Joseph F. Betley

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Co-Chair, School Law Department


Mr. Betley concentrates on labor and employment law, civil rights, school law, including special education, and construction law.

Honors and Awards

  • Named a Super Lawyer as voted by his peers and facilitated by Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys” as published by SJ Magazine
  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Awesome Attorneys” as published by South Jersey Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National School Boards Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member, Law and Employment Section
  • New Jersey Association of School Board Officials
  • New Jersey School Boards Association, Member

Classes/Seminars

  • Negotiations in Today’s Times, Strauss Esmay Associates, 31st Annual Educational Policy & School Law Seminar, June 2016
  • My Contract as a Business Administrator- Friend or Foe?, New Jersey Association of School Business Officials- 54th Annual Conference, June 2016
  • Legal Issues in Public Schools – Rowan College at Burlington County, April 2016
  • Suspicion of a Student Under the Influence: Reporting and Notification Requirements – Haddonfield Board of Education, February 2016.
  • Administrative Council Training – Section 504, Haddonfield Board of Education, November 2015
  • Administrative Council Training –  Section 504, Washington Township School District, September 2015
  • First Amendment Rights of Students – “I Love Boobies” and Beyond, Strauss Esmay Associates LLP, June 2015
  • Legal Issues in Public Schools, Burlington County College, May 2015
  • School Leader Professional Development: School Law Issues on the Ground, in-house presentation to Administrators of the Haddonfield School District, November 2014
  • First Amendment Rights of Students – How Much Freedom of Expression Is Left Inside the Schoolhouse Gates, Strauss Esmay Associates LLP, June 2014
  • Legal Issues in Public Schools, Burlington County College, May 2014
  • School Leader Training – Special Education, Southern Regional Institute & ETTC, 2013
  • School Leader Professional Development – School Law, Ethics, and Governance, Administrators of the Collingswood Public Schools, 2013
  • School Leader Training – Special Education, Southern Regional Institute & ETTC, 2013
  • 24/7 Student Code of Conduct Policies – Haddonfield, Ramapo and Beyond, Strauss Esmay Associates, LLP, 27th Annual Educational Policy and School Law Seminar, 2013
  • School Leader Training – Special Education, Southern Regional Institute & ETTC, 2013
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements, New Jersey Association of School Board Professionals, 2013