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This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 12.0 hours of distance learning credit, including 12.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse distance learning CLE credit. No more than 6.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
JOANNE L. BUTLER is a partner in the law firm of Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP. Ms. Butler's law practice is primarily devoted to the areas of education and public employment law. She represents numerous boards of education as general or special counsel. In addition to providing her school district clients with counsel in the many components of school law, including student, staff, and board operations issues, Ms. Butler represents her clients in litigation matters including student residency, discipline, and special education hearings, staff tenure proceedings, employment discrimination matters, grievance arbitrations, unfair practice proceedings, and bid/contracting disputes. She regularly appears before the Department of Education, the Office of Administrative Law, the Public Employees Relations Commission, the Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the various state and federal courts. Ms. Butler is a trustee of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys and a member of the National Council of School Attorneys. She also is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association's School Law Committee and its Labor and Employment Law Section. Ms. Butler frequently lectures and provides in-service training on various education and employment issues. Ms. Butler has been recognized several times by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of New Jersey's Super Lawyers in schools and education. After attending Penn State University for two years, she graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, summa cum laude. Ms. Butler attended the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America. She served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Clarkson S. Fisher, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
DAVID L. DISLER is an attorney with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. He is a member of the firm's litigation practice group, concentrating his practice in the areas of employment and education law. His practice focuses on the representation of boards of education; advising clients on issues including: compliance with applicable state and federal statutes and regulations; employment related matters; tenure issues; grievances; construction concerns; healthcare and benefits; and labor relations. He investigates and advises on allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breaches of the collective negotiations agreement. Mr. Disler is well-versed in the preparation of a wide array of agreements, including settlement agreements, shared service agreements, leases, collective negotiations agreements, and vendor contracts. He has experience litigating matters in both state and federal courts, and representing clients before a wide variety of governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Public Employment Relations Commission, Government Records Council, United States and New Jersey departments of Education, and Office of Administrative Law. Mr. Disler is a past guest lecturer on employment law matters. He is a member of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys and Lehigh Lawyers Association (Membership & Communication Committee). Mr. Disler earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Lehigh University and he earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.
MICHAEL GALEY is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He concentrates his practice on defending employers against employment related claims and advising clients on personnel management and statutory compliance issues. Mr. Galey is routinely involved in defending employers in matters in which former employees have alleged disability, race, age, gender, and other discrimination claims, as well as claims against employers for sexual harassment, breach of employment contract, defamation, wrongful termination, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act. His practice also involves counseling clients regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Pennsylvania's wage payment and collection law. Additionally, Mr. Galey assists clients in crafting employment agreements and implementing employee handbooks, and personnel policies and procedures. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 he was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. Mr. Galey earned his B.A. degree from Franklin and Marshall College and his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School.
ADAM KOTLAR is a trial attorney who has focused his practice on representing accident victims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Kotlar also practices in the areas of personal injury litigation, workers' compensation, commercial litigation, commercial transactions, real estate transactions, deed preparation, and estate planning. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as both a civil trial attorney and a workers' compensation law Attorney. Mr. Kotlar is a member of the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers, New Jersey. He earned his B.S. degree from Rutgers University and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law.
MELANIE D. LIPOMANIS is an attorney on the employment team of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. She has experience representing public and private management in all matters before the federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration forums. Ms. Lipomanis conducts training and internal investigations of matters arising under state and federal law and labor contracts. A vital resource to internal human resource professionals, she advises on discipline, performance improvement, onboarding, terminations, and severance agreements. Ms. Lipomanis negotiates labor contracts and defend employers against unfair labor practice charges, and implements reduction in force and early retirement incentive processes.Â She has been recognized as a Rising Star in the field of labor and employment by Super Lawyers from 2014-2017.Â Ms. Lipomanis is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from National Labor College and her J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law.
JEMI G. LUCEY is counsel with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, where she concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, with a particular focus on complex commercial litigation, professional negligence defense, and the productive use of litigation technology to reduce litigation cost and increase efficiency. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York; and before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; and U.S. District Court (District of New Jersey and Southern District of New York). Ms. Lucey is a member of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey; Middlesex County Bar Association; and New Jersey State Bar Association. She earned her B.S. degree from Wake Forest University and her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
JOSEPH L. ROSELLE is a partner with the firm Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP. Mr. Roselle concentrates his practice on representing public and private school boards throughout New Jersey. His work includes state funding issues; construction contracts; commercial and professional contracts; employee rights, including seniority, tenure, discrimination and discipline issues; discrimination and harassment investigations; environmental issues; property sale and acquisition; employment disability and leave claims; student rights, discipline and residency issues; compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and Open Public Records Act; public contracting and related public bidding issues; ethics and conflict of interest issues; commercial disputes; insurance; indemnification; employee benefits; constitutional matters; and land use and zoning issues. He has represented school districts in a variety of H.I.B.-related litigation. He also counsels on issues concerning employee discipline, tenure and seniority, the evaluation process and leave rights, as well as discrimination and whistleblower claims. Mr. Roselle has represented boards of education in the collective negotiation process, including related impasse and fact-finding proceedings. He has been repeatedly selected to the New Jersey Rising Stars list featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of schools & education. He is a trustee of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Italian American Bar Association. Mr. Roselle earned his B.S. degree, with honors, from Rutgers College and his J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School.
RALPH R. SMITH III is a shareholder with Capehart & Scatchard, P.A., and is the vice chairman of the labor and employment group. He practices in the area of employment litigation and preventive employment practices, which includes counseling employers on the creation of employment policies and employer training to avoid employment-related litigation. Mr. Smith is a member of the American, New Jersey State, New Jersey Federal, and Camden County bar associations; Camden County Inns of Court; and the Society for Human Resources Management. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law.
AIMEE S. WEINER is an attorney with Schwartz Edelstein Law Group LLC. Ms. Weiner concentrates her practice in litigation with an emphasis on employment and education law. She has worked on a variety of matters in the state and federal courts and the Office of Administrative Law. She handles various facets of employment litigation, including claims of age, race, disability, and gender discrimination, as well as cases involving breach of contract. Ms. Weiner is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and she earned her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.