Office of Legal Services
The Office of Legal Services provides legal services, consistent with the mission of the Dallas Independent School District, to the Board of Trustees, Superintendent of Schools and other district employees in the course and scope of their employment.
The Office of Legal Services is responsible for the management of legal services for the district and providing legal representation in matters involving the school district. The Office of Legal Services provides comprehensive legal services in the area of compliance with federal, state and local laws, the interpretation of laws, employee training sessions, negotiation of contract terms, facilitation of the Texas Public Information Act, policy coordination and representation of the district in administrative hearings before the Board of Trustees and in the courts. The Office of Legal Services supervises legal services in all areas with the exception of workers' compensation and tax collection.
The Office of Legal Services staff is comprised of a General Counsel, School Attorneys, and additional support staff. The General Counsel is responsible for the management of the Office of Legal Services.
The information contained in this website is provided as a service to Dallas Independent School District staff, parents and community stakeholders. This website provides general information only and cannot be relied upon as legal advice. Laws change and differ from state to state. Applicability of the legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. You should consult an attorney about your particular situation. We expressly disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site. Transmission of information from this site is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
All persons who utilize this website are expressly subject to the terms, conditions and limitations described in this disclaimer. Comments about the website may be submitted to the Webmaster. The Webmaster will accept email only relating to the form of the website and will not consider any email to be a request for legal information or advice, nor shall any attorney-client relationship be established by sending an email to the Webmaster or any attorney on this site.
This site may contain links to other Internet sites. Such links are not endorsements of any products or services in such websites, and no information or materials in such website has been endorsed or approved by the Office of Legal Services or Dallas Independent School District. Links to information on other websites is for your convenience only. Neither the Office of Legal Services nor DISD controls the information or material presented on other websites.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the attorneys whose names appear on this website are NOT CERTIFIED by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The sole office for the Office of Legal Services is located in Dallas, Texas.
NOT CERTIFIED BY THE TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION
Links and Resources
- EEO Compliance and Harassment Prevention
- Custody Brochure
- Waiver Procedure Handbook
- Contract/P1-C Issues: Quick Reference Guide
- End-User Contract Checklist (All Contracts)
- P1-C Checklist
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Brochure
- Texas Education Agency
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Statutes
- Office of Attorney General
- State Board for Educator Certification
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Association of School Administrators
- Texas Legislature
- State of Texas