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Become Part of a Network of School Law Colleagues
Through its direct affiliation with NSBA and its Office of General Counsel, we provide our members with the latest updates on national education law trends, federal regulatory happenings, court decisions of national interest, and amicus activity of NSBA. We also provide opportunities to participate in working groups involved in policy guidance and formation.
Through its more than 3,000 members across the United States and Canada, and its partnership with 38 affiliated state councils, we bring you exclusive access to the collective wisdom of school attorneys who do exactly what you do, and ties you in to NSBA’s highly respected advocacy work on behalf of public schools.
Our online discussion forum connects our member attorneys in an ongoing, searchable conversation on school law issues you are addressing with your clients.
This means you get on-the-ground advice from your colleagues on how they are guiding school boards through changes in the law.
Membership is open to attorneys at law who are licensed to practice before the highest court in any state of the United States, or before a court of record in the United States and who are (or have been within the last two years) attorneys for a local public school district, a state association of school boards, or any public junior or community college.
Before you join, make sure you check to see if your state has an affiliated membership agreement and contact your state council of school attorneys. See state affiliate membership chart below.
Sign Up as a School Law Subscriber
If you don’t qualify for COSA membership, you can sign up as a School Law Subscriber and receive access to the online issues of the Council’s newsletter Inquiry & Analysis, plus receive access to the presentation papers from the Council's Annual School Law Seminar. Download the enrollment form.
State Council Membership Contacts
For membership information in the following states, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia, please contact NSBA's Council of School Attorneys at 703-838-6154 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of these states also have a state council of school attorneys.
In the states listed below, contact the state council for membership information.
Jayne Harrell Williams
Alabama Association of School Boards
Arizona School Boards Association
Arkansas School Boards Association
Colorado Association of School Boards
Connecticut Association of Boards of Education
Delaware School Boards Association
R. Wesley Bradshaw
Treasurer, Florida School Board Attorneys Assoc.
Georgia School Boards Association
Illinois Association of School Boards
Indiana School Boards Association
Iowa Association of School Boards
Kansas Association of School Boards
Kentucky School Boards Association
Robert L. Hammonds
Hammonds & Sills
Maine School Boards Association
Maryland Council of Local School Board Attorneys
Massachusetts Assoc. of School Committees, Inc.
Michigan Association of School Boards
Missouri School Boards Association
Montana School Boards Association
Minnesota School Boards Association
Mississippi School Boards Association
Nebraska Association of School Boards
New Hampshire School Boards Association
New Mexico School Boards Association
North Carolina School Boards Association
North Dakota School Boards Association
Oklahoma School Board Attorneys Association Inc.
Oregon School Boards Association
Pennsylvania School Boards Association
South Carolina School Boards Association
Associated School Boards of South Dakota
Tennessee School Boards Association
Texas Association of School Boards
Virginia School Boards Association
West Virginia Council of School Attorneys