Legal Counsel provides, manages, and coordinates all legal services for the Douglas County School District, representing the Board of Education, Superintendent and District administrators.
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.
While the role of Legal Counsel varies from day to day, the following is a list of topics we handle or have influence in: