Duval Teachers United

Legal Services

Although we sincerely hope you never experience legal-related difficulties, we know from time to time you will: need a will, experience tenant or landlord problems, or buy a home and need assistance with the closing. For these reasons, we at DTU, one of only a few teacher locals in the country to offer members the free services of a full-time attorney; we offer members:


Full representation and protection in obtaining and keeping Tenure, continuous Service, and Civil Service rights

  • Legal protection and defense when accused of unsatisfactory performance
  • Legal protection and defense when any complaint, from administrator, parent, child, or co-worker, is filed
  • Full administrative representation when the State moves against a teaching certificate
  • Contract enforcement
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Any problem that affects employment


A minimum one-hour annual legal service benefit, guaranteed:

  • Real estate closing and related issues
  • Deeds
  • Wills and living wills
  • County court – misdemeanors
  • Civil Cases-plaintiff and defendant
  • Landlord and tenant cases
  • Contract and consumer cases
  • Debt collection cases
  • Adoptions
  • Power of Attorney
  • Divorces
  • Personal injury
  • Advice and consultation