Prevention Conference
March 8th, 2017

Social Media and Technology: Legal and Practical Issues for Schools and Law Enforcement

FBI Agent Scott Brown is on the cutting edge of relevant cyber issues that impact law enforcement, schools and communities. Agent Brown will highlight current cyber trends and explain the nexus with crime and terrorism, including recruitment for extremist groups.   Attorney Michael Joyce, who specializes in education law, will address cyber issues from a legal perspective, and also discuss search and seizure, including cell phones and electronic communications, and the role of school resource officers in schools. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

One Cranberry Hill

750 Marrett Road, Lexington 

Free for members, $50 for non-members

Emerging Issues in Social Media and Mobile Technology may be linked to the fall conference Creating Safe Schools from a Legal Perspective for ten PDPs.

Program Speakers:

·         Scott Brown, Intelligence Analyst, FBI Boston Division

·         Michael Joyce, Esq., Partner, Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce, P.C.

Speaker Bios:

Scott G. Brown joined the FBI in October 2010 as an intelligence analyst and is assigned to the Boston Division. Working for Boston’s Field Intelligence Group and assigned to the Boston Marathon Bombing Task Force, he has helped integrate FBI intelligence and operational components via social media training, analysis and exploitation. To date, he has given more than 280 social media presentations around the country to a variety of law enforcement/intelligence agencies as well as private industry and higher education sectors. He is fluent in Arabic (both Modern Standard and North African dialects) having studied the language for 10 years, including spending five summers in North Africa and the Middle East (Morocco, Tunisia and Israel). Before joining the FBI, he served as an instructor of Arabic at the University of Arizona while he completed his master’s thesis on contraband trafficking in the Sahara Desert. He is also a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Michael J. Joyce is a former public school teacher and currently an attorney with Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce, P.C. specializing in general education and special education law in public schools. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Joyce served as a Civil Rights Attorney for the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), conducting investigations and trainings throughout New England concerning a wide range of civil rights concerns arising in public schools, including the enforcement of Section 504 and the federal statutes pertaining to harassment and discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender and age. Before working for OCR, Mr. Joyce served as prosecuting attorney in the Gang Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, conducting dozens of trials and evidentiary hearings with a specialized focus on gun violence and firearms prosecution. Mr. Joyce also served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Prior to pursuing a legal career, Mr. Joyce taught for three years in public elementary schools as a member of Teach for America during which time he was nominated for Teacher of the Year. Mr. Joyce graduated from Boston College Law School and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. From 2008-2011, Mr. Joyce taught legal research and writing at Northeastern School of Law, and, since 2011, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Lynch School of Education and Boston College Law School where he teaches a graduate level course on education law and policy. Mr. Joyce has conducted dozens of presentations on educational law, including presentations to local, regional and national audiences.


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