Special Presentations

Our partners and associates appear as lecturers for the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) more frequently than any other attorneys in the state. We also lecture frequently for the New York State Bar Association, New York State Association of School Attorneys, Mid-Hudson School Study Council and the American Arbitration Association.

For the past 30 years, David S. Shaw has instructed graduate students at State University of New York at New Paltz in its School of Education, in the areas of Education Law, School Finance Law and Labor Relations and Personnel.

Beth L. Harris is an Adjunct Professor for Bank Street Graduate School of Education, teaching School Law for Educational Leaders; and for Long Island University, teaching School Law and Special Education Law at their Westchester, Orange and Rockland County campuses.

Julie M. Shaw serves as an Adjunct Professor to graduate students at Pace University, where she instructs in Education Law and School Leadership.

During the last several years, Mr. Shaw presented for NYSSBA on the subjects of IDEA Reauthorization, Bullying and Hazing, No Child Left Behind, the Legal Responsibilities of the Board and Superintendent with regard to Fiscal Matters, School Safety, Board Legal Rights and Responsibilities, and Negotiations. Mr. Lambert, Ms. Harris and Mr. Silveira present for NYSSBA on student rights and special education issues.

Our firm frequently provides in-service workshops at no additional expense. The topics that we have recently presented on include:

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • The Discipline of Students, including those with Disabilities
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Sexual Harassment (Employees and Students)
  • Trends In Taylor Law Negotiations
  • Preparation for Collective Negotiations under the Taylor Law
  • Taylor Law Implications of Proposed Commissioner’s Regulation on Staff
  • Evaluation, Professional Development and the New Learning Standards
  • Advising Clients on Fiscal Accountability
  • Board Member Ethics
  • Student First and Fourth Amendment Rights
  • Student Confidentiality
  • Project SAVE Legislation
  • The Evaluation and Discipline of Pedagogical and Non-Pedagogical Employees
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Student Technology Use
  • Effectively Conducting the Lay-Off and Recall Process
  • School Finance Law
  • Service Animals in Public Schools
  • Compliance Officer Training
  • Responding to Bullying and Discrimination Pursuant to New York State and Federal Law
  • Transgender Issues
  • Residency and Homelessness