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Seth Tipton & Caitlin Pletcher Discuss Legal Status of Marijuana and its Impact on School Districts

Seth Tipton & Caitlin Pletcher Discuss Legal Status of Marijuana and its Impact on School Districts

Posted April 5, 2021 in Education Law, News

On April 1, 2021, Seth Tipton & Caitlin Pletcher, Partners with Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, Cappelli, Tipton and Taylor LLC, appeared on the podcast School Law – The Legal Status of Marijuana and its Impact on School Districts. They were interviewed by Ray Pinney of the New Jersey School Board Association. Tipton, Chair of the Firm’s […]

Grandparent Visitation Rights in New Jersey

Grandparent Visitation Rights in New Jersey

Posted April 2, 2021 in Family Law

By Brian Budic, Esq. New Jersey Courts have long recognized the unquantifiable benefits of a relationship between children and their grandparents.  Specifically, a New Jersey Supreme Court decision stated “[a] very special relationship often arises and continues between grandparents and grandchildren. The tensions and conflicts which commonly mar relations between parents and children are often […]

One at One: ESSER II Funds

One at One: ESSER II Funds

Posted March 31, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Colleen Degnan: Whether school districts may use ESSER II funds (available under the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act) for the same uses as ESSER I funds (available under the CARES Act). Answer: Yes.  Additionally, the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (“CRRSA”) clarified that both ESSER I and ESSER […]

Lester Taylor to Speak at the WaterNow Alliance Virtual Summit

Lester Taylor to Speak at the WaterNow Alliance Virtual Summit

Posted March 30, 2021 in News

Lester E. Taylor, Partner with Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, will speak at the WaterNow Alliance Virtual Summit entitled Tap into Resilience.  The Summit will take place virtually on April 6-8, 2021.  This year’s Summit is about accelerating sustainable water innovation to build safe, healthy and prosperous communities for everyone. Click here for […]

One at One: Opposing Counsel Rule

One at One: Opposing Counsel Rule

Posted March 25, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by David Solomon: Whether “replying all” to opposing counsel’s e-mail (when opposing counsel included their client on the e-mail) constitutes a violation of Rule of Professional Conduct 4.2. Answer: No. The New Jersey Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics recently concluded that a group e-mail chain is an informal mode of communication, similar to […]

One at One: Bill S3488

One at One: Bill S3488

Posted March 16, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Kendal Longmore: Whether Bill S3488 proposes financial incentives for school districts to form or expand regional school districts. Answer: Yes.  Bill S3488, which the Senate Education Committee has approved and is currently under review by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, creates a grant program as one financial incentive.  As proposed, the […]

Seth Tipton Comments on the Legalization of New Jersey Adult-Use Cannabis

Seth Tipton Comments on the Legalization of New Jersey Adult-Use Cannabis

Posted March 15, 2021 in Cannabis Law

Seth Tipton, a Partner of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, was recently quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal. Tipton, co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Special Committee, comments in the article, ‘Everyone Wants to Know When Licenses Will Start’: Cannabis Practices See ‘Significant Influx’ of Work. In the […]

One at One: Compensatory Education

One at One: Compensatory Education

Posted March 10, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Jaclyn D’Arminio: Whether there is a set formula for determining whether compensatory education is owed, and the amount of compensatory education that is owed, to students with disabilities when there has been an interruption in services caused by COVID-19. Answer: No.  Determinations regarding compensatory education must be made on a case-by-case basis […]

One at One: New Jersey’s New Marijuana Laws & Schools

One at One: New Jersey’s New Marijuana Laws & Schools

Posted March 2, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Nick Sullivan: Whether the new marijuana laws, enacted by Governor Murphy on February 22, 2021, affect a school district’s reporting requirements under the Uniform Memorandum of Understanding between Education and Law Enforcement Officials. Answer: No.  Although the new marijuana laws decriminalized the possession of marijuana, marijuana remains defined as a controlled dangerous […]

One at One: New Jersey Statewide Assessments

One at One: New Jersey Statewide Assessments

Posted February 24, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Colleen Degnan: Whether twelfth graders are still required to demonstrate proficiency on Statewide assessments in order to graduate, despite the disruption to education caused by COVID-19? Answer: No. Governor Murphy, via Executive Order No. 214 (2021), waived the State’s graduation proficiency test requirement for all twelfth graders who have not yet met […]

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