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Legal Program

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General Counsel 


As a part of The Firm, Texas Rural Education Association member school districts will receive the following general counsel legal services:‚Äč

  • Prompt access to a school attorney (including access after-hours);
  • Toll-free telephone access (800-494-1971);
  • After-hours access to attorneys;
  • Electronic Ed Clips and Client Alerts;
  • Firm publications provided at a discounted rate;
  • Three (3) hours of board member training;
  • Teacher/Administrator/Other legal trainings are available at a reduced rate;
  • All requested legal services at Firm’s reduced TREA LSP member hourly rate;
  • Complimentary insurance audit evaluating all existing insurance coverage upon request of Client;
  • Powell, Youngblood & Taylor, LLP is pleased to provide training modules and resources that will assist schools in meeting the mandated training requirements for a broad scope of legal topics, including Family Law, FERPA and Student Privacy Rights, Sexual Harassment, Handling School Employee Grievances, and other school-related topics dealing with legal issues.

Additional Transaction Services

  • Powell, Youngblood & Taylor routinely serves as legal counsel to school districts in connection with 313 Economic Development Agreements. Legal fees are paid from the application fee.
  • Government relation services are offered under individual government relations or coalition agreements.
  • Powell, Youngblood & Taylor, LLP has become a leading bond counsel firm recognized by the Bond Buyer’s Municipal Market Place (Red Book) and performs bond counsel services at the Client’s request. Bond counsel services are provided through bond counsel agreements. Cost and fees are paid as a part of cost of issuance.

About Us

Powell, Youngblood & Taylor,, LLP is an Austin-based firm with a statewide practice in all areas of public education law. Established in 1996, our firm’s primary office is located minutes from downtown Austin. The firm’s satellite offices in Houston, Dallas, Tyler and Corpus Christi opened to better serve our clients in northeast and south Texas. We represent school districts, community college districts, and other governmental entities across Texas in the capacity of general and special counsel. Powell, Youngblood & Taylor, attorneys are both counselors and advocates, dedicated to an uncompromising commitment to excellence and client service. Our approach to the practice of law involves early consultation and intervention, client training, and timely responses to client concerns.

Our law practice concentrates upon the representation of Texas public educational entities. We serve public education clients in all areas of education law, including employment law, student rights and discipline, purchasing and acquisition, contract negotiation, administrative law, disability law, construction contract drafting and disputes, special education, Chapter 313 value limitation agreements, elections and redistricting, civil rights and constitutional law, and litigation. As general and special legal counsel to school districts, regional service centers and community college districts across the state, we regularly litigate on behalf of our clients in contested bench and jury trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings, and have earned a statewide reputation for effective advocacy on behalf of our clients.

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