AMINA R. MERRITT, a native of Hartford, CT, is Founding Attorney of the Merritt Law Clinic, Sacramento, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, Amherst, MA in 1980. After a one-year fe...
Practice areas & skills: Education, Employment & Labor, Juvenile, Administrative Law
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Practice areas & skills: Education
Experience working at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Over 20 years in private practice representing public and private entities in employ...
Practice areas & skills: Education, Lawsuits & Disputes, Employment & Labor
Education laws relate to how our schools operate. They cover matters like educational standards, school district and school board authority, student attendance, discipline, and dress code requirements. An education lawyer advises school districts and school boards and represents them in disputes with students, teachers, and parents. Education lawyers also represent parents who have issues with their children's education. For example, if you think your child has been improperly suspended from school, an education lawyer will help you determine if challenging the suspension is within your legal rights.