Tom Tueth Advises Missouri Lawyers on Sunshine Law, Ethics and Campaign Spending Issues

Jan 17, 2008

Tueth Keeney School law attorneys are often in demand for their expertise and legal insight. On January 17, 2008, Tom Tueth spoke to approximately 50 members of the Missouri Bar at a CLE program titled “Current Issues for Lawyers, Legislators and Lobbyists.” The half-day program was held in Jefferson City and covered topics such as Campaign Finance and Lobbying, Advising Political Subdivision on Conflicts of Interest and Other Issues, and Recent Changes to the Code of Professional Conduct for Lawyers. Mr. Tueth discussed two issues that have been in the news recently: whether emails of employees of state agencies and political subdivisions are public records under Missouri’s Sunshine Law and the extent to which public bodies have an obligation to retain employee emails. Mr. Tueth also spoke about the perennial problem of public bodies spending public funds in support of tax increase and bond issue campaigns. Mr. Tueth has extensive experience advising school districts, community colleges and other public bodies on avoiding legal problems. He is a regular presenter at Missouri Bar CLE programs.

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Thomas E. Tueth practices in the areas of education, higher education, labor and employment and civil litigation law. Tom’s experience includes representation of public school districts, colleges and universities, private schools and not-for-profit organizations throughout Missouri. He counsels and speaks to school officials on a wide variety of topics including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, contracts and tenure, rights of students, negligence and general liability, church and state, school finance and employee organizational matters. Tom provides ongoing advice to dozens of public school districts, private schools and institutions of higher education.

Tueth Keeney has one of the largest and most successful education law groups in the country. The Firm regularly serves the legal counsel needs of approximately 150 school districts throughout Missouri and in Central and Southern Illinois. Our Firm is also regularly appointed by insurers of educational institutions to represent districts in complex or difficult cases involving school or civil rights laws. Tueth Keeney also represents institutions of higher education. Our Firm is one of only twenty law firms in the nation that have been appointed to act as Select Counsel to represent colleges and universities insured by United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., the nation’s largest insurer of colleges and universities. The Firm represents Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois College, Murray State University, and Saint Louis University, among others.