The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.
COPAA sustains its organizational capacity through the collection of annual membership dues ranging from $50 to $1,000. Currently, COPAA has about 650 members nationwide, including 280 attorneys/firms. COPAA's main office in Virginia houses their executive director and administrative assistant. COPAA supports a website, www.copaa.org, and sponsors two listserves, one for all COPAA members and one for COPAA members who are attorneys.
COPAA has a large group of volunteer attorneys and advocates, including the leading special education attorneys in the nation, who donate their time regularly to further the goals of COPAA as an advocacy organization.
COPAA's board of directors meets regularly through a national call-in line and in person at their annual conference each year.