VSBA employs a full-time attorney for regular consultation and legal research. The staff attorney is available to school board members and superintendents for limited consultation. The VSBA Council of School Attorneys provides a network for school attorneys as well as special publications and seminars concerning educational law. This organization is affiliated with the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys.
The VSBA Legal Assistance Fund offers assistance in legal cases that have a statewide impact on school board authority. Participating members are eligible to receive financial aid for cases at the appellate level, amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs, or a combination of these services.
For board members interested in information on legal issues please contact Elizabeth Ewing at Ewing@vsba.org.