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.
May 6, 2016 – Annual Sports Law Seminar
May 12, 2016 – Annual School Counselor Law Seminar
May 26, 2016 – Annual Pupil Personnel Worker Law Seminar
June 2, 2016 – Annual Special Education Law Seminar
June 9, 2016 – Student Data Protection & Electronically Stored Data Seminar
July 7, 2016 – Annual Principal Law Seminar
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.