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Nina Peckman

Nina Peckman works for ACNJ’s KidLaw Resource Center as a staff attorney, specializing in all aspects of education law and, as a member of the special education practitioners workgroup and the education law committee of the New Jersey Bar Association, takes part in education policy agendas. Fluent in Spanish and English, she primarily assists parents […]

Mary Coogan

Mary became President and CEO of ACNJ at the start of 2023 after becoming the vice president in 2003. She joined the organization in 1993 to head what is now known as ACNJ’s KidLaw Resource Center, which provides information on laws and legal processes affecting New Jersey children. Mary’s primary policy areas include foster care, […]


Education Resources The KidLaw Legal Resource Center provides individual help with education-related issues as well as helpful guides and factsheets. If you have a question concerning the education legal rights of New Jersey’s children and do not find the answer here, e-mail staff attorney Nina Peckman at Education law FAQs Basic Guide to Special […]