Overview

Amy Estrada is a partner in AALRR’s San Diego office and serves school district, county office of education, and community college clients in San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties.

Ms. Estrada provides assistance to education administrators and governing boards on a variety of personnel and general education issues, including certificated and classified discipline and dismissal; workplace and student investigations; Brown Act and Public Records Act compliance; Uniform Complaint investigations and responses; collective bargaining issues, including defending and presenting unfair practice charges before the Public Employment Relations Board; and defending employers against charges presented to state and federal agencies. Ms. Estrada is an experienced investigator and conducts investigations for schools, county offices, and community college districts on various claims including allegations of workplace misconduct, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.  Ms. Estrada is a member of the firm’s Title IX Sexual Misconduct Committee and regularly advises clients on Title IX sexual harassment grievance procedures.

Ms. Estrada provides trainings on preventing sexual harassment and discrimination, PROOF® and Title IX investigations training, and FRISK® training regarding documentation and remediation of employee performance deficiencies. Additionally, since 2020, Ms. Estrada has authored the Public Records Act chapter in the California Public Sector Employment Law treatise.

Prior to law school, Ms. Estrada taught Spanish for Spanish Speakers and Advanced Placement U.S. History at Escondido Union High School. 

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Alerts & Articles

Publications

Ms. Estrada is a member of the firm’s Education Law Technology team. She has prepared and presented materials on education technology issues such as copyright/educational fair use, best practices for using social media, and Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) policies.

She is the author of "Saving Face from Facebook: Arriving at a Compromise between Schools’ Concerns with Teacher Social Networking and Teachers’ First Amendment Rights", Thomas Jefferson Law Review, 32 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 283 (May 2010).

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

Ms. Estrada is involved in a number of community and professional organizations. She is affiliated with the Angels Foster Family Network as well as the following legal organizations: 

  • California Council of School Attorneys, Member
  • Crawford High School Academy of Law Advisory Board, Member and Co-Chair of Attorney Mentor Program
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member

Education

J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
M.A., University of California, Irvine
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Admissions

  • 2011, California
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