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 offer a comprehensive package of Title IX services to ensure that our educational institution clients are compliant with this important law and that our clients’ policies and practices can withstand the scrutiny of the Department of Education. Our package combines on-site assessment with off-site policy review, specifically tailored to meet an institution’s needs. As part of this comprehensive review, we provide clients with areas of policy and process deficiencies, providing suggestions for both legal compliance and best practices. We also recommend appropriate staffing and training solutions.