Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Hamilton Fellow (2010); Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz (2004)
Areas of Expertise:
General community college issues; collective bargaining; personnel issues (certificated and classified, K-12 and community college districts).
Ms. Robertshaw’s practice focuses on general community college issues, collective bargaining, and personnel matters. She assists school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, resolving grievances and unfair practice charges, and addressing other labor relations issues such as unit modification petitions. Ms. Robertshaw provides legal advice on personnel matters such as discipline, transfers, and leaves. Ms. Robertshaw also assists clients with Title IX and Clery Act compliance, as well as investigations of alleged discrimination or harassment. To further the goal of minimizing clients’ legal risks and costs, Ms. Robertshaw provides general workshops and client-specific on-site training on topics such as: Title IX compliance; preventing sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination; collective bargaining; Brown Act and conflicts of interest; investigations; documenting employee misconduct or performance concerns.
Prior to joining SCLS, Ms. Robertshaw worked in the Orange County and San Francisco offices of the international law firm Latham & Watkins LLP, where she worked on litigation, arbitration, and environmental regulatory matters. Ms. Robertshaw drafted briefs and other legal documents, assisted clients to ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, and engaged state and federal agencies to obtain regulatory guidance.
During law school, Ms. Robertshaw served as Chair of the Youth Justice Association and participated in the Education Advocacy Project and the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. She also completed an internship at the Sanctuary for Families Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, and has facilitated a support group for teen girls who had experienced domestic violence. Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Ms. Robertshaw worked at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Human Resources department and directly with SCLS.
Mia N. Robertshaw
School and College Legal Services of California
5350 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, California 95403
T: (707) 524-2690
F: (707) 578-0517
mrobertshaw [at] sclscal.org