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    Legal Assistance

    The Louisiana Association of Principals has on retainer Mr. Michael Street, Attorney, for FREE CONSULTATION to members on all job-related legal issues. Toll-free: 877-387-7615 E-Mail: street@wmhllp.com

    Why Join?

    Every principal, assistant principal and school-site administrator should join the Louisiana Association of Principals and its affiliates, the National Association of Elementary School Principals or the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Membership offers you:

    • The opportunity to join other school leaders from across the state and the nation to identify, tackle, and hopefully solve many of the educational issues facing our schools today.

    • Networking and sharing ideas through conferences, workshops, national conventions, and on the LAP, NAESP, and NASSP websites.

    • Free legal consultation assuring you support and information for job-related legal concerns.

    • Educators Professional Liability Insurance: $1,000,000 liability protection.

    • Professional development opportunities throughout the year to connect with your peers and improve your leadership skills.

    • Recognition of outstanding principals and assistant principals at the state and national level.

    • Representation on state and national committees relating to educational issues.

    • The opportunity to network with all educational associations to unite on common issues.

    • Quarterly newsletters, access to the LAP web site, www.laprincipals.org, to receive legislative updates and important information on key issues.

    • Opportunity to work closely with the La. Dept. of Education, NAESP and NASSP.

    • Monitoring of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meetings monthly and the Legislature when in session.

    • We are a powerful voice for Pre-K - 12 principals across Louisiana and the United States.

    • We’re working hard to enhance the status and visibility of your chosen profession; but, WE can’t do it alone. We need YOU as a member.

    Professional Liability Insurance

    Every year, actual or threatened litigation costs school administrators thousands of hours and dollars. To reduce your vulnerability and allow you to concentrate on what you do best--the following options are available:

    LAP - All Individual and Institutional Members of the Association are eligible for Professional Liability Coverage with limits of up to $1,000,000 per claim. This coverage is in excess only over any coverage provided by the school board of which the member is employed.

    WHAT THE POLICY PAYS

    • COVERAGE A--Up to $1,000,000 per Insured, per occurrence/$3,000,000 per occurrence, plus the cost of defense, investigation and legal fees.*

    • COVERAGE B--Up to $5,000 per claim, per Insured. Coverage for criminal proceedings and/or sexual misconduct limited to $10,000 aggregate per Insured, per policy year. Reimbursement of attorney fees are covered up to $165/hour.

    • COVERAGE C--Up to $1,000 premium on bail bonds.

    *Note: The duty of the insurer to defend extends even to groundless, false and frivolous suits or accusations.

    Membership & Dues

    Membership Categories

    Individual Membership: Available to principals, assistant principals, and other school administrators. Individuals receive all LAP benefits. This nontransferable membership is owned by the individual.

    Institutional Membership: Eligibility and benefits are the same as individual. This membership is owned by the school in the name of the individual and is covered as a professional development expense by most districts. This membership is transferable and all materials are sent to the school. Note: This is NOT a 1 price covers all principals/assistant principals at your school.

    Associate/Aspiring Membership: Open to superintendents, district personnel, department heads, teachers, graduate students, professors, and aspiring administrators. Associate members receive all benefits except legal and liability coverage. Membership is nontransferable.