Attorney Patrick Fanelli served as a guest speaker at this week’s Summer Solicitor’s Symposium sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association. This annual event held in State College, PA, is attended by more than 100 school lawyers from across Pennsylvania and provides an important opportunity for school attorneys to remain up to date on the most recent developments in the law.
At this week’s event, Fanelli presented on the topic of teacher dismissals, addressing recent appellate court decisions that potentially alter the process that districts use for firing teachers. These new cases interpreting the School Code’s employee termination procedures compel a fresh look at longstanding practices that may skip important steps and risk ruining or prolonging the process.
Attorney Fanelli also currently serves as the President of the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association for 2017.
He has presented at numerous other seminars in the field of education law, including the Sam Francis School Law Seminar in Pittsburgh, the Penn State School Study Council Seminar at the Dickinson School of Law, and various other seminars and events sponsored by PSBA.
Fanelli focuses his practice on helping public and private employers navigate the increasingly regulated landscape of labor and employment law. Every year Pennsylvania school districts and other public entities turn to him for assistance in the collective bargaining process, while a number of others seek his guidance as a general solicitor.