Replay – 2024 School Law Conference

Date: Apr 13, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $225

Non-Member Price: $275

Event Code: I144024R

Areas of Law: Labor & Employment, School

Earn up to 6.7 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.)
The Busch Law Group, LLC, Metuchen
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 Lattiboudere Croot & Herman, LLC, Iselin
Stacey T. Cherry, Esq.
Fogarty & Hara, Esqs., Fair Lawn
Hillary Freeman, Esq.
Freeman Law Offices, LLC, Princeton
is 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.
Legal Director, ACLU of New Jersey, Newark
Philip W. Nicastro, Esq.
Vice President
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

Best of NJICLE Replay
Don't miss this opportunity to catch up on the School Law Conference you missed!

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 replay of our 21st Annual School Law Conference. This comprehensive replay 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.

Topics include:

  • Curriculum Controversies: District Prerogatives vs. Parent Rights – Katherine A. Gilfillan, Esq.; Dr. Barbara Sargent
  • New Jersey Case Law and Legislative Update – Cherie L. Adams, Esq.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court Docket: Implications for K-12 Education – David B. Rubin, Esq.; Sonja H. Trainor, Esq.
  • Legal Ethics for School Law Practitioners -David B. Rubin, Esq.
  • 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.
  • 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.

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.7 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 1.0, NJ General: 5.7).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Transitional: 5.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 0.5, PA Substantive Credit: 4.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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