Jim Gilliam and Hunter Freeman successfully represented Coastal Carolina University in a five-day federal jury trial involving Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. While plaintiff was a student at the University, a female student accused the male plaintiff of sexual assault. The University followed its policies in conducting an investigation and engaging in the student-disciplinary process. Ultimately, the student-disciplinary process found plaintiff in violation of the University’s policies and permanently dismissed the plaintiff from the University.
Burr & Forman LLP has been retained to represent the Huntsville, Alabama City Board of Education and eleven other Alabama school districts in calling on the United States Supreme Court to ensure teachers and administrators nationwide have the tools they need to maintain safe and orderly schools. Filing a brief on March 3, 2021 as amici curiae in the case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., No. 20-255 (U.S.), in support of a Pennsylvania school system, the Alabama school districts are taking a stand in favor of protecting schools’ abilities to proactively address issues like cyberbullying, cyberstalking and other forms of online harassment.
On April 1, 2021, the United States Supreme Court released its much anticipated decision addressing the definition the phrase “Automatic Telephone Dialing System” (“ATDS”) used in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”).
ATLANTA, January 14, 2021 – Burr & Forman is pleased to announce the addition of Tamika D. Walters as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of…
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Burr & Forman is pleased to announce the addition of Tamika D. Walters as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the firm. Walters will lead the firm’s diversity strategy and help further its goals of building a more inclusive culture and diverse workforce.
Walters will work with firm leadership to align recruiting, retention, and professional development priorities with the firm’s diversity and inclusion goals. She will direct inclusion training, plan firmwide programs honoring the history and traditions of diverse cultures, and provide oversight for attorney resource groups. Walters will also support the firm’s efforts to enhance client service through diverse and inclusive legal teams.
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