General Counsel

The Board shall employ an attorney or attorneys, as necessary, to serve as the District's general counsel and representative in matters requiring legal services. The District shall establish protocols for channeling staff requests for legal advice from the general counsel.

Outside Counsel

The general counsel, in consultation with the Superintendent, also is authorized to retain outside counsel as necessary to ensure the District's interests are protected. Services to be performed and reasonable fees and expenses to be paid by the District to outside counsel shall be set forth in writing.

Individual Board members shall channel legal inquiries through the Board President or the Superintendent to the general counsel, or outside counsel as appropriate, when legal advice or information is sought.

A staff request for legal advice from the District's outside counsel must be submitted through the District's general counsel or Superintendent.

Report of Legal Advice

Advice from legal counsel shall be reported to the Board upon request of the Board or when deemed necessary by the Superintendent or general counsel and/or outside counsel, as appropriate.

Richardson ISD


LDU 2020.01

DATE ISSUED: 2/21/2020