On April 12, 2012, Pat will return as a speaker at the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s (PSBA) Spring Legal Roundup. Attracting board members, solicitors and school administrators, the Roundup is an overview of the legal issues impacting school districts throughout the state. Attendees will benefit from the experience and expertise of an active school solicitor and PSBA staff attorney as they address recent legal topics.
The three-hour program will focus on a range of legal issues including: student rights pertaining to the First Amendment, handling food allergies in schools, Right-to-Know Law updates, Charter schools and labor and employment-related issues.
Pat currently serves as the appointed Solicitor to the Hampton, Pine Richland, Quaker Valley and Riverview School Districts, as well as special counsel to various other school districts. He represents these entities in all aspects of organization, management, operation and finance. Pat specializes in labor and personnel law, including collective bargaining, disability, harassment, and other employment discrimination, capital leasing, software licensing, and other procurement, construction, real estate acquisition, finance and taxation, and student rights.
He has served as President of both the Allegheny County Bar Municipal and School Solicitors Association and the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, and remains active as a current Director of both associations. He has also served and maintained membership in the National Council of School Attorneys, an affiliate of the National School Boards Association. Pat has been named a “Best Lawyer in America” consistently since 2007.