Opportunities for Credit

School board members will earn three training credit hours for each three hours attended at the Legal Hot Topic seminars.

Superintendents and others with administrative licenses can earn five SEMI credit hours for each six hours attended at the Legal Hot Topic seminars.

School board attorneys who are members of CSBA (Council of School Board Attorneys) can earn three CLE hours for each three hours attended at the Legal Hot Topic seminars.

SEMI Credit Documentation Form 

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NOTE: Virtual participants will be emailed instructions on how to participate via ZOOM approximately one day before the seminar. 



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. 
Proactive Student Discipline
Register Now for the Wednesday, October 5, 2022 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Do you want to know where the landmines are regarding student discipline? Let Attorney Jim Keith help you plan a discipline strategy that will not cause an explosion in your district. Attend to learn best practices that proactively address student discipline to help your district stay in compliance with the Department of Justice guidelines. 
Family Medical Leave Act
Register Now for 
one or both of
the Wednesday, November 2, 2022 
Session 1: Basic FMLA 9:00 a.m. — Noon • Session 2: Advance FMLA 12:45 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is an extensive and often confusing law. Is it any wonder you find yourself second-guessing your decisions? This seminar, divided into two classes, will provide a basic understanding of FMLA during the morning and a more advanced session in the afternoon. Attend the a.m. seminar, p.m. seminar, or both to get the practical, applied facts that will keep your district out of trouble. 

Personnel Performance, EEPL, Terminations, Job Descriptions, Personnel Contracts
Register Now for the January 18, 2023 • 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Does the Education Employment Procedures Law (EEPL) leave you confused and searching for answers? This seminar will reveal best practices for reducing legal liabilities related to termination notices, employee contracts, and revocation/suspension of teacher and administrator licenses for sexual misconduct. Learn what you need to know about EEPL and how you can avoid common mistakes.
FLSA, Overtime Issues, Employee Classifications
Register Now for the April 5, 2023 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
When it comes to something as important as employee wages, you cannot afford a mistake that may  cause an investigation by the Department of Labor or a costly lawsuit from an employee. This seminar will clarify the latest decisions and applications of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Learn from court decisions and hear examples of cases that have cost other organizations plenty.
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