Overview

Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia represents public and private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Ms. Zamora-Mejia focuses on education law, providing advice and counsel to California public school districts and community college districts on general school law matters which include classified and certificated employee discipline, student rights and discipline, defending school districts against discrimination claims and contract grievances, and conducting school-related investigations.

Honors & Recognitions

Ms. Zamora-Mejia was recently named a 2017 Diversity Leader in Profiles in Diversity Journal. She was recognized for her years-long leadership in both the communities served by the firm and its various diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Ms. Zamora-Mejia conducts workshops and training seminars for school administrators, educational agencies, and school board members on such topics as preventing sexual harassment, employee evaluations and discipline, and student free speech rights. 

Recent speaking engagements include: 

  • "Women in Leadership: Reaching and Breaking the Glass Ceiling Panel," AALRR's Shell Beach Conference, Pismo Beach, CA, April 20, 2016
  • "Educational Equity: Ensuring Compliance with Our Nation’s Civil Right Laws," AALRR’s Education Law Conference, Cerritos, CA, November 17, 2015; Stockton, CA, November 16, 2015
  • "Making Education Work for Latina and Latino Students," Unity Conference, California Latino School Board Association, Del Mar, CA, October 2, 2015
  • "Reaching and Breaking Glass Ceilings: Leadership Skills for Women In the Workplace," Women in School Leadership Forum, Association of California School Administrators, American Association of School Administrators, Coronado, CA, October 1, 2015
  • "Lean In: Table Talks Activity," Hermanas Leadership Forum, Summer Institute, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators, Carlsbad, CA, July 7, 2015
  • "Giving Control of Bilingual Education Back to Parents and School Districts: How Proposed Senate Bill 1174 Addresses the Disparities Created by Prop 227," CABE Annual Conference, California Association for Bilingual Education, San Diego, CA, March 6, 2015
  • "Retaliation in the Workplace: Proactively Responding to Federal Civil Rights Investigations," Personnel Institute, Association of California School Administrators, Irvine, CA, October 9, 2014
  • "Having a Seat at the Table: Strategies for Women to Overcome Barriers in the Workplace and Beyond," Women in School Leadership Forum, Association of California School Administrators, American Association of School Administrators, Sonoma, CA, October 2, 2014
  • "Be Proactive: How to Respond to Federal Civil Rights Investigations," AALRR’s Education Law Conference, Cerritos, CA, November 19, 2013

Publications

Ms. Zamora-Mejia is a contributor to the firm’s many publications. 

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • California Latino School Board Members Association, Member
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, Member
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Mexican-American Bar Association, Member
  • South Bay Latino Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • UCLA Law Alumni Association, Member

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Admissions

  • 1999, California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Courts, Central and Southern Districts of California

Languages

  • Spanish
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