Our attorneys are here to assist, represent and guide you.
Whether you need quick legal advice or long-term guidance, you can rely on OSBA's legal services team.
Chief Legal Counsel
and Director of
PACE Our attorneys can provide legal advice and litigation assistance on a variety of PACE-covered topics including employee and student discipline, employee termination, free speech issues, employee and student drug and alcohol testing, disability accommodations, service animals and transgender issues.
Employment Contracts Our attorneys can review non-collective bargaining agreement (CBA) employment contracts including those for superintendents, community college presidents, administrators and charter school employees.
Contracts Our attorneys can review liability provisions in contracts with vendors and other third parties.
Public Records Our attorneys can provide advice and assistance with responding to public records requests.
Ethics Our attorneys can provide advice on questions regarding the Oregon government ethics laws.
Executive Sessions Our attorneys can provide advice regarding when it is appropriate for a board to go into executive session.
Custom Workshops Our custom legal workshops address employee hiring, discipline, termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, social media, athletic liability, bullying, boundary invasion and child abuse reporting.
Newsletters Our Litigation Services team produces a monthly email publication, the School Law Reporter, to update and inform you about developing law. To subscribe to this free publication, contact OSBA at 503-485-4800 or visit: http://www.osba.org/Members/MyAccount/EmailPrefs.aspx.
School Law Reporter Our Litigation Services team produces a monthly email publication, the School Law Reporter, to update and inform you about developing law. To subscribe to this free publication, contact OSBA at 503-485-4800 or visit: http://www.osba.org/Members/MyAccount/EmailPrefs.aspx.
Legal Assistance Trust - OSBA’s Legal Assistance Trust helps members with litigation expenses, primarily in cases at the appellate level, that have a statewide education impact.
By joining OSBA’s Legal Assistance Trust, members can receive help covering the expense of litigating cases that have a statewide impact on schools. For more information, contact OSBA at 503-588-2800.
Oregon Council of School Attorneys - The Oregon Council of School Attorneys offers access to a network of Oregon school attorneys and an annual conference on current legal issues. Oregon membership entitles you to also join the National Council of School Attorneys, offered through the National School Boards Association.
General information to help boards and staff keep up-to-date on the legal issues in education.
Listing of OSBA staff with contact information, photos and biographies.