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Legal Services

The Association trains leaders at schools and work sites in ways to ensure employees are treated fairly. Our members also benefit from AEA’s attorneys, who are experts in employment and school law. In addition to the assistance AEA offers to members and local associations with information, strategy, and leadership development in advocacy and bargaining rights, the Association provides these services to protect you:
Published: 05/11/2011 Last Updated: 08/16/2016

Advocacy Help Desk

Get fast, easy, and expert answers to your questions about employment concerns online at or call toll-free, 877-828-1983.

Legal Defense Fund

If you face dismissal from your job or revocation of your certificate, AEA will assign an attorney to defend you through this fund supported by AEA and NEA member dues.

Educators Employment Liability Program

This $1 million professional liability insurance policy covers you if a parent or student sues you for something that occurs while you are “on the job.”

Attorney Referral Program

Two free 30-minute legal consultations each year for personal legal problems and 30 percent off for continued visits.

Legal Publications

Access to members-only booklets online on several topics, including reporting misconduct, free speech, employment discrimination, employee rights for teachers, interpreting policies, child abuse, and requesting public records. Please contact your Regional Associate or Organizational Consultant in the staff directory.

Contact Us

Arizona Education Association 345 East Palm Lane Phoenix, Arizona 85004 602-264-1774 | 800-352-5411
Advocacy Help Desk

Advocacy Help Desk

The AEA Advocacy Help Desk provides fast, easy, and expert assistance to AEA members for questions about employment concerns. Submit your question online, or call toll-free, Monday - Friday.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.