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Forrest Jack Lance- President

General Counsel, Rockdale County School District

Jack Lance began representing Rockdale County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia in 1982 and was appointed full-time General Counsel on July 1, 2001. He serves as a hearing officer for other metro Atlanta school districts in teacher discipline hearings and regularly consults and advises school board attorneys in Georgia and across the United States.

Selected by his national peers, Jack serves on the Board of Directors of the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys. Consisting of approximately 3,000 school attorneys, the Council of School Attorneys is nationally recognized as the leading educator and authority of school law. He has taught trial advocacy and/or negotiations at the University of Georgia School of law, Emory University School of Law, Mercer University School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law. Jack has conducted post graduate studies in law at Harvard University School of Law, Georgetown University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, The Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado. Jack has lectured or written about U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Public Schools, School District Retirement Plans, Ethics for School Board Attorneys, School Law: An Introductory Class for Teachers and Administrators, Lessons Learned: A Series of Current School Related Cases. He received training for conducting mediation in special education.

After admission to the Georgia bar, Jack owned and operated his own civil law practice for twenty years. Prior to law school, Jack worked as a full-time college administrator.


B.A. and M.A.,University of Georgia
J.D., Marquette University School of Law.

Contact Info

Phone: 770-860-4207

Email: jlance@rockdale.k12.ga.us

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