About Us

School and College Legal Services of California is a duly established joint powers authority that was formed to provide 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.

The services provided include personnel matters, facilities issues of all kinds, student rights and discipline, contracting and purchasing, Brown Act, administrative hearings, collective bargaining and PERB matters, grievance arbitration, litigation, and real property matters.

We are strongly committed to the practice of preventive law through in-service training and timely newsletters, Legal Advisories and checklists. Recent in-service training programs have covered sexual harassment, employee evaluations, employee discipline, student rights and student discipline.


As some of you know, I have been with School and College Legal Services (SCLS) since 1985. While I am not quite ready to retire, I have decided that I would like to return to being a full time attorney and thus “relinquish” the role of General Counsel. With the support of the SCLS board, I will do that effective September 1, 2013. I am excited about this change for myself and for SCLS. I truly love working with all of you and hope to have more time to do so starting in September.
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