On June 24, 2021, Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, Sanmathi “Sanu” Dev, served as the moderator for a CLE hosted by the D&I Committee of the Burlington County Bar Association. The CLE entitled, “Race and Gender Identity Issues in Criminal Justice,” featured a discussion on how the criminal justice and prison systems treat vulnerable defendants and inmates. Ms. Dev serves as a Co-Chair of the Burlington County Bar Association’s Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership Committee.
The CLE was presented by Robyn Gigl, Esq., a transgender attorney and author. Ms. Gigl’s recently published legal crime thriller, By Way of Sorrow, features a transgender criminal defense attorney from New Jersey and her black transgender client who has been accused of murder.
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 is the Chair of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which seeks to facilitate the Firm’s efforts to achieve and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace at every level of our organization. Ms. Dev also serves as the Firm’s Hiring Shareholder. She received her law degree from Rutgers Law School at Camden and her B.A. degree from Boston University.