Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/18/2023 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.8 Review and Potential Approval of 2023 Letter of Engagement with Dannis, Wolver and Kelly (DWK) Attorneys at Law
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 2:
High quality, culturally proficient, and responsive staff will provide engaging instruction respectful of all students' backgrounds to ensure they are college and/or career ready.
Policy:
Enclosure Legal Agreement with DWK, and MDUSD Professional Services Agreement, Billing Standards, and Engagement Letter.
File Attachment:
DWK Agreement.pdf
Professional Services Agreement for Legal Services.pdf
Case Management and Billing Standards.pdf
Professional Legal Minimum Insurance Requirements.pdf
Summary: The District continues to work to keep our legal costs to the lowest possible level while also ensuring we have multiple legal resources for multiple legal areas. This firm, which was a firm used often in the past by the District, allows us to have an additional resource available to HR if needed. We do not currently anticipate needing the firm to a high degree at this time but do recommend approval to have them again be an available legal resource as needed for MDUSD.
Funding: Personnel Services - 50500000.506.006.5850
Fiscal Impact $20,000
Recommendation: Move to ratify agreement of Legal Services Contract with DWK, Attorneys at Law.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Emily Lopez - Senior Human Resources Specialist
Signed By:
Dr. John Rubio - Chief Human Resources
Signed By:
Cesar Alvarado - General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Cherise Khaund Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to ratify agreement of Legal Services Contract with DWK, Attorneys at Law.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes