Council of School Attorneys

School Law Practice Seminar Materials by Session

Thursday, October 19

Time and Location

Session

Topic and Presenter

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Belmont

Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings

M.R. v. Ridley School District (3d. Cir. Pet. for rhrg en banc)

Special Education & Disabilities: Whether parents who succeed on claim for reimbursement for private school tuition under IDEA's stay put provision are a prevail party entitled to attorneys' fees

Airport and Travel

From O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

2017 School Law Practice Seminar - Hotel

*The COSA room block at the Marriott Magnificent Mile is now full. COSA has secured additional rooms for the nights of October 18-21st at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/ Magnificent Mile. However, the rooms are filling up quickly, specifically the night of October, 18th.

Faculty

COSA is grateful to the accomplished attorneys from its ranks, as well as guest speakers who graciously give their time to plan and present our outstanding program. 

2017 School Law Practice Seminar Planning Committee

Joy Baskin, Chair,
Texas Association of School Boards
Austin, TX

Andrew Manna
Church Church Hittle & Antrim
Noblesville, IN

School Law Practice Seminar Agenda

Thursday, October 19

Time and Location

Session

Topic and Presenter

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Belmont

Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings

NSBA Council of School Attorneys 2017 School Law Practice Seminar

2017 School Law Practice Seminar
October 19-21,2017
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue (Driveway Entrance 541 North Rush St.)

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NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys Elects New Leadership for 2017-2018

Alexandria, Va. (March 28, 2017) — The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, elected new leaders and directors at its recent annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. COSA supports school attorneys and provides leadership in legal advocacy for public schools; its 22-member Board of Directors oversees its continuing legal education programming and working groups for its more than 3,000 members across the United States and Canada.

Tinker speaks on free speech in public schools

Mary Beth Tinker is a rock star among legal circles. After she spoke at COSA’s session on free speech in public schools on Friday at the School Law Seminar, she was surrounded by admirers. Audience members were hoping to get a signed black armband – a piece of history from one of the students in the seminal 1969 First Amendment student free speech case Tinker v. Des Moines.

COSA honors longtime Denver school attorney for service

The National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Martin Semple on Friday at the second day of the COSA’s School Law Seminar in Denver.

Denver is Semple’s home – he’s a founding partner of Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. He has represented school districts in Colorado for nearly 40 years. He served on the COSA Board of Directors from 1992-2003, chairing the Board in 2000.

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