Elliot Field joined OSBA’s legal department in April 2020. Prior to OSBA, Elliot worked for three years as a Legal Specialist with the Oregon Department of Education, where he oversaw the State’s special education dispute resolution program, delivered trainings and presentations to school district and education service district personnel regarding legal issues in education, and provided legal guidance to ODE staff.
Prior to moving to Oregon in 2016, Elliot spent over five years as a school attorney in Los Angeles, California, representing school districts and community college districts in employment, personal injury, and business matters. Elliot earned his law degree from Loyola Law School, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.
Education and Admissions
Loyola Law School J.D., 2009
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A., 2002
Oregon State Bar, 2017
California State Bar, 2009
The Human Resource Professional’s Role in Ensuring Equity, Diversity and Non-Discrimination in Oregon’s Public Schools, OSPA Spring Conference
Contracting with Outside Entities/Third Parties—COVID-19, PACE
Handling Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior Between Staff and Students School Law for Board Members
Student Disability Accommodations and 504 Plans
Disability Related Reasonable Accommodations for Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Employee Leave During COVID-19 School Closures
Layoffs and Furloughs: Legal Considerations of Workforce Restructuring
School Law for Board Members: COVID-19 Version
Preparing School Buildings for the 2020-2021 School Year
Board Roles and Responsibilities in the Time of COVID-19
Political Speech in Schools
Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Employee Leave Entitlements: The Intersection of FMLA/OFLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation
Legal Issues Impacting Small Schools
Student Speech: Where Does Student Speech Cross the Line to Student Discipline?