ERIC Number: ED194958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Problems of School Board Attorneys--Ethics and Due Process.
Bittle, Edgar H.
Attorneys are ethically bound to serve the interests of their clients. When a school board's attorney serves as advisor to the board during a hearing in which the administration or the board itself is a party in the dispute, an important question is raised: Does the attorney's participation violate ethics or due process? This article discusses several sections of the attorneys' Code of Professional Responsibility relevant to this question, and considers a number of court cases touching on the school board attorney's proper role at hearings. Practice in Iowa and Indiana and an opinion by the Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility are also commented on. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Codes of Ethics, Court Litigation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Lawyers, Legal Problems
Not available separately; see EA 012 963.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Code of Professional Responsibility
Note: Chapter 9 of "School Law in Contemporary Society" (EA 012 963). For related documents, see EA 012 963-980.