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Do I need legal representation to homeschool in Massachusetts?

Most Massachusetts homeschoolers have successfully homeschooled without encountering legal problems. If obstacles do arise, informing yourself fully and working through obstacles is an empowering experience. Many have found that advocating for one's own family is one of the most valuable parts of homeschooling.

As a service to Massachusetts homeschoolers, MHLA is providing contact information for private lawyers who are familiar with homeschooling legal issues. The listings below do not imply MHLA endorsement. It is recommended that you research a service provider and speak with experienced homeschoolers before engaging legal service.

  • Eugene Burkart, 267 Moody St., Waltham 02154, 781-899-5337
  • Mary Foley, PO Box 294, Eastham, MA 02642, 508 737-0965, mfoley@capecod.com
  • Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). For information on their services visit their website. http://hslda.org
  • National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD). For information on their services visit their website. http://www.nheld.com
  • Massachusetts Home Learning Association

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