Dewitt T. Black
Senior Counsel


Dee Black received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1973 from Memphis State University School of Law and his Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. He has been practicing law for 37 years and is licensed to practice in his native state of Arkansas, in addition to the District of Columbia and South Carolina where he was in private practice for 11 years just prior to joining Home School Legal Defense Association. As Senior Counsel at HSLDA for the past 20 years, Dee is responsible for legal matters involving the Association’s members in 14 states, including

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and the territory of Guam. Dee and his wife, Ricci, have four children, all of whom were taught at home.



Title:Battle for the Child: The History of Homeschoolers’ Struggle to Be Free
Length:60 minutes
Type:General Session
Topic:History, Legal
Audience:All
Description:Traces the history of religious freedom and parental rights for home educators as recognized through court decisions and legislative battles.

Title:How to Handle a Social Services Investigation
Length:45—60 minutes
Type:Workshop
Topic:Child Protective Services, Dealing with Social Workers, Legal
Audience:All
Description:Includes the top 10 reasons homeschooling families are contacted by social services, the constitutional rights of family members, and how to exercise your constitutional rights.

Title:Legal and Legislative Issues in Your State
Length:30—45 minutes
Type:Workshop
Topic:Legal, Legislative
Audience:All
Description:Find out what types of legal problems homeschooling families are encountering in your state and how HSLDA is addressing them. Includes a discussion of state legislation being considered that could affect home educators.

Title:Why We Need the Parental Rights Amendment
Length:60 minutes
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:History, Legal
Audience:All
Description:Explains the constitutional basis for parental rights, the current threat posed by court decisions and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the need for adoption of the Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.


If you would like to schedule Dee Black as a speaker for your upcoming event, contact him at 540—338—5600. Dee is willing to give two to three talks per conference.


Dee requires the host to pay for his travel and lodging expenses, but he is happy to negotiate his speaking fee.


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