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Linda has more than 25 years of experience advising public and independent schools and colleges on education matters. Linda has worked with many school districts throughout the state on general education, litigation and special education matters. She currently focuses her practice in the areas of special education, investigations of discrimination claims including Title IX, sexual harassment or race discrimination, and representation of schools in administrative and court litigation matters involving such areas as First Amendment rights, student discipline, or contract disputes.

In a well-reasoned opinion, a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reaffirmed that an independent school’s 501(c)(3)

Continue Reading Fourth Circuit Holds that an Independent School’s 501(c)(3) Status Does Not Constitute the Receipt of “Federal Financial Assistance” for Purposes of Title IX

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has released a data snapshot about education access for students with disabilities drawn from OCR’s 2020-21 

Continue Reading Office for Civil Rights Releases New Data Snapshot Regarding the 2020-2021 Civil Rights Data Collection

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently released important guidance about when four common medical conditions may require accommodations under Section 504

Continue Reading OCR Releases New Resources Regarding Common Medical Conditions and Section 504 Compliance

Last week, Governor Lamont renewed through September 30, 2021 the state’s public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations, which were thereafter approved by the General
Continue Reading Governor Lamont Extends Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies and Several Related Executive Orders Until September 30, 2021