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Thank you to all who attended our 33rd Annual School Law Conference!

Posted Monday, January 08, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Our Education Law Practice Group is comprised of 28 attorneys with extensive experience in every area of the law. Our goal is to provide high-quality legal services to help school districts, boards of cooperative educational services, and related entities establish and maintain the best possible educational and work environments. Over the past 40-plus years, our attorneys have provided advice and representation to school districts of practically every type and size and their related boards of cooperative educational services across Erie County.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in every aspect of education law, including:

  • Administration of collective negotiations agreements in school districts and the Taylor Law
  • Bond counsel work, capital project financing
  • Constitutional issues, including due process, search and seizure, and the First Amendment
  • Developing, reviewing, and amending district policies, regulations, and procedures
  • Contingency budgets in New York State
  • Curriculum
  • Discipline of classified and certified employees
  • Environmental law matters
  • Federal and state civil rights laws
  • Federal Laws: Title I Funding and Title IX compliance
  • Grievance administration and arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Municipal audits and financial matters relating to boards of cooperative educational services
  • Matters involving large and small city school districts
  • Matters relating to OPEB, OPEB accruals, and EBLAR
  • New York civil service issues
  • New York State and federal laws generally affecting public schools
  • Office of the State Comptroller audits
  • Public Officers Law
  • Regulations and decisions of the New York State Commissioner of Education
  • Rehabilitation Act (§504) and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Reserve fund matters
  • School building construction, closings, sales, and leases
  • School finances
  • School transportation issues
  • Special education
  • Student rights and discipline
  • Tax issues pertaining to wages and benefits
  • Teacher Certification and Tenure
  • Tort liability of school districts and officials

Hodgson Russ provides school clients with an additional competitive edge—a full-service law firm with attorneys who are well versed in the technical and practical aspects of virtually any area that affects school districts. From litigation, tax rate proceedings, real estate, and employee relations to construction contracts and bonding, environmental law, and intellectual property, Hodgson Russ attorneys are thoroughly equipped to assist you.

For more information, visit our Education Law Practice site here

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