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Fay Selected as James W. Cooper Fellow

May 13, 2015

Julie C. Fay, a partner in the firm’s Hartford office, has been selected as a 2015 James W. Cooper Fellow by the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF). The mission of CBF is to promote equal access to justice in Connecticut, and James W. Cooper Fellows support activities and programs that further the rule of law and assist in efforts to improve the administration of justice in Connecticut. To be selected, attorneys must demonstrate superior legal ability and devotion to the welfare of the community, state and nation, as well as to the advancement of the legal profession.

Attorney Fay is a member of the firm’s School Law practice and represents both public and independent schools in a variety of special education and general education law matters, with a particular focus on issues relating to students with disabilities, student discipline, confidentiality, school governance and policy.

As part of her practice, Attorney Fay also conducts professional development workshops for clients and other school organizations, including the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, the Association of Independent Schools in New England, the College Board, Connecticut Association of Schools and the Capitol Region Education Council.

Attorney Fay is currently an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac Law School, where she teaches a course on Education and the Law.  Her participation in professional associations includes serving as a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Education Law Committee and previous terms as President and Secretary of the Connecticut Council of School Attorneys.


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