Education Litigation Attorney
Have your rights been compromised by a school? A broad range of issues can arise from dismissal proceedings and disability discrimination to free speech violations and retaliation. Students, parents and teachers can encounter difficulties at schools that warrant legal representation. Education Litigation Group is committed to upholding the principles of education law.
From our administrative office in Las Vegas, we work with clients all over the country and can handle your educational issue. Every case is treated with the special attention needed to achieve justice. Education Litigation Group founder and attorney, Jason Bach, has been involved with education law issues for more than 20 years. With our extensive experience in education law, we protect our clients’ lawful rights in cases involving education-related matters.
Professional, Graduate and Undergraduate Students and Education Law
To balance the code of conduct schools require for their students, schools must abide by their own rules. In doing so, schools have an obligation to treat their students in a consistent, fair and reasonable manner that is neither arbitrary nor capricious. To achieve justice when facing a dispute with a professional school, graduate or undergraduate college or university with many resources, a student’s case may be handled best by a lawyer.
- Dismissal, Suspension and Discipline
- Disability Discrimination
- Due Process and Equal Protection
- Free Speech Violations, including Retaliation for Speaking Out
More issues about special education and student rights are affecting clients today. As school districts struggle with tighter budgets and limited resources, the possibility increases that students entitled to special education through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may be denied the opportunity. In special education cases, we represent students and parents to ensure access to Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Professors and Teachers and Education Law
We know that education law issues don’t just affect students and parents. Teachers can also benefit from legal representation to uphold their rights. Concerns can arise over freedom of speech and retaliation for speaking out, tenure, dismissal and other work-related issues. An attorney can help and is almost necessary to prepare a defense against large institutions to ensure the rights of a teacher are protected.
Exhaust Administrative Remedies
For all education-related legal matters, a certain process must be followed. Before filing a lawsuit in court, all administrative remedies, including hearings, department decision reviews and appeals processes may need to be exhausted. Clients, with the assistance of an attorney, must first try to resolve the dispute through all of the standard processes and procedures the school requires. Filing a lawsuit is the last resort to pursue when an issue remains unresolved after all attempts at resolution have failed. A statutory limitation, which may vary by jurisdiction, applies to all cases and may require filing litigation notices in as little as 90 days, depending on the state. If all administrative proceedings are not exhausted before initiating litigation, the school may use that as a defense to the suit in seeking that it be dismissed.
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We provide legal services to students, their parents and teachers. Education law is far-reaching, not just in terms of the people involved but also in terms of the schools whether public or private. Through pro hac vice admission in various jurisdictions, we represent clients on a nationwide basis. In particular, we have handled education law cases in:
Do you need more information about an education law issue? Contact us to find out more about how our experience in education law could help your case. Send an email or call our office to inquire about speaking to an attorney. Our firm represents clients on an hourly fee basis. We are not a contingency law firm for most cases.
Jason J. Bach is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, multiple federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and federal District Courts, and in courts in Nevada, Texas, and the District of Columbia. He can appear pro hac vice in almost any federal court in the United States, and he works with a network of local attorneys across the country to represent clients in numerous states.