For over 30 years, Lozano Smith has been recognized as a preeminent leader serving hundreds of K-12 school districts and county offices of education throughout California. The firm’s unmatched culture continues to foster innovative, tailored legal services in every area of education law, including: charter schools, labor and employment, facilities and business, litigation, public finance, special education, student services and technology. Lozano Smith’s eight offices throughout the state provide clients with local, yet statewide expertise – giving clients the accessibility they deserve.
In a recent decision, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) addressed the public hearing requirement an agency must satisfy before implementing its last, best, and final offer (LBFO), after completing applicable impasse procedures. In City of Yuba City (2018) PERB Dec. No. 2603-M, PERB upheld an administrative law judge decision dismissing an unfair practice charge brought against the City of Yuba City (City) by Public Employees Union Local 1 (Local 1) alleging violation of the M...
Governor Signs Charter Transparency Bill - 3/14/2019
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Let’s Talk – Lozano Smith’s Public Agency Podcast
Your News in New Ways. All the Time.
Time is of the essence, but we don’t always have it. That’s why our team has introduced a new medium for you to receive your legal updates. Lozano Smith’s podcast features trend-ing news in bite-size, conversational ways. Access these recordings in your car, in the of-fice or anywhere in between.
We invite you to check out all released episodes, including: police in schools, equity and equality in school finance, Charter Schools Act, employee leave and accommodations requirements, students discipline for off-campus conduct, the California Public Records Act, and more.
Title IX Overview and Toolkit
The all-important topic of sexual harassment has taken center stage on a national level, and school districts are faced with exceedingly high obligations for addressing claims of sexual misconduct under Title IX. To help school district leaders address Title IX requirements and obligations, ACSA has partnered with Lozano Smith to develop a suite of related resources.
Download this resource that includes checklists, in-depth articles and valuable guides on implementing Title IX in your district.
Lozano Smith’s Title IX Impact Team
Title IX has taken center stage on a number of fronts. Long before the national attention, Lozano Smith’s Title IX Impact Team was formed as a specialized group dedicated to the pressing issues faced by school districts. From athletics to sexual violence, this team advises, trains, and educates clients on the various components of Title IX – from prevention and mitigation to investigation and response.
Areas of Practice
The Title IX Impact Team draws from multiple practice groups and focuses to streamline advice and counsel. Areas in which the group provides advice and training include:
- Audit of athletic programs
- Audit of grievance procedures and policies
- Discipline of employees and students
- Sexual misconduct and harassment
- Student and employee protections
- Title IX Coordinator roles and responsibilities
- District and employee liability
- Interaction with law enforcement agencies