Education Services

NYS 3020a Teacher Misconduct Cases: Issues for Advocates, Hearing Officers, and Schools

Session ID: ED5221004O

NYS 3020a Teacher Misconduct Cases:  Issues for Advocates, Hearing Officers, and Schools


  • Start Date

    May 20, 2021 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    May 20, 2021 12:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
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Registration Status: OPEN

Registration for this program closes on May 19, 2021 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $10 processing fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


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Faculty and Summary

Teacher misconduct matters under New York State Education Law Section 3020a, present school officials and union representatives with uniquely challenging issues. Often, both sides must weigh the risks of whether to call students, parents and other teachers to testify in hearings. Those same issues must then be competently and sensitively addressed by the hearing officers.

During this virtual classroom, the faculty will address the grounds for disciplining teachers, the investigation, pre-hearing interviews and discovery issues as well as how to advocate during the hearing.


Representing Teachers
Claire T. Sellers, Esq. NYSUT; Buffalo, NY
Timothy Connick, Esq. NYSUT; Buffalo, NY

Representing School Districts
Jeffrey F. Swiatek, Esq, Hodgson Russ; Buffalo, NY
Lindsay A. Menasco, Esq., Hodgson Russ; Buffalo, NY

Hearing Officer
Rocco M. Scanza, Esq.,Arbitrator; Buffalo, NY


As part of its long-standing, ongoing educational mission, the American Arbitration Association grants a limited number of scholarships that cover the cost of educational program registration. Scholarship eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA. To request a registration fee scholarship, please send an email to Include your current position and affiliation, and a brief description of the basis for your registration fee scholarship request. The American Arbitration Association reserves the right to grant or deny any request based on the information provided by the requesting individual and available space in the program.


If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.


CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association. This program is pending approval for CLE credits in New York. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


Please contact Maggie Lalowski at or 212-484-3283.