Joseph F. Betley

Joseph F. Betley

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Co-Chair, Education Practice

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

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Education

Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA. Juris Doctorate.

Bentley College, Waltham, MA. Bachelor of Arts, Highest Honors.
Bently College Athletic Hall of Fame 1992.

Professional Awards & Honors

Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers (2009-2010) – 5% of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers.

“South Jersey’s Top Attorneys”, SJ Magazine.

“South Jersey’s Awesome Attorneys”, South Jersey Magazine.

Professional Associations & 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.

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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.