The 2019 TABS Annual Conference features sessions and workshops by practitioners in independent schools and legal professionals, including three Shipman & Goodwin attorneys, who will be presenting the following sessions:

The Nuts and Bolts of Student Handbooks
December 6th

Julie C. Fay and Leander A. Dolphin will present this concurrent session that offers an overview of key provisions that should be included in your school’s student handbook along with other recommended best practices and emerging trends. They will review legal and practical issues related to challenging topics such as searching cell phones, vaping, when to contact legal authorities, handling student mental health issues, sexual misconduct policies and more.

Holy Smoke! Making Sense of the Changing Rules and Methods of Smoking
December 6th
Peter J. Murphy will present this speed session that will cover changing laws and new smoking technology that present ongoing challenges to boarding school administrators who address smoking by students and staff. Peter will share up-to-date information on shifting laws and regulations, and provide advice on the five key issues facing boarding schools.

Focusing exclusively on boarding school issues, TABS Annual Conference continues to be THE professional development venue for heads of schools, marketing, admission, academic, residential life, diversity/multiculturalism and campus health professionals and other administrators. In addition to valuable networking opportunities in the heart of Boston MA, the 2019 Conference will feature various session formats and tracks, as well as pre-conference workshops, lead by practitioners in our schools and other leading national and international education experts.

For more information and to register, visit the TABS Annual Conference website.
For a detailed agenda of the conference, please visit the TABS Agenda website.

WHEN: December 5-7, 2019
WHERE: Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
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Photo of Leander A. Dolphin Leander A. Dolphin

Leander represents public school districts, independent schools, and colleges and universities in education and employment matters, including student discipline, special education disputes, disability-related matters, employee discipline and discharge, and investigations. In addition, she represents clients in claims before the Commission on Human Rights…

Leander represents public school districts, independent schools, and colleges and universities in education and employment matters, including student discipline, special education disputes, disability-related matters, employee discipline and discharge, and investigations. In addition, she represents clients in claims before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Office of Civil Rights. Leander has conducted numerous professional development workshops for private and public sector clients on topics such as sexual harassment, bullying, special education, disability discrimination, and confidentiality issues.

Photo of Julie C. Fay Julie C. Fay

Julie represents public and independent schools in a variety of special education and general education law matters, with a particular focus on issues relating to students with disabilities, student discipline, confidentiality, school governance and policy. Julie frequently represents schools in administrative hearings, including…

Julie represents public and independent schools in a variety of special education and general education law matters, with a particular focus on issues relating to students with disabilities, student discipline, confidentiality, school governance and policy. Julie frequently represents schools in administrative hearings, including expulsion hearings, special education due process hearings and related proceedings, and is often called upon to guide districts in drafting policies and administrative procedures in all education law areas. As part of her practice, Julie has conducted numerous professional development workshops for clients and other school organizations.

Photo of Peter J. Murphy Peter J. Murphy

Peter represents public and private sector employers in a broad array of cases, with a focus on cases involving claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, first amendment retaliation, and other labor and employment disputes. In addition, Peter advises employers on issues such as employee…

Peter represents public and private sector employers in a broad array of cases, with a focus on cases involving claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, first amendment retaliation, and other labor and employment disputes. In addition, Peter advises employers on issues such as employee discipline, disability accommodations, and internal investigations, and provides training and seminar presentations on those issues.