New Jersey lawyer focusing on special education law and employment law


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Cochlear Implant Mapping and the IDEA

As an attorney with a hearing impairment, I read Petit v. United States Department of Education with great interest. Last week, the US Court of

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Unilateral Placements: A big gamble

In the world of special education litigation, the unilateral placement is probably the biggest gamble a parent can make. What is the unilatera

Hugs, Harassment, and Humanity

What was really going on when Tyler Blackmore, the principal of Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School (in New Jersey), declared over the school’s

White Stripes: “We’re Going To Be Friends”

This is my 100th post on this blog! I hope you have enjoyed the many blog articles I’ve published here…. And now for something a little bit


Does ADA Require Trained ASL Interpreters Prior to Arrest?

In January 2006, the Department of Justice published an informative pamphlet, “Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guid

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Learning Disabilities, the Wonderlic Test, and the NFL

Lowell Cohn has a good piece about a college football player with a learning disability who received a low score on the Wonderlic test. T

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Tattoos, Facial Piercings, and Employment Discrimination

In “Mohawks, Tattoos, and Facial Piercings…  in School,” a reader posted a question about whether a person who is a member of The Church of Body


Disability, Age Waivers, and Sports Tournaments

There is an interesting petition on that seeks to change a rule permitting Michigan high school student Eric Dompierre to play ball for at

Facebook and Your Job

The use of Facebook comments as evidence in employment litigation is growing. In many cases, writing disparaging or offensive Facebook comments about

NJ Anti-Bullying Law Still Alive

The viability of the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, which I have discussed in  previous posts (here and there), seemed to be in