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The Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys is a component of the Alabama Association of School Boards and is exclusively for attorneys representing school boards in the state of Alabama. ACSBA provides members with the specialized information they need to keep pace with developments in education law and to protect and defend school boards.

Members meet annually to discuss relevant issues, receive legislative updates and share their knowledge of court rulings that impact local school   boards. Seminar topics in the past have included personnel records, free speech issues, tenure law, discrimination, crisis management, contracts   and special education.

New members enjoy an opportunity to network and learn from seasoned school board attorneys who often present at the ACSBA summer meeting.  ACSBA applies for CLE credit to benefit seminar attendees.

For more information, contact ACSBA or call 800.562.0601.

Become a Member

ACSBA's membership year begins July 1.

Attorneys are eligible for membership if they represent at least one Alabama public school board or are employed by a school board, special board, charter school or the State Department of Education. Annual membership dues are $135 for regular member.

Apply for ACSBA 2023-2024 Membership


View the complete ACSBA 2023-2024 Membership Roster (last updated 4/24/24

Boards may reimburse attorneys for ACSBA dues (A.G.'s Opinion)

Membership benefits include:

  1. A subscription to AASB's Court Report newsletter
  2. A subscription to the Students First Act database (aB@SE)
  3. AASB's Advocate for Schools weekly update during legislative sessions
  4. ACSBA Listserv: Open only to members of the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys. Ask to Join.
  5. The annual ACSBA Summer Conference in June (members only)

ACSBA members are also eligible for membership in the National School Attorneys Association (NSAA), an independent, non-partisan entity supporting the interests of public school attorneys nationwide. NSAA membership is optional. 

ACSBA Summer Conference 2024

This year's ACSBA Summer Conference took place Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at the The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala. ACSBA members can register to attend in person and receive up to 7 CLE  credit hours, including 1 Ethics hour. Members can also register for On Demand access and receive up to 6 CLE credit hours, including 1 Ethics hour until Dec. 31, 2024. This is a members-only event. 
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Officers & Board

ACSBA Officers, 2024-2025

PRESIDENT: Sarah D. Young, Baldwin County Schools

VICE PRESIDENT: Anne Knox Averitt, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings

SECRETARY-TREASURER: Sally Smith, J.D., Alabama Association of School Boards

LIAISON: Jayne Harrell Williams, Esq., AASB General Counsel

Board of Directors

Leslie A. Allen, Resolutions in Special Education (RISE)

Alicia Bennett, Hill Hill Carter

R. Nash Campbell, Adams & Reese

Tina Hammonds, ALSDE

Zachary Roberson, Bishop Colvin

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