Client Focus

Independent School Law
Independent Schools
Institutions of Higher Education
Professional Service Providers

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio


  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1982


  • National Business Officers Association

    National Association of Independent Schools

    American Bar Association
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Caryn G. Pass


Caryn frequently conducts presentations and workshops for associations, human resources groups and clients that are designed to help employers avoid liabilities and maintain compliance with employment laws. 

She regularly presents at the National Association of Independent Schools' annual conference and the National Business Officers Association annual training institute. 

Caryn has presented before many regional independent school associations and works closely with these groups to help establish best practices for independent schools.  Caryn has made presentations to several local Society for Human Resource Management groups as well as at the National Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference. 

She is regularly quoted in publications where she provides practical advice to employers on topics such as wage and hour, FMLA and other employment matters.

Past Events

July 9, 2012 -
July 10, 2012
Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP) Annual Summer Institute
Caryn G. Pass
December 7, 2011
"Drafting Enrollment Contracts for the 2012-2013 School Year" webinar for the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
Caryn G. Pass
December 1, 2011
"Supervision and Professional Development; Legal issues and Trends" at the Johns Hopkins Graduate Education Program
Caryn G. Pass
November 15, 2011
"The Legal Aspects of Enrollment Agreements," Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) webinar
Caryn G. Pass
October 31, 2011
"Governance Issues Facing Independent School Boards" for the Association of Independent Maryland Schools
Caryn G. Pass
June 24, 2010 -
June 25, 2010
"Managing Legal Risks for Boarding Schools" at The Association of Boarding Schools' (TABS) conference in Wilmington, DE
Caryn G. Pass
May 3, 2010
"Enforcing a School's Enrollment Contract" at the Florida Independent School Business Officers Conference in Orlando
Caryn G. Pass
June 29, 2009
"Safe and Healthy: Best Practices for Risk Management in Residential Life" at the Association of Boarding Schools' Risk Management Conference
Caryn G. Pass
"Trends in Administrators Employment Agreements" for the Association of Business Officers of Independent Schools
Caryn G. Pass
VAIS Business Managers Conference 2006 - "Critical issues in Employment Laws; A review for Independent Schools"
Caryn G. Pass
Association of Independent Schools of New England Business Managers Conference 2005 - "Critical issues in Employment Laws; A review for Independent Schools"
Caryn G. Pass
Biotech Industry Organization, BIO HR2001 - "Critical issues in Employment Laws"
Caryn G. Pass