16th Annual Mel Osterman School Law Conference
August 5, 2021
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capital Region BOCES
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks – Michael Piccirillo, Ed.D.
8:45 – 10:30 a.m. Education Law Update
Presented by Jay Worona, Esq., General Counsel, NYSSBA
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Update on Student Free Speech Rights Following the Supreme Court’s Decision in Mahanoy Area School
District v. B.L.
Presented by Jay Girvin, Esq., Partner, Girvin & Ferlazzo P.C.
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Regulating Off-Campus Misconduct: Practical Applications of Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. When
Conducting Investigations Under DASA, Title IX, and Student Code of Conduct
Presented by Monica Lenahan, Esq., Partner, and Susan DiDonato, Esq., Of Counsel, Whiteman Osterman &
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – Michael Piccirillo, Ed.D.
Mel Osterman (1934-2005)
Mel was an avid supporter of education, the arts and CASDA. The law firm continues to support his initiatives, providing outreach opportunities for the community. A sincere thank you to Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP for their continued support of the Law Conference.