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Safe and Supportive Schools

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $10.00


Deadline to Register:  September 14, 2014


The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a sweeping “anti-bullying” law called the Safe & Supportive Schools Act. Presenters will provide an overview of the new law and explain what the changes mean for schools, students, and parents. Presenters include one of the bill’s authors, a school district attorney, and a students’ rights attorney.

This is a brown bag session; please bring a lunch with you.



Jill Coyle is the general counsel for Independent School District 196, Rosemount – Apple Valley – Eagan. She has held that position for the past 14 years.  In her capacity as a school district attorney, Jill handles matters involving student and employee rights, employment disputes, special education issues, student discipline, data privacy questions, contracting and policy review.  Prior to joining District 196, Jill was in private practice with the law firm of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, PA. She is a 1992 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a 1995 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.

Senator Scott Dibble (Dist. 61): Senator Dibble represents the 61st District in the Minnesota Senate. Senator In 2000, Dibble ran for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, becoming the third openly gay legislator to serve in the Minnesota Legislature. After serving one term in the House, Dibble ran for State Senate in 2002 where he is now serving in his fourth term. Senator Dibble has helped lead the charge defending against numerous attacks on human rights, especially directed against the LGBT community. He helped defeat a proposed anti-marriage constitutional amendment successfully for a number of years, until its passage in May of 2011. He helped lead the campaign for its defeat on the ballot in November of 2012. Senator Dibble was the chief author of legislation to give same-sex couples the freedom to marry. The bill was passed and signed into law in May of 2013, making Minnesota the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Andrea Jepsen is an attorney with the School Law Center, a law firm focusing on the rights of students and families in education and school law disputes. She has worked with people with disabilities since 1997 in a variety of roles, including as an early childhood special education service coordinator, and as a legal services provider working regularly in the courts and in administrative proceedings. Ms. Jepsen’s broad legal experience has involved representing clients in a variety of critical legal issues related to education, housing, elder law matters, public benefits, family law disputes, probate and other concerns.


CLE Credits:
1 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 195459


Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing is not available for this event.  

Public Law Section Members:   Free
Public Attorneys (must call Jennifer Brask to use this option): Free
MSBA Members but not Public Law Section Members:  $5
Join the Section and Attend this CLE for free (must register by phone): $25
Non-MSBA Members:  $10
Law Students: Free

Date:   Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time:   2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: MSBA Office

600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380

Minneapolis, MN 55402


Deadline to Register:  September 14, 2014


To register by mail with a check, please use the registration form located here.


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Questions? Contact:
Jennifer Brask | 612-278-6305 |


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