PSBA offers a team of experts in school law focused on monitoring and influencing developments in school law and helping school directors, educators and their local counsel understand and comply with the law, and to stay abreast of important developments.
Judicial advocacy — PSBA provides the school board perspective, advocating the interests of public education in helping to shape law and education policy in front of the legislature, administrative agencies and the courts.
News and information — From newsletters and publications to urgent email alerts on breaking news, PSBA closely monitors developments in the courts and legislation, and gets the word out to attorneys and education leaders.
Training and consultation
- For school officials, PSBA offers a variety of learning events and options focused on school law, as well access to PSBA attorneys so that school leaders can better understand key legal concepts, obligations and danger areas they must be aware of to avoid liability and properly carry out their elected responsibilities.
- PSBA provides local school solicitors with timely information about developments and emerging issues arising in Pennsylvania school law practice—the numerous practice areas involved in advising and representing public school entities—through publications, continuing legal education (CLE) programs, email alerts, consultation with PSBA’s legal team and opportunities to network and brainstorm with colleagues across the state. Read more
- Accredited PSBA CLE programs offer licensed attorneys an opportunity to satisfy mandatory CLE requirements by engaging in expert-level presentations focused on emerging issues arising in Pennsylvania school law practice—the numerous areas of law involved in advising and representing public school entities. Read more
Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association (PSBSA)
Membership in PSBSA is the most effective way for attorneys representing public schools to network, share ideas and expertise, and to stay abreast of current issues, case law, legislation and other developments in education and local government law impacting public schools.