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Celebrating New Jersey’s New Universal Home Visiting Law

By Cecilia Zalkind, ACNJ President/CEO Cecilia Zalkind (R) with ACNJ Parent Advocate Alice Lu (L) at the bill signing event It’s official! Last week, Governor Murphy signed the universal home visiting bill (S690/A4530) into law, guaranteeing new parents at least one free home visit from a nurse within two weeks of their child’s birth, with […]

ACNJ Says No to Opinion 56, Stating Non-Lawyers Have a Place in IEP Meetings, Mediation

On November 16, 2020, staff attorney Nina Peckman, on behalf of ACNJ, submitted comments to the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, urging them to remove language in Opinion 56, which states that only lawyers are to be allowed in Independent Education Program (IEP) and mediation meetings. By barring non-lawyer advocates from meetings, Peckman […]