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The Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference is held in Atlantic City on November 13, 14 & 15, 2018. Three Mason, Griffin & Pierson attorneys will be presenting at the conference.
Edwin Schmierer, Director with the firm and Assistant Counsel to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, is on a panel for the seminar, “Inherently Beneficial, Inherently Problematic”. The seminar is scheduled for November 13 and is sponsored by New Jersey Planning Officials. For more information go to www.njpo.org.
Trishka Waterbury Cecil, of Counsel with the firm and past-President of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA), is a presenter at four seminars: “New Board Member Training” on November 13, “Elected Officials Primer: Ethics, OPMA, OPRA & Civility” on November 14, OPMA/Civility/Administration of Public Meetings” on November 15, and “2018 Municipal Law Update” on November 15. For more information go to www.njpo.org., or https://www.njslom.org/300/Conference.
Sharon Dragan, of Counsel with the firm and a Trustee with The New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) is a presenter at the seminar “SADC/Agricultural Properties: Green Acres/Open Space Issues, ROSI Consequences” is scheduled for November 15 and is sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys. For more information go to https://www.njilga.org/.
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In a recent decision (Justin Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc.), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that an employee who is fired for using medical marijuana outside the workplace may bring a claim for disability discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Mason, Griffin & Pierson Attorney, Elizabeth Zuckerman, who argued the cause for Amicus Curiae National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey, stated the "decision is a win for employees who test positive for marijuana due to their lawful use of medical marijuana outside the workplace."
Jeanne-Marie Scollo has become an Associate with Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. She earned her J.D from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is a member of the firm's Local Government Law and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Scollo brings over nine years of previous legal experience to the firm. She served as Deputy County Counsel for Middlesex County from 2014 to 2019 and was previously a solo practitioner in New Brunswick. Ms. Scollo is admitted in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Mercer County, Middlesex County, and New Jersey State Bar Associations.