Overview

Amy Estrada represents school districts, county offices of education, and community colleges in San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties.

Ms. Estrada assists education administrators with a variety of personnel and general education issues, including certificated and classified discipline and dismissal; workplace and student investigations; Uniform Complaint investigations and responses; conflicts of interest and Form 700 reporting; collective bargaining issues, including defending and presenting unfair practice charges before the Public Employment Relations Board; and defending employers against allegations of discrimination with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Ms. Estrada has also provided AB 1825 training to supervisory employees on prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination, PROOF® investigations training, and FRISK® training regarding documentation and remediation of employee performance deficiencies. Ms. Estrada attended and completed Title IX training for campus investigators of sexual assault, which emphasized using a trauma-informed approach to investigations.

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

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).

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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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