Educational Advocacy

School Suspensions
Suspensions mean lost schooling and increased dropout rates. A disproportionate number of suspended students are Black, Latino, LGBTQ, Refugee or with other humanitarian immigration status, English language learners, and/or students with disabilities. A related concern is the high number of suspensions in our public schools and the increasingly obvious link between failure at school and youthful criminal activity. Early intervention is needed to prevent the hopelessness and alienation that lead many to consider crime a reasonable option.

Special Education
Students and parents in Western New York have limited access to legal services for special education. There are many stages of obtaining appropriate services that parents currently must navigate on their own. This leaves parents and children without recourse to challenge violations of education laws. Although there are several service providers that provide information and support for parents, they cannot provide legal advice and representation when needed. Providing competent and timely legal information and advocacy is critical to achieve appropriate education for students with special needs.

We assist students in Erie and Niagara Counties in need of special education representation or suspension defense.

If you need assistance, contact our office to find out if you qualify for our services at 716-853-9555.

Unless otherwise indicated, our services are available to qualifying individuals in the Eighth Judicial District, which includes the counties of Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Allegany, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Orleans, and Cattaraugus.

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