The Office of Legal Services is the in-house law office for the District, providing legal services for and on behalf of the corporate District, by and through authorized District administrators, under the auspices of the Superintendent of Schools.  

The Office is managed by the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, who is a licensed attorney within the State of Texas, reports directly to the Superintendent of Schools, and serves as a member of the District Administrators Team and Superintendents' Executive Team.  

The General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer routinely provides advice, counsel, or representation to authorized District Personnel as counsel to District alone in no less but not limited to the following areas: litigation, employment law, including Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, and Chapter 21 issues; procurement and contract review; student rights and student discipline; Public Information Act ; First Amendment; Special Education and 504 matters; family law matters impacting campuses; and responding to subpoenas for District records or testimony from District personnel relating to particular cases or controversies.

The General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer does not represent any individual District administrator.

Texas Public Information Act requests using the District's request form should be sent to publicinformation@ccisd.us

District Board Policies may be viewed and searched at CCISD Board Policies with Policy Regulations and Exhibits found here.

Communications specific to the 2024 Board of Trustees General Election should be directed to the email address at elections@ccisd.us

Calendar of Events for the 2024 November Board of Trustee Election begins July 20th as the first day to file a place on the ballot. The last date to file for a place on the ballot is August 19th by 5 p.m.

The Office of Legal Services email address is legal@ccisd.us

Brian S. Nelson


Brian S. Nelson - General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

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Krystle Ruiz - Executive Administrative Assistant to the General Counsel

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Monica Salinas - Legal Specialist

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Nelda Vela - Legal Assistant

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Office of Legal Services
CCISD Administration Building
801 Leopard St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
(361) 695-7427

Email legal@ccisd.us