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University of Florida Quarterback Is Reinstated After Accuser Withdraws Sexual Assault Complaint

James Ryan, the Partner-in-Charge of the Education Litigation Department of Cullen and Dykman LLP was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, regarding the highly publicized University of Florida (the...more

Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes Plan to Combat Sexual Assault on SUNY Campuses

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State of New York are the latest players to join the nation-wide movement to reduce the number of sexual assaults occurring at the country’s colleges and universities. On Thursday, October 2,...more

Bullying: Slowly But Surely, the Law Recognizes an Age-Old Problem

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your child from an alleged school bully? A mother in Santa Rosa, California may very well have pushed the limits of good parenting in attempts to protect her daughter earlier...more

Small Business Procurement and Contract Act For Postsecondary Institutions, Employment Contracts for Local Agency Executives, Sex...

KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws became effective January 1, 2014, unless otherwise stated. Small Business Procurement and Contract Act For Postsecondary...more

New Campus Security Laws Take Effect This Month

A key section of the comprehensive federal legislation passed last year to prevent and address violence against women on campuses nationally takes effect this month. It is critical for educational institutions to understand...more

Employee Theft of Employer Documents—Protected Conduct in Opposition to Discrimination or Criminal Activity?

From time to time, there is media coverage about a teacher or other public school employee who has been charged with a serious crime that occurred outside the school environment. If this employee had previous convictions or...more

N.J. Court Upholds Criminal Indictment against Former Employee Who Took Confidential Documents

Recently, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a criminal indictment against a former employee of the North Bergen Board of Education (the Board), which stemmed from the alleged theft of public...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Taking Custody of Minor from School: Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity from Claims of Unlawful Arrest...

Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Sonora police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims alleging unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on an “out-of-control” juvenile. ...more

Know Your Rights!

Don't ignore legal problems. There are always consequences. Know your rights. Go see an attorney....more

Education Update, No.4, October 2012: "Dear Colleague . . . "

With that disarming salutation, a little over a year ago Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced new Department of Education mandates, issued under Title IX of the Education Amendments of...more

March 21, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

ECW Instructor Course - CA

ECW Instructor Course for Law Enforcement Training Instructors. Monterey, California...more

ECW Instructor Course - CA

ECW Instructor Course - Monterey, CA...more

Ken Berry: Litigation Paralegal and Award-Winning Prisoner Advocate

I wrote this Paralegal Spotlight for Paralegal Today (July/Sept 2010) featuring Ken Berry, a litigation paralegal and award-winning prisoner advocate. Incarcerated for eight years due to a wrongful conviction, Berry turned...more

Legal Beagle Newsletter April 2011 Edition

What's going on in your neighborhood? Find out! Read our April Edition of the Legal Beagle to get, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" of our local towns and riveting national news....more

"Are You A Target?"

Brief Summary of North Carolina Laws...more

Diversity Moving Forward - August 2010

In this Issue: *Letter from Diversity & Inclusion Partner *Ford & Harrison Proudly Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida with its Annual Youth of the Year Fundraiser *Ford & Harrison Helps With the Haitian...more

UWO Arrest: Justified or Abuse of Power?

When UWO student Irnes Zeljkovic was arrested, little did he know that the YouTube video of his arrest would created shockwaves throughout Ontario. It shows Zeljkovic being arrested by upward of 6 UWO Campus Police officers...more

The Power and Effect of Scaring White, Suburban Voters: How Our Politicians, Criminal Justice System, and Supreme Court Use...

Fear can be a powerful tool: our politicians warn us that drugs and violence are seeping into our safe communities, and that, if elected, they can help put a stop to it. Once elected, these mostly white men support Criminal...more

Model Police SWAT/ERT Creation and Organization Plan

The Model Police SWAT/ERT Plan was crafted to give criminal defense attorneys and those pursuing Title 42 section 1983 actions a familiar baseline from which to gauge police activity and guidelines during the employment and...more

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