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The California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA) is a nonprofit MCLE accredited professional organization that is affiliated with the California School Boards Association (CSBA). Membership is comprised of school law attorneys who represent school districts, county offices of education, and community colleges in California. CCSA was organized in 1991 and continues to provide quality service to the education law community. Its members may also be members of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA).

The California Council of School Attorneys concluded its elections for the 2018 Board of Directors at the CCSA Annual Meeting on Dec. 1.

2018 Board of Directors

Namita Brown, Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost
Loren Soukup, School & College Legal Services
Vice President for Programs
Anthony De Marco, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
William Schuetz, Dannis Woliver Kelley
Members At Large
Robert Jacobsen, Norwalk-La Mirada USD
Marisa Lincoln, Lozano Smith
Immediate Past-President
Bridget Cook, Antelope Valley Union HSD


The purpose of the CCSA:

  • Provide four CLE accredited workshops a year with 3 of them being MCLE accredited for Ethics, Substance Abuse, and Elimination of Bias in the legal profession
  • Identify the current legal problems of concern to those who advise school boards, and to disseminate legal information and analyses to interested parties, and to promote the exchange of legal information and analysis among the education community
  • Provide a state-wide forum for consideration of the practical and professional problems faced by school law attorneys relevant to their practice of providing legal counsel, advice and representation to school districts, county offices of education, and community colleges
  • Promote a closer relationship and better understanding between school law attorneys, and their client school board members and administrators