16th Annual Mel Osterman School Law Conference

August 5, 2021
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capital Region BOCES

Lunch included


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 &

                                          Hanna LLP


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.