Legal & Policy Services

Legal Services

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.

Representation
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.

Advocacy
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.

Policy Services

MABE provides policy alerts on the latest issues facing schools, facilitates policies and regulations between members districts, provides model and sample policies to address developing areas of need, and brings to your district Seminars-To-Go on a wide range of policy topics.

Use the links below to view policy areas on each school system’s website: