Ms. Yount is a partner in the firm, representing public school districts in the areas of special education, student discipline, and nonprofit foundation organization. Ms. Yount has been practicing law since 1988, and joined Parker & Covert LLP in 1989. Ms. Yount provides ongoing legal counsel to school districts in special education matters, and provides representation at IEP team meetings, Resolution Sessions, Mediations, and Due Process Hearings.
It is the goal of Parker & Covert LLP to assist school districts in engaging in proactive measures such as staff training and methodical review of areas of dispute, and in successfully negotiating mediation agreements in order to contain the costs of litigation. Ms. Yount further provides ongoing support to school districts in student discipline matters, including representation of the district at expulsion hearings and appeals of expulsion orders to county boards of education.
Ms. Yount has assisted in the organization of nonprofit foundations that successfully raise funds to supplement the educational programs of a number of school districts throughout Southern California.