2024 School Law Conference
Date: Feb 7, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Pines Manor, Edison
Member Price: $188
Non-Member Price: $235
Areas of Law: School
Earn up to 6.3 credits, including 1.0 in Ethics! (More Information)
- Staci J. Greenwald, Esq.
- Sussan Greenwald & Wesler, Cranbury
- David B. Rubin, Esq.
- David B. Rubin, P.C., Metuchen
- Hon. Ellen S. Bass (Ret.)
- is Of Counsel to The Busch Law Group LLC in Metuchen, New Jersey, and has more than 40 years of experience working with public school districts. She was formerly Acting Director of the Office of Administrative Law, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, and sat in Newark, New Jersey.
Judge Bass is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to her appointment, she served as In-House Counsel to the South Orange Maplewood School District, and prior to that was in private practice with the Morristown firm of Rand, Algeier, Tosti and Woodruff. Judge Bass also served as In-House Counsel to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. She has lectured to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, school districts and other organizations, and has guest lectured at Seton Hall University’s Graduate School of Education.
Judge Bass received her undergraduate degree from Mt. Holyoke College and her law degree from Boston University School of Law.
- Cherie L. Adams, Esq.
- Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC, Iselin
- Stacey T. Cherry, Esq.
- Fogarty & Hara, Esqs., Fair Lawn
- Hillary Freeman, Esq.
- Freeman Law Offices, LLC, Princetonis a founding Partner of Freeman Law Offices, LLC in Princeton, New Jersey. In her practice she represents clients with disabilities and their families. She has experience representing clients in special education and Section 504 issues, higher education issues including accommodations on high stakes testing, and graduate school admissions tests, guardianship matters, estate planning and adult services.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Ms. Freeman is a member of the Council of Parent and Attorney Advocates ("COPAA"), Past Vice President of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey and a member of the Executive Board of ASCEND: Asperger & Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. She is a former member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey and the Human Rights Committee of Quest Autism Programs. Ms. Freeman is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, the International Dyslexia Association and COSAC/Autism New Jersey. She was the recipient of the Robin Sims Trailblazer Award in 2015 and several other honors, and has lectured for professional organizations.
Ms. Freeman received her B.S. from Ithaca College and her J.D. from Widener University School of Law.
- Lori Gaines, Esq.
- Barger & Gaines, Shrewsbury
- Matthew J. Giacobbe, Esq.
- Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs LLC, Oakland
- Katherine Gilfillan, Esq.
- Schenck Price Smith & King, Florham Park
- Jeanne LoCicero, Esq.
- ACLU of New Jersey, Newark
- Philip W. Nicastro, Esq.
- Strauss Esmay Associates LLP, Toms River
- Dr. Barbara Sargent
- Superintendent, West Morris Regional High School District
- Sonja H. Trainor, Esq.
- Managing Director, Legal Advocacy, National School Boards Association, Washington
- Keith Waldman, Esq.
- Selikoff & Cohen, Mount Laurel
- Marc H. Zitomer, Esq.
- Schenck Price Smith & King, Florham Park
Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA School Law Special Committee
Hailed as the top School Law Conference in New Jersey for Board, Employee and Parent/Child attorneys
NJICLE is pleased to present the 21st Annual School Law Conference. This comprehensive program features a case law and legislative update, a roundtable discussion on the Supreme Court’s impact on public schools, a session dedicated to curriculum, another on the ethical issues that school law practitioners need to be aware of, and entirely new workshops focusing on educating the non-verbal student, compensatory education, transgender student privacy and parental rights, and the new Sick Leave statute.
Whether you represent students, employees or school districts, this panel of highly respected school law authorities will equip you with the tools you need to better represent your clients in situations that arise in the school law arena.
- 9:00 | Welcome - Staci J. Greenwald, Esq.; David B. Rubin, Esq.
- 9:05 | Curriculum Controversies: District Prerogatives vs. Parent Rights – Katherine A. Gilfillan, Esq.; Dr. Barbara Sargent
- 9:55 | New Jersey Case Law and Legislative Update – Cherie L. Adams, Esq.
- 10:35 | Break
- 10:45 | The U.S. Supreme Court Docket: Implications for K-12 Education – David B. Rubin, Esq.; Sonja H. Trainor, Esq.
- 11:25 | Legal Ethics for School Law Practitioners - David B. Rubin, Esq.
- 12:15 | Lunch
- 12:45 | Workshop I
- Educating the Non-Verbal Student - Stacey T. Cherry, Esq.; Hillary D. Freeman, Esq.
- The New Sick Leave Statute – Matthew J. Giacobbe, Esq.; Keith Waldman, Esq.
- 2:00 | Panel switch
- 2:10 | Workshop II
- Compensatory education - Hon. Ellen S. Bass; Lori Gaines, Esq.
- Transgender Student Accommodation: Balancing the Needs of Students and Parents – Marc H. Zitomer, Esq.; Jeanne LoCicero, Esq.; Philip W. Nicastro, Esq.
- 3:25 | Final Comments - Staci J. Greenwald, Esq. and David B. Rubin, Esq.
- 3:30 | Adjourn