ASBA 46th Annual Law Conference

September 7, 2022 - September 9, 2022

ASBA is thrilled to announce an impressive and engaging keynote lineup that will not disappoint at this year’s ASBA Law Conference plus two pre-conferences to choose from.

The Law Conference is the largest gathering of school board members, district leaders and attorneys specializing in school law across the state. This year the conference runs September 7-9, 2022, at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale.

Registration will open Tuesday, July 5 and closes Friday, August. 26

 

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Judge Glenda Hatchett

Judge Glenda Hatchett: A PROMISE TO KEEP

Judge Glenda Hatchett was a presiding judge and the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country. Today she is most widely recognized for her television court series “Judge Hatchett” (2000-2008) and most currently “The Verdict.” Nationally recognized as an authority on juvenile and social issues and outspoken advocate for children everywhere, Judge Hatchett speaks passionately on how we can empower this and future generations. 

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Robert (Bob) Kim

Robert (Bob) Kim: Elevating Equity and Justice: Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every Teacher Should Know!

Robert (Bob) Kim is a leading expert in education law and policy in the United States. A former civil rights attorney and author/ co-author of numerous books on educational law, Mr. Kim will take us on a journey through ten U.S. Supreme Court opinions involving public schools. Why these ten? Because they delve into some of the most important topics and situations educators face every day.

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THE BAD KIDS

THE BAD KIDS: A Real Life Look at How One School Made a Difference

Principal Vonda Viland and directors Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe will join us to discuss their Sundance Award-winning film “The Bad Kids” and how one school tackled head-on one of America’s most serious education problems: generational poverty. This documentary, set at a remote Mojave Desert high school, features extraordinary educators who believe that love, empathy and life skills, more than academics, are what gives “at-risk” students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty on the lives of these so-called “bad kids.” Law Conference attendees will have the opportunity to watch the full documentary.

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Rebecca Cokley

Rebecca Cokley: Supporting Students with Disabilities

Featuring keynote speaker Rebecca Cokley. Ms. Cokley is an American disability rights activist and public speaker who is currently the first U.S. Disability Rights Program Officer for the Ford Foundation. Prior to joining Ford, Cokley was the founding director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. Her activism and work within the disability community are largely shaped by her experience as a person with dwarfism.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022: Choose from two all-day Pre-Conferences.

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Supporting Students with Disabilities

Rebecca Cokley, American Disability Rights Activist and Public Speaker

Featuring keynote speaker Rebecca Cokley. Ms. Cokley is an American disability rights activist and public speaker who is currently the first U.S. Disability Rights Program Officer for the Ford Foundation. Prior to joining Ford, Cokley was the founding director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. Her activism and work within the disability community are largely shaped by her experience as a person with dwarfism. 

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Public Access and Participation: From Parents to Public Meetings

Increased attention to school district policy and practices have led to calls for greater access to everything from educational materials to district decision-making. From the Parents Bill of Rights to call to the public, we will be covering the most pressing topics around these issues facing governing boards today. 

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - Friday, September 9, 2022

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Members will have two days to hear from keynote speakers, choose from breakout sessions and network with colleagues from across the state. There is a plethora of options that provide school board members with the knowledge about how boards work, a general understanding of the issues in education, knowledge about student achievement and knowledge about how to best advocate for students beyond the board table.

Additional Information

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