Liebert Cassidy Whitmore provides general counsel, labor and litigation advice and assistance to a variety of educational institutions in all aspects of education law, employment law and labor relations. Our firm takes a problem-solving, preventive law approach as legal counsel. We strive to assist our clients in avoiding liability through training, workshops and legal advice as matters arise. We are also, however, experienced in all aspects of hearings, arbitration and litigation including representing our education clients before federal and state agencies with jurisdiction over public entities, including the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
Members of the Firm have first-hand experience and in-depth understanding of the special demands of labor relations and employment law as they apply to educational institutions. We are known throughout the state for the breadth and depth of our expertise in representing California schools (public, independent, private, religious and charter) as well as, county offices of education and community college districts. To learn more about our independent school law, click here.
Our direct experience includes:
Labor Relations and Personnel
School and College Administration
Business and Facilities
Model Policy and Procedures
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has partnered with the Community College League of California, to provide a Board Policy and Administrative Procedure Service. The Service is designed to assist districts maintain up-to-date Board Policy and Administrative Procedure manuals, by offering sample policies and checklists for procedures that implement board policies that are either legally required, legally advised, or suggested as good practice. The service also provides workshops and regular updates reflecting changes in laws, regulations, and other standards.
Santa Barbara Schools Legal Services Consortium
This Consortium is composed of a number of school districts in Santa Barbara County for the purpose of providing the districts with a variety of legal services on an economical basis.
LCW has Employment Relations Consortiums comprised solely of educational institutions. Workshops and reference books focused on the special issues facing educational institutions are also available. To learn more, visit the training section of our website.
Our attorneys are experts in all phases of litigation in both Federal and State courts: pleading, discovery, motion practice - including summary judgments and summary adjudications, alternative dispute resolution, settlement and trial.
Examples of cases we are currently handling or have handled include: