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.
2017 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.
March 20, 2017 – Annual Pupil Personnel Worker Law Seminar (flyer/registration)
April 20, 2017 – Handling Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Investigations (flyer/registration)
May 18, 2017 – Annual School Counselor Law Seminar (flyer/registration)
May 26, 2017 – Annual Special Education Law Seminar (flyer/registration)
June 2, 2017 – Annual Sports Law Seminar (flyer/registration)
July 5, 2017 – Annual Principal Law Seminar (flyer/registration)
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.