October 3-4, 2019
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ

Accommodations at the Crowne Plaza

Emerging Legal Issues for School Counselors

David Nash

Thursday, October 3 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


SPEAKER BIO: DAVID NASH, ESQ. currently serves as Director of LEGAL ONE (Law, Ethics, Governance for All Leaders, including an Overview of New and Emerging issues) at the Foundation for Educational Administration. LEGAL ONE is an innovative program that provides school law professional development for school leaders and other educators. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Nash served as legal counsel for the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association. In that role, Mr. Nash provided legal assistance to NJPSA members for legal issues arising out of the performance of their duties. Mr. Nash also served as Assistant Director of Government Relations for NJPSA from 1994 to 2003. He currently teaches graduate level school law courses at Ramapo College and has previously taught at Rutgers University and New Jersey City University. Mr. Nash received his B.A. from Rutgers University and graduated with High Honors from Rutgers Law School in 2003. While at Rutgers Law School he served as an editor for the Rutgers Law Review. His prior civic involvement includes six years’ service as a member of the Old Bridge Board of Education, including two years as board president, and service on the Board of Trustees for both Healing the Children New Jersey and Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Mr. Nash as he presents Emerging Legal Issues for School Counselors. This session will provide an overview of critical and emerging legal issues relevant to school counselors. It will include the latest state and federal guidance, case law, statutes and regulations on key legal issues, including counseling and student confidentiality, what constitutes student records under FERPA, identifying and responding to HIB, addressing the growing trends of student vaping and opioid use, supporting transgender students, understanding the revised Memorandum of Agreement Between Education and Law Enforcement and responding to kids in crisis.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, October 3, 2019

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pre-Conference Learning Session

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

President’s Reception

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Registration / Information Center

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Exhibits Open

7:45 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast available

8:45 am – 9:00 am

President’s Welcome

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Keynote

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 am – 11:20 am

Concurrent Session I

11:20 am – 11:50 am

Exhibitor Break

11:50 am – 12:40 pm

Concurrent Session II

12:40 pm – 1:40 pm

Lunch and Door Prizes

1:40 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Session III

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!


Crowne Plaza

2055 E Lincoln Hwy
Edison, NJ 08817


The Crowne Plaza, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $114 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by September 17, 2019, while rooms are available.


  • CALL:  (732) 287-3500. Please be sure to tell the hotel the group code: “SCA“.
  • REGISTER ONLINE:  Reservations can be made on the Crowne Plaza website. Choose the nights of October 2nd or 3rd or both nights, and then enter the Group Code “SCA” to receive the conference discount.
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