Office of the General Counsel
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.