Note: This course must be COMPLETED (Including the exam) by 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2017.
PENDING LITIGATION INVOLVING SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Nashville attorneys Richard Colbert and Courtney Wilbert have represented the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) for many years and were instrumental in passing the 2013 Tennessee law creating a protocol for dealing with youth athletes suspected of having suffered a concussion. They discuss pending litigation involving secondary schools around the country.
NCAA RULES ON CONCUSSIONS AND HOW THESE RULES ARE ENFORCED
Matt Banker has previously served as Assistant Commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference and as an Associate Director at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis. He discusses NCAA rules on concussions and how these rules are enforced.
MATT BANKER, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, The University of Louisville
RICHARD COLBERT, Kay, Griffin, Enkema & Colbert, PLLC
COURTNEY WILBERT, Kay, Griffin, Enkema & Colbert, PLLC
NOTE: This 1.25 hour CLE was originally conducted within a longer seminar. You can view the other online session through the NBA online CLE program catalogue. Look for:
Concussion: The Science Behind Head Injury Litigation (0.75 CLE –General)
Concussion: Litigation Involving NFL and Professional Athletes & Medical Facts (1.00 CLE – General)
Courtney Lynch Wilbert was born in Galveston, Texas. She grew up in Franklin, Tennessee where she attended Battle Ground Academy. While at UT, she was a member of the Law Review and the Speaker’s Series. Courtney has been representing the TSSAA for about ten (10) years. Courtney regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout the entire state of Tennessee. Courtney has appellate experience in the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the Sixth Circuit. Additionally, Courtney has served as co-counsel on a matter before the United States Supreme Court and has been granted permission to file amici curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court.
Matt Banker is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 2001. He previously served as Assistant Commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), headquartered in Brentwood, TN, overseeing the OVC’s compliance and academic operations, managing two conference sports, and representing the OVC on the NCAA Division I Legislative Council. Prior to the OVC, Matt served as Associate Director of Academic and Membership Affairs at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis. Matt’s role at the NCAA included serving as staff liaison to NCAA committees and drafting and editing NCAA proposals and legislation for all three divisions. Matt currently serves as the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at the University of Louisville supporting the compliance and rules education initiatives for all 23 U of L sport programs. Matt also serves as the Athletics Department’s liaison to the University’s Admissions, Financial Aid, and General Counsel Offices. Matt is a member of the ACC’s Men’s Soccer Committee and Constitution & Bylaws Committee. A past adjunct professor at the Belmont University School of Law and Belmont University Graduate Program in Sport Administration, Matt currently teaches an NCAA compliance & governance course for the University of Louisville’s Sport Administration program.
Rick Colbert represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee as well as before state regulatory agencies and the NLRB. In addition to work in the courtroom, his practice often involves extensive research and writing on complex employment law issues and constitutional issues. Mr. Colbert appears frequently in the appellate courts, having worked as primary counsel in more than ninety appeals. He has briefed and argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eighth Circuits, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and all three divisions of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He has also filed amici curiae briefs for clients in each of these courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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