. Employment

  • Hiring
  • Discrimination
  • Disability
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Discipline
  • Termination
  • Lawsuits/Arbitration
  • Wage & Hour
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Labor Union Issues
  • Background Checks
  • Drug Testing


II. Education/Regulatory

  • Enrollment
  • Program Management
  • Outcome/Placement Management
  • Financial Aid
  • State Regulatory Issues
  • Drug Testing
  • Licensing Issues
  • Background Checks

Afternoon Agenda

III. Student Claims

  • Discrimination
  • Disability (Claims & Accommodation)
  • Education Malpractice
  • Admissions Expectation Management and Documentation
  • Student Insurrections and Claims Management
  • When to Call Lawyers and How to Work With Them