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03. School Law and Civil Rights

As a former educator for 12 years and school Board attorney for over 10 years, Joe is well-versed in all areas of school law and procedure. Both the federal and state laws that apply to schools, county colleges, and universities provide myriad rights and protections for students, parents, and employees in NJ.  However, these same laws interweave a web of complexity that require an experienced attorney to handle cases arising in the schools. The firm has experience in and handles all matters related to education in the NJ public schools, county colleges, and universities:

  • Civil Rights 

  • Protecting the Civil Rights of Students Who May be Subject to Criminal Proceedings based on School Conduct.

  • Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) cases

  • Disciplinary Hearings for Students

  • School Disciplinary Action for Off-Campus Conduct

  • Searches and Seizures

  • 1st Amendment, Freedom of Speech/Viewpoint Discrimination Cases

  • 1st Amendment, School Prayer and Religious Freedom Cases

  • Hostile Environment and Workplace Cases

  • All Employment and Labor Matters

  • Tenure Rights and Tenure Arbitration Defense 

  • Seniority Disputes and Bumping Rights

  • Increment Withholdings

  • Contract Negotiations 

  • School Ethics Act Complaints 

  • School Board Matters

  • Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

  • Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) 

  • Due Process Hearings

  • Harassment, intimidation, or abuse on the basis of race, sex, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, religion, or viewpoint.

  • College and University Disciplinary Hearings

  • Obtaining Section 504 Plans for students and employees

  • Title IX Cases

  • Petitions of Appeal to the Commissioner of Education

  • Harassment From Student Loan Providers

  • NJ Law Against Discrimination Claims

  • Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act Violations  

  • Office of Civil Rights Investigations

  • School Residency Disputes

If you need assistance with a school law matter, please contact the Law Office of Joseph D. Castellucci, Jr. today. We possess decades of experience in handling all school law matters. We are a boutique law firm practicing in Morristown, New Jersey with a focus on providing our clients with personalized and compassionate representation with driven results. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation: (973) 285-3253.


 Over 20 Years of Accumulated Experience

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