PACE legal services

Get advice you can trust before a situation gets out of control. PACE members have access to full-time attorneys who are experienced in dealing with education and employment related issues. They are able to offer advice, investigation, defense and audit services.


  • Reduce the time and money you spend in legal disputes.
  • Access to expert attorneys with vast experience in school issues ready to advise members and provide defense, investigation and audit services.


  • Free legal consultation ($1,000 per incident)
  • Waiver of most employment practice deductibles if you use this service before you decide to terminate an employee.
  • Phone access – Call 503-485-4800 and ask to speak to a pre-loss attorney.
  • Submit an inquiry now

Examples of when to call a PACE attorney

  • Personal injury on school property – Whether it’s a student injured at sports practice or a parent injured while attending a school event, our staff can often help avoid a lawsuit.
  • Employee termination – Most PACE deductibles are waived If your district consults with a PACE legal attorney prior to making an employment termination or suspension decision.
  • Student or employee harassment, bullying, discrimination or retaliation – Call as soon as you receive notice of a complaint. We can assist with investigation and follow-up to minimize liability and resolve the situation.
  • Inappropriate staff/student relationships – Legal staff can assist with investigation; ending the employment relationship; and communicating with the press, the community, criminal attorneys and law enforcement.
  • Review of Indemnification Provisions – Before you sign a contract, run it by the legal staff to make sure you're protected.  PACE attorneys routinely review all types of indemnification provisions.
  • Review student activity and waivers – If your staff suggest an activity, call legal services to discuss ways to reduce your liability.

Submit an inquiry to the PACE legal attorneys now.

Download the PACE legal brochure (658k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.).