SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS AND APPEALS
The majority of our work involves providing legal representation to parents who are not satisfied with how their school district is handling their children's special education needs. We enforce parents' and kids' rights under the special education laws. We do so generally through the impartial hearing process. We also handle appeals to the State Review Office(SRO) of adverse impartial hearing officer decisions and subsequent appeals to Federal Court of adverse SRO decisions.
Preparation and Consultation for CSE meetings
Parents often feel overwhelmed by the special education process and incapable of effectively advocating for their child's interests. We provide assistance before, during, and after Committee on Special Education(CSE) meetings for these parents. Our attorneys are skilled at anticipating what the CSE may offer and navigating whatever the outcome of the IEP meeting may be.
Assistance to other attorneys
We provide assistance to other attorneys handling special education matters. This could include help with impartial hearings, handling appeals to the State Review Office, handling Federal Court appeals or attorney fee claims in Federal Court and assistance with briefs. Additionally, if your client or your client's child has special education needs that you are unable to service, please consider referring them to us.