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T-5.2 Fry v. Napoleon Cmty Schools and Its Impact on Exhaustion of Civil Rights Claims

Half Day Session

Thursday, March 8th

1:30 pm - 5:00 PM


Audience Category: Attorney

Audience Level of Expertise: Intermediate


Brief Session Description:

In Fry v. Napoleon Cmty. Schools, the Supreme Court addressed, for the first time, the scope and meaning of IDEA's exhaustion provision. This session examines Fry and cases following Fry, exploring the state of the law on exhaustion of remedies and federal jurisdiction over claims against local education agencies under Section 504, the ADA, and other laws




Catherine Merino Reisman, Esquire
Reisman Carolla Gran, LLP
19 Chestnut Street
Haddonfield NJ  08033


Sarah E. Zuba, Esquire
Reisman Carolla Gran, LLP
19 Chestnut Street
Haddonfield NJ  08033


Presenter(s) Biography(ies):

Catherine Merino Reisman, a founding partner of Reisman Carolla Gran LLP, focuses her advocacy efforts on protecting the legal and civil rights of adults and children who have disabilities. Ms. Reisman is a Board member of COPAA, co-chair of the Amicus Committee and a former Chair of the COPAA Board. She represents clients with disabilities not only in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but nationwide. Catherine regularly speaks to parent groups and has presented at several COPAA conferences. She graduated New York University in 1985 from Yale Law School in 1989.


Sarah E. Zuba, a partner of Reisman Carolla Gran LLP, brings experience in both civil litigation and education to her advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families. While studying at The College of New Jersey and after graduating from Yale Law School in 2002, Ms. Zuba taught students of all ages, including children with special needs, in a variety of settings. Ms. Zuba serves as Chair of the board of Community Treatment Solutions, a nonprofit mental and behavioral health provider for at-risk youth and their families. She regularly presents to parent and professional groups throughout New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania and at COPAA conferences.



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