ERIC Number: ED345372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
So Now You've Been Sued: Strategies That Win. Defending Civil Rights Suits against Your School District Client. Seminar Coursebook.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.
This seminar workbook was compiled to aid practitioners in understanding the latest in civil rights law and tactics in representing school districts in civil rights cases. In a loose-leaf format, it contains articles and outlines by the faculty as well as decisions, sample pleadings, and legal texts. The workbook includes the following materials: (1) the full text of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 followed by "Summary of the CRA of 1991" (Gwendolyn H. Gregory) and "Civil Rights Act of 1991--An Overview" (Ronald J. James); (2) "Motions in Federal Litigation" (Eric W. Schulze); (3) "Burden of Proof in Employee Discrimination Cases" (Henry W. Saad and Robert E. Carr); (4) "Preparation and Use of Expert Witnesses in Defending Civil Rights Suits against Your School District Clients" (Ronald J. James and Helen Kryshtalowych); (5) "Vicarious Liability/Respondeat Superior under Section 1983" (Martin Semple); "Vicarious Liability/under "Color or Law'" (Eric W. Schulze); and "The Scope of Federal Civil Rights Liability of School Districts and Their Employees under 42 U.S.C. 1983" (Joe B. Hairston); (6) "Defending Child Abuse Cases" (David B. Rubin); "Child Abuse and Neglect: Implications for Educators" (Richard G. Salmon and M. David Alexander); (7) "Insurance Issues and Ethical Constraints" (David B. Rubin); "Defending Against Whistleblower Claims" (Henry Saad and Terry Milne); (8) "Dealing with the Press on Litigation" (Martin Semple); (9) "Due Process Hearings under the I.D.E.A." (David Rubin); "Special Education Litigation: The Preparation and Trial" (John P. Heil); and (10) "Settlement Agreements in Civil Rights Lawsuits: Some Considerations" (Martin Semple). The last section contains samples of seven different forms to be used in pleadings. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.
Note: Materials used with the Council of School Attorneys' advocacy seminar (Keystone, CO, February 6-7, 1992).