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Supporting Leadership in Legal Advocacy for Public Schools


The Council of School Attorneys (COSA) supports attorneys representing K-12 public school districts and state school boards associations. The work of the Council is widely respected and a resource for school board attorneys and state association counsel across the country. 

COSA provides a national forum for the discussion of legal issues and problems encountered by school attorneys in providing legal counsel, advice, and representation to public school boards and state school boards associations. It also promotes and helps develop a closer relationship and better understanding between school attorneys and their clients, school boards, and school boards associations.

Catherine Lhamon Speaks at NSBA's COSA Fall School Law Seminar
In the video below, Catherine Lhamon, Asst. Sec. for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education (ED), speaks during COSA’s 2023 Fall School Law Seminar. Lhamon's address provided first-hand information to school lawyers about ED's perspectives on issues enforced by the Office for Civil Rights, including discrimination based on race, sex, and disability.