March 22, 2018

Legal Services Association

The Legal Services Association (LSA) was established in 1984 to supplement the legal services available to local boards of education through education, representation and advocacy.

School Law & Policy Updates

2018 Seminars

2018 LSA Seminars Flyer and Registration Form (entire series)

LSA Seminars are held at the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland.

May 7, 2018 – Annual School Counselor Law Seminar (Flyer & Registration)

May 18, 2018 – Annual Pupil Personnel Worker Law Seminar (Flyer & Registration)

May 24, 2018 – Annual Special Education Law Seminar (Flyer & Registration)

July 2, 2018 – Annual Principal Law Seminar (Flyer & Registration)

  July 2, 2018 – Current Student and Teacher First Amendment Issues (Flyer & Registration)

At your request, LSA also offers seminars to member boards on various topics, including:

Latest in School Law

Custody Issues in Schools

Religion in Schools

Freedom of Speech in Schools

Search and Seizure

Student Discipline Issues


LSA provides members an approved list of law firms specializing in the areas of personnel and special education. Additionally, LSA maintains a litigation support fund to help local boards financially in cases of statewide importance.


Amicus Curiae, or “friend of the court” briefs, are filed on behalf of member boards of education in cases of statewide importance. LSA also presents testimony in Annapolis and before the State Board of Education regarding the legal implications of proposed legislation or regulations.