Morton & Gettys attorneys advise school administrators, teachers, boards of trustees regarding issues and challenges unique to public and private education. We offer general counsel to school districts and educational institutions regarding employee relations, student matters, discipline procedures and hearings, policy development, constitutional questions and day-to-day issues arising in and out of the classroom. Our attorneys have assisted school districts with bond referenda and other funding-related activities and provided insight on employment policies and procedures for teachers, faculty, and staff, including matters regarding certification, training, hiring, and termination. We routinely offer advice regarding domestic issues relating to student record access, search and seizure of students and their personal belongings, freedom of speech issues, and employment contracts. Our attorneys also present continuing education to school districts, administrators, and teachers about school-related law.

Elizabeth Smith Owen


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