VSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA)

What is VSBA COSA?

The purposes of the Virginia School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys (VSBA COSA) are to

  • provide a state forum for the discussion of legal issues and problems encountered by school attorneys in providing legal counsel, advice, and representation to school boards in Virginia;
  • provide a means by which school attorneys can participate actively as a professional group in educational dialogue on a state level under the aegis of the VSBA; and,
  • disseminate legal information and analysis to members, and to promote the exchange of legal information and analysis among members.

Membership

Membership in VSBA COSA is open to attorneys who are licensed to practice before the Virginia Supreme Court and who are, or have been within the immediate past two years, an attorney on a regular basis for any local public school division which is a member of the VSBA, and who manifest a genuine interest in, and sympathy with, the purposes of VSBA COSA as expressed in the organization’s bylaws. If you would interested in joining VSBA COSA, please contact Elizabeth Ewing, director of legal & policy services, at ewing@vsba.org or 434-295-8722.

Integrated Membership--VSBA COSA maintains integrated membership with the NSBA Council of School Attorneys. A portion of the annual dues paid to VSBA COSA is forwarded to NSBA COSA for membership in that organization.

VSBA COSA Listserv: (COSA@vsba1.org) (In order for one to send an email to the COSA list, one must be a "member" of the list. For information on becoming a member please contact Ms. Elizabeth Ewing, Staff Attorney & Director, Legal and Policy Services at ewing@vsba.org)

COSA documents may be downloaded from the COSA Documents folder. A USERID and PASSWORD is needed. If you need assistance please contact Elizabeth Ewing, director of legal & policy services, at ewing@vsba.org or 434-295-8722.