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Independent Schools and the Evolving Standard of Care (presentation at NBOA Business Officer Institute, 6/20/18)

Written by: Susan E. Schorr

McLane Middleton attorney Susan E. Schorr presented at the NBOA Business Officer Institute on June 20, 2018 in Providence, R.I.

Independent Schools and the Evolving Standard of Care

The presentation focused on student safety and well-being, by explaining how the “standard of care” has changed for addressing bullying and cyber-bullying, sexual assault, mandated reporting, responsible use policies, and employee references. The presenters described the steps schools should be taking to meet the standard of care, in order to minimize complaints and effectively address them when they do arise.

Co-Presenter: David Wolowitz (McLane Middleton)

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.