1. Field Trips: How to Prepare for and Guard Against the Legal Risks

Field Trips: How to Prepare for and Guard Against the Legal Risks

Field Trips: How to Prepare for and Guard Against the Legal Risks
Event ID: 71065
Session ID: 15880

Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Kathleen E. Dion, partner, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, Connecticut
Price: $299.00 On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, attorneys representing schools, student counselors, faculty, principals, nurses, teachers, superintendents
Best For: K-12

Field trips have become an important part of a student’s educational experience, and as such schools often integrate trips into the curriculum. Although valuable educational experiences travel off campus carries various foreseeable and unforeseeable risks that schools must prepare for and guard against. Potential pitfalls include having adequate permission and consent forms, travel safety, chaperone vetting and training, the applicability of school rules, policies, handbooks (and student discipline) to off-site locations, preparing for and handling medical and health emergencies, and other risks that may create school liability.

Please join attorney Kathleen E. Dion as she provides comprehensive guidance on recognizing risks associated with school-sponsored trips, along with the creation of an action plan to prepare for and mitigate any potential injuries and litigation. This will include but is not limited to, discussing how to implement appropriate safety protocols and creating a checklist to minimize potential risk before students embark on off-campus trips.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Creating student travel protocol
  • Addressing discipline issues
  • Drafting releases and other necessary documents
  • Planning for emergencies
  • Selecting the right third-party providers
  • Negotiating unique issues related to travel abroad and overnight trips


Your conference leader for “Field Trips: How to Prepare for and Guard Against the Legal Risks” is Kathleen E. Dion, partner, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, Connecticut. Kate represents private schools, colleges, and universities in a variety of civil matters, such as tuition disputes, allegations of staff misconduct, and Title IX matters. She has assisted her clients in reaching favorable settlements in several employee misconduct actions. Kate regularly assists public and private companies with internal investigations on a variety of matters and her courtroom experience ranges from federal and state jury trials to arbitrations and appeals. Kate is a member of the state and federal bars in Connecticut and Massachusetts and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. She earned her JD degree from Western New England School of Law.

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