Ticking Time Bomb: How to Protect Your District from Liability for Sexual Misconduct

a FREE webinar Tuesday, May 15, at 10:00 AM


Keenan SafeSchools is proud to offer this webinar covering:

  • Overview of research and data on the phenomenon of sex abuse in schools;
  • Latent legal risk exposures for school districts;
  • The institutional factors that put a school district at risk;
  • Policies and procedures to help prevent sex abuse and protect children and schools; and
  • How sexual misconduct lawsuits are handled, by plaintiffs and the defense.

Featured Speakers

Mike PattersonMichael Patterson
Senior Principal and President at Patterson Buchanan
Patterson Buchanan, the author of the Keenan SafeSchools course on Boundary Invasion, has exceptional experience defending literally hundreds of high-profile sexual abuse cases. The firm’s attorneys have advised schools districts, universities, other public entities, religious organizations and private corporations in such cases in numerous states. The firm successfully defended the school district in the Mary Kay Latourneau case and currently represents the JSerra Catholic High School in Orange County in a teacher sex abuse case. The firm’s attorneys have spoken and written extensively on preventing and stopping sex abuse of children through policies and procedures that focus on maintaining professional boundaries between staff and students.

Recorded Webinars


RegisterThursday, April 19, 2012

Health Care Reform: 2012 Update

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RegisterTuesday, March 13, 2012

Open Meetings and Public Records: New Law, Litigation and Legal Flashpoints

Presentation PDF . View Video . Q & A


RegisterThursday, February 9, 2012

Pensions, the Budget and You… the Perfect Storm

Presentation PDF . Appendices . View Video


RegisterTuesday, January 10, 2012

When Crisis Hits – Effective Communication Planning

Presentation PDF . View Video


RegisterThursday, December 8, 2011

Employment Practices Liability: Avoiding Harassment and Wrongful Termination Claims

How to minimize employment practices liability claims

Presentation PDF . View Video


RegisterWednesday, October 26, 2011

Bullying Victimization and Bullycide: Implications for School Safety

What schools can do to prevent bullying

Presentation PDF . View Video . Q & A


Click to view recordings from our previous Webinar Series.


Webinar Series Schedule  

RegisterTuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Ticking Time Bomb

How to Protect Your District from Liability for Sexual Misconduct

Other Topics Coming in 2012