Cameron R. Morgan

Cameron R. Morgan

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For the past ten years, Mr. Morgan has served the public school districts of the State of New Jersey in the specialized area of school law, representing boards of education in all aspects of their legal needs, with a focus on general counsel services, civil litigation, special education, administrative law, collective negotiations, labor and employment, and appellate practice.  He has served as Board Solicitor to dozens of school districts, guiding district administrators through the diverse range of issues affecting the public schools, from personnel matters, tenure cases, and the range of issues that frequently arise at public board meetings, to student disciplinary matters, residency disputes, and homelessness issues, to complex matters involving the budgetary process or First Amendment rights.

Mr. Morgan’s practice also focuses heavily on counseling school districts in the complex area of special education.  He has served as Special Education Counsel to dozens of school districts and has handled hundreds of special education matters, including due process hearings and grievance complaint investigations, involving children with a wide variety of special needs.  In addition, Mr. Morgan routinely represents boards of education in collective negotiations and labor/employment disputes.  He has appeared before the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) on behalf of school boards in a variety of matters, including unfair labor practice charges and scope of negotiations issues.

Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Cameron served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Lisa, P.J.A.D., Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court.

Education

Rutgers School of Law, Camden, NJ.
Juris Doctorate.

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.
Bachelor of Arts.

Publications

OSEP Clarifies: Parental Consent Not Required to Conduct Post-Secondary Transition Assessments if Child Study Team not Reevaluating,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, April 2019.

Parents Not Entitled to IEE at Public Expense Due to Minor Flaws in Reevaluation,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, October 2018.

N.J. Supreme Court Reverses Blanket Rice Notice Requirement for Personnel Actions at Public Meetings,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, June 2018.

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How Has the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act Affected the Litigation Environment?” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, April 2018.

Proactive Representation Part II: Proving a Case for Emergent Relief on Behalf of a School District,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, February 2018.

Proactive Representation Part I: Knowing When to File for Due Process or Seek Emergent Relief on Behalf of a School District,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, January 2018.

OPRA Does Not Require Disclosure of Reasons for Public Employee’s Voluntary Resignation,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, January 2018.

Parent’s Untimely Notice Does Not Automatically Bar Tuition Reimbursement Claim,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, December 2017.

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Substantive Standard for FAPE to Special Education Students,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, March 2017.

Stay-Put Shake-up: Third Circuit Holds Parents Entitled to Attorneys Fees for Non-Compliance with Stay-Put,” Capehart Scatchard New Jersey School Law Blog, August 2017.

Professional Awards & Honors

Selected to New Jersey Rising Stars (2018-2019) – 2.5% of attorneys under age 40 or in practice for 10 years or less are selected to Rising Stars.

Professional Associations & Memberships

New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Officer, Trustee for South-Central Region (2016-2018)

New Jersey School Boards Association

New Jersey Association of School Business Officials, Associate Business Member

New Jersey Association of School Business Officials, Member, Legislative and Professional Development Committees (2017-2018)

Burlington County Association of School Business Officials, Associate Business Member

Camden County Association of School Business Officials, Associate Business Member

Middlesex County Association of School Business Officials, Associate Business Member

Burlington County Bar Association

Classes & Seminars

Special Education Laws Made Simple – Evaluations, Eligibility and IEPs” – National Business Institute (NBI) (December 13, 2018).

Minimizing Liability Exposure in Handling Special Education Litigation” – School Alliance Insurance Fund (SAIF) – Quarterly Meeting, Burlington County (December 5, 2018).

Essential Guide to Handling Student Residency & Homelessness Matters” – New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) –North Jersey Training Presentation (November 29, 2018).

Essential Guide to Handling Student Residency & Homelessness Matters” – New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) – South Jersey Training Presentation (November 27, 2018).

Hot Topics in Special Education Law 2017: Exiting Students from Special Education” – New Jersey State Bar Association CLE Event (October 18, 2018).

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Best Practices for Student Residency & Homelessness Matters” – New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO)– Annual State Conference (June 6, 2018).

Break Out the Kid Gloves – Best Practices for Dealing with Difficult Special Education Parents & Their Representatives” – New Jersey Association of School Administrators & New Jersey Association of Pupil Services Administrators (NJASA/NJAPSA) – Spring Leadership Conference (May 16, 2018).

Recent Trends in Collective Negotiations” – Camden County Association of School Business Officials (CCASBO) (May 16, 2018).

Bullying the HIB Statute – An Update and Framework for Analyzing HIB Grounded in Case Law and Principled Statutory Construction” – In-House CLE at Capehart Scatchard (May 9, 2018).

“Best Practices for Handling Student Residency & Homelessness Issues” – New Jersey School Boards Association 2017 School Law Forum, October 2017.

“Hot Topics in Special Education Law 2017: Exiting Students from Special Education” – New Jersey State Bar Association, October 2017.

“The Legal & Practical Do’s and Don’ts of Special Education” – Regional Professional Development Academy, July 2017.

“Special Education Law 101: The Do’s and Don’ts of Special Education Litigation” – Lehigh University 45th Annual Special Education Law Conference, May 2017.

“Best Practices for Handling Student Residency & Homelessness Issues” – New Jersey School Boards Association Spring Leadership Conference, May 2017.

“The Do’s and Don’ts of Special Education Litigation” – Lehigh University’s 45th Special Education Law Conference, May 2017.

“Physical & Electronic Security of Student Records” – National Business Institute, May 2017.

“This Year in Negotiations” – Panelist, New Jersey School Boards Association, Annual School Boards Convention, Labor Relations Workshop, October 2016.

“Do’s and Don’ts of Special Education for Board Members” – New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), Annual Convention 2016, Learning Lab, October 2016.

“The Legal and Practical Do’s and Don’ts of Special Education” – New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), Legal Bootcamp, April 2016.

“Personnel Issues and Employee Relations: Discipline, Tenure, Seniority, RIF/Recall, Transfers, Non-Renewal & Grievances” – New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), March 2016.

“Bullying the HIB Statute: An Update and Framework for Analyzing HIB Grounded in Case Law and Principled Statutory Construction” – New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), Annual School Law Forum, October 2015.

“Ethics in Public Procurement and Purchasing for School Districts” – New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO), October 2015.

“Recent Trends is Collective Negotiations” – Burlington County Association of School Business Officials, September 2015.

“Practical Solutions in Managing FMLA and NJFLA Leave Requests” – New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO), Annual State Convention, June 2015.

“Related Services Often Overlooked in IEPs” – 43rd Annual Special Education Law Conference at Lehigh University, May 2015.

“The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act: Strategies for Compliance and Implementation” – New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), April 2015.

“Student Discipline: Disciplinary Hearings, Suspensions, Expulsions, Special Education, HIB and Conduct Away from School Grounds” – New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), Annual School Boards Convention, Learning Lab, October 2014.

“Practical Solutions in Managing FMLA and NJFLA Leave Requests” – Camden County Association of School Business Officials, October 2014.

“Tenure Reform and Managing the FMLA/NJFLA Statutes” – New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), February 2014.

“Implementing the Uniform Memorandum of Agreement between Education and Law Enforcement Officials” – Glassboro Board of Education, January 2014.

“Teacher Tenure and Arbitration Outcomes” – New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), Annual School Boards Convention, Learning Lab, October 2013.

“Analyzing Potential Cases of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying: A Concise Approach to Practical Implementation of the Statutory Mandate” – New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), May 2013.