School Law

Meet the Board

NSBA Council of School Attorneys Board of Directors 2017–2018

Chair
DIANE MARSHALL-FREEMAN
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP
Sacramento, CA

 

NSBA Amicus Brief DeRolph v. State (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

School Finance: state constitutional right to public education - availability of remedy - jurisdiction

Perdue v. Kenny A. (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Section 1988:  Attorneys’ fees--Enhancement award based on quality of representation and results achieved. Filed June 29, 2009.

Marshall Joint School District No. 2 v. C.D. (7th Cir.)

IDEA: eligibility for special education—determination of whether child’s health condition adversely affects educational performance.  Filed August 21, 2009.

Horne and Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives v. Flores (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Equal Educational Opportunities Act:  Adequacy of State funding of English Language Learner programs—interpretation of “appropriate action” requirement; effect of NCLB on EEOA. Filed March 25, 2009. 

NSBA Amicus Brief - Gross v. FBL Financial Services (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act:  burden of proof--mixed motive instruction.  Filed 3/4/09.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Forest Grove School Dist. v. T.A. (U.S. Sup. Ct.—Merits)

IDEA: tuition reimbursement—child who has not received special education services from school district.  Filed 3/4/2009.

NSBA Amicus Brief - El Paso Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Richard R. (5th Cir.)

IDEA: Settlement offer –enforceability without court review; mootness of lawsuit seeking same relief as rejected settlement offer. Filed 3/12/09.

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