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Special Education Law Seminar
Set For November 14th

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ November 3, 2016 —The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will address the educational needs and rights of students with disabilities and their parents at a FREE public seminar on Monday, November 14, 2016, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.
Parents, school administrators, teachers and the general public are invited to attend. Admission is free but registration is required. The seminar will cover topics that parents frequently inquire about such as:

  • The Child Study Team and the Individual Education Plan — fostering cooperation between parents and school district personnel.
  • What happens when parties cannot reach an agreement? Steps to resolve disputes.
  • Independent Evaluations—what every parent needs to know.

After the presentations, the focus will be on questions from the audience on all topics relating to parents’ and the school’s rights and responsibilities concerning special education.

Speakers will include Staci J. Greenwald, Esq. of Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler in Cranbury; Hillary D. Freeman, Esq. of Freeman Law offices, LLC in Princeton, Freehold, and Cranford; and Eric L. Harrison, Esq. of Methfessel & Werbel in Edison. Greenwald was a special education teacher before attending law school. She has a degree in speech pathology and is a Certified Teacher of the Handicapped. She represents the disabled in various forums from the Office of Administrative Law to the Federal courts. Freeman is deeply committed to her work representing people with disabilities and their families. As the sister of a man with autism, she is able to combine personal experience with her legal training to help families advocate for services and supports. She has experience representing clients in special education and Section 504 issues, higher education issues including accommodations on high stakes testing and graduate school admissions tests, guardianship matters, estate planning and adult services. Harrison joined the Edison, NJ firm of Methfessel & Werbel in 1994, where he has practiced ever since. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney and admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. His practice focuses on the defense of civil rights and education cases before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, Superior Court and United States District Court.
The seminar is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. Click here to register, or for more information on Foundation seminars, programs, publications, and directions, visit our website ( or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. The Foundation’s seminar series is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.
Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to promote public understanding of the law through free educational programs and believes that “informed citizens are better citizens.” Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars; provides training for educators in conflict resolution, peer mediation and anti-bullying; publishes newsletters for students containing timely articles about social justice issues; operates a speakers bureau; and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation’s programs and publications, visit us online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. Please follow the Bar Foundation on Social Media and invite your friends to like and follow us as well. @NJStateBarFdn can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Foundation also has a YouTube channel.