Jayme A. Duque is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Los Angeles office. Ms. Duque's practice focuses on labor, employment and student issues faced by her public agency clients.
Ms. Duque represents districts in various labor and employment matters, including disciplinary hearings and labor negotiations. She also frequently defends districts against DFEH, EEOC, DIR, and OCR complaints, including the preparation of employer responses. Ms. Duque represents and advises clients on student and special education issues, including representation at expulsion hearings and IDEA and Section 504 resolution sessions, mediations, prehearing conferences, and hearings. Ms. Duque also assists clients navigate Public Records Act requests. Ms. Duque is often asked to provide training services for anti-sexual harassment and discrimination, Section 504, and special education.
Ms. Duque previously worked for a law firm where she focused on the various stages of family law litigation including client counseling, drafting motions, propounding discovery, responding to discovery, negotiating, performing research, and making court appearances. In addition, she has experience providing litigation support for workers' compensation, personal injury, social security disability, and unlawful detainer matters. She also interned for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she performed legal research and writing on a range of federal anti-discrimination issues and assisted with charge intake and investigations.
Ms. Duque earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Political Science Major and Minor in Education Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Duque has received certification through ATIXA as a participant in Level 1 and Level 3 ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Trainings.