Education Law

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Our Approach

We value local relationships.  We offer provincial expertise and national experience.

Miller Thomson’s Education Law Group appreciates that what matters most in education are students, and that success at the local level requires access to effective, efficient legal advice utilizing provincial expertise and national experience.

We want to support you in delivering the best possible education to your students by ensuring that your organization can easily access a full compliment of coordinated legal services.  Miller Thomson’s Education lawyers will get to know your specific needs, staff and board culture, and depending on the situation, can assist you with our education expertise as well as introduce you to our nationally recognized industry experts in areas such as labour and employment, human rights, real estate, procurement and litigation.

Our lawyers have experience working with English public and Catholic school boards as well as education associations, colleges and universities.  We will help you understand what the case law, legislation and current trends in public policy mean for developing your best practices, in an approachable, pragmatic and collaborative manner.

Our Education Law Expertise

  • Governance
  • Accommodation Reviews
  • Privacy & Access to Information
  • Human Rights
  • Health and Safety
  • Labour and Employment
  • Special Education
  • Student Discipline
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Intellectual Property
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology



Our Services

In addition to the traditional solicitor and client relationship, we offer supplemental ways for our team to support your organization, for example:

  1. Our governance experts will review your By-Laws, policies and/or procedures and make recommendations regarding compliance issues, gaps or liabilities;
  2. Our Education Lawyers can develop presentations to address specific issues facing your board, including labour and employment, conflict of interest, privacy and access to information, special education, human rights or governance issues.
  3. We will provide your Discipline Committee an interactive seminar to develop their comfort and understanding of the responsibilities of this challenging quasi- judicial role.