Office Of the General Counsel



333 S. Beaudry Ave.

Floor 24

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: (213) 241-6601

Fax :    (213) 241-8444


David Holmquist, General Counsel


Welcome to the official web site of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Office of the General Counsel. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County. The OGC is an ethical, high performance legal department with high professional standards and integrity that provides first class legal service to the teachers, supervisors and administrators who support the District’s 700,000 plus students that we educate.  While we use our skills to advise and counsel schools and administrative offices, we recognize that our ultimate clients are the students of the District and their families, and work to support the District’s vision that all of our students will graduate, college prepared and career ready.

The OGC is committed to the following:

Making the educational needs of LAUSD students a core aspect of what we do:  

  • Creating a work environment that values each member's diversity and encourages information sharing and innovation, input and participation; and
  • Ensuring that every employee's contribution to the department and to LAUSD is valued regardless of his or her position, assignment or role.
 To be the preeminent public law office driven by innovation, trust and integrity in support of effective teaching and learning for all LAUSD students.

Our mission is to use our specialized experiences, knowledge and skills to support and advance the LAUSD.  We provide effective and proactive legal advice and quality representation while creating an ethical environment in support of a high quality learning environment for all students.