Message from the Chair of the Education Law Section – Welcome to the 2019-2020 Bar Year

By Melissa Michaud

Dear Members of the Education Law Section:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 bar year!  I look forward to working with you, our Council members, and committee chairs this year, and I want to thank our committee chairs for volunteering their time to invest in our Section.

As we start the year, please mark your calendar and consider the following opportunities:


  • The 2020 Education Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020.  Please note this is a date change from the original date.  The planning committee will be sending out a survey soon to learn more about what you are interested in covering at this year’s CLE.  Please participate so that our CLE will reflect your interests!
  • If you haven’t done so yet, please renew your NCBA membership soon.  As you may know, the NCBA has revised its due structure, and one of the benefits is access to a monthly on-demand CLE from the Expert Series.  Renew your membership now so that you can add the September CLE before it expires.  Information about membership renewal is available here.
  • Among other activities, our Section has committees for CLE planning, LIFT (Law Institute for Teachers), and legislative updates.  Our great committee chairs would welcome your help.  If you are interested in assisting with a committee, please let me know and I would be happy to connect you with the committee chair.  The full list of our committees and their respective chairs is available on our Section website.
  • Our Section will hold a networking event on Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 at Bonefish Grill Cary (2060 Renaissance Park Place, Cary).  Please mark your calendars, and I hope you’ll join us!

One of my goals this year is to make our Section’s activities responsive to your practice.  If you have ideas for the types of blog posts or networking events that would interest you, please do not hesitate to contact me with suggestions.

Melissa Michaud
NCBA Education Law Section 2019-2020