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A contrario sensu

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Across the States
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HSLDA social services contact policy

A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal contacts for August 2001

HSLDA social services contact policy

We desire to assist and advise our members in every contact with a social worker and/or police officer in investigations resulting from allegations of abuse or neglect. If home schooling is an issue, we will represent our member families until the issue is resolved.

On Fourth Amendment unreasonable search and seizure issues, HSLDA will assist and advise our members whenever the privacy of their home is violated by forced or coerced entry for the purpose of an unsubstantiated investigation.

HSLDA membership benefits do not extend to court actions resulting from non-home schooling matters. However, in circumstances where there is a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment, HSLDA may, as we have done in the past, choose to take the cases in an effort to establish legal precedent.

A plethora of forms

As an added benefit to our members, HSLDA has posted a number of sample forms on our website, including letters for withdrawing from public school, forms for submitting required notices of intent to home school, and memos describing the legal issues involved in home schooling. To see the forms for your state, go to the home schooling page on our website at http://members.hslda.org/state/ and select your state.

By the creation of these forms, HSLDA did not intend to burden its members with more paperwork. Rather, the forms are designed for the convenience of our members and to protect them from inadvertently giving more information than their state's law requires. Members are free to prepare their own documents to comply with the law.

L E G A L   C O N T A C T S

Oct. 2001 top 10 states seeking legal counsel







California 30 7 - 21 291 431349
Virginia 21 3 1 6 127 158
New York 38 3 5 6 159 111
Massachusetts 55 1 - 4 46 106
Ohio 27 3 1 4 70 105
Pennsylvania 16 - - 7 44 67
Michigan 8 2 2 5 46 63
Texas 3 7 1 8 42 61
Illinois 7 2 - 4 35 48
Kentucky 15 2 6 3 20 46
Grand Totals 220 30 16 68 780 1114

Oct. 2001
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