Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is comprised of tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
Since 1983, Home School Legal Defense Association’s primary goal has remained the same—to bring together a large number of homeschooling families so that each can have a low-cost method of obtaining quality legal defense. HSLDA gives families the freedom to homeschool without having to face legal threats alone. The cost of a year’s membership is close to the rate that you would have to pay for an hour of an attorney’s time almost anywhere else.
The vast majority of contacts member families face are successfully resolved through early intervention without any court action. Many times HSLDA attorneys call or write letters on behalf of members contacted by local officials. For those who wind up in court, HSLDA provides full representation at every stage of legal proceedings. After a family joins HSLDA, there are no further charges of any kind for defending them in court – all the way to the Supreme Court.
HSLDA’s advocacy for homeschoolers extends well beyond legal help. They try to support homeschooling families in many different ways, making homeschooling a more attractive and accessible option for all parents. They provide free personal consultations by phone or email with HSLDA’s qualified, experienced staff of home educators, who can answer your specific questions about :
Also available are e-newsletters on the Early Years, Homeschooling thru Highschool, and Homeschooling the Struggling Learner.
With membership, you will receive HSLDA’s quarterly magazine, The Home School Court Report, which brings you news, case updates, and helpful resources. You will also receive weekly updates and e-lerts, enabling you to stay on top of the latest homeschooling news and take action on homeschool-related legislation in your state or the nation.
Membership also entitles you to discounts on other HSLDA programs and services, such as @home e-vents (online seminars covering a wide variety of home school topics), the HSLDA Store, online AP courses offered through Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy, Michael Farris’s online Constitutional Law course, and Generation Joshua membership.