February 12, 2016

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.


One More for 2015!  A Day in the Life of a School Principal – July 1, 2015, 9:00 – 12:30 Flyer & Registration

Today's principal must be knowledgeable about education law as they make numerous individual decisions every day, each with potential legal consequences. Unless there is a basic understanding of those consequences, a principal and the school systems will be at risk. Join us for this seminar covering topics such as: 

  • Latest in School Law for Principals

  • Social Media

  • Custody

  • Undocumented Students

  • Student Discipline Changes

  • Cyber-Bullying

  • Disability Based Bullying Under ADA and Section 504 

Flyer & Registration

Provided free of charge to members, LSA seminars are designed for both board members and school staff. For more information, please contact Steve Bounds, Director of Policy & Legal Services, sbounds@mabe.org.

2015 LSA Seminars Flyer          2015 LSA Seminars Registration          May Seminar Flyer & Registration

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

2015 Seminars

Mar. 30, 2015 – A Day in the Life of a Pupil Personnel Worker

Apr. 16, 2015 – A Day in the Life of a Principal

Apr. 27, 2015 – A Day in the Life of a School Counselor

May 18, 2015 – Sports Have Rules: Learn the Laws that Rule Sports

Jun. 1, 2015 – Annual Special Education Update

Unless otherwise noted, all LSA Seminars will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the board room of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis.

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

Open Meetings Act

Internet Law and the Schools

Religion in the Schools

Freedom of Speech in the Schools

Search and Seizure

Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment


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.