Our work with professionals starts with awareness and consideration of your ethical obligations.
Copyright, trademark, fair use, preservation, digitization projects, contracts, licensing, compilations, collaborative works, and work-for-hire issues can affect the formation and execution of projects. We work to keep you working.
The regulations and policies governing higher education are complex, but in the end, it's about excellence in academia, and serving the community. From FERPA to "Enough Is Enough," Stephanie Adams' ten years of experience as a general counsel in higher education may be able to help.
Higher Ed Students
Students with legal concerns--including criminal charges and disciplinary matters--need to think about collateral consequences: future employment, student status, media footprint, and sometimes immigration status. Stephanie Adams' years defending students in criminal and civil matters helps me consider things beyond the courtroom.
Library & Archives Operations
We love books, old records, maps, and stories. But we can hold my passion at bay while addressing ethics, ownership, image rights, privacy, preservation, fair use, digitization, contract, employment issues, premises liability, and other legal aspects of library operations.
From copyright and insurance, to contracts and work in the field, we work with you from concept to construction.
Whether a book, a database, or a compliance workflow, we offer legal advice built into a project management structure: phased, easy-to-implement, and built to consider your resources and goals. If your goal is to get the information out, mine is to use the law as a tool to reach that goal.
If you are concerned about your professional license, charter, or registration--due to filing concerns, criminal charges, or state regulatory complications--we can work with you on a strategy.
Stephanie Adams believes in collaborative development of HR manuals and custom policies designed to support your mission, grow your culture, and promote compliance.
We can work with you to craft a solution-oriented investigation that supports compliance, risk management, and a positive business culture.
As your mission grows, so do you. We can assist with academic center/Institute formation, subsidiary organization development, donor-directed assets, and other expansion in higher education and civic initiatives.
If your work is grant-funded, we can assist with contract review, compliance, reporting, and audit.