Susan Schorr and Laura Kahl to Present on Vaccine Recommendations for Schools

McLane Middleton attorneys Susan E. Schorr and Laura McKelligott Kahl will be presenting on an Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) webinar, “The Vaccine is Here: Practical Recommendations for Schools” on December 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

This free webinar for heads of school, senior administrative team members and health directors, will discuss COVID vaccines and whether to mandate or strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students be inoculated.

Participants will learn more about which approaches will promote campus health and safety, and when and how schools need to accommodate resistance from community members to receiving their shot in the arm.  In addition, participants will learn:

  • What New England governors are saying about prioritizing teachers and other education community members for immunization
  • How to analyze the pros and cons of mandating that school community members be vaccinated versus strongly recommending inoculation
  • Drafting tips for faculty/staff offer letters and contracts, and enrollment agreements
  • How to accommodate legitimate exemptions to vaccinations
  • Where things stand with younger children and vaccination


Susan is Vice Chair of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Practice Group.  She finds solutions to legal questions and challenges faced by independent schools and other employers.  She both manages and conducts investigations when serious misconduct is alleged. Grounded in thorough legal analysis, she offers practical advice and responsiveness. With a background as a social worker and a trustee of non-profit organizations herself, Susan approaches client challenges in a holistic and detail-oriented manner.  Susan can be reached in the firm’s Boston office at (857) 305-1960 or

Laura counsels schools and employers on managing and minimizing risk in employee matters such as hiring, discipline and termination of employees, wage and hour issues, classification of employees and independent contractors, claims of discrimination and harassment, and restrictive covenants.  She works with schools and employers to maintain compliance with state and federal employment laws, and assists employers with workplace policies and procedures.  Laura can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2677 or

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