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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

COSA Online School Law Seminar

The COSA Online School Law Seminar provides school attorneys with timely, valuable resources to make the best decisions for their districts. The seminar covered the most pressing legal issues, providing the information school attorneys need to advise their school district clients. This online seminar offers more than 15 hours of continuing legal education to help fulfill your license requirement while receiving the highest quality instruction.

The online seminar includes daily sessions addressing a common theme, including:  COSA Online School Law Seminar 2021 website thumbnail image
  • Day 1 — School Law and the New Administration
  • Day 2 — COVID-19, Continued
  • Day 3 — Living Online
  • Day 4 — Labor & Employment
  • Day 5 — Student Rights
  • Day 6 — Ethics & Practical Skills
The seminar also includes the ever-popular legal advocacy update, meetings for in-house and state association counsel, and networking opportunities.  
Visit the Online School Law Seminar event page for details on session descriptions.
Missed the live event but still want to watch the sessions? Recordings by day or a bundle of the entire Seminar will be available in the coming days. 


COSA School Law Practice Virtual Seminar

COSA’s School Law Practice Virtual Seminar, held October 2020 delved into pressing legal issues in Labor and Employment, Title IX Procedures and COVID-19 Challenges. 

Legal practice is fluid. And nothing has required school lawyers to adapt their practice more than the current pandemic. The 2020 School Law Practice Virtual Seminar provides timely, valuable resources to school lawyers to make the best decisions for their districts. 

cosa event cardThe seminar covered the most pressing legal topics facing public schools, including COVID-19, Equity, Labor & Employment, Title IX Procedures, and Technology & Safety. Daily sessions addressed a common theme with experienced school attorneys providing valuable insights and practical advice. And though many aspects of life are changing, popular features of the seminar remain such as the ever-popular legal advocacy update and legal ethics session.

The 2020 seminar offered more than 15 hours of continuing legal education credits. Conveniently fulfill your license requirement while receiving the highest quality instruction. Purchase access to daily session videos and instruction from our industry experts available in NSBA’s bookstore.

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.


COSA COVID-19 Webinar Bundle

Presented Live Wednesday, March 10, 2021  
1:00 – 3:30 PM (Eastern)

Recordings available soon in the NSBA Bookstore!


The COVID-19 Vaccine and Public School Employees:  Legal Issues for Consideration

COSA colleagues for a discussion and analysis of the potential problems and questions public schools are likely to face with their employees regarding the release of the COVID-19 vaccinations.

COVID-19, School Closures, and Special Education:  Compensatory Education & Recovery Services

Since the beginning of the pandemic and the resulting school closures, special educators have been struggling with how best to serve students with disabilities.  Their sense to duty to serve these vulnerable students has sometimes warred with an apprehension that failure to do everything set forth in the IEPs could expose the LEA to some type of liability.  During this presentation, Scott Bennett and Chandler Lawson will review recent cases that have addressed these issues and discuss best practices to minimize exposure to compensatory services as districts wrap up this year and plan for the next. 










Individual Webinar




Webinar Bundle (2 Sessions)







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.

Seminar Recordings