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Schools and Public Safety: Minnesota Doesn’t Have to Stoop to Arming Teachers

Following the school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Fla., President Donald Trump said that teachers who have “natural talent like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball” should be armed in schools. Rather than rushing to such extremes, there must … Continue reading

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Come Visit OLWK at Booth 404 Tomorrow at the MSBA 97th Annual Leadership Conference!

We’ll be at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 8am-5pm January 12th and from 7:30am- 10:30am January 12th. Stop by and say hello!

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Attorneys O’Meara, Thornsjo and Leer Named 2016 SuperLawyers; McSherry Named Rising Star

O’Meara, Leer, Wagner and Kohl is proud to announce that three of the Firm’s shareholders –Shamus P. O’Meara, Timothy J. Leer and Dale O. Thornsjo – have once again been recognized as “Super Lawyers” by their peers in Minnesota.  Joining them this … Continue reading

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The United States Department of Education’s Plan to Change How School Districts Approach Discipline and to Require the Reallocation of Resources

On January 8, 2014, the United States Department of Education (DOE), through its Office of Civil Rights (OCR), issued a “Dear Colleague” letter, which identified a nationwide problem of unequal application of discipline to students of color in our public … Continue reading

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Legislature Revises Data Privacy Act Involving Public Entity Contracts With Private Parties

Governor Dayton recently signed legislation revising the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act to clarify that private parties that contract with the government to perform a government function are subject to the Act to the extent of data related to the performance … Continue reading

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Shamus O’Meara Authors School Security Design Article for American Bar Association Construction Journal

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Shamus O’Meara Keynotes Minnesota School Boards Association Summer Conference

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Shamus O’Meara Presents at National School Boards Association Annual Conference

Shamus O’Meara recently presented at the National School Boards Association Annual Conference in San Diego on the topic, School Safety and the Law: Keys to Responding to School Emergencies.  He also assisted the NSBA and Connecticut school communities following the … Continue reading

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Shamus O’Meara Presents at January 7 Connecticut School Safety and Security Summit

Shamus O’Meara presented at a Connecticut statewide school safety and security conference.  He discussed effective school emergency management addressing the needs of students and staff utilizing national guidelines, and legal and practical implications of handling crises at schools and educational institutions.   … Continue reading

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Shamus O’Meara Presents at National Webinar on School Safety and Emergency Management

Shamus O’Meara presented a  December 21 national webinar to several hundred school officials on crisis planning and emergency management sponsored by the National School Boards Association and Council of School Attorneys.   Shamus presented national and industry guidelines involving emergency management … Continue reading

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