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. 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.

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 -- a great value for your training dollar.

CLE Information

COSA has implemented new CLE requirements for our webinars.

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    Live Seminars and Webinars:
    To obtain CLE credit for your participation you must

    (1) register and attend the live presentation,
    (2) complete the webinar evaluation, and
    (3) return your COSA Certificate if you are from the following states: AL, AR, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, NE, NV, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WV.
    ✓ COSA will verify your participation on the webinar and forward a Certificate to the participant
    ✓ COSA will collect signed certificates for our records and to report credit (required in some states)

    Recorded Webinars:
    COSA is required (in some states) to certify your viewing of a recorded webinar. We will now provide the certificate to attorneys who meet the following requirements:

    (1) Attorney must purchase and view the recorded webinar presentation.
    (2) Attorney must complete COSA’s recorded webinar evaluation and notify COSA_Registration@nsba.org when completed, and
    (3) Attorney must return the signed COSA Certificate to COSA.
    ✓ COSA will verify your completion of the recorded webinar evaluation and send you a certificate for your participation
    ✓ COSA will collect signed certificates for our records and to report credit (required in some states).

    Webinar CLE Applications: COSA generally applies for Continuing Legal Education in the following states: AL, AR, GA, IL, MS, MO, NC, TN, OK, VT, and WI. We also apply in states where attorney participants are not able to self-apply for credit. These states include KS, OH, SC* and TX. COSA will apply to additional states according to those represented on the webinar registration list 45 days prior to the webinar date.

    To ensure CLE applications are submitted in your state, attorneys must register at least 45 days in advance. If registration is received less than 45 days before the webinar, the attorney may seek CLE credit as follows:(1) attorney may self-apply to his or her state and pay application and any additional fees for application review, OR (2) attorney sends notice to COSA of his or her interest in seeking CLE credit in their state(s), agrees to have COSA apply late for their state, and agrees to pay application AND late fees incurred by COSA for the late application submission.

    *Applications are impacted by the availability of materials from presenter(s).

    Contact COSA_Registration@nsba.org or call (703) 838-6722 for more information.

Upcoming Webinars


COSA Live Ethics Webinar Bundle
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Legal Ethics for School Attorneys: Board Member Misconduct
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. (Eastern)
Popular COSA Presenter Lynn Rossi Scott will tackle challenging scenarios – inspired by actual events! – involving school attorney ethical questions arising in the face of school board member misconduct. Don’t miss this Legal Ethics hour!

Presenter: Lynn Rossi Scott, Brackett & Ellis, Fort Worth, TX

Client Confidentiality in Counsel Communications
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. (Eastern)
School attorneys communicate with a variety of other attorneys while representing school districts. This webinar examines ethical issues that arise in communications with other counsel, including opposing counsel, general counsel, agency attorneys, colleagues, board members who are attorneys, or state association counsel. The webinar will consider issues, such as client confidentiality, implied authorization, organizational clients, listserv or forum discussions, and shared representation.

Presenters: Kristi Clark, Texas Association of School Boards; and Todd Clark, Walsh Gallegos, Austin, TX

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Regular (Non-Member)  COSA Member  State Association 
Individual Webinar $139  $99  $49
Webinar Bundle (2 Sessions) $223 $159 $79

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