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Further information: contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations office, (570) 208-5957
Sept. 17, 2015 - Atty. Joseph McGettigan, the lead prosecutor in the trial of serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, and child rights expert Atty. Heather Hulse will discuss child abuse prevention and bullying, respectively, at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Burke Auditorium, located in the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s College.
The program is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning at King’s College and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Luzerne County (CASA).
During the opening presentation, titled “Bullying 101: Know Your Rights and How to Protect Your Child,” Hulse will review current statistics and laws pertaining to children’s educational rights as well as discussing school districts’ obligations in regard to addressing such issues with parents and guardians. During the second portion of the event, Atty. McGettigan will present “How to be a Leader in Preventing Child Abuse: The Prosecution of Jerry Sandusky.” McGettigan will explore the prosecution of Sandusky, former assistant coach at Penn State University, and child abuse awareness in institutional settings.
Hulse is a shareholder with McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., and is the operator of their Scranton office. Her practice consists of Special Education Law. She has over 15 years of experience, including work as a student attorney at the Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Drexel University.
McGettigan entered private practice with McAndrews Law Offices following his successful prosecution of Jerry Sandusky. He works primarily in cases involving crime victims in organizational or institutional settings and the abuse and bullying of children, the disabled, and the elderly. He previously served as First Assistant District Attorney in both Delaware County and Philadelphia, a Chief Deputy in the Attorney General’s Office, and as an Assistant United States Attorney.
The William G. McGowan School of Business is located on the corner of North River and West Union strees. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Dr. Bill Bolan, director, Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning, at 208-8058.
Atty. Joseph McGettigan, the lead prosecutor of the Jerry Sandusky trial
Child rights expert Atty. Heather Hulse