NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys Honors Nancy Fredman Krent with Lifetime Achievement Award

May 3, 2016

Alexandria, Va. (May 2, 2016) — The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) honored Nancy Fredman Krent with the 2016 COSA Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of her outstanding service to public schools, the profession, and the mission of COSA to “improve the practice of school law … by providing leadership in legal advocacy for public schools.”

Krent served as COSA chair from 2003-2004, and has written, presented, and participated in COSA working groups for many years.  Most recently, she has served for over five years on COSA’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Reauthorization Working Group. She has presented on numerous topics at COSA’s live seminars and webinars, including special education and legal ethics.  In addition, she regularly consults, advises, and mentors school attorneys across the country. She recently retired from Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn, where she was a partner.

“Nancy Fredman Krent has been a dedicated Council member and a valuable resource to the Council’s members and its leadership, leading the Council as its Chair in 2003-2004,” said Andy Sanchez, COSA’s Chair. “I am very pleased to see her recognized for her dedicated and selfless service to the Council, and more important, recognized for the outstanding contributions she has made to the school law community as a wonderful attorney and mentor.”

Krent was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award by fifteen past chairs of COSA. Numerous colleagues, including law partner Mike Loizzi and past COSA chairs David Rubin and Jay Worona, spoke about Nancy’s considerable contributions to COSA, to the mentorship of new attorneys, and to the practice of school law.

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Formed in 1967, the NSBA Council of School Attorneys provides information and practical assistance to attorneys who represent public school districts. It offers legal education, specialized publications, and a forum for exchange of information, and it supports the legal advocacy efforts of the National School Boards Association.

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