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Humboldt County Office of Education: Legal Services

Legal Services

North Coast Schools Legal Consortium was established to serve its member districts including Humboldt County school districts with cost-effective legal and bargaining services from School and College Legal Services of California (SCLSC), located in Santa Rosa. Most services are provided by an attorney residing in Humboldt County, but any district is welcome to contact the Santa Rosa office to access any of the attorneys on staff.



Portrait of Damara Moore

Damara L. Moore
Senior Associate General Counsel
901 Myrtle Ave.
Eureka, CA 95501

Tel: (707) 441-3997
Fax: (707) 445-7112

School and College Legal Services
5350 Skylane Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Tel: (707) 524-2690
Fax: (707) 578-0517

SCLS Staff

Carl D. Corbin, General Counsel
Ellie R. Austin, Assistant General Counsel
Monica D. Batanero, Associate General Counsel
Sarah Hirschfeld-Sussman, Schools Legal Counsel
Nancy L. Klein, Senior Associate General Counsel
Jennifer E. Nix, Assistant General Counsel
Steven P. Reiner, Associate General Counsel
Loren W. Soukup, Senior Associate General Counsel
Erin E. Stagg, Associate General Counsel
Frank Zotter Jr., Senior Associate General Counsel

Robert J. Henry, Of Counsel
Margaret M. Merchat, Of Counsel
Patrick C. Wilson, Of Counsel

Erica W. Anderson, Legal Secretary
Tracy Church, Legal Secretary/Paralegal
Amber Gonzales, Legal Secretary
April Tinelli, Department Accounting Coordinator
Linda Lowe, Legal Receptionist