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Ms. Hope Blackburn, General Counsel 
Ms. Carlyne Turner-Beverly, Assistant General Counsel
201-915-6231

The Legal Department represents and protects the legal interests of The Jersey City Public Schools. It provides legal guidance and representation to the District, its staff and its Board of Education on a broad range of legal issues involving the District, its policies and programs, employees and students. 

Among its primary responsibilities, the Legal Department (1) represents the District in litigation, particularly litigation arising under the school laws, related special education laws, and public employment statutes and regulations; (2) supervises all litigation involving the District that is assigned to outside law firms under contract with the District; (3) prepares and/or reviews District contracts, including their compliance with the public procurement process of the Public School Contracts Law; and (4) provides general legal advice to the District Administration and its Board of Education. 

 
 
 

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