CSBA Legal Update: First Amendment Issues Impacting Schools: Walk-outs, social media and kneeling
Schools are tasked with making decisions impacting student and staff First Amendment rights every year, often around issues and types of speech that the courts have yet to consider. What does the balance between free speech and school disruption mean for schools in 2018?
Public Records Act Trends
Harold Freiman, Partner in Lozano Smith’s Walnut Creek office, breaks down the hot topics related to the Public Records Act, and discusses the importance of established policies, very clear practices and working closely with an attorney to make sure protocols are in place when PRA requests come. Specifically, so that errors are not made, thought must be given to how text messages and emails are treated and advanced discussion should take place before your entity is taken on by a lawsuit that often follows PRA requests.