Your Legal Edge

We give you immediate access to free professional legal advice where necessary.

Our legal team will represent you before relevant courts, tribunals, authorities or government departments. We also give peer support, advice, mediation and workplace visits.

We can help you with any legal matter in your leadership role including:

  • Workplace injury, public liability injury and Return to Work SA entitlements, processes and representation at case conferences and tribunal hearings.
  • Unfair dismissal and reinstatement of entitlements.
  • Defamation and vexatious allegations by staff members or parents.
  • Ethical conduct of staff members.
  • Assault and restraining orders.
  • Allegations of breaches of the Code of Conduct and disciplinary action resulting in misconduct investigations.
  • Harassment and bullying in the workplace.
  • ICAC investigations, including being called as a witness.
  • Police investigations relating to your site.
  • 10% discount on fees for personal legal matters, including Wills and Estates and free initial advice.

How would you deal with these unforeseen challenges?

A teacher submits a grievance to your ED and the AEU. They assert that you are bullying them and start bad mouthing you to parents and colleagues. A directions meeting is called. Who represents you when the AEU is representing staff?

You are told to leave your site immediately and suspended pending an investigation. You receive little information outlining the allegation and no relevant assistance from the Department. How do you afford the cost of legal representation and how do you protect your career?

A parent defames you on Facebook, tells other parents that you are a criminal and creates a Facebook hate page dedicated to you. How do you stop the defamation, how do you seek damages to your reputation?





  • Protect your career, reputation and wallet with fully funded legal support provided by our highly experienced legal team.
  • We focus exclusively on school and preschool leadership to give you advocacy without compromise.
  • Our membership is excellent value for money compared to other sources. Membership fees are $34.03 per fortnight and are tax deductible.
  • Regular email, web and social media updates about leaders’ work and legal matters affecting education.
  • Conferences and seminars dedicated to school leadership issues throughout the year.
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Joining SASSLA has afforded me the greatest level of professional support I could possibly have hoped for. It provided me the opportunity to be heard meaningfully and with the assumption of good intent. The Association has shown great expertise in both legal and departmental processes, as well as holding clear understandings about management and site context. I will continue to appreciate their professional network and membership.