Student Rights and Responsibilities

Collins & Blaha, P.C. assists clients in drafting and defending handbooks, codes of conduct, and policies pertaining to students. These handbooks, codes, and policies are frequently challenged on constitutional grounds including, freedom of speech and expression, search and seizure, religious rights and equal access, and privacy issues, and the firm is uniquely adept to navigate such challenges. Additionally, the firm is experienced in issues regarding student discipline, including suspensions and expulsions, due process protections and student rights.
The firm works in partnership with school districts to target issues which give rise to legal challenges. Once identified, we work with the school district to address or resolve these claims before litigation commences. Preventative services include educational presentations to administrators and employees, drafting or revising current policies, and engaging in dispute resolution. Although many matters can be resolved without litigation though early and assertive intervention, sometimes preventative measures prove unsuccessful. When this occurs, Collins & Blaha, P.C. will aggressively litigate those matters.

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