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Nov 16, 2016

Skelton Taintor & Abbott Attorneys Speak at MSMA Fall Conference

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AUBURN, Maine – Three attorneys from the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott spoke at the 43rd Annual Fall Conference of the Maine School Management Association, which was held Oct. 27-28 at the Augusta Civic Center. The theme of the conference was “Maine Public Schools: The Gold Standard.” Attorneys Bryan M. Dench, Rebecca S. Webber and Theodore Small addressed issues of importance in today’s education landscape.

Dench, chairman of Skelton Taintor and Abbott’s board of directors, led the clinic session How to Work with Your School Board Lawyer. Dench, whose diverse practice areas include schools and higher education, focused on helping boards and administrators make the best and most cost effective use of legal services.

Webber, a respected attorney in the field of employment law, civil rights and compliance, conducted the clinic titled Reducing the Risk of Discrimination Claims: with that Legal/HR State of Mind. She gave attendees practical guidance on how to minimize the risk of claims while also protecting individual rights.

Small, whose practice areas include business law, business litigation, construction law, and municipal law, addressed the topic Construction Issues for Maine School Projects. This topic included a comparison of construction delivery methods, namely a comparison of Construction Management and Design-Bid-Build.

Skelton Taintor & Abbott is one of Maine’s leading law firms serving individuals and businesses in litigation and general representation throughout northern New England for more than 150 years. The firm has been named in U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in America. For more information, call 207-784-3200.