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Public Sector Law
MVP is keenly attuned to recognizing and addressing matters involving the public sector. From accreditation and collective bargaining to freedom of speech, records and enrollment, MVP has vast experience providing general legal services to educational institutions both as general counsel and as special counsel for particular matters or issues involving school and public law, administrative law and special education law.
MVP works with clients to establish policies and procedures for dealing with the various issues that can arise involving employees, students and families, and then works to train staff on how to implement and follow these procedures to ensure compliance. We also work with various regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with legislative mandates, including those related to gender equity under Title IX, as well as special education statutes such as the IDEA or Section 504 and other legislation such as the ADA, Title I, NCLB, FERPA and McKinney-Vento.
School personnel frequently consult with firm attorneys when developing policies and procedures for the provision of special education services, and firm attorneys often provide legal guidance during the development of IEPs. Firm attorneys also draft or review contracts with outside agencies for the provision of services.
If issues involving students end up in litigation, MVP has extensive experience in handling litigation whether it involves issues of academic freedom in the classroom, free speech in a school newspaper/website, accommodations in the provision of services, or gender equity in athletic programs.
MVP has served as general counsel for both the public and private sectors since our inception in 1901. Our attorneys attend regular board and administrative cabinet meetings and provide advice, opinions and guidance on a daily basis on all types of legal matters.