Effective August 11, 2018, the NH Safe School Zone law has been amended to expand the list of enumerated crimes that must be reported to the police. The amended statute covers additional crimes, such as child pornography and online enticement activity that, in the past, had not been expressly listed in the Safe School Zone Law, but were often subject to reporting under other child protection laws.
In this workshop, Attorneys Mike Delaney and Linda Johnson will cover the changes in the law and provide an overview of the interplay between the new reporting obligations and the other mandatory NH reporting laws (child abuse and hazing).
Through the use of case studies and hypotheticals, they will discuss the tricky issues that can arise in reporting situations as well as outline the changes your school should make to its Memorandum of Understanding with the local police.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The cost to attend this event is $125.00 per person.
Holderness School - Weld Hall
33 Chapel Ln
Holderness, NH 03245
About the Presenters
Linda S. Johnson
Director, McLane Middleton
Attorney Linda Johnson is a Director with the law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association. She is co-chair of the firm’s Education Law Group, and focuses her practice on understanding and serving the needs of independent and boarding schools. She has over 30 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal agencies and courts, and in representing the interests of independent schools in all aspects of operations. She serves as outside legal counsel and risk manager to many of the country’s top independent and boarding schools including the largest independent academy in the United States. Linda is recognized as a national authority on student and campus safety issues, risk management, crisis response, boundary awareness, employment law and independent school law issues.
Michael A. Delaney
Director, McLane Middleton
Mike is a director at McLane Middleton in Manchester, NH. His practice focuses on internal investigations and regulatory compliance issues for educational institutions, professionals and businesses. Mike offers strategic counseling on government inquiries, regulatory compliance, fiduciary responsibilities and crisis management. Mike regularly provides trainings and lectures on boundary awareness considerations, healthy boundary guidelines and reporting obligations, particularly for educational institutions and faculty. Mike served as Attorney General of the State of New Hampshire from 2009–2013. He is a former prosecutor and served as Chief of the State’s Homicide and Violent Crime Unit. Michael is a 1991 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and a 1994 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in NH and MA, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.