Sharon Ormond chairs AALRR’s Associate Mentoring and Training Committee and is a member of the firm’s Higher Education, Title IX, Civil Rights, and Wage and Hour teams. She represents numerous community college districts and other California educational agencies in the areas of labor relations and personnel management. She has more than 25 years of experience handling cases involving employee discipline, reductions in force, unfair practice charges, contract grievances, and the investigation and defense of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation, and free speech claims. Her practice also includes advice, counsel, and litigation in First Amendment, search and seizure and privacy rights, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, student discipline, and compliance with the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act.

Ms. Ormond regularly represents employers before the Office of Administrative Hearings, California Civil Rights Department (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Public Employment Relations Board, California Labor Commissioner (Division of Labor Standards Enforcement), and in federal and state courts. In a case of alleged discrimination and retaliation, Ms. Ormond helped secure a 12-0 jury verdict in favor of the firm’s public university client.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Ms. Ormond conducts workshops and training sessions for public educational agencies and professional associations, including ACBO, ACCCA, ACHRO, ACSA, CASBO, CISOA, and WACUBO on a variety of employment and education law issues, including investigations, technology use issues, and Title IX compliance.  Ms. Ormond is a senior trainer for the FRISK® Documentation Model.


Ms. Ormond assisted with developing AALRR’s ePROOF© materials for investigating technology incidents, and serves as an ePROOF© trainer. She is a frequent contributor to the firm’s many publications and blog.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Labor and Employment Law and Public Law Sections of the California Bar Association

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

  • Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)

  • Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

  • California School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys

  • National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys

  • Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA), Commission on Finance, Legislation and Advocacy


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


  • 1998, California
    U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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