Leila Alamri-Kassim is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Fresno office. She is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Students and Facilities and Business Practice Groups.
Prior to work as an attorney, Ms. Alamri-Kassim worked as a Certified Law Clerk where she was involved in litigation and discovery on several matters. Her experience includes various aspects of litigation ranging from drafting complaints, to propounding discovery, to writing mediation briefs. She also volunteered at the New American Legal Clinic at San Joaquin College of Law, where she assisted with naturalization and citizenship processes for legal permanent residents.
Ms. Alamri-Kassim was a Law Clerk Extern for the Honorable District Judge Ishii. While working for the federal court, her research contributed to decisions involving a wide variety of laws including habeas corpus petitions, excessive force by police and workplace discrimination.
Ms. Alamri-Kassim earned her Juris Doctor degree from the San Joaquin College of Law, where she graduated with Distinction. While in law school, Ms. Alamri-Kassim received Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Civil Procedure, Business Organizations and Advanced Research and Writing. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees (Magna Cum Laude) in both Political Science and Women’s Studies from California State University, Fresno where she was a Smittcamp Family Honors College President’s Scholar.
A bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown on July 10 allows school districts to pay the expenses of students participating in field trips or excursions to other states, the District of Columbia or a foreign country. Assembly Bill (AB) 341 goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
Education Code section 35330(b)(3) currently prohibits the use of school district funds to pay the expenses of a student participating in a field trip or excursion to any other state, the District o...