Our attorneys, human resource experts and labor negotiators assist, represent and train.
Whether you need on-the-spot legal advice or continued guidance, you can rely on OSBA's legal services team.
Legal audits - OSBA can analyze your procedures to ensure that you comply with federal and state laws, including Title IX, public records, discipline, hiring and dismissal practices.
Litigation - OSBA litigation staff will represent you in legal proceedings regarding employment discrimination, employee discipline, student injury, student discipline, staff or student harassment, constitutional claims, and civil rights complaints with the Bureau of Labor and Industries, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Office for Civil Rights.
Administrative hearings - OSBA litigation staff can represent you during hearings and arbitrations in employment disputes before the Fair Dismissal Appeals Board and the Employment Relations Board, in discrimination and equal opportunity matters and during local board hearings.
OGEC and TSPC representation - Our attorneys can represent you in front of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
Contracts - OSBA works with boards to assist with contracts and can help review agreements with district superintendents, community college presidents and others.
Custom workshops - OSBA legal workshops address important issues: discrimination, hiring and termination, sexual harassment, student safety and more.
School Law Conference - Each fall, we sponsor a conference with the University of Oregon and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators to update administrators on school law issues.
Newsletters - Our litigation services team produces two quarterly newsletters, School Law Reporter and Special Education Update, to update and inform you about precedent-setting court cases.
Newsletters - Our legal services team produces two quarterly newsletters, Oregon School Law Reporter and Special Education Reporter, to update and inform districts, community colleges and ESDs about precedent-setting court cases.
Legal Assistance Trust - By joining OSBA's Legal Assistance Trust, members can receive assistance in covering the expense of litigating cases that have a statewide impact on schools.
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.
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