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Higher Ed Services

ICS provides all manner of legal services for colleges and institutions, including:

Student Affairs:

We specialize in providing legal advice on a wide range of student related matters including disability compliance, defending decisions to impose student discipline, drafting and assistance implementing student codes of conduct, complying with the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Rights, and defending complaints and audits by the Department of Education and/or Office for Civil Rights.  We have broad experience working with behavioral intervention teams on threat assessment and also working with disability resource centers on matters involving accommodation requests related to service animals and emotional support therapy animals.

Employment/Personnel issues:

We have over fourteen years’ experience advising clients in employment matters. We provide legal assistance in employment discrimination cases, including defending complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related state agencies. We also provide assistance in drafting and negotiating high level administrative employment contracts.

Faculty Matters:

We are experts in providing legal advice on faculty matters including faculty grievances, allegations of discriminatory or wrongful treatment in the granting or denial of tenure, disputes arising from dismissal of tenured faculty members, and investigations in to research misconduct. We can also assist with drafting and implementing faculty related policies and procedures such as departmental bylaws and faculty handbooks.

Athletics:

We provide guidance in all aspects of NCAA compliance, including representation should your institution face an NCAA investigation, public relations issues unique to college athletics, drafting and implementing athletics policies and procedures, and developing risk management and litigation avoidance strategies.

Public Relations:

Often institutions need advice on sensitive public relations matters. We partner with institutions to assist in navigating these matters to ensure compliance with the law and protect against making statements that may negatively implicate an institution in the event of litigation.

Campus Police Departments:

We have experience advising campus police on investigations and allegations of civil rights violations. We assist with training campus police on their vital role in Title IX and Clery compliance. We also assist with drafting and implementing general orders. We have successfully handled Department of Education Clery investigations, assessments and audits.

Minors on Campus and Camp Accommodations:

We assist institutions of higher education in legal matters implicating ADA, IDEA and 504 as it relates to higher education institutions with expertise in these areas as they relate to summer camps and other issues that arise with minors on campus.

Other Services:

ICS is a division of Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams, P.C., a full-service mid-sized law firm equip to handle any and all litigation needs that may arise.

We are happy to assist you with any legal issue affecting your campus. Contact us for more information.