Julia R. Cohen

Julia R. Cohen

Email: jcohen@shebitzlaw.com

Julia R. Cohen, is a member of the firm. Ms. Cohen represents not-for-profit, educational, institutional and individual clients in employment, education and civil rights matters in the state and federal courts and before various administrative tribunals. She represents individual educators and administrators in disciplinary proceedings. She also serves as general counsel for not-for-profit and education clients. As such, Ms. Cohen advises on most matters confronting agencies and schools (pre-K through post-secondary/college) including employment matters, student disciplinary issues, policy and best practices, and regulatory and compliance matters.

Ms. Cohen has served as a Senior Court Attorney in New York State Supreme Court, New York County. Since joining the firm, Ms. Cohen has presented at continuing legal education programs on education and employment issues such as"Legal Issues in the School Setting". "Student Athletic Programs and the Law" and "Family & Medical Leave Act Update", She has appeared on Court TV as a live commentator on televised legal proceedings involving First Amendment, educational and employment issues.

Ms. Cohen serves on the New York City Bar Association's Federal Courts Committee (2007 --). She was previously a member of its Gay and Lesbian Rights Committee (1997-2000). Ms Cohen is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (2004 --). She sits on the Boards of several not-for-profit entities including the Open Meadows Foundation (2000--) and IDEAS (2000--). Ms. Cohen is a member of the Advisory Committee of Bike New York, the sponsors of the Five Borough Bike Tour. She is a Small Claims Arbitrator in the Civil Court of the City of New York. Ms. Cohen is also a cooperating attorney for Lambda Legal Defense.

Ms. Cohen received a Bachelor's of Music from Boston University; a Masters of Music from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center. She is admitted to practice in the New York State and District of Columbia courts as well as Federal Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York. District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court.