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NYSASA is a professional organization consisting of and limited to, attorneys representing public school districts and BOCES across New York State.

The benefits of NYSASA membership include:

Commissioner's Decisions – NYSASA's website,, is the only electronic means of accessing and searching early decisions of the New York State Commissioner of Education (volumes 1-30). This benefit is only available to NYSASA members. 

Annual Conference – Traditionally held on a weekend in late spring in a resort setting, this event features substantive presentations by veteran school attorneys on the latest legal issues. Available at a discounted rate for NYSASA members. (CLE credits available) 

Pre-Convention School Law Seminar – In partnership with the New York State School Boards Association, NYSASA presents a day-long school law seminar immediately preceding NYSSBA’s Annual Convention in October. (CLE credits available)

Conference Materials – Members are provided with electronic access to NYSASA’s conference material and archives containing valuable legal insights and references.

NYSASA Email Group – Reserved for NYSASA members only, our listserv gives school attorneys the ability to quickly and easily collaborate electronically with their colleagues across New York State.

Firm Memberships – NYSASA offers reduced membership rates to firms registering up to seven members at the same time.

National Council of School Attorneys – Membership in COSA is included with a full NYSASA membership.


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