Hill Hill Carter attorney Erika Perrone Tatum was elected as a new Board of Director for The Alabama Council of School Board at the ACSBA Summer Conference held June 16 and 17 at The Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Ms. Tatum has been practicing law for 22 years, 17 years in education law. As shareholder in the Montgomery office of Hill Hill Carter. Ms. Tatum represents numerous boards of education throughout the state of Alabama on issues related to students with disabilities. In addition to handling cases and providing legal opinions, Ms. Tatum also conducts seminars and training, consults with administrators and teachers, attends Section 504 and IEP meetings, and defends investigations conducted by the Office for Civil Rights and Alabama State Department of Education. Licensed in Alabama and Georgia, Ms. Tatum graduated from Florida State University and received her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
ACSBA is an affiliate of the Alabama Association of School Boards. Members meet annually to discuss current education and legal issues and to share their knowledge of laws, court rulings and national developments that impact local school boards. ACSBA membership automatically qualifies attorneys for membership in the National Council of School Attorneys, an affiliate of the National School Boards Association.
The Alabama Association of School Boards represents all of the state’s public local school boards. Since 1949, AASB has served education leaders and the interests of local lay control of public education. The Association’s mission is to develop excellent school board leaders through quality training, advocacy and services. For more information about AASB, visitwww.AlabamaSchoolBoards.org.