• Office of the General Counsel

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    Welcome to the official web site of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Office of the General Counsel. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County. The OGC is an ethical, high performance legal department with high professional standards and integrity that provides first class legal service to the teachers, supervisors and administrators who support the District's 600,000 plus students that we educate. While we use our skills to advise and counsel schools and administrative offices, we recognize that our ultimate clients are the students of the District and their families, and work to support the District's vision that L.A. Unified will be a progressive global leader in education, providing a dynamic and inspiring learning experience where all students graduate ready for success. 

  • Mission Statement

    Our mission is to use our specialized experiences, knowledge and skills to support and advance the LAUSD. We provide effective and proactive legal advice and quality representation while creating an ethical environment in support of a high quality learning environment for all students.  

  • OGC Vision

    To be the preeminent public law office driven by innovation, trust, and integrity in support of effective teaching and learning for all LAUSD students.  

     

  • Devora Navera Reed, General Counsel

Devora Navera-Reed, General Counsel
  • Contact

     

    Office of the General Counsel

    Los Angeles Unified School District
    333 South Beaudry Avenue
    Los Angeles, California 90017
    P: (213) 241-7600
    F: (213) 241-8444

     

News & Updates

  • Report on Improving Student Outcomes and Ensuring Rights – May 2024

    Report on Improving Student Outcomes and Ensuring Rights – May 2024

    The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of the General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Monitoring (ECM) Legal Services Team, published the “Report on Improving Student Outcomes and Ensuring Rights” focused on equity, program accessibility, and provision of a free appropriate public education. The Report provides an update to the “Report on Improving Outcomes and Ensuring Rights" published December 2022. It consists of a review of the status of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s efforts during the 2022-2023 school year.

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  • Report on Improving Outcomes and Ensuring Rights – December 2022

    Report on Improving Outcomes and Ensuring Rights – December 2022

    The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of the General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Monitoring (ECM) Legal Services Team, published the “Report on Improving Outcomes and Ensuring Rights” focused on equity, program accessibility, and provision of a free appropriate public education. The Report provides an update to the 2019-20 "Report on Improving Outcomes and Ensuring Rights" consisting of a review of the status of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s efforts during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.

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  • Report on Improving Student Outcomes and Ensuring Rights – July  2020

    Report on Improving Student Outcomes and Ensuring Rights – July 2020

    The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of the General Counsel, Compliance and Performance Monitoring (CPM) Legal Services Team, published the “Report on Improving Student Outcomes and Ensuring Rights” focused on equity, program accessibility, and provision of a free appropriate public education.

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  • L.A. Unified Files Action Against JUUL - Updated July 2020

    L.A. Unified Files Action Against JUUL - Updated July 2020

    On October 29, 2019, the L.A. Unified filed a class action lawsuit against JUUL, the largest vaping manufacturer in the nation as a result of the vaping epidemic impacting student learning and our District.

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  • District Court Approves Conclusion and Termination of Modified Consent Decree

    District Court Approves Conclusion and Termination of Modified Consent Decree

    On August 9 and 15, 2019, the United States District Court approved the Stipulation between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Plaintiffs to Conclude and Terminate the Modified Consent Decree effective December 31, 2019 and a resolution of claims from a group of parent-Intervenors, relating to the MCD.

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