The Head Start Legal Advisory Service

For years, the Head Start Legal Advisory Service has provided high quality, cost effective training for your Head Start agency. In all of our online trainings, we identify and explain the law and where the rules come from, what they mean on a practical level, and how you can help ensure that your program is in and will stay in compliance. These interactive trainings are conducted by Ted Waters and Zoë Beckerman of the Washington DC law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP ("FTLF"). View the firm website here.

The Head Start Legal Advisory Service is a collaboration between the National Head Start Association and 
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP.
Ted Waters, managing partner of FTLF, is nationally recognized for his federal grants and Head Start expertise. Ted has been lead counsel on many of the most important Head Start cases in the past 20 years and has conducted hundreds of trainings for the National Head Start Association and others on such topics as Head Start governance, grants administration, cost accounting and, most recently, the special rules accompanying the Recovery Act. View Ted's complete biography on the FTLF firm website here

Zoë Beckerman, Partner at FTLF and Managing Principal of FT Solutions, provides legal advice and counsel on corporate, federal grants, and compliance issues and also helps clients strategize about government and legislative affairs. She leads trainings on a variety of Head Start topics. View Zoë's complete biography on the FTLF firm website here

While LAS provides online trainings, FTLF and its consulting arm, FT Solutions, also offer on-site trainings that can be tailored to fit your organization’s needs.  Please contact zbeckerman@ftlf.comto learn more.