Our school law seminars and webinars offer invaluable professional development opportunities and CLE credit for school lawyers. These programs are presented by school law practitioners for school law practitioners and target your professional needs.

School Law Seminars

Join us in October at the COSA School Law Practice Virtual Seminar as we delve into pressing legal issues in Labor & Employment, Title IX Procedures and COVID-19 Challenges. You can customize your seminar experience by registering for the entire event, Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, or choose a daily rate. Participants can earn 11-plus hours of CLE credit at each seminar. Filing CLE credit and assuring approval in your state is an integral part of our seminar program. Learn more at the COSA SLPS Event page. 

The 2021 School Law Seminar is April 8-10, 2021, in conjunction with NSBA’s Annual Conference. Previous events have drawn hundreds of school attorneys from across North America. COSA invites its members to submit proposals to present at the 2021 School Law Seminar. The deadline to submit is July 31.

School Law Webinars

COSA presents webinars on topics of critical interest to public school districts and their legal counsel. COSA members receive deep discounts for these online opportunities. Pay just one low fee -- a great value for your training dollar.

CLE Information

COSA has implemented new CLE requirements for our webinars.

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    Live Seminars and Webinars:
    To obtain CLE credit for your participation you must

    (1) register and attend the live presentation,
    (2) complete webinar polls during the live presentation and also the post-event survey/evaluation, and
    (3) return your COSA Certificate if you are from the following states: AL, AR, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, NE, NV, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WV.
    ✓ COSA will verify your participation on the webinar and forward a Certificate to the participant
    ✓ COSA will collect signed certificates for our records and to report credit (required in some states)

    Recorded Webinars:
    COSA is required (in some states) to certify your viewing of a recorded webinar. We will now provide the certificate to attorneys who meet the following requirements:

    (1) Attorney must purchase and view the recorded webinar presentation.
    (2) Attorney must complete COSA’s recorded webinar evaluation and notify COSA_Registration@nsba.org when completed, and
    (3) Attorney must return the signed COSA Certificate to COSA.
    ✓ COSA will verify your completion of the recorded webinar evaluation and send you a certificate for your participation
    ✓ COSA will collect signed certificates for our records and to report credit (required in some states).

    Webinar CLE Applications: 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 TX. 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 applications are submitted in your state, attorneys must register at least 45 days in advance. If registration is received less than 45 days before the webinar, the attorney may seek CLE credit as follows:(1) attorney may self-apply to his or her state and pay application and any additional fees for application review, OR (2) attorney sends notice to COSA of his or 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 late application submission.

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

    Contact COSA_Registration@nsba.org or call (703) 838-6722 for more information.

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, July 16, 2020 
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. (Eastern)

The Labor & Employment Landscape as Schools Plan to Reopen
Join your COSA colleagues for a discussion on the many labor and employment issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of schools, and an update on the current state of legislation and guidance. Log on for a chance to discuss common challenges, including legal analysis and strategies for advising your school district clients. 

Presenters: Brian Goodman, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, WI; Melissa Knapp, Thomas Drohan Waxman Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, Hopewell Junction, NY; and David Walker, Barley Snyder, Lancaster, PA

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Registration opens soon
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. (Eastern)

Reconsidering SRO Contracts and Improving Student Safety in K-12 Public Schools
Join in house school attorneys and an equity specialist as they dive into issues of school safety, including racial justice and the role of school resource officers. They will also discuss policy considerations when advising school district clients on expectations for law enforcement, SRO and staff trainings, and the use of data to reduce disparities.

Host: Tammy Carter, Senior Staff Attorney, NSBA

Presenters: Anjie Flowers, Minneapolis Public Schools, MN; JulieAnn Rico, School District of Palm Beach County, FL; Verjeana Jacobs, Chief Equity Officer, NSBA

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. (Eastern)

Looking Forward: A Legal Guide to Operating Schools in the Pandemic Era
Join your COSA colleagues as they discuss a myriad of legal issues K-12 public schools are grappling with as they prepare for the upcoming school year. The speakers will address evaluating legal risk in the new pandemic reality. Using the new NSBA Legal Guide for school leaders as a framework, they will address topics including health and safety, employment, equity, students with disabilities, and virtual platforms.

Host: Jordan Cooper, Senior Staff Attorney, NSBA
Presenters: To be announced

Register now!

Regular (Non-Member)  COSA Member  State Association 
Individual Webinar $139  $99  $49
Webinar Bundle (2 Sessions) $223 $159 $79

Webinar Recordings