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Areas of Practice


School Law

Education Law – or School Law – is law that governs educational bodies, including public and private schools and universities. Much is legally required within the school’s walls to ensure educational requirements are legally met, students, teachers and staff are safe, and legal issues raised are addressed properly.

Our Education Law Practice Areas include:

  • Education law – IDEA, Section 504, FERPA, Title DI, Teacher Termination
  • Municipal law – Oregon Tort Claims Act, § 1983 litigation, public contracting, public meetings, public records, ethics
  • Employment/Labor law – CBA administration, Licensed staff discipline and termination, Title VII, ADA, OFLA, FMLA
  • Constitutional law – due process, search, seizure, conflicts arising regarding speech and/or religion
  • Contract drafting – indemnity, lease, and employment agreements

We are experienced in education law, including:

  • Defending Civil Rights Lawsuits
  • Defending Free Speech, Religion, Search and Seizure, and Equal Protection Lawsuits
  • Defending Complaints Filed with BOLI/EEOC/USDOE/ODE/TSPC
  • Responding to Union Grievances
  • Disciplining Staff and Students
  • Defending Personal Injury Lawsuits
  • Defending School Bus/Automobile Lawsuits
  • Negotiating/Drafting Superintendent Contracts
  • Drafting/Revising School District Policies
  • Provide Mandatory Presentations on Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Conduct, and Bullying
  • Conducting Title IX Audits
  • Defending Title XI Lawsuits
  • Special Education Laws
  • Student and Staff Handbooks
  • Oregon Ethics Laws
  • Oregon Public Meetings and Public Records Laws
  • Public Contracting Laws
  • Drafting Lease/Rental Agreements

Lynch Conger McLane, LLP, attorney Ben Becker both clerked and was an attorney for the Oregon School Board Association, where he has represented school districts, ESD’s, and colleges in administrative arenas, race discrimination, sexual harassment claims, Title IX complaints, and other issues that required legal counsel or experienced litigation.

Our approach is to work with Principals, Superintendents, and Board Members in solving problems efficiently and thoughtfully to improve the work and learning environment.

For more information, call us at (541) 383-5957, or fill out the Contact Us box, now. We realize these issues require prompt response, and will get back to you soon.