We partner with schools, school districts and charter organizations to be counselors, trainers, mediators and advisers. Our lawyers handle all facets of education law issues including the following:

Protection of Student Rights: student privacy and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), honor codes, disciplinary actions and expulsions, school prayer issues, admissions procedures, campus security, sexual harassment, bullying, child abuse, search and seizure, drug testing, student handbooks, and special education and the IDEA.

Employment issues: employment policies and procedures, faculty handbooks, harassment and discrimination policies and training, drug and alcohol abuse, termination and disciplinary hearings, classification of employees; defense of claims under  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Teacher and Student behavior and technology: We help educational organizations navigate the legal minefields that can occur from teacher and/or student’s use of social media including Facebook, social networking and texting/sexting. We guide organizations through making sure that they have the safest possible cyber-environment for themselves and their students.