ERIC Number: ED408681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Selecting and Working with a School Attorney: A Guide for School Boards.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.
This book, an updated publication of the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, is designed to help school board members and administrators effectively obtain and work with a competent school lawyer. Following the foreword by Benjamin J. Ferrara, contents include the following articles: (1) "Development of the School Attorney's Role: How We Got Where We Are" (Benjamin J. Ferrara); (2) "Inside or Outside? Considerations in the Decision to Employ In-House or Retain Outside Counsel" (Patricia J. Whitten); (3) "Selection, Recruitment and Retention of School District Legal Counsel" (Melanie Gurley Keeney and Peter G. Yelkovac); (4) "Attorney Fee Structures" (Melanie Gurley Keeney and Nancy Fredman Krent); (5) "Working Effectively with a School Attorney: Some Practical Suggestions" (Benjamin J. Ferrara); (6) "What to Expect of a School Attorney" (Edgar H. Bittle); (7) "The Role of the School Attorney in Policy Matters" (Ralph D. Stern); (8) "Historical Evolution and Modern Function of Bond Counsel" (National Association of Bond Lawyers); (9) "The School Attorney as a Preventive Law Practitioner" (Margaret A. Chidester and Benjamin J. Ferrara); (10) "Issues for School Districts When Represented by Insurance Counsel" (Nancy Fredman Krent and Gary R. Thune); (11) "Legal Ethics: Some Important Aspects of the Attorney-Client Relationship" (Nancy Fredman Krent); and (12) "Evaluation and Termination of School District Counsel" (Margaret A. Chidester). Appendices include sample policies, job descriptions, an engagement letter, a contract for special counsel, and an evaluation form. (LMI)
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Compliance (Legal), Dismissal (Personnel), Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Lawyers, Legal Aid, Legal Responsibility, Personnel Selection, School Law
NSBA Distribution Center, P.O. Box 161, Annapolis, MD 20701 (Order No. 06-162-1; $35, nonmember; $28, member; $7 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.