- Chair(s) Joseph F. Betley & Robert A. Muccilli
- Office Locations Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
Defending New Jersey Educational Institutions Since 1968
Capehart Scatchard’s School Law Group has represented New Jersey public and private educational institutions since 1968. We have continued to maintain our strong presence in the school law area for over 45 years in the capacity of labor counsel, special education counsel and solicitor for many public and private educational institutions in New Jersey.
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- E-mail Communications
- Employment Manuals
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
- Labor Negotiations
- New A-5 Statute and Regulations
- Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”)
- Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”)
- Parliamentary Procedures
- Pupil Records
- Rice Notices
- School Construction
- Search and Seizure
- Section 504
- Sexual Harassment
- Sick Leave Banks
- Special Education (“IDEA”)
- Student Assaults on Teachers
- Student Discipline
- Student Publications
- Student Residency
- Tenure Acquisition and Dismissal
- Wrongful Discharge
We take an active role in local and state programs sponsored by various professional educational associations, including the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials, the New Jersey School Boards Association, and the New Jersey Charter School Association. Our commitment to continuing legal education in the school law area also includes speaking engagements in a variety of settings. On numerous occasions, we have been asked to give in-service educational programs to school districts and other education practices.
Regarding general school law matters, our library contains decisions reported in the New Jersey School Law Decisions, the New Jersey Administrative Reporter, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Law Reporter. As members of the National School Boards Association, we receive and read a host of national publications dealing with issues common to school boards across the country.
With respect to school labor matters, our library contains all decisions by PERC, as well as national arbitration reporters and other publications dealing with school board issues. Additionally, the firm subscribes to reports containing state and federal statutory, regulatory and common law, including statutes, regulations and decisions relating to education matters. Firm attorneys have access to a variety of computer research databases including LEXIS, WESTLAW, and the services of a full-time information specialist.
Lead by Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq., this blog is devoted to current developments in New Jersey education law affecting school districts, charter schools, students, and employees.