Legal 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.

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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.

All Board Service Academies and committee meetings are virtual during this time.

If you have any questions, please email jbeltz@mabe.org.