WNY Law Conference - 2022

WNY Law Conference - Power Point Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations:

Time: 8:45-10:15am

Presenters: Jay Worona, NYSSBA Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel

Topic: Legal Hot Topics

Topic: Update on New Decisions from our Courts & Administrative Agencies & New Laws & Regulations

Session 1

Time: 10:30-11:20am

Presenters: Andrew Mark, Esq., (Harris Beach PLLC) and Marnie Smith, Esq., (Webster Szanyi)

Topic: Appeals and Lawsuits and Claims, Oh My!


Time: 10:30-11:20am

Presenters: Lindsay Menasco, Esq., (Hodgson Russ LLP) and Andrew Freedman, Esq., (Hodgson Russ LLP)

Topic: Student Mental Health

Time: 10:30-11:20am

Presenters: Melanie Beardsley, Esq., (Webster Szanyi, LLP) and Ryan Smith, Esq., (Webster Szanyi, LLP)

Topic: Difficult Doctor Notes

Session 2

Time: 12:40-1:30pm

Presenters: Amanda Dermott, Esq., (Erie 1 BOCES), Brian Doyle, Esq., (Erie 2 CC BOCES), Elizabeth McPhail, Esq., (Hodgson Russ, LLP), Steve Carling, Esq., (Harris Beach, PLLC), and Susan McClaren, Esq., (Webster Szanyi, LLP)

Topic: Collective Bargaining - Panel Discussion

Time: 12:40-1:30pm

Presenters: Kristen Coons, Esq., (Erie 1 BOCES) & Brian Hartmann, Esq., (Erie 2 CC BOCES)

Topic: Emerging Issues - The Latest for 2022-2023


Time: 12:40-1:30pm

Presenters: Luisa Bostick, Esq., (Hodgson Russ, LLP) & Tracie Lopardi, Esq., (Harris Beach PLLC),

Topic: Employee Issues - Disciplinary Proceedings and Other Issues

Session 3

Time: 1:40-2:30pm

Presenters: Dan D'Amico, Esq., (Erie 1 BOCES) & Brian Liebenow, Esq., (Erie 2 CC BOCES), 

Topic: Navigating Freedom of Speech Issues in Tumultuous Times 


Time: 1:40-2:30pm

Presenters: Jeff Weiss, Esq., (Harris Beach PLLC) 

Topic: Special Ed Update

Time: 1:40-2:30pm

Presenters: Buffalo School Board President Lou Petrucci, Williamsville CSD Director of Communications, Nick 

Filipowski, Karl Kristoff, Esq., (Hodgson Russ, LLP), Brendan Kelleher, Esq., (Harris Beach, PLLC).

Topic: When Confronting the Media While in Crisis Mode