Christie R. Jacobson   ASSOCIATE

CHRISTIE R. JACOBSON received her Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 2006 and B.A. (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from the Hofstra University Honors College in 2003, where she majored in English & American Literature. She is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York and Federal Eastern District Courts of New York. During law school, she studied under the “Commissioner Monica Gollub Memorial Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Law,” and interned with the New York State Attorney General’s Office as well as the Hofstra University Office of Legal Affairs. She served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Joanna Seybert of the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Peter B. Skelos of the Appellate Division, Second Department. Christie became associated with the firm in 2006. Christie handles administrative litigation, including appeals to the Commissioner of Education on matters including residency, student discipline, transportation and interpretation of the Education Law. She also trains and advises clients regarding various legal mandates. In addition, Christie routinely issues legal updates to advise our clients about new laws, regulations, court cases and administrative decisions that affect school districts. Christie is regularly called upon to speak on legal issues for various organizations, including NYSSBA, Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations, Long Island Association of School Personnel Administrators (“LIASPA”) and the Suffolk Association of School Business Officials. On June 4, 2017, Christie spoke at the annual School Attorney Law Conference presented by the New York State Association of School Attorneys in conjunction with NYSSBA. She also served as an educational presenter at both the 2013, 2014 and 2017 NYSSBA Annual Conventions. Christie was also featured in New York Magazine’s “New York Women Leaders in the Law” 2016. In May of 2015, Christie was re-elected for a three-year term to the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Bar Association (“NCBA”), which is the largest suburban bar association in the United States. She is also the current Chair of the NCBA Women in the Law Committee. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and Education Law Committee of NCBA. She served as both Chair and Vice-Chair of the NCBA Education Law Committee for several years. Christie’s article, “Solutions to Five Common Problems Involving Unpaid Leaves of Absence,” was featured in the June 2014 edition of On Board, the statewide newspaper published by the New York State School Boards Association (“NYSSBA”). She published several other articles in the Nassau Lawyer, including: “Who is an ‘Applicable Large Employer’ Under the Affordable Care Act?” (Jan. 2014); “Speech in the Digital Age: What Every Parent and Public School Official Should Know” (Sept. 2010); “Workers’ Compensation: Controlling Costs and Employer Obligations” (Jan. 2010); and “Family Law May Clarify Education Law When Enrolling a Child in Public School” (Feb. 2009).



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  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Christie Jacobson, Esq., to Present at Annual Law Conference

    June 1, 2018

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., will be a presenter at the New York State Association of School Attorneys 18th Annual School Attorney Law Conference, which is being held June 1-3, 2018. Ms. Jacobson will be presenting on the topic of “Student Enrollment: Practical and Legal Challenges Involved in Verifying Resident Students.” The audience for this presentation will be school attorneys from throughout the State of New York.



  • Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., and Timothy M. Mahoney, Esq., to present on Special Education Law

    June 15, 2018

    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., and Timothy M. Mahoney, Esq., will be presenting “Applying Special Education Law to Everyday Issues” on June 15, 2018, the second day of a two-day event, for the National Business Institute. Mr. Feldman will be presenting on preparing for and testifying at due process hearings. Mr. Mahoney will be presenting on prior written notices, behavioral issues, and student discipline. The workshop will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Plainview, 333 South Service Road, Plainview, NY 11803. For further information please visit www.nbi-sems.com.


  • RECENT EVENTS
  • Christie Jacobson, Esq., to Present on Free Speech Rights

    March 27, 2018

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., recently presented “The Contours of Student Free Speech Rights” on March 27, 2018 at the New York State School Boards Association’s 2018 Policy Workshop. The workshop was held at the Holiday Inn Plainview, 215 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803. For further information please visit www.nyssba.org.



  • Legal 1

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    • Special Education Presentation
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq.



  • LIASEA Conference

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    The Impact on IEP Development of the Supreme Court Decision in Endrew F. and the Second Circuit Decision in T.K.
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq. For more information visit www.liasea.org.



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