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 Attorney Eric C. Griggs joins Clark Hill

Attorney Eric C. Griggs has joined Clark Hill PLC as an associate in the Education and Municipal practice group in the Grand Rapids office. Griggs focuses his practice in the areas of education law and labor and employment. He represents public school officials at the bargaining table during contract negotiations with unions and advises school board members and administrators on matters involving the Revised School Code, the Open Meetings Act, the Public Employment Relations Act, the Teachers’ Tenure Act, and other laws.

In addition, Griggs speaks on labor relations and education law topics at conferences for school officials and drafted the 2012 edition of MASB's “Board Duties Under the Revised School Code,” an easy-to-understand summary of school board member’s legal duties.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Griggs served as the Assistant Director of Labor Relations and Legal Services at MASB; he was formerly a legislative aide to the Chair of the Michigan House of Represen-tatives Education Committee.
Griggs attended Michigan State Univ. College of Law.

Wayne Law associate professor writes water issues chapter in book

Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Noah D. Hall is co-author of a chapter in a new book, Water Without Borders? Canada, the United States, and Shared Waters, published by University of Toronto Press.
Hall’s chapter, written with Professor Jamie Linton of Queen’s University in Ontario,  is “The Great Lakes: A Model of Transboundary Cooperation.”
The book offers readers an overview of water issues along the 49th parallel, as well as commentaries by a variety of experts, including Hall, on sources of conflict between Canada and the U.S.
“Particularly noteworthy is the fact that most chapters emphasize that solutions to transboundary water conflicts have taken the form of working around — rather than through — conventional institutions for transboundary water governance,” Hall said in an entry to his blog, www.greatlakeslaw.
org. “The transboundary coopera-
tion and collaboration that charac-
terize these chapters epitomizes, we feel, how shared governance can function effectively.”
Hall, an Ann Arbor resident, is widely published and consulted on environmental and water law issues.  He graduated from University of Michigan Law School and before he joined Wayne Law, he taught at U of M Law School and was an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation. He also has  extensive litigation experience.