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Council of School Attorneys (COSA)

Supporting Leadership in Legal Advocacy for Public Schools

The Council of School Attorneys (COSA) provides information and practical assistance to more than 3,000 attorneys representing K-12 public school districts and state school boards associations.

Our mission is to support school attorneys in their representation of public school boards by providing leadership in legal advocacy for public schools. We encourage professional development and closer relationships between school attorneys and their school board clients through continuing education, online publications, writing and advocacy opportunities, and discussion forums.

COSA Member News

  • New COSA is accepting nominations for its Board of Directors through Dec. 15. Board members are active and vital participants in COSA programming and publications, and ambassadors to the NSBA community and the public at large. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for this unique opportunity to serve your school attorney colleagues and the school law community at large.  Learn more
  • Distinguished Service and Lifetime Achievement Award nominations now being accepted. Please consider nominating a colleague for COSA’s Distinguished Service or Lifetime Achievement Awards. Nominations are due November 1, 2014. Read more
  • What's Inside

    Member Benefits and Resources

    Member Benefits and Resources

    Our members receive timely online resources, including Legal Clips, Federal Regulations and Resources, and Inquiry and Analysis; network with other legal professional school attorneys through NSBA Connect; and have access to NSBA’s vast library of school law articles.

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    School Law Jobs

    School Law Jobs

    View our list of the latest school law job openings across the nation.

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    School Law Seminars and Webinars

    School Law Seminars and Webinars

    We offer school law webinars and live seminars for practicing attorneys throughout the year. Sign up for one today.

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    Governance

    Governance

    COSA is governed by a 22-member board of directors elected during its annual business meeting at the spring School Law Seminar. The COSA chair serves ex officio on the NSBA Board of Directors.

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    What School Lawyers Do

    What School Lawyers Do

    School lawyers wear many hats. They help school boards follow the web of state and federal regulations and avoid costly litigation, and represent boards when litigation is necessary.

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