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We are delighted to report that John Janssen’s case highlight on the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Nettles v. GTECH Corporation appears in the October 2020 issue of News for the Bar

We are delighted to report that John Janssen’s case highlight on the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Nettles v. GTECH...

The Legal Brief: Developments in Brain Injury Rights Group Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Special Education Instruction and Services During COVID-19

Previously, we notified clients regarding the Brain Injury Rights Group litigation filed in the Southern District of New York in...

The Legal Brief: Region One Fall 2020 Personnel Services Symposium November 17th 8:30am-3:30pm

Fall 2020 Personnel Services Symposium Hosted by Region One In-Depth, Interactive Training on Current Personnel Management Issues Join attorneys Sara...

The firm of Sara Leon & Associates sadly announces the loss of our friend and colleague, Jimmie Lee Solomon

The firm of Sara Leon & Associates sadly announces the loss of our friend and colleague, Jimmie Lee Solomon. Jimmie...

The Legal Brief: Court of Appeals Ruling PIA Exception Regarding Transcripts of Community College Professors

The Legal Brief: Appellate Court Affirms That Public Information Act Exception as to Release of Educator Transcripts Applies Only to Educators...

The Legal Brief: EEOC ISSUES UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE

On September 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated technical assistance document, “What You Should...

The Legal Brief: Third Court of Appeals Rules Against School District Employee Alleging Breach of Non-Disclosure Clause of Settlement Agreement with School District

On August 14, 2020, the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District (Austin), affirmed a lower court ruling that had granted...

The Legal Brief: New Title IX Regs Apply to Employee Complaints of Sexual Harassment

On May 4, 2020, the Department of Education (“DOE”) issued new Title IX regulations, which direct how educational institutions receiving...

The Legal Brief: New Title IX Q&A Guidance Issued by DOE

On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Questions & Answers guidance relating...

The Legal Brief: Practice Areas

At SL&A, we offer a full array of legal services for our school law clients throughout Texas.  We strive to...

TASA/TASB Convention: Sara Leon will be joining a panel of school attorneys to discuss conducting investigations under the new Title IX regulations.

Title IX Investigations Overseeing investigations into sexual misconduct has always been challenging, but these investigations have been made more complicated...

Congratulations to the Crockett County Consolidated Common School District for a successful closing on its $29,655,000 school building bonds!

Congratulations to the Crockett County Consolidated Common School District for a successful closing on its $29,655,000 school building bonds!

The Legal Brief: Sample Letters and Forms to Help You Respond During This Challenging Academic Year

2020-2021 Sample Forms  In response to inquiries and as a service to our client during this challenging academic year, Sara...

ESC2 Fall 2020 Personnel Services Symposium

ESC2 Fall 2020 Personnel Services Symposium A live, interactive webinar on current personnel management issues October 6, 2020   8:30 a.m....

The Legal Brief: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Regarding Special Education Instruction and Services During COVID-19

On July 28, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed in Federal District Court for the Southern District of New...

The Legal Brief: Addressing COVID-19 Compensatory Services in Annual ARD Meetings

Educators have many questions about how and when to address issues related to special education services provided during school closures...

Region 15 Training on Title IX

We are delighted to be working with Region 15 Education Service Center to presenting guidance to Region 15 districts on...

The Legal Brief: Questions and Answers About Updated DHS Guidance on Essential Workers

On August 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued version 4.0 of its Guidance on the Essential Critical...

We were Invited to Address The Region One Education Service Center’s Human Resources Advisory Council on August 26, 2020

We were delighted to be invited to address the Region One Education Service Center’s Human Resources Advisory Council on August...

New Title IX Regulations Take Effect Today!

The new regulations from the Department of Education go into effect today, August 14, 2020. What does that mean for...

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