Educational Law

Lang, Richert & Patch has developed an outstanding reputation in the community for highest quality legal services in the education law area to public school districts and community college districts. The firm has extensive experience in special education, Public Records Act, Brown Act, certificated and classified employee discipline, student discipline, labor negotiations, business, facilities, school construction and public finance.

The firm represents school districts and community college districts in administrative proceedings before the Office of Administrative Hearing (OAH) for special education due process hearings and mediations, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), California Department of Education (CDE), and numerous county boards of education. The firm also handles appeals to state and federal courts arising from administrative proceedings on behalf of client school districts and community college districts.