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Members of our firm are leaders and experts in school district obligations to students, and particularly students with disabilities and other special populations of students. The Student Services team represents school districts in disputes involving the California and U.S. Constitutional protections such as Title IV and Title IX.

We also provide advice, counsel, and representation for school districts in all areas related to student services and balancing the rights and obligations of students, parents, and employees. This area of law is as large as it is varied, and includes:

  • Student discipline
  • Free speech issues
  • Search & seizure / right to privacy issues, including the use of SROs and the involvement of local police
  • Other civil rights issues
  • Attendance and truancy issues, including Student Attendance Review Board matters
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    Sarah L.W. Sutherland


    Sarah L.W. Sutherland is a Partner at Orbach Huff & Henderson and manages our student services and special education practices. With over 15 years...

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    Whitney N. Antrim

    Senior Counsel

    Whitney Antrim’s career is devoted to serving the public. She spent 17 years protecting the constitutional rights of, and representing those who are l...

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    Rodolfo Estrada

    Senior Counsel

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    Debra K. Ferdman

    Senior Counsel

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    Kelly Houle-Sandoval

    Senior Counsel

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    Thomas A. T. Ferrari


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