Alison L. Kenny concentrates her practice in school law, with an emphasis on special education law. Alison represents school boards throughout New Jersey before the Office of Administrative Law, the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education; and U.S. Department of Education, Division of Civil Rights. Alison also provides in-service presentations to school administrators, staff and professional organizations on a variety of school law issues, especially in the areas of Individual Education Program (IEP) development; IDEA, Section 504, and HIB compliance; record management; and student discipline.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Alison was a public school elementary and special education teacher and case manager in New York. Her experience in the classroom provides a practical knowledge to draw from when advising clients. Moreover, her Masters Degree in Special Education, combined with her law degree, is invaluable in advising clients in the complex and evolving area of special education law.
- Selected to the 2016 through 2018 New Jersey Rising Stars®* list featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine in the field of Schools & Education
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- Author, "Governor Murphy Signs E.O. 214, Impacting Students & Teachers," January 13, 2021
- Co-author, "The Role of Advocates in Special Education Matters Clarified," October 6, 2020
- Author, Supreme Court Clarifies FAPE Requirement- What does it mean for New Jersey Schools?, April 7, 2017
- Presented on a variety of school law issues for the New Jersey School Boards Association, the New Jersey Association of School Administration and the National Business Institute
- Successfully represented school districts throughout the State of New Jersey in matters related to special education and student discipline
- Represents school districts in mediations before the New Jersey Office of Special Education, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and United States Office of Civil Rights and assists clients in responding to Complaint Investigations by these agencies
- Regularly attends Child Study Team meetings, including identification, evaluation planning, eligibility and IEP meetings