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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

2022 Spring School Law Seminar

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The COSA Spring School Law Seminar, March 31 - April 2, 2022 in San Diego, will provide school attorneys with timely, valuable resources to make the best decisions for their districts. The seminar will offer continuing legal education and networking opportunities. More information is coming on hotel, content, and more.

 

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 2021 Fall School Law Seminar

The Council of Attorneys hosted the annual Fall Law Seminar and provided school lawyers with timely, valuable resources to make the best decisions for their districts. 

NSBA COSA School Law Seminar Fall 2021 web graphicThis virtual seminar included four afternoons of virtual sessions allowing attendees to customize their professional development by purchasing daily sessions on topics of interest or the entire conference package at a reduced rate. The seminar covered the most pressing legal topics facing public schools, including solutions to COVID-19 challenges as schools adapt to being back fully in person.

Daily Themes:
Day 1–Student Rights
Day 2–School Operations
Day 3–Labor & Employment
Day 4–NSBA Legal Advocacy Update & Ethics

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 School Law Webinars

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


2022 COSA webinars coming soon!

Fees:

 

Regular

(Non-Member)

COSA

Member

State

Association

Individual Webinar

$139

$99

$49

Webinar Bundle (2 Sessions)

$223

$159

$79

 

COSA is dedicated to providing high-quality continuing legal education (CLE) sessions to attorneys. We established a financial hardship policy for attorneys who are unable to participate due to financial reasons but are interested in our course offerings. Please submit your request according to the guidelines noted on the Financial Hardship form and contact COSA’s Director if there are questions.

 

Recorded Webinars

Let’s Get Ethical!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

School and Employment law practitioners routinely face a variety of ethics issues daily. These issues often stem from the fact these lawyers represent school districts and corporate entities, not the individual officers, board members, and/or employees who are implicated in the litigation being defended. In addition, these issues arise when counseling clients on employment law matters and conducting internal investigations. Being able to identify and address these potential challenges can be critical to a successful and ethical representation of these types of clients. 

Host:  Cheryl Richardson, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys 
Presenter:  Joel Aziere, Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, Waukesha, WI

Pivoting Ethics Through Legal Challenges

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. (Eastern)

Join Jessica Sherrill for an interactive presentation on advising public school clients through ever-evolving legal matters, including mask and vaccine mandates and critical race theory.  

Host:  Cheryl Richardson, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys 
Presenter:  Jessica Sherrill, General Counsel, Oklahoma City Public Schools

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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

Recent webinar recordings available in the NSBA Bookstore!