Precious D. Edem is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Los Angeles Office. Ms. Edem advises public agencies, including K-12 and community college districts, primarily through a range of labor and employment, student, and litigation issues.
Ms. Edem assists clients with labor and employment issues including employee discipline, labor relations, grievance handling, and personnel matters. Her experience includes advising on employee relations matters such as complaints of hostile work environment and unprofessional conduct. She also regularly conducts Title V, Title VII, and Title IX investigations for complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Ms. Edem presents workshops on the topics of discrimination and harassment, including Title IX.
Ms. Edem received her Juris Doctor from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. During law school, Ms. Edem served as the Corresponding Secretary for Temple Law's Black Law Students Association ("BLSA") and a student mentor for incoming law students of color. In addition, Ms. Edem was one of the founders of the Adopt-A-School-Initiative ("AASI") program. AASI was co-sponsored by Temple Law's BLSA and the Juvenile Division of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Through AASI, Ms. Edem and other minority law students conducted programs within a West Philadelphia elementary school to promote self-reflection, community engagement, and educational and professional success for sixth grade students.