How Long Do I Need to Keep This *&%* Email? And Other Questions of the Universe

This session will break down the biggest digital record dilemmas for schools, including conversion and storage methods, retention timelines, and destruction protocols. Attorneys Heather Brickman and Steve Richart will review key legal obligations for handling student, personnel, and business records, with practical tips to support compliance in maintaining and accessing digital records under records confidentiality and retention laws and production under FOIA and subpoenas.


Presenter Bio

Heather Brickman is a partner in the law firm of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP and serves as chair of the firm’s Corporate/Board Governance Practice Group. She has concentrated her practice for nearly thirty years in governance issues, including policies and transparency compliance, as well as corporate matters from finance and transactions to employee benefit plans, with the goal of facilitating legally compliant, workable solutions. Heather is a member of the Policy Advisory Committee for the Illinois Association of School Boards and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and as a member of its SOPPA Working Group.

Steve Richart is a partner in the law firm of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP and concentrates his school law practice in the areas of board governance, FOIA, OMA, elections, school finance, and property taxes. Steve works closely with clients to address the many legal, regulatory, and business challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, Steve represents school districts in judicial and administrative proceedings involving similar matters. Steve breaks down complex legal issues into plain, understandable terms and couples attention to detail with a focus on practical advice.

January 20 @ 13:00
1:00 pm — 1:50 pm (50′)

Heather Brickman, Steve Richart