As assistant general counsel, Brotine assists with providing legal counsel to the executive director and the Association. Her work will also heavily focus upon creating and maintaining the Policy Reference Education Subscription Service (PRESS) materials used by IASB’s Policy Services department for its work with boards as she assumes the role of Assistant PRESS Editor. Other key responsibilities will be developing curricula with legal content and their materials for School Board Development, along with providing in-person training sessions. Her position will also support the Advocacy/Governmental Relations department and provide support for the continuity and success of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA).

Brotine graduated from the University of Illinois in 2000 and received her juris doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2004. She has served with Robbins Schwartz since 2008, focusing in the areas of special education and students’ rights. Brotine counsels and represents school districts with respect to IEP meetings, ISBE complaints, OCR complaints, mediation, due process hearings, residency hearings, student discipline, policy decisions, and FOIA requests. Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, she served as a supervising assistant public defender with DuPage County.

Brotine has been active in the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and other professional legal organizations, and is a regular panel presenter at Joint Annual Conference and contributor to legal publications.

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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5929
Phone:  217.528.9688

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