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COSA Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

Are you an active, dedicated COSA member with an interest in serving the national organization?  Do you know someone who would offer energy and insights to COSA?  Consider nominating yourself or a colleague for COSA Board of Directors service. COSA Board members are active and vital participants in COSA programming and publications, and COSA ambassadors to the education and legal communities and the public at large. 

For detailed information on the role of COSA board members and the nominating process, please read the attached Nominating Materials carefully and complete the Nominating QuestionnaireNomination forms must be received by January 12, 2018.

Nominating Materials and Questionnaire

If you have any questions about board service or the nominating process, please contact:

Sonja Trainor, Program Director
NSBA Council of School Attorneys
strainor@nsba.org
(703)838-6155

COSA Welcomes 39th Affiliated State Council of School Attorneys
Wisconsin becomes COSA’s 39th affiliated state Council of School Attorneys.
Thanks go to Mike Julka, COSA Board Member and Mindy Dale of Weld Riley, who were instrumental in facilitating the affiliation of the Wisconsin state council of school attorneys.

Thank You COSA Members!

Thanks to COSA board member Marc Terry of Mirick O’Connell, Worcester, Massachusetts for his article, “Bargaining for Innovation” published in the October issue of the American School Board Journal.

And special thanks to all of the outstanding COSA members who served as presenters and hosts for the 2017 School Law Practice Seminar in Chicago.  Our seminars provide unique, targeted, high-quality legal education to school attorneys by school attorneys.  Thank you for making it happen!

2018 School Law Practice Seminar Faculty

MICHELLE BASI
Tueth Keeney Cooper Moham & Jackstadt
St. Louis, MO
 
RANDALL BENNETT
Tennessee School Boards Association
Nashville, TN
 
JENNIFER DEUTCH
Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer,
Rodick & Kohn LLP
Arlington Heights, IL
 
KARLIE DUNSKY
Franczek Radelet
Chicago, IL
 
AMBER ELIAS
Denver Public Schools
Denver, CO
 
LISA FREILEY
Southern Oregon ESD
Medford, OR
 
JOHN HOOKS
Adams & Reece
Jackson, MS
 
CANDICE JACKSON
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, DC
 
STEPHANIE JONES
Illinois State Board Association
Chicago, IL
 
JIM KEITH
Adams & Reese 
Jackson, MS

MARY KAY KLIMESH
Seyfarth Shaw
Chicago, IL
 
DARCY KRIHA
Franczek Radelet
Chicago, IL
 
ANDREW MANNA
Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim
Noblesville, IN
 
AMY MATTHEWS
Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim
Noblesville, IN
 
KATHERINE NASH
Tueth Keeney Cooper Moham & Jackstadt
St. Louis, MO
 
FRANCISCO M. NEGRÓN, JR.
National School Boards Association
Alexandria, VA
 
SARAH ORMAN
Texas Association of School Boards
Austin, TX
 
DAVID RUBIN
David B. Rubin, P.C.
Metuchen, NJ
 
ANDY SANCHEZ
Cuddy & McCarthy
Albuquerque, NM
 
LENORE SILVERMAN
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Oakland, CA
 
CYNTHIA SMITH
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Sacramento, CA
 
JENNIFER SMITH
Franczek Radelet
Chicago, IL
 
MARC L. TERRY
Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee
Westborough, MA
 
JIM WALSH
Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle
Austin, TX
 
TOM WHEELER
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Indianapolis, IN
 
MARK WILLIAMS
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Oakland, CA
  

2018 School Law Practice Seminar Hosts and Discussion Leaders
JOY BASKIN
Texas Association of School Boards
Austin, TX
 
MARYAM BROTINE
Illinois Association of School Boards
Lombard, IL
 
LISA CARMONA
Palm Beach County School District
West Palm Beach, FL
 
GREG GUERCIO
Guercio & Guercio
Farmingdale, NY
 
PHIL HARTLEY
Harben, Hartley & Hawkins
Gainesville, GA
 
MIKE JULKA
Boardman & Clark
Madison, WI
 
ANDREW MANNA
Church Church Hittle & Antrim
Noblesville, IN
 
DIANE MARSHALL-FREEMAN
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Sacramento, CA
 

KATHY MEHFOUD
Reed Smith
Richmond, VA
 
JUSTIN PETRARCA
Scariano, Himes and Petrarca
Chicago, IL
 
ALLISON SCHAFER
North Carolina School Boards Association
Raleigh, NC
 
DEBRA SILK
Montana School Boards Association
Helena, MT
 
KIMBERLY SMALL
Illinois Association of School Boards
Lombard, IL
 
MIKE SMITH
Lozano Smith
Fresno, CA
 
PILAR SOKOL
New York State School Boards Association
Latham, NY
 
RON WENKART
Orange County Department of Education
Costa Mesa, CA
 
PATTI WHITTEN
Franczek Radelet (Retired)
Chicago, IL
 
JAYNE HARRELL WILLIAMS
Alabama Association of School Boards
Montgomery, AL 

 
2018 School Law Practice Seminar Program Committee
Joy Baskin, Committee Chair, Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, TX
Maryam Brotine, Illinois Association of School Boards, Lombard, IL
Stephanie Jones, Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago, IL
Jim Keith, Adams & Reese, Jackson, MS
Andrew Manna, Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim, Noblesville, IN
Diane Marshall-Freeman, COSA Chair-elect, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, Sacramento, CA
Justin Petrarca, Past COSA Chair, Scariano, Himes & Petrarca, Chicago, IL
Andy Sanchez, Past COSA Chair, Cuddy McCarthy, Albuquerque, NM
Debra Silk, Montana School Boards Association, Helena, MT
Kimberly Small, Illinois Association of School Boards, Lombard, IL
Mike Smith, Lozano Smith, Fresno, CA
Pilar Sokol, COSA Chair, New York State School Boards Association, Latham, NY
Jim Walsh, Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo & Kyle PC, Austin, TX
Patti Whitten, Franczek Radelet (retired), Chicago, IL

 

 

 

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