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Adams and Reese attorneys Lee Reid and Jennifer Barriere, who helped co-author the newly-released Louisiana Charter School Board Handbook, will present a free Continuing Legal Education course on the book on Friday, September 26, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Pan Am Life Conference Center at 701 Poydras Street in New Orleans.

The publication was jointly produced by Louisiana Appleseed and the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS). The CLE will earn participants a 2-hour credit and will cover all of the basic legal requirements of charter governing boards, from the fundamentals of charter school law and the governing board's role, to open meetings laws and the code of ethics.

Sarah Vandergriff, LAPCS Legal Director, will also participate in the presentation.

Volunteers and supporters of the handbook included: Alvin Miester of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C., Adams and Reese LLP, Akin Gump, Board on Track, Jones Walker, New Schools for New Orleans, The Booth-Bricker Fund, The Frost Foundation, Ltd., Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, Pro Bono Publico Foundation and the RosaMary Foundation.

The mission of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools is to support, promote, and advocate for the Louisiana charter school movement, increasing student access to high quality public schools statewide. Louisiana Appleseed recruits professionals to donate pro bono time to solve problems at their root cause.

At Adams and Reese, Reid is a Partner, practicing in the areas of education, business services, aerospace, governmental relations, economic development and litigation. He has been instrumental in the development of charter schools across Louisiana, representing a diverse array of stakeholders and dedicating numerous hours of pro bono assistance to improving the environment for charter schools in the State. Barriere is a member of the Litigation Practice Group at Adams and Reese and concentrates her practice in education, class action and complex litigation.