COSA Seminars and Webinars

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

School Law Seminars are held twice a year in the spring and fall. The spring School Law Seminar is held in conjunction with NSBA’s Annual Conference and draws hundreds of school attorneys from across North America. In the fall, the School Law Practice Seminar dives deep into complex, practice-related issues. 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.

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.

Webinar CLE Information

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 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)

Contact or call 703-838-6722 for more information.

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, December 11, 2019: End of the Year Ethics Bundle


Mindfulness Tools for Ethical School Attorneys

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. (Eastern) 

Lawyer well-being is critical for thriving in the legal profession, contributing to less absenteeism, fewer mistakes, and reduced risk of burnout.  Join Claire Parsons for an ethics presentation to discuss and learn mindfulness strategies we can use to care for our minds and provide our best for our school district clients and our colleagues.

Host: Cheryl Richardson, Director, Council of School Attorneys, NSBA
Presenter: Claire Parsons, Adams, Stepner, Wolterman & Dusing, PLLC, Covington, KY

(Recorded at COSA's School Law Practice Seminar on October 19, 2019)

Navigating the Ethical Minefield of School Lawyering:  Tales from the Trenches

This session will analyze a "Top Ten" list of ethical brainteasers drawn from real-life experiences of COSA members.  Inspired by true events, but the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Presenter: David Rubin, David B. Rubin, P.C., Metuchen, NJ

Register now!

The webinar and the recorded session can be purchased individually or you can buy both and save 20%!

Regular (Non-Member)  COSA Member  State Association 
Webinar Only $139  $99  $49 
Recorded Session Only $50 $50  $50 
Webinar + Recorded Session $151  $120 $80