Opportunities for Credit

CLE (attorneys) - 3 hours of CLE credit per Hot Topic Session. (Attorneys must be members of CSBA to receive CLE credit.)

CEU (board members) - 3 hours of CEU credit per Hot Topic Session.

Semi-Credit (school administrators) - 5 semi-credits for every 2 Hot Topic Sessions.


Event Downloads

3-28-18 FMLA presentation



This annual seminar series with MSBA General Counsel Jim Keith continues to be popular with school leaders, providing up-to-date legal expertise and insight on the top issues affecting Mississippi education. Student discipline, personnel issues and employment/federal labor laws are among the areas addressed by Jim and his staff at Adams and Reese, LLP. Three of the four (4) seminars are held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the cost of $125.00, and the How to Handle a Bullying Complaint in Light of Statutory Changes and Federal Law seminar is held from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.  at a cost of $105.00.
NEW! How to Handle a Bullying Complaint in Light of Statutory Changes and Federal Law
Register Now for the September 25, 2017 session

Harassment and bullying lawsuits against school districts and administrators are at an all-time high. Does your staff know how to identify, properly report, and address the complaints? Let Attorney Jim Keith, who is well-versed in these tricky situations, get you ahead of the curve in protecting your district from unnecessary lawsuits.

Turning the Page on Student Discipline from Reaction to Prevention 
Register Now for the October 4, 2017 session

Are your district’s policies and practices resulting in an overwhelming number of student suspensions? Learn best practices that proactively address student discipline to help your district stay out of trouble with the Department of Justice. Participants will also receive practical advice for responding to compliance investigations and get an update of the changes to the Mississippi Discipline Statute as a result of the recent passage of House Bill 1413. 

Wage and Hour, Contract Coaching Supplements, Overtime, Dual Employees, and Volunteers
Register Now for the November 8, 2017 session
Noncompliance with the Department of Labor comes at a hefty price – fines, penalties, and litigation. Be prepared when the Department of Labor knocks. Join Jim Keith for an in-depth review of the Fair Labor Standards Act including an update on recent changes.

NEW! MDE Reporting Requirements for Employee Misconduct
Register Now for the December 6, 2017 session

Can you recognize early signs of inappropriate employee behavior? Do you know your district’s legal obligations when it comes to reporting? Let us help you clear up the mystery. Don’t miss this joint presentation from the MDE Office of Employee Misconduct and Attorney Jim Keith as they discuss what constitutes misconduct, what to report, when to report, and provide other information on liability issues and prevention. Seating is limited for this session; register early!
Education Employment Procedures Law, Non-Renewals, Terminations, and Other Personnel Issues
Register Now for the January 10, 2018 session
The Education Employment Procedures Law is complex and often confusing. During this session, Attorney Jim Keith will guide you through the maze of non-renewals, terminations, employee contracts, and suspension of teacher’s and administrator’s licenses.
Personal, Donated, Sick Leave, and Overtime Issues
Register Now for the March 28, 2018 session
Don’t get caught unprepared as you handle employee issues! Attend this seminar and get the facts that will keep your district out of trouble as attorney Jim Keith provides an in-depth look at federal and state personnel leave laws, explores procedures for identifying and applying overtime eligibility, and discusses employee leave.


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