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Beard Legal Group
3366 Lynnwood Drive
PO Box 1311
Altoona, PA 16603
Tel: 814.943.3304
Fax: 814.943.3430
Attorney Carl P. Beard of Altoona, PA

Carl P. Beard

Direct Dial: 814-943-7926

Carl P. Beard is a partner in the Firm of Beard Legal Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor, employment, school and municipal law. He represents employers across Pennsylvania in arbitrations, defense of employment discrimination lawsuits, special education due process hearings, and in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

Professional Background:

Partner, Beard Legal Group, 1991 to present.

President, Pennsylvania School Solicitor's Association 2007

Director of Labor Relations Services Pennsylvania School Boards Association, 1989 to November 1991

Legal Counsel, Pennsylvania School Boards Association, 1987 to 1991.

Chief, Division of Audit Follow-up, Office of Operation Review, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, January 1986 to February 1987

Labor Relations Specialist, Bureau of Labor Relations, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, April 1981 to January 1986

Member, Commonwealth Negotiating Teams, 1981, AFSCME, Physicians, SEIU/PSSU, and UPGWA.

Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations at Saint Francis University, 1992 to 2007.

Regular Lecturer:

Pennsylvania School Boards Association: 1991 to present
          PSBA Legal Roundup
          PSBA Summer Workshop/School Law Update
          PSBA Institute for Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations

Dr. Samuel Francis School Law Symposium: 1998 to present

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Exceptional Children Committee: 1999 to present

Guest Lecturer:

National Council of School Attorneys
National Association of Educational Negotiators (NAEN)
Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators (PASPA)
Lehigh University Special Education Law Conference
Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and Bureau of Mediation "70 Years of Working Together"
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 - Special Education Law Series "Gifted Education: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"; "IDEA, Section 504 and Chapter 15"


Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
BA in German and Political Science/Public Administration, 1977
Honors: Twice recipient Phil G. Gillette Foreign Language Award
Graduated Magna cum laude

Ohio Northern University/Pettit School of Law, Ada, OH, J.D., 1980


United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Blair County Bar Association
National Council of School Attorneys
Pennsylvania School Solicitors Association
Legal Advocacy Subcommittee of American Diabetes Association

Awards and Special Recognition:

Tri-State Area School Study Council's Distinguished Achievement in Law Award
Awarded June 2011 at the 14th Annual Dr. Samuel Francis School Law
Symposium and Special Education Workshop held at the University of Pittsburgh

Beard Legal Group, 3366 Lynnwood Drive, Altoona, PA 16602
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