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Upcoming COSA Webinars

Register below for an upcoming live webinar. For CLE you must register 45 days prior to the webinar. Click here for CLE and Cancellation Information. Click here to view recorded webinars available for purchase.  
 

April 17, 2019
Hot topic! FERPA, Video and Law Enforcement

Join this timely discussion of a very hot issue among school attorneys-how to treat videos that are education records and used in law enforcement situations. Bring your questions and wisdom to share with the group!

Please note: This webinar will be record and available to COSA members in the online community on/before April 26th. No CLEs are available for this webinar.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Host : Sonja Trainor, Managing Director, Legal Advocacy
Presenter:Andrew Manna Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim; Tom Myers, Brackett & Ellis, Fort Worth, TX

Webinar Fees: FREE and available only to COSA Members

Registration will be open until 10:00am (Eastern) on Wednesday, April 17

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April 24, 2019
The “New” OCR: Changes in Enforcement Approach since 2017

With the change in administration came significant changes at the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, including rescission of guidance and a new Case Processing Manual. Join two former OCR officials, now school attorneys, for a look at OCR’s current enforcement approach from a national perspective, and suggestions for advising your school district clients in OCR matters.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Host : Sonja Trainor, Managing Director, Legal Advocacy
Presenter: Kenyatta Braggs, Walsh, Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C., TX; Aleksandra Rushing, Husch Blackwell, St. Louis, MO; Lenore Silverman, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, Oakland, CA

Single Webinar Regular $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

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May 22, 2019
Mental Health Support for Students: The Legal Framework

Previously scheduled for 11/15/2018, the webinar speakers will explain and explore the current legal framework for identifying, evaluating, and supporting students in need of mental health services, in and outside of the special education context. What legal tools are available to help schools serve and refer students with mental health needs? We’ll look at this issue from new angles, including traumatic stress, threat assessment, and wrap-around services. Get insights and creative approaches from attorneys experienced in counseling school districts in their efforts to keep all students safe and supported.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Host : Sonja Trainor, Managing Director, Legal Advocacy
Presenter: Jennifer Smith and Mary Deweese, Franczek Radelet, Chicago, IL

Single Webinar Regular $139
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $99
State Association Counsel $49

Register now

 

Webinar CLE Information

Please note: 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 TXPlease note: COSA does not apply to VA or PA for our webinars.

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 application review in your state, attorneys must register at least 45 days in advance. If the attorney registers less than 45 days before the webinar, he or she may seek CLE credit as follows: 
(1)    attorney may self-apply to their state and pay application and any additional fees for application review, OR
(2)    attorney sends notice to COSA of his/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 application submission.

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

Questions? Please contact Caryn Pierce, COSA_CLE@nsba.org

Webinar Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing by email to COSA_Registration@nsba.org no less than 14 days prior to the start of the webinar. To provide a refund, we must have your cancellation request by close of business on that day. After that date, no refunds will be issued; however, you may transfer your registration to another participant.  The recording will be available to webinar registrants.

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