Get Involved with COSA

Support Legal Advocacy on Behalf of School Boards

COSA supports school attorneys in their representation of public school boards by providing leadership in legal advocacy for public schools. As a Council of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), we also support NSBA’s advocacy mission on behalf of public schools – in courts, hearing rooms, and boardrooms across the country and parts of Canada. YOU, a valued member of COSA, can get involved in many ways.

Join the Conversation

Go to NSBAConnect, COSA’s private professional networking platform, to exchange advice, strategies, thoughts, and documents and provide input to NSBA on current school law issues. Read more

Volunteer for a COSA Standing Committee or Working Group

If you would like to volunteer some of your valuable time to serve the organization directly, express interest in one of COSA’s standing committees. Committee members agree to participate actively in 1-4 meetings per year, in person and by phone, and to follow up as necessary to support the committee’s work. Please note: as there are limited slots available in each committee, and great interest, the COSA chair selects committee members. Read more

Attend or Present at COSA Live Seminars, Webinars, and State Level Meetings

COSA offers more than 20 hours of CLE credit each year through its live seminars. Members return year after year not only to obtain CLE credit and to remain current on school law happenings, but also to maintain the close collegial relationships they form. There’s nothing like it! Our presenters are COSA attorneys whose proposals are selected by the Seminar committee. Read more

We offer 12+ webinars per year in which COSA members, NSBA legal staff, or outside authorities speak on hot topics in education law. CLE is available in many states. Read more

State COSA groups and state school boards associations sponsor meetings and seminars throughout the year. Contact your state council or state school boards association to get involved. State school boards and state council contact information can be found on our "How to Join" page. Read more

Write for a COSA Publication or NSBA Amicus Brief

Contribute your expertise to one of COSA’s highly valued legal publications, or participate directly in the legal advocacy work of NSBA.

Inquiry & Analysis

Inquiry & Analysis is our e-journal published ten times per year. We solicit 20-24 articles each year! Read more

School Law Primer Series

12 volumes on basic topics crucial to the practice of school law. We depend on member input to update these primers regularly. Read more

American School Board Journal

Published bimonthly and distributed to school board members, state school boards associations and administrators across the country. COSA attorneys regularly contribute to articles on legal topics of wide interest. Read more

NSBA Amicus Briefs

The NSBA legal team files 8-10 amicus briefs each year in support of public school boards. Many of these are written pro bono by COSA attorneys. Read more

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