Capehart Scatchard Shareholders Present At Special Education Law Symposium

Capehart Scatchard Shareholders Sanu Dev, Esq. and Cameron R. Morgan, Esq. recently spoke at the 45th Annual Special Education Law Conference held at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus.

Ms. Dev was a co-presenter at a seminar titled, “Mental Health, Including Therapeutic Placements: Balancing the Law and Family Support.”  Mr. Morgan was the presenter at a seminar titled, “Special Education Law 101: The Do’s and Don’ts of Special Education Litigation,” together with moderator Michael Kaelber, Esq., Director of Legal and Labor Relations for the New Jersey School Boards Association and parents-side Pennsylvania attorney Hollie B. Johns, Esq.

Ms. Dev concentrates her practice on school law and labor and employment law.  She is experienced in representing, advising, and defending boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline and civil rights.  She leads Capehart Scatchard’s School Law Blog, which focuses on cases, court decisions, and current developments affecting education law in the state of New Jersey.  Ms. Dev, a Hamilton resident, received her law degree from Rutgers Law School at Camden and her B.A. degree in Economics and International Relations, with honors, from Boston University.

A resident of Haddon Heights, Mr. Morgan focuses his practice in the areas of school law, special education, and labor and employment.  Over the years, he has represented dozens of New Jersey school districts in all aspects of their legal needs, handling a variety of matters ranging from teacher tenure/seniority cases, workplace harassment /discrimination claims, reductions-in-force, budget disputes, student discipline, student residency/homelessness matters.  In the realm of labor relations, he negotiates on behalf of boards of education with teachers’ and administrators’ unions, and has handled labor cases such as unfair labor practice charges, scope of negotiations issues, and the recent successful defense in the Appellate Division of the primary case regarding the negotiability of employee contributions to health insurance premiums.  He continues to be extremely active in the area of special education, handling the defense of numerous due process cases and Section 504 matters involving students with a diverse array of special needs.  More importantly, he continues to be a resource for local school districts in counseling and guiding them as to how such litigation can be avoided.