Many people feel that securing an education is one of the most important things you can do. Getting into the college you always dreamed about. Going to medical school. Landing the big job. Almost all of our achievements stem from education. A quality education is a huge investment in both time and money. So if you had a problem concerning an education issue, why wouldn’t you hire a lawyer who specializes in it? Would you hire a bankruptcy attorney to handle your real estate closing? Or a divorce lawyer to do your personal injury case? Of course not. So here are just three areas that an education lawyer can help.
1. Assist in a Disciplinary Action
If you or your child are facing a disciplinary action like a suspension or expulsion, this is a potentially very serious situation. An education lawyer can help assist in preparing and defending a student in these types of proceedings.
2. Getting Your Child Special Education Services
Every child who attends public school is entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under federal and most state laws. If your child has a disability or needs special education services, and education attorney can assist in helping to secure services.
3. Defending Student’s Rights
Drug testing, student searches, curtailing speech – school’s and school district policies may violate student’s rights. An education lawyer can make sure that you or your child’s constitutional rights are not violated.These are just the top three most common issues that I see often in my practice. There are endless other issues that could arise. If you have a school related legal issue, be sure to contact an education lawyer to assist you. Richard Asselta is an education lawyer and the founder of Asselta Law, PA, located in Florida. Asselta Law concentrates on Education and School Law, as well as Appeals. Mr. Asselta was the attorney for a large public school district. He draws upon the knowledge gained from the other side of the table to work with teachers and students on legal issues in all education settings. Asselta Law represents clients throughout the state of Florida and the United States. Contact us today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable education lawyer. Credit cards accepted. Affordable payment plans available.