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.

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, October 30, 2019: Back to School Webinar Bundle on Students’ Rights

Students’ Rights 101

Noon – 1:15 p.m. (Eastern)

Students have Constitutional and statutory rights, including the right to free speech, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and certain privacy rights. Join Erin O’Grady-Parent for a discussion of these rights, how they have been evaluated by the courts and the standard used to assess the constitutionality of school officials’ conduct.

Host: Cheryl Richardson, Director, Council of School Attorneys, NSBA
Presenter: Erin O’Grady-Parent, Guercio & Guercio, LLP, Latham, NY

Bullying: Student Rights + School Responsibilities

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Eastern)

This program examines evolving case law and legal requirements regarding bullying (including cyberbullying). Learn practical tips, including distinguishing between bullying and protected class harassment, addressing social media, examining your state’s statute and developing a checklist of compliance.

Host: Cheryl Richardson, Director, Council of School Attorneys, NSBA
Presenters: Séamus Boyce, Church Church Hittle + Antrim, Noblesville, IN; and Sarah Orman, Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, TX

Transgender Students in Schools: A Federal Legal Update

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Eastern)

Join our presenters for an update on key cases and trends regarding transgender students. They will also share real-world examples and wisdom to help you advise your school district clients.

Host: Cheryl Richardson, Director, Council of School Attorneys, NSBA
Presenters: Faye Maison, Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP, Gainesville, GA; and Sonja Trainor, Managing Director, Legal Advocacy, NSBA

These webinars can be purchased individually or you can purchase more and save! 

Save 20% if you purchase two live webinars. 

Bundle #1:  (1) Students' Rights 101 and (2) Bullying:  Students' Rights + School Responsibilities

Bundle #2:  (1) Students' Rights 101 and (2) Transgender Students in Schools:  A Federal Legal Update

Bundle #3:  (1) Bullying:  Students' Rights + School Responsibilities and (2) Transgender Students in Schools:  A Federal Legal Update

Save 30% if you purchase all three!

Bundle #4:  (1) Students' Rights 101; (2) Bullying:  Students' Rights + Responsibilities; and (3) Transgender Students in Schools:  A Federal Legal Update

Register now!


Regular (Non-Member)  COSA Member  State Association 
Individual  $139  $99  $49 
Bundle (2 Sessions) $222  $158  $78 
Bundle (3 Sessions)  $291  $207  $102