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Legal Assistance Fund

Legal Assistance Fund

Supporting Your Board


The KASB Legal Assistance Fund (LAF) is designed as an affordable resource to support school boards needing legal services. LAF provides members with comprehensive legal assistance and services, as well as being a trusted source of information on legal developments impacting public schools and custom-built workshops and training for education leaders.

Membership in the fund provides participating boards of education access to legal counsel, legal research, updates on important litigation and court decisions, interpretation of laws affecting schools, and written legal opinions and memorandums on specific issues confronting participating boards.

The goal of LAF is to supplement and enhance, but not replace, legal services available and provided to boards of education through local counsel. This makes LAF an excellent option for organizations of all sizes. Your LAF membership allows our team of attorneys to offer you critical services and supports that include, but are not limited to:

  • An 'Attorney on Call' during board meetings;
  • Access to legal counsel through phone calls, email, and Zoom meetings;
  • Guidance on how to interpret laws and rulings that specifically impact schools;
  • School law resources through handbooks, forms, and toolkits; and
  • Specialized workshops, ranging from Title IX training to negotiations workshops.

Any KASB member board is eligible to participate in LAF upon signing the Adoption Agreement, LAF Contract, and payment of the initial consultant service fee.


Please contact Lori Kopp, KASB Assistant Executive Director of Legal Services, to discuss joining LAF.