Welcome to the Office of the General Counsel

We provide high quality legal advice and representation on litigation and transactional matters affecting the School District, Intermediate Unit 26, and the Board of Education. The Office is organized into nine units: charter school law, civil rights and tort litigation, claims, commercial litigation, labor and employment, open records (Right-to-Know law), school law, special education, and transactional.


You are invited to join us for this informative free CLE: “Copyright Concerns Impacting School Districts”. The CLE is 1.5 hours on January 16th. It will be held in Suite 313 of the Administration Building at 440 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Space is limited to 25 registrants. Please email abuglione@philasd.org to register.






This posting is notice that service of process and the corresponding acceptance of service form naming The School District of Philadelphia as a party can be served via email to legalservice@philasd.org between the normal business hours of 10am and 4pm.

Service documents sent to any other email address may not be read, processed, deemed served, or timely received.

The School District of Philadelphia expressly reserves the right to reject any attempted service and/or challenge any claims of proper service, should papers and documents be transmitted or delivered in any manner inconsistent with the rules of civil procedure or the electronic transmission protocol contained in this notice.

If you are seeking to serve any entity or individual other than The School District of Philadelphia (but for whom you believe service can be made upon serving the School District), please send an email to legalservice@philasd.org and provide the name of the parties whom you wish to serve and we will timely respond.