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Legal Guidance

Guidance from NEA's Office of General Counsel on workers' legal rights on the job.

General Counsel's Resource Library

For over 150 years, NEA members have come to rely on their Association for support and service in a wide variety of areas. NEA's Office of General Counsel is here to provide advice and assistance in regard to labor relations, individual rights, education reform, political activity, and other matters with legal implications.

Visit our resource library to see some of the legal insight we provide.

Attorney Referral Program

The NEA Attorney Referral Program provides members with legal advice on personal matters. Each eligible member is entitled to two 30-minute consultation sessions free during each membership year. And if you need additional legal help, the NEA Attorney Referral program lets you get that help at rates below participating attorneys' usual fees. Contact your state association legal services program office or your local UniServ office for more information.

Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program

All eligible association members receive professional liability insurance through the NEA Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program. Click here to learn more.

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Protecting Our Students' Civil Rights

In the face of federal civil rights rollbacks and threats, educators, parents and students are organizing to adopt school board policies that strengthen student protections. Get inspired by educators and students making change in their communities and find model policies that will empower you to ensure all students’ right to a safe and affirming school.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.