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Legal Counsel provides, manages, and coordinates all legal services for the Douglas County School District, representing the Board of Education, Superintendent and District administrators.

Our Focus
Legal Counsel strives to continually serve Douglas County employees, students, parents and community in these three areas:

Confidence
Providing trusted, objective and confidential advice and legal representation to the leaders of the Douglas County School District in matters ranging from truancy cases to the defense of DCSD’s policies.

Integrity
Making sure that our actions reflect our values, by ensuring legal compliance across all District operations. This also diminishes potential liability.

Advocacy
Advocating for the best interests of our students. In concert with the District’s lobbyist, Legal Counsel works to write policies that support the work of our employees and students, while also pushing for new laws at the local, state and national level that coincide with the values and efforts of the Douglas County School District.

Our Role
While the role of Legal Counsel varies from day to day, the following is a list of topics we handle or have influence in:

  • Ethics Policy Compliance
  • School Board Operations
  • Open Public Meetings Act Compliance
  • Litigation Management and Tort Claims
  • Facilities and Capital Projects
  • Contracting and Procurement
  • District and School Operations
  • Policy and Procedure Development and Compliance
  • Property Management & Property Sales
  • Legislative Analysis
  • Labor and Employment Issues
  • Educational Operations Issues
  • Student 504 Accommodation
  • Special Education
  • Student Issues
  • Public Records and Student Records Compliance
  • Risk Management (Risk and Loss Prevention)
  • District Safety and Security
  • Constitutional Issues