School Law Seminars and Webinars

Professional Development and CLE Opportunities for School Lawyers

Our school law seminars and webinars offer invaluable professional development opportunities and CLE credit for school lawyers. These programs are presented by school law practitioners for school law practitioners and target your professional needs. 

School Law Seminars

School Law Seminars are held twice a year in the spring and fall. The spring School Law Seminar is held in conjunction with NSBA’s Annual Conference and draws hundreds of school attorneys from across North America. In the fall, the School Law Practice Seminar dives deep into complex, practice-related issues. In addition, participants can earn 11-plus hours of CLE credit at each seminar. Filing CLE credit and assuring approval in your state is an integral part of our seminar program.

Join us in Denver, Colorado, March 23-25, 2017 for the School Law Seminar as COSA celebrates 50 years of legal advocacy on behalf of public schools. Click here for more information!

School Law Webinars

COSA presents webinars on topics of critical interest to public school districts and their legal counsel. COSA members receive deep discounts for these online opportunities.  Pay just one low fee per conference “site” and include as many of your colleagues and clients as you like—a great value for your training dollar. CLE available in many states. Contact Laura Kisthardt at for more information on CLE.

Upcoming Webinars

Archived Webinars

Free Archived Webinar for COSA Members

27 Things Every School Attorney Should Know was presented by former COSA Chair and honorary “dean” of School Law Dean Pickett who provided an inspirational and thought-provoking session that will be meaningful for new and seasoned school attorneys alike.
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Well-known national speaker and COSA board member Jim Walsh offers invaluable tips on presenting to educators and attorneys in this recording of his "So They Asked You to Do a Presentation..." webinar from July 29, 2015. This recording is a must for any school attorney! Watch now

Purchase Archived Webinars

Don’t forget that if you missed a webinar, you can easily purchase a recording by going to  Buy 2 get one free!

Visit the archive site for more information.

Archived webinar topics include:

  • Conflict in Transgender (Title IX) Law and Legal Ethics
  • Special Education #1: Private Placement and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Special Education #2: Including Students with Disabilities in Statewide and Districtwide Testing Programs
  • Federal Update: SCOTUS Rules on Same Sex Marriage
  • Overtime Pay - Who's Eligible and Who's Not
  • Student Data Privacy: What Changes are Ahead
  • Top Ten Employee Rights Scenarios
  • ESSA: What Every School Lawyer Needs to Know Now
  • DOL's Final Overtime Rules
  • and much more. 

Learn how to download and purchase archived webinars.

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