Education Law Update: Pennsylvania Senate Bill 664 allows special education students to receive continued service beyond the age of 21 and allows all students to repeat a grade level during the 2021-2022 school year

On June 24, 2021 the Pennsylvania House and Senate both passed Senate Bill 664, which will allow extended enrollment for special education students and allow students in the Commonwealth to repeat a grade level during the 2021-2022 school year. Senate…

Education Law Update: U.S. Department of Education confirms Title IX protects students from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Notice of Interpretation on June 16, 2021 explaining that OCR will enforce Title IX to protect students from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Discrimination on…

International Prenuptial or Premarital Agreements

A premarital or prenuptial agreement is a written and binding agreement or contract between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage. To learn more about the basics of premarital or prenuptial agreements, please read my prior article entitled “Premarital, Prenuptial…

Premarital, Prenuptial or Antenuptial Agreement: The Basics

What is a prenuptial or premarital agreement? A premarital, prenuptial, or antenuptial agreement is a written agreement or contract made between prospective spouses in contemplation of marriage. Generally, the agreement sets forth the rights and obligations of the parties in…

Legal Alert: Important Reversal of New York COVID-19 Student Testing Rule

On February 16th, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued guidance (NYSED Guidance) establishing a new rule that public schools in New York cannot require students to consent to COVID-19 testing in order to attend in-person classes. The guidance…

Nerney joins Leadership RI 2021 Class

Following a competitive application and selection process, Rita E. Nerney has joined Leadership Rhode Island’s 2021 Rho II class. Each year Leadership Rhode Island selects a diverse group of established and emerging leaders to participate in a thought-provoking, 10-month community…