Laura J. Granelli focuses her practice on matters of education and municipal law, providing both general and labor counsel services to public school districts and libraries. She provides advice and counsel regarding virtually every legal issue that arises in educational and municipal settings, and is committed to practicing law with a high priority on service and integrity.
Laura has led a number of professional seminars on such topics as sexual harassment, special education, student discipline, Dignity for All Students Act, and school and library elections, and frequently lectures on a variety of education and municipal law topics, including litigating versus settling special education disputes, navigating student discipline, board member free speech rights, school district reserve funds, and ethical considerations for representing school boards. She has also presented before the New York State Senate Education Committee and the State Education Department on topics such as Education Law § 3020-a reform and teacher evaluations.
“First Amendment Rights of Speakers at School Board Meetings,” On Board, New York State School Boards Association, November 20, 2017, Co-Author
“Invasion of the Drones: Regulating UAV Use at School,” On Board, New York State School Boards Association, December 14, 2015, Co-Author
“MRSA Resists Expulsion as Well as Antibiotics,” On Board, New York State School Boards Association, August 15, 2011, Co-Author