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Education Law in Irvine, California

Seasoned, Exceptional Counsel and Litigation:

Representation for School Districts and Other Public and Private Educational Institutions

The immense and growing array of laws, rules and regulations governing both public and private educational institutions requires a different kind of education lawyer: highly competent legal representation capable of drilling deep enough to find the solutions to practical problems. Too many lawyers think at the surface or fail to tailor solutions to your unique challenges. The attorneys of North, Nash & Abendroth LLP (NNA) have had the privilege of providing legal services to public and private K-12 schools, colleges, universities and private professional graduate institutions throughout Southern California for more than 50 years cumulatively.

Over this period, the legal service needs of our education clients have evolved, and NNA's ability to meet these needs has similarly evolved. NNA attorneys provide experienced general counsel, special counsel, and litigation services to public and private educational institutions, including public school districts, private schools and universities, and private graduate and professional schools. One of our partners serves as General Counsel to one of the largest school districts in California. Contact us to learn more.

Representation for Traditional and Diverse Areas of Education Law

NNA attorneys are well experienced in the more traditional legal issues facing educational institutions, including student conduct and dismissal matters, employment matters, academic freedom, and faculty promotions and tenure issues. At the same time, NNA increasingly finds itself providing legal advice and services to education clients in more diverse areas such as religious access, First Amendment freedoms, school uniforms, intellectual property (copyright and trademark), charter school matters, public financing and election matters.

NNA is proud of its ability to anticipate and respond to the evolving legal service needs of its education clients. The key factor in the firm's representation of its school district and private institution clients is its commitment to positive advice and assistance in helping the district or institution accomplish its mission and goals within legal parameters. Our attorneys offer a wide spectrum of specialized expertise, including in the following areas:

  • Employment Law: hiring procedures (background checks, employee selection and screening procedures), termination and discipline procedures, certificated and classified employee evaluation, investigation of alleged wrongdoing, layoffs and reassignments, management contracts, reassignment and termination of administrative employees, employment discrimination and harassment, employee privacy, drug and alcohol related issues, government investigations, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employee benefits and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
  • Operations, Business and Finance: Brown Act, open meeting laws, legal conflicts of interest and disclosure requirements, Public Records Act compliance, management, Tort Claims Act, school finance/bond issues, class size reduction requirements, and charter school issues.
  • Students: Title IX compliance, student rights and responsibilities, parent rights and responsibilities, student discipline, religious expression in public schools, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliance, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and governmental investigations

Contact North, Nash & Abendroth LLP

To speak with an education law attorney, contact North, Nash & Abendroth LLP in Irvine, California. For assistance, call 949-752-2200, or contact us by e-mail.