Education Law: Community Colleges – We Help You Serve Our Communities

Our attorneys have successfully handled a wide variety of matters for numerous community colleges and districts all over the state of California. Our clients have included the Imperial Valley, Peralta, Rio Hondo, San Jose Evergreen, Santa Monica, Southwestern, and West Contra Costa Community College Districts. We have also served for many years as pro-bono general counsel for the California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators. As a result we are intimately familiar with the mission and operations of California’s community colleges and have represented our clients on a wide range of issues including:

  • Governance
  • Brown Act compliance
  • Shared Governance Issues
  • Accreditation – WASC Issues
  • Personnel
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Litigation
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Public Finance
  • Academic freedom and First Amendment issues
  • Resident versus Non-Resident Tuition Issues
  • Contract creation and enforcement
  • Eminent domain acquisitions and litigation
  • Grievance administration
  • Privacy issues for students and employees
  • Electoral issues and redistricting
  • California Voting Rights Act issues
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issues
  • Workforce Diversity

We have a profound appreciation for the role that community colleges play in helping students obtain baccalaureate degrees from the colleges and universities of their choice. Indeed, several of our attorneys are proud community college graduates themselves. We also appreciate that California’s community colleges are unique in their ability to provide training and certificates that can literally double their students’ pay in the workforce. We bring that appreciation to our work and it motivates us to do everything we can to assist our clients in serving their communities.