Andrew K. Block Jr., director of the child advocacy clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, says the more a school adheres to a zero-tolerance policy, the more important it is to hire a lawyer for immediate advice because second chances or light punishments are less likely results. But parents often can’t afford a lawyer or are concerned that school officials will react negatively to a lawyer’s presence. … [Read more...] about A Painful Case: Do Parents Need Lawyers for School Disciplinary Hearings?
Procedures at a disciplinary hearing
“We are pleased to have resolved this matter via an admonition. An admonition — a finger wag in lay terms — is the least serious resolution offered by the State Bar. ... We’ve said from the beginning that there was a zero point zero percent chance of suspension. Today we’ve been proven right. … [Read more...] about Prosecutor Lindquist admits wrongdoing, staving off disciplinary hearing
W. Va. Code 6-9A-4(B)(3) provides that student hearings shall be held in executive session, unless the student requests otherwise,2 and recorded. Another issue often comes up as to whether the board of education can vote on the Superintendent’s disciplinary recommendation in open session, closed session or in executive session. W. Va. Code 6-9A-4(B)(3) and the West Virginia Ethics Commission both provide that student disciplinary matters may be decided in executive sessions. … [Read more...] about Tips for Student Expulsion Hearings
The Government had justified its stand by stating that the grounds on which a disciplinary ban was imposed on Lt. Gen Suhag by Gen V K Singh between April and May 2012 were “premeditated”, “vague” and “illegal”. A Disciplinary and Vigilance ban was imposed by the then Army Chief Gen V K Singh for alleged “failure of command and control” in an operation carried out by an intelligence unit working directly under him when he was Dimapur-based 3 Corps commander. In December 2011, the Corps Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (CISU) under Lt Gen Singh had conducted a “raid” on a Jorhat-based businessman alleged to be a ULFA leader as well. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court agrees for an Early Hearing against Lt. Gen. Suhag’s Appointment as Army Chief
Caesar Goodson was the driver of the police van in which Gray was critically injured in April 2015, touching off protests and rioting. Goodson was acquitted of murder and other charges last year. He is scheduled to face an administrative trial board Monday. … [Read more...] about Officer in Freddie Gray Case to Go Before Disciplinary Board