OPS reviewing its use of legal services

Feb 25, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board is reworking its legal team, and working to reduce its use of outside lawyers.

Interim Superintendent Virginia Moon tells the Omaha World-Herald the changes the district is making are part of a larger review of its legal services.

The district is trying to reduce legal bills that reached as high as $3.9 million in one recent year.

As part of the changes the district is making in its contract with the Baird Holm law firm, a new lead attorney has been named. David Kramer will be the new primary attorney.

But Moon says the district will try to rely more on the expertise of its own employees, not lawyers.

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