Legal and consulting services for colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools.
ICS provides all manner of legal services for colleges and institutions, including:
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
“Courtney is an experienced and effective legal counsel for any educational institution in need of training, planning and policy writing. For five years, she worked with me as in-house counsel for UTC. She was knowledgeable, hard-working and always devoted to protecting the University’s best interests.”
Dr. Roger G. Brown Chancellor Emeritus, University of Tennessee Chattanooga