The Legal Assistance Fund (LAF) is an additional service provided by KASB’s legal department for our members. A separate annual fee is required to comply with court rules concerning the attorney/client privilege. This guarantees confidential legal representation for members.
Currently, 298 districts belong to the Legal Assistance Fund. A membership with LAF gives board members and administrators access to KASB staff attorneys for questions or problems concerning school law. Members can even request written opinions on specific legal questions. Additional fees occur for continuing consultive assistance or for legal representation; for example, representing the board in a teacher due process hearing would incur an additional hourly fee and additional travel-time fees.
Only boards belonging to KASB are able to join the Legal Assistance Fund.
KASB is proud to be a leader in providing legal services to KASB members. In fact, this service is only offered by a limited number of state school board associations across the country. KASB employs five attorneys and additional support staff who devote all of their time and effort to school legal issues. Their combined knowledge and experience give members of the KASB Legal Assistance Fund a distinct advantage. Please contact Angie Stallbaumer, KASB assistant executive director/legal services, to discuss becoming a member of LAF.