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Supportive Legal Services

The Council plays an active role in providing effective legal representation for superintendents and assistant superintendents (Cabinet Members). In-house legal services are provided directly from Council attorneys.

We also represent new superintendents even before they join The Council as members. We offer a Model Contract that serves as a base for negotiating new agreements or a way to evaluate a current contract. Superintendents can also use our Model Superintendent Evaluation to help boards and superintendents develop thoughtful, constructive evaluations that advance district goals and keep the leadership team healthy

Beyond representation, our legal service department prepares legal publications and articles to update superintendents on the latest court cases and regulatory changes, including monthly articles prepared for our Councilgram newsletter.

We also hold legal briefing workshops each year across the state that provide timely and valuable legal information to members. Finally, we incorporate legal seminars into each of our annual Fall Leadership Summit and Winter Institute.  

The Council's legal services department evaluates legal issues for individual superintendents on the basis of what it means to that superintendent. In addition, our counsel evaluates legal issues and takes appropriate steps when a particular issue also has greater application to the superintendency or to the ability of the superintendent to lead a district.

  • Learn more about legal services for Superintendents by clicking here.

  • Learn more about Cabinet Membership legal services by clicking here.

Contact 

Originally from Cooperstown, NY, Jacinda H. Conboy, Esq. (aka “Jazz”) graduated from Siena College (B.A.) cum laude in 1992 and Albany Law School of Union University (J.D.) in 1999.

Jazz previously concentrated her practice in representing school districts, municipalities and private sector clients in complex employment and civil rights litigation.She has considerable experience in advising clients on employment practices and policies, preparing employment policies and agreements and has lectured regarding employment practices.

Previously, she was an attorney with local Saratoga and Albany County firms including Lemire Johnson, LLC, and Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC.

Jazz is admitted to practice before all New York Courts, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

For more information about what legal services are available to members, contact Jacinda H. Conboy, Esq., General Counsel. 

E: jacinda@nyscoss.org 
T: (518) 449-1063