SchoolLaw.com was developed by Drummond Woodsum, a law firm in Portland, Maine, Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire, which has represented school districts for over 30 years. The firm’s school law practice group is committed to providing the best possible representation of school districts and helping to improve the education of children by providing services school leaders need to do their jobs effectively. SchoolLaw.com developed as a natural extension of this service philosophy.
Please note: SchoolLaw.com is intended to provide helpful information on topics of general interest to school leaders. This web site does not provide or substitute for legal advice and is not rendering legal services. If specific legal advice or assistance is required, the services of a competent attorney must always be sought.
Our school attorneys have published many books and manuals for educators and administrators:
For a complete listing of publications, videos and event recordings, please visit our school website, www.SchoolLaw.com/publications
Drummond Woodsum offers a wide range of lively, practical and cost-effective training workshops, seminars and webinars throughout the year for school board members and employees on a wide-range of school law and related topics, such as collective bargaining, staff evaluation and supervision, special education, records management and retention, student discipline and technology, to name a few. For a complete calendar of our upcoming presentations, please visit SchoolLaw.com’s Calendar of Events. We also provide schools with experienced speakers who can present customized training workshops on any topics of interest to a particular district. Please contact Conference Administrator Jennifer Beckler for more information.
We developed SchoolLaw.com as a compliment to our school law practice, designing the site specifically for school leaders to provide them access to the services and information they need to do their jobs effectively. The site includes a number of links of interest to educators and administrators:
With over one million visitors a year ServingSchools.com has become the # 1 source of education-related employment opportunities in Maine. This online marketplace provides member schools and agencies a fast and easy way to get the word out about their job vacancies. The site lists more Maine education-related jobs than any other website on the Internet today, and is completely free to job seekers from around the world. Schools and agencies pay a reasonable annual membership to post unlimited job vacancies. New for 2012 is the expansion of the site to serve New Hampshire schools and agencies as well.
We would like to hear from you, but please understand that we cannot represent you until we resolve conflicts of interest that may exist and agree to the terms of representation. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until we send you a written confirmation that we represent you.
The best way for you to initiate a possible representation is to call us at either our Maine office (207-772-1941) or our New Hampshire office (603-433-3317). We will put you in touch with a lawyer suited to handle the general nature of your matter, and that lawyer will take you through our conflict of interest procedure. When you receive an engagement letter from that lawyer, you will be our client, and we may exchange information freely.
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