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Education Law

Our education lawyers provide representation and counseling to academic institutions ranging from universities to pre-schools. We represent public institutions, private for-profit entities, non-profit and religious organizations. We represent clients in a wide variety of claims, including student harassment, retaliation and discrimination claims, contract claims and employment claims. We have enjoyed great success representing clients in state and federal trial courts, including jury and bench trials, and courts of appeal, as well as before various administrative agencies, such as the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

A large part of our education law practice involves counseling schools for the purpose of avoiding litigation. We counsel schools on compliance with various legal requirements, including Title IX of the Education Amendments, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title II of the Americans with Disability Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Washington Law Against Discrimination and other statutory and regulatory requirements. Our education counseling includes the development, drafting and review of student and employee policies and procedures, application forms, grievance procedures, student and employment contracts, and other education-related agreements. We also advise schools on a wide range of issues such as school computer and technology, student privacy, research contracts, faculty tenure and termination, admissions, grading, disability accommodations, campus security and other issues schools face on a regular basis. We also assist with internal investigations and provide engaging seminars to faculty and staff designed to limit exposure to liability.

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