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Nancy Lederman

Impartial Hearing Officer

New York, NY, USA


Nancy Lederman is an attorney whose practice concentrates in education, disability, and elder law. She has authored several studies on education reform and governance, and taught school law courses for teachers and supervisors in graduate degree programs at Bank Street College of Education and other universities. She is coauthor of The Elder Law Handbook, written for people over 55 and people with disabilities, as well as their family members. Ms. Lederman served as Counsel to the Chancellor of the New York City’s public school system, responsible for litigation management and oversight of agency hearings and legal services.

As an Impartial Hearing Officer for Boards of Education statewide, and as an Administrative Law Judge for New York State’s Office of Children and Family Services, Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, and Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, she has presided at more than 2,000 cases involving federal and state laws protecting children and persons with disabilities.

Ms. Lederman has a JD from Fordham Law School and BA in English from SUNY at StonyBrook.
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