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Student Handbooks: Essential Updates for the New School Year

Date: March 27 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Cost: This event is being offered as a free education session.


Join McLane Middleton’s education counsel as they provide guidance on how to tackle the annual project of updating an independent school’s student handbook to meet both evolving laws and best practices.


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Brian B. Garrett
Of Counsel & Chair of Education Law Practice Group

Brian is the Chair of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Practice Group and focuses his practice on understanding and serving the needs of PreK-12 independent day and boarding schools. Brian consults with many of the country’s leading independent schools to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of school operations, including student and parent issues, employment matters, school governance and leadership, and general risk management. He partners with board chairs, heads of schools, financial officers, and other senior leadership members provide practical solutions to complex matters affecting their communities.

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Linda S. Johnson
Director & Vice Chair of Education Practice Law Group

Linda is the Vice Chair of the Education Law Group of McLane Middleton, P.A. For the past 30 years, Linda has been advising independent schools throughout the United States and internationally on all aspects of risk prevention and crisis response with a focus on promoting healthy relationships through the management and oversight of a healthy school culture. She assists schools in drafting policies and procedures to deal with all aspects of school operations but is especially known for her work regarding educational awareness on setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries with students. Linda often serves as a consultant to schools experiencing critical incidents relating to misconduct which has harmed students or employees, including coordination and oversight of third-party investigations. She advises administrators and boards on how to respond to complaints of misconduct responsibly, considering transparency, accountability, compassion and equity. Overall, Linda helps to guide schools to “do the right thing, the right way.”