HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
Mary E. Schofield, HSLDA Of Counsel
After graduating her two sons and a niece, veteran homeschooling mother and state homeschool advocate Mary Schofield went to law school and became an attorney in 2007. She and her husband Paul have been married over 30 years, and they began their homeschooling journey in 1986.
Mary has been enjoying her “retirement” from active homeschooling by continuing to serve on the Board of Directors for the Christian Home Educators Association of California and by remaining active in legal and legislative issues surrounding private and home education, family freedoms, and parental rights. Mary now teaches law at her alma mater and has a law practice in northern California.
She authored The High School Handbook, a guide to home educating junior and senior high school students, and she continues to speak at home education conventions throughout the United States.
“Thank you for organizing this very helpful event. I plan to discuss this information at our next PSP (Private School Satellite Program) meeting.” — Sandy, CA
State Counsel: California Work Permits for Teens
Is it legal for your children to assist you in your family business? Does your young teen want to start earning money for college, a mission trip, or a car? If so, don’t miss this exclusive @home e-vent with HSLDA Of Counsel for California Mary E. Schofield. Mary will be detailing the positive changes recently made to the Golden State’s work permits and how they apply to homeschoolers. Having played an integral role in the production and implementation of this legal change, she will be sharing the history of the work permit, the story behind the recent changes, the current law, and more! Be sure to bring your questions for the Q&A session at the end of this presentation.
Member Price: Free
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