Student Issues

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Title IX
  • Investigations
  • Student records
  • Student discipline
  • Student rights and policy
  • University Interscholastic League
  • Discrimination claims & OCR complaints
  • Family law in the school setting
  • Child abuse reporting
  • Civil rights
  • Freedom of expression
  • Search and seizure
  • Training

In order to preserve individual student rights while maintaining safe and highly effective learning environments, we advise school officials on every aspect of legal issues pertaining to students.  Our firm routinely helps school districts prepare for, respond to, and mitigate crises involving students.  Using a preventive law approach, our experienced team of attorneys delivers practical and useful counsel regarding student discipline from the initial consultation about an incident, through the DAEP conference or expulsion hearing, and onto the appeal to the board of trustees or court. We also guide and train school officials with respect to search and seizure issues.

Our firm is a leader in counseling and representing districts, including assistance in conducting thorough investigations when student harassment issues arise. We also provide our knowledge to districts regarding child abuse reporting, student complaints, confidentiality of student records, civil rights matters initiated by students, and family disputes that spill over into the school setting.  Our attorneys won the first challenge to a Texas district’s drug testing policy after the U.S. Supreme Court approved testing for all extracurricular activities. Our firm is a leading trainer on recognizing and preventing bullying.

Eichelbaum Wardell annually hosts the only nationwide conference for Title IX administrators in K-12 schools.

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