Joseph F. Betley

Joseph F. Betley: Attorney with Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.
  • Shareholder; Co-Chair, School Law Department at Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.
  • Suite 300 S, 8000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 300 S, P.O. Box 5016, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
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Biography

Co-Chair, Education Practice

Mr. Betley concentrates on labor and employment law, civil rights, school law, including special education, and construction law.

Professional Awards & Honors

Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers (2009-2010) - 5% of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers.

“South Jersey’s Top Attorneys”, SJ Magazine.

“South Jersey’s Awesome Attorneys”, South Jersey Magazine.

Classes & Seminars

“Medical Marijuana and New Jersey Public Schools: Perfect Together?,” Strauss Esmay School Law and Policy Seminar, June 2018

“Rice Notices - What Every Board Member Needs to Know,” Washington Township School District, March 2018.

“Legal Issues in Public Schools,” Rowan College at Burlington County, March 2017.

“New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act,” Washington Township School District, February 2017

“Legal Training for Administrators: FAPE, Student Discipline, Manifestation Determinations and More,” Washington Township School District, January 2017.

Negotiations in Today’s Times, Strauss Esmay Associates, 31st Annual Educational Policy & School Law Seminar, June 2016.

My Contract as a Business Administrator- Friend or Foe?, New Jersey Association of School Business Officials- 54th Annual Conference, June 2016.

Legal Issues in Public Schools - Rowan College at Burlington County, April 2016.

Suspicion of a Student Under the Influence: Reporting and Notification Requirements - Haddonfield Board of Education, February 2016.

Administrative Council Training - Section 504, Haddonfield Board of Education, November 2015.

Administrative Council Training - Section 504, Washington Township School District, September 2015.

First Amendment Rights of Students - “I Love Boobies” and Beyond, Strauss Esmay Associates LLP, June 2015.

Legal Issues in Public Schools, Burlington County College, May 2015.

School Leader Professional Development: School Law Issues on the Ground, in-house presentation to Administrators of the Haddonfield School District, November 2014.

First Amendment Rights of Students - How Much Freedom of Expression Is Left Inside the Schoolhouse Gates, Strauss Esmay Associates LLP, June 2014.

Legal Issues in Public Schools, Burlington County College, May 2014.

School Leader Training - Special Education, Southern Regional Institute & ETTC, 2013.

School Leader Professional Development - School Law, Ethics, and Governance, Administrators of the Collingswood Public Schools, 2013.

School Leader Training - Special Education, Southern Regional Institute & ETTC, 2013.

24/7 Student Code of Conduct Policies - Haddonfield, Ramapo and Beyond, Strauss Esmay Associates, LLP, 27th Annual Educational Policy and School Law Seminar, 2013.

Collective Bargaining Agreements, New Jersey Association of School Board Professionals, 2013.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • School Law - and Special Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
856-914-2075  Phone
856-235-2786  Fax
www.capehart.com
University Attended:
Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, B.A., Highest Honors, 1980
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
1991, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; 1983, New Jersey
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Memberships

•National School Boards Association, Member
•New Jersey Bar Association, Member, Law and Employment Section
•New Jersey Association of School Board Officials
•New Jersey School Boards Association, Member

ISLN:
909047571

Peer Reviews

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey