Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221

New Hampshire Principals Academy

Great schools need great principals. This two-day seminar features presentations on legal topics specifically designed for school Principals, Assistant Principals, and other school and central office administrators. Drummond Woodsum’s team of experienced school and employment law attorneys will provide interactive activities and engaging training in the areas of the law that are the most vital for school district administrators.


Attorneys Kasia Park and Ed Benjamin Obtain Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit Brought By Parent of Student Who Drowned While on School Outing

On July 23, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine dismissed, with prejudice, a 1983 claim arising out of the drowning death of a seventh grade student while on a school sponsored outing at a state park.  On June 12, 2018, the City of Lewiston’s Middle School ...

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July 19, 2019

Amy K. Olfene


2019 Maine School Law Summer Institute

The School Law Institute is renowned as the most rewarding, useful and enjoyable school law course for educators in Maine.

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2019 Maine Special Education Law Summer Institute

This four-day Institute has been designed with busy educators in mind. In a short period of time, the participants will cover materials that would traditionally be taught in a semester-long course.


July/August 2019

Mark T. Broth
HR Report: Workplace Violence

On May 31, 2019, an engineer employed by the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is alleged to have shot and killed 11 co-workers and a City contractor and injured several others. According to several media reports, the shooter was facing disciplinary action resulting from a fight with a co­\1vorker. The shooter is also alleged to have been involved in physical "scuffles" with other City employees and had demonstrated other unspecified behavioral problems. ...

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Marijuana Legalization: Lessons and Questions for New Hampshire Municipalities


School Boards in Crisis!!

This conference will review basic legal principles that apply to school board action. Dan and Mike will then focus closely on school board crises, particularly as they relate to very public employment disputes, Facebook controversies that impact the board, and public concerns that overtake regular business. In a lively way, our presenters will address employment issues, collective bargaining, student issues and duties of school boards and superintendents. Then, participants will engage in real life problems and be asked to develop strategies for solving those problems.


June 10, 2019

James A. O'Shaughnessy


June 10, 2019

Malina E. Dumas
Panelist at the Fifth Native American Cannabis and Hemp Conference

Temecula, CA

Regulated Substances


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