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When HSLDA chooses to represent a member family whose right to homeschool has been challenged by government officials, there are no charges of any kind. HSLDA pays in full all attorney fees (including those for local attorneys hired to appear with us in any state courts where HSLDA attorneys are not licensed to practice law), expert witness fees, court transcript costs, travel expenses, and all other court costs permissible by state law for us to pay. There are no additional fees or hidden costs.

Membership dues for a family for one year are $150. One membership covers your entire family: parents/guardians and all children of whom you are the parent or legal guardian. There are no additional charges when you consult with our attorneys or educational consultants—it’s all included in your $150 dues. For special discounts and payment options that could bring your cost down to as little as 33¢ a day, see What are my membership options?

You receive a full year of all the member benefits below for far less than you would pay for an hour of an attorney’s time almost anywhere else!

Member Legal Services

From legal advice to full court representation: no matter what services are needed to help you, there are no further charges of any kind beyond your annual membership dues.

  • Get personal answers to your homeschooling-related legal questions, whether you need clarification of your state’s homeschool law or are experiencing conflict or misunderstanding with a government official.
  • Know that we will correspond on your behalf with such officials as needed. Often, a well-worded first response to an official can prevent a situation from escalating into a full-blown legal problem.
  • If your homeschooling-related situation winds up in court, you can rest assured that HSLDA provides full representation at every stage of legal proceedings. (This may require hiring local attorneys at no charge to you.)*

Member Consultant Services

Get one-on-one advice by phone or email from our pre-K–12 educational consultants at no additional charge—just the cost of your annual membership dues. The educational consultants can help you with:

  • Getting started homeschooling.
  • Homeschooling a child with special needs.
  • Planning classes and choosing curriculum.
  • Making a high school transcript.
  • And much more!

Other Member Services

Here are more services and resources our members have said they found very helpful:

  • Enjoy 24/7/365 access to our members-only online resources, including detailed information and HSLDA-designed forms to help you comply with your state’s homeschooling regulations.
  • Save money by using our specially negotiated member discounts with national vendors through the HSLDA Member Discount Program.
  • Help your budget stretch even further by using your member discounts on other HSLDA programs and services, such as the HSLDA StoreHSLDA Online Academy’s online courses, and Generation Joshua leadership camps.
  • Read the inside scoop with the Home School Court Report, our quarterly member magazine packed with homeschooling news, analysis, stories, tips, and encouragement.

* Please note that member families who choose to consult separately with a non-HSLDA attorney must do so at their own expense.


Lillianne Hendricks

Lillianne Hendricks is the assistant for HSLDA’s litigation team: attorneys Jim Mason, Darren Jones, and Peter Kamakawiwoole.

District Does 180, School Attorneys Apologize to Family

To escape the crime that had invaded their Oregon neighborhood, a homeschool family moved to West Virginia. There they encountered a new kind of lawlessness—this time perpetrated by government school officials.

Virginia Driver's License Memo

HSLDA members who have questions about parent-taught driver's education in Virginia may read this memo from our attorneys.

Lawsuit: DC Law Could Erode Legal Foundation for Homeschooling

HSLDA attorneys helped to prepare a lawsuit challenging a District of Columbia law that undermines parents’ responsibility to make decisions about their children’s healthcare.

Welcome to HSLDA

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The Last Word

Our series responding to Professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s call for a presumptive ban on homeschooling by attorneys and education scholars was intended to show the immeasurable benefits of this amazing option to children, families, and our nation.

“My Child Is Not a Calendar!” French Homeschoolers Resist New Rules in Hearing

Three national organizations represented by six attorneys argued in favor of homeschool freedom. The national Ministry of Education’s attorney defended France’s new restrictions.

Virginia Religious Exemption Memo

HSLDA members who would like to learn more about the religious exemption legislation in Virginia may read this article from our attorneys.

Alabama Legal Analysis

A detailed analysis of Alabama’s homeschool law

Alaska Legal Analysis

A detailed analysis of Alaska’s homeschool law