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COSA School Law Seminar

NSBA Council of School Attorneys
2017 School Law Seminar

Celebrating 50 Years of Legal Advocacy for Public Schools

Register for the School Law Seminar March 23-25 in Denver, CO!
Sheraton Denver Downtown

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School Law Practice Seminar Agenda

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Meet the Board

NSBA Council of School Attorneys Board of Directors 2017–2018

Chair
DIANE MARSHALL-FREEMAN
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP
Sacramento, CA

Chair-elect
PHILLIP L. HARTLEY
Harben, Hartley & Hawkins LLP
Gainesville, GA

Vice Chair
JAMES A. KEITH
Adams & Reese Law Firm
Ridgeland, MS

Secretary
JOY BASKIN
Texas Association of School Boards
Austin, TX

Presentation Proposals for 2015 School Law Seminar Due

NSBA’S Council of School Attorneys invites its members to submit proposals for our 2015 School Law Seminar to be held March 19-21 in Nashville. COSA’s School Law Seminar is the premiere CLE event for school attorneys, with sessions addressing current topics of crucial importance to you and the school boards you represent.

Perdue v. Kenny A. (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Section 1988:  Attorneys’ fees--Enhancement award based on quality of representation and results achieved. Filed June 29, 2009.

Bon Voyage! A Legal and Policy Making Guide for School Boards on International Student Travel

The guide explains the three types of international student travel, which include school sponsored and school district managed, school sponsored and tour-company managed, and non-school sponsored/private trips, providing guidance on recommended district-led policies for each. In addition, the report promotes improved understanding of outside tour companies, insurance policies, liability issues, and academic credit programs.

NSBA's Council of School Attorneys Honors Two Pillars of School Law Community

New Orleans  (April 4, 2014) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) honored two school board attorneys who have provided exemplary service to school board clients and the school law community at the 2014 Annual School Law Seminar.  Both men are receiving the award in recognition of their long and 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.”

COSA Membership and Enrollment Form

COSA has an affiliated membership agreement with 37 state attorneys’ councils. Check the list of states prior to completing this membership enrollment form. If your state is not affilated with COSA, then download this form and return to us.

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