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Contact the Legal Office

The Legal Office provides legal advice, counsel, and litigation defense to the Board of School Commissioners, the CEO, and district employees. It supports efficient management of administrative functions, minimizes financial liability, and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws and Board policy.

200 E. North Avenue
Room 208
Baltimore, MD 21202


  • Main, 410-396-8542
  • Fraud hotline (for reporting illegal or inappropriate activity), 1-800-679-0185

Fax: 410-396-2955 or 410-659-7199

Key staff:

  • Tammy L. Turner, chief legal counsel (email)
  • Lisa Blades, special assistant (email)
  • Eilene Brown, director, fair practices and compliance (email)
    • vacant, manager, minority and women business enterprise
    • vacant, manager, equal employment opportunity and title IX compliance
  • Donna Hawkins, manager, staff investigations (email)