John Richardson Tells Texas Educators About Lessons Learned from Tucson Shooting Tragedy

Attorney John C. Richardson, who has over 30 years of experience representing public school districts, colleges, and universities, spoke to over 200 college and university administrators at the 16th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference. Mr. Richardson was a co-presenter with C.J. Karamargin, Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Government Relations at Pima Community College (PCC). Their topic was how educational institutions handle procedures and conduct business during crisis situations, such as that faced by PCC following the 2011 shooting of then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several others. Mr. Richardson discussed the difficult issue of how to balance the public’s interests in obtaining information about a topic of great interest against the legal mandates of privacy.

Mr. Richardson is a shareholder in the Tucson office of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy. He represents numerous public school districts and community colleges, as well as non-profit and for-profit corporations. While the emphasis of his practice is on preventing and conciliating disputes, Mr. Richardson has frequently been involved in litigation concerning employment and education issues, including an appeal argued to the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Richardson is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, where he graduated first in his class. He is a member of the Arizona Council of School Attorneys.

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