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JUDITH WEINSTOCK

 

E-mail: Judith@ParlesRekem.com

Tel: 973-564-0055

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Professional info

 

Judith Weinstock, Of Counsel to the Firm, is committed to representing and advocating on behalf of individuals with special needs and their families in the areas of special education, early intervention, transition and adult services, residential placements, guardianships, and insurance coverage.  An experienced attorney, Ms. Weinstock graduated Rutgers School of Law-Camden with high honors, and clerked for the Honorable John J. Hughes (Ret.), Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and the Honorable Gary S. Stein (Ret.), New Jersey Supreme Court.  She practiced environmental law for seven years in New Jersey, successfully representing not-for-profit environmental organizations and citizen groups before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and municipalities.  Ms. Weinstock was also a litigation associate for one year at the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen O’Conner.

 

An educator herself, Ms. Weinstock was a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law-Newark Environmental Law Clinic, and an Adjunct Instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She also served as the Interim Director of Environmental Law Programs, Center of Environmental Legal Studies, at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York.

 

Prior to law school, Ms. Weinstock worked for the New York Civil Liberties Union where she addressed civil liberties disputes through advocacy, statements to the media, and presentations at public meetings and governmental hearings.  She was also the Coordinator of a volunteer legal services program where she assessed requests for legal assistance and referred clients to volunteer attorneys.

 

After taking time off to raise her son, Ms. Weinstock is enthusiastic to resume her legal career and passionate about helping those in need get the services and accommodations required by law. 

Ms. Weinstock has twice attended Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  She has formed close relationships with families from diverse backgrounds working together to navigate the medical, educational and emotional challenges that come from having a child with a serious illness.

 

She also served as the Chairperson of the Community Partnership Committee for the Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center, a preschool committed to serving a diverse population including children with unique challenges, and creating inclusive classrooms in which typically developing children and children with developmental delays interact and learn together.

Associations

 

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

  • New Jersey Special Education Practitioners Group

Community Activities

 

  • Former Chairperson of the Community Partnership Committee for the Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center.

  • Former Member and Team Captain, Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental Inn of Court, 2014-2015.

  • Judge, The Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, 2010-2014.

  • Volunteer, Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, Green Infrastructure Project.

Bar Admissions

 

  • State of New Jersey

  • State of Pennsylvania

  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey

2010 - present

2010 - present

Presentations & Publications

 

Presentations 

  • Created and presented an environmental clinical legal education-training program in Samara, Russia through the Office of Global Educational Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State.  May 2004

  • Designed and taught environmental regulations course for students earning a Master of Science degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. 2004-2005.​

  • Presented at New Jersey Environmental Summit, 2003.

 

Publications

  • The Role of the Environmental Judiciary, Journal of Court Innovation, New York State Judicial Institute and Pace Law School, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 2010, Issue Editor.

  • GreenLaw, Journal of the Pace Environmental Law Program, Vol. 13, No. 2, Winter 2010, Editor.

  • Taking Action in New York on Climate Change: 2011 Update Report, The Current Status of the Recommendations Proposed in the 2009 Report by the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Task Force on Global Warming, prepared for the NYSBA January 2011, submitted to the New York State Climate Action Council, Co-editor.

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