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Welcome

School & College Legal Services of California is a duly established joint powers authority that was formed to provide high quality legal and labor relations services for community colleges, school districts, and county offices of education at a reasonable cost.  Operationally, we combine the best features of private law firms and governmental law offices.  Because we provide legal services exclusively for community colleges, school districts, and county offices of education, we have significant expertise in areas of law that directly relate to our clients.  Our attorneys have over 230 years of combined experience in school and college legal and educational matters.  We strive to provide high quality, cost-effective legal services in the areas of student rights and discipline, special education, personnel, discrimination complaints, collective bargaining, grievances, facilities issues, contracting and purchasing, real property, Brown Act and other governance issues, and other areas of education law.

We are strongly committed to the practice of preventive law.  We help clients address issues proactively through frequent workshops, timely newsletters, useful templates, checklists, and other tools to ensure compliance and reduce legal costs.  

New look!

School & College Legal Services of California has a new look!  Based on feedback from our clients, our office has worked with a professional website design firm to update the SCLS website to maximize the usefulness of the website for our clients.  Please be patient with us as we resolve any issues with the new website and update the content.

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