Brenda E. Arzate

Associate | Walnut Creek

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barzate@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 925.953.1620
Fax: 925.953.1625
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Overview

Brenda E. Arzate is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office. Ms. Arzate represents clients through a wide-variety of issues in the students and special education aspects of education law.

Experience

Prior to joining the law firm as an attorney, Ms. Arzate was the legal division manager for the San Francisco Unified School District, where she gained valuable experience managing programs, operational activities, and projects of the Legal Department, Labor Relations Department, and the Office of Equity. She understands the intricacies of how school districts operate, and the challenges they face on a daily basis.

Education

Ms. Arzate received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco, School of Law, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Management, from the University of San Francisco. While in law school, Ms. Arzate was selected as a Legal Extern in General Student Matters and Special Education for the San Francisco Unified School District. She also participated in an International Summer Externship Program focused on International Human Rights Law, and completed an intensive advocacy program where she learned litigation and trial techniques and strategies.

New OCR Case Processing Manual - Significant Changes For Public School Civil Rights Enforcement

By: Brenda ArzateSloan Simmons-

January 2019 Number 5 The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) made a second round of revisions to its Case Processing Manual (CPM), effective November 19, 2018. The CPM outlines the procedures OCR uses to investigate and resolve complaints under the civil rights laws which it enforces. The CPM last underwent revisions in March of 2015 and March of 2018. The most recent changes are wide ranging and include how OCR will evaluate, investigate and resolve complaints. ...