Education Lawyer Harrisburg, PA

Johnson Duffie has extensive experience representing public and private school districts.  We work closely with school boards, directors and administrators to navigate the landscape of state and federal laws and regulations affecting the administration of the educational system.  We do this with the foundational thought that the ability to receive an education and/or participate in the benefits and programs of our educational institutions are great privileges in our state and the nation as a whole. 

Johnson Duffie believes that an education prepares children and young adults for their pursuit of meaningful social interactions throughout life while also providing the tools to pursue a meaningful calling. 

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We look to enhance people’s rights to receive an education while and enjoy other benefits from educational institutions while assisting in the appropriate stewardship of funding afforded to these organizations. 

Johnson Duffie looks to assist districts as they navigate contractual issues, financial issues and legal issues ranging from Pennsylvania to federal laws such as, but not limited to:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based upon sex, including during admissions, grading, sexual assault and harassment investigations, misconduct hearings, and other disciplinary proceedings
  • Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination based upon disability at, respectively, public and private schools and institutions and also guarantee reasonable accommodations in education
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits age discrimination, and
  • The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees students and others due process of law.

With multiple attorneys who are well-versed in the highly-specialized and nuanced area of education law, Johnson Duffie is well suited to assist educational institutions in resolving issues such as:

  • Tuition Disputes
  • Grade Disputes and Appeals
  • IEPs, Due Process Hearings, and Special Education
  • Investigations
  • Grievances and Hearings, and
  • Discipline

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