Areas of Practice

School & Education Law

Education Law – or School Law – is law that governs educational bodies, including public and private schools and universities. Much is legally required within the school’s walls to ensure educational requirements are legally met, students, teachers and staff are safe, and legal issues raised are addressed properly.

Our Education Law Practice Areas

  • Education law – IDEA, Section 504, FERPA, Title DI, Teacher Termination
  • Municipal law – Oregon Tort Claims Act, § 1983 litigation, public contracting, public meetings, public records, ethics
  • Employment/Labor law – CBA administration, Licensed staff discipline and termination, Title VII, ADA, OFLA, FMLA
  • Constitutional law – due process, search, seizure, conflicts arising regarding speech and/or religion
  • Contract drafting – indemnity, lease, and employment agreements

We are experienced in education law, including

  • Defending Civil Rights Lawsuits
  • Defending Free Speech, Religion, Search and Seizure, and Equal Protection Lawsuits
  • Defending Complaints Filed with BOLI/EEOC/USDOE/ODE/TSPC
  • Responding to Union Grievances
  • Disciplining Staff and Students
  • Defending Personal Injury Lawsuits
  • Defending School Bus/Automobile Lawsuits
  • Negotiating/Drafting Superintendent Contracts
  • Drafting/Revising School District Policies
  • Provide Mandatory Presentations on Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Conduct, and Bullying
  • Conducting Title IX Audits
  • Defending Title XI Lawsuits
  • Special Education Laws
  • Student and Staff Handbooks
  • Oregon Ethics Laws
  • Oregon Public Meetings and Public Records Laws
  • Public Contracting Laws
  • Drafting Lease/Rental Agreements

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