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On March 19, 2021, Attorney Shana Lewis will present The Foundations of Unemployment Insurance (Compensation) Laws for Wisconsin Public School Districts  at the 2021 Accounting Conference for the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO).

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named to the 2021 Edition of ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession:
๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐——. ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด, Education Law; Labor Law-Management
๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—”. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜†, Employment Law-Management; Immigration Law; Labor Law-Management
๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€, Education Law; Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Litigation-Labor and Employment
๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€ has also been recognized as 2021 Lawyer of the Year for her work in Employment Law – Management in Green Bay

On November 11, 2020, Chad Wade and J.J. Hermes will present the firm’s annual employment law update for the Oshkosh Area Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  The virtual program will address recent case law and legislation affecting employers and offer insights on possible developments in 2021.

Jenna Rousseau will be presenting on Compliance with Wage and Hour Laws in the Assisted Living Industry at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance, FOCUS 2020 Virtual Program in November.

On October 28, 2020, Attorney Shana Lewis will present Working with Struggling Employees for the Fall Webinar Series presented by the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA).

On October 16, 2020, Attorney Shana Lewis will present The Foundations of Unemployment Insurance (Compensation) Laws for Wisconsin Public School Districts  at the 2020 Fall Conference for the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO).

On October 2, 2020, Attorney Shana Lewis will present Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972: New Court Interpretations and New Regulations Create Significant Changes for Public Schools at the 2020 Fall Conference for the Wisconsin Association of School Superintendent Assistants (WASSA).

On September 15, 2020, Shana Lewis will be presenting on Volunteers and Conducting Background Checks for the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrator’s New-to-HR Academy.

On August 14, 2020, Attorneys Tony Renning, Shana Lewis, and Geoffrey Lacy presented "Title IX Training for Coordinators, Investigators, and Decision-Makers". 

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Attorney Tony Renning presented W-4 Calculation Update and Required Annual Notifications, for the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA) Webinar Series.

On August 5-6, 2020, Attorney Kirk Strang provided legal issues programming for the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) First Year Superintendents Academy, in Stevens Point.  The Academy provides critical informational programming and instruction throughout the 2020-2021 school yearโ€‹ for first year school district superintendents.

July 29-31, 2020, Attorney Kirk Strang presented at the annual WASDA Legal Conference in Sturgeon Bay. Kirk delivered his annual update on school and education law at the program. 

On Thursday, July 10, 2020, Attorney Geoffrey Lacy presented Social Media Issues in the Public School Workplace, for the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA) Webinar Series.

Starting in July 2020, Attorneys Shana Lewis and Chad Wade will teach the School District Law course for Edgewood College’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.

Kirk Strang presented a legal update to the 35 school board member delegates of CESA 5 on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the CESA 5 Convention. 

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Attorney Shana Lewis presented How School Districts and Law Enforcement Work Together, along with Winnebago District Attorney Melinda Tempelis, for the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA) Webinar Series.

On February 28, 2020, Attorney Shana Lewis spoke to the students enrolled in ED 820 Law, Media, and Marketing for Edgewood College about personnel decisions in the public schools. 

On February 12, 2020, Attorney Kirk Strang presented for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators – Middle and High School Principals Convention in Wisconsin Dells.  Kirk discussed legal issues of importance to middle and high school principals, with a special emphasis on technology-related issues.

On January 30, 2020, Attorney Geoffrey Lacy spoke on workplace investigations at the WPELRA Conference in Madison. 

On January 29, 2020, Attorney Kirk Strang presented to the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators – Associate Principals Conference in Milwaukee.  Kirk discussed technology issues affecting associate principals at the Conference.

On January 24, 2020, Shana Lewis began teaching a course, the Role of Business in Society, for the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Business Evening and Executive MBA Programs.

On January 22, 2020, the firm’s attorneys hosted a school law update and reception during the 2020 Wisconsin State Education Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Milwaukee.

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