GCSBA Attorneys Only Workshop

Event Description

The Georgia School Boards Association’s Georgia Council of School board Attorneys (GCSBA) has designed a comprehensive one-day workshop addressing contemporary issues faced by and limited to attorneys who have been designated as general counsel by the local school boards. This popular workshop provides school board attorneys a unique opportunity to dialogue with colleagues representing school systems across the state.


9:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:45 AM

2024 Session of General Assembly & Recent Federal and State Decisions

Phillip L. Hartley, Pereira, Kirby, Kinsinger & Nguyen, LLP

10:45 AM


11:00 AM

What to Advise Clients After Kennedy About Staff Prayer?

Santana T. Flanigan, General Counsel, Rockdale County Public Schools

11:30 AM

Public Participation & the First Amendment: What Can Be Prohibited?

Hieu Nguyen, Pereira, Kirby, Kinsinger & Nguyen, LLP

12:00 PM

Lunch (Get your box and return to your seat)

12:45 PM

Post-COVID Student Discipline Challenges & Solutions?

Kim Fletcher Bowden, Policy & Legal Compliance Officer,

Richmond County Board of Education

Lester B. Johnson, III, Law Office of Lester B. Johnson, III

1:15 PM

Recent & Difficulty Issues With School Personnel
Nathan Lee, Glover & Davis, P.A.

& Others from Audience

1:45 PM

Roundtable Suggestions: 

What is the Law in Georgia on Transgender Students after Adams?

Cyber Security Issues & Concerns

Status of Hearings Under Parental Rights Acts

3:15 PM



Tuesday, May 14


9:30 AM - 3:15 PM

Training Credits

CLE Credits are not offered for this workshop.


$300 (Continental breakfast and lunch are included). A cancellation fee of $70 is charged for cancellations received prior to May 7, 2024. Cancellations received after May 7 will not receive a refund.


Bell Jones Courtroom
Mercer University School of Law
1021 Georgia Avenue
Macon, GA 31207