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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, public records, 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 2022-2023 Membership

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View the complete ACSBA 2021-2022 Membership Roster (last updated 9/29/21

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. The annual ACSBA Summer Conference in June (members only)

ACSBA will maintain its affiliation with COSA through the current membership year. Opportunities for national membership are developing and will be presented to the membership in the future. 


ACSBA Summer Conference

This year's ACSBA Summer Conference will take place June 18 & 19 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Register to attend

View the ACSBA Summer Conference 2022 Program




Officers & Board


ACSBA Officers, 2021-2022

PRESIDENT: Christopher M. Pape, Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne

VICE PRESIDENT: Ashaunti P. Parker, Birmingham City Schools

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

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



Board of Directors

Dana B. Hill, Hill Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black

Nash Campbell, Adams & Reese

Sarah D. Young, Baldwin County Schools

James H. Tarbox, Marsh & Cotter

Leslie A. Allen, Resolutions in Special Education


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