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Freedom of Speech in Public Education Settings - Advice from an Education Lawyer

Freedom of Speech in Public Education Settings – Advice from an Education Lawyer Free speech. Almost everyone knows that our Constitution protects this right. But many people truly do not understand where those protections begin and end. And ev… Read More
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Have a School Law Lawyer on Your Side

I receive several phone calls a week from students telling me that the school, university, or college they are attending is seeking to suspend or expel them. A suspension or expulsion becomes a permanent mark on your educational record. Whether you… Read More
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6 Tips for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan from a Special Education Lawyer

6 Tips from a Florida and New Jersey Special Education Lawyer for IEP or 504 Plans If you or your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan, here are a few simple tips for preparation for an IEP or 504 meeting. 1. Review the IEP… Read More
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Florida School District Handbook Links from a Florida Education Lawyer

This post includes handbooks from public school districts throughout the state of Florida. As noted in my previous post Know Thy Handbook, it is very important to know your student handbook. Take it from me, a Florida education law attorney, this… Read More
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Florida College Student Handbook Links from a Florida Education Lawyer

This post includes several handbooks from colleges throughout the state of Florida. As noted in my previous post Know Thy Handbook, it is very important to know your student handbook. Take it from me, a Florida education lawyer, this is a regular i… Read More
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Florida Students Golden Rule - Know Thy Handbook - Advice from a Florida Education Law Attorney

A new school year is upon us. Thousands of students across Florida are returning to school. Some are entering their senior year of high school. Others are college freshman or in their final year of graduate school. Everything is new, exciting, and ma… Read More
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The Importance of Documentation in Legal Disputes - Advice from a Florida Education Law Attorney

A common problem I see over and over again is a lack of documentation from clients. One of the most important tools for building a legal argument is clear documentation of the issue. Documenting phone calls or sending and printing emails only takes… Read More
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Categories: Education Law

Section 504 Accommodations In A Postsecondary Education Setting: Know The Differences - Information from a Florida Education Lawyer

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. Just like elementary, middle and high schools, practically every postsecondary school in the United States is subject to this law. Post… Read More
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Tips from a Florida School Law Attorney - Trade Schools: Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

I’ve fielded several calls from prospective clients all telling a similar story. Wooed with promises of obtaining a new and profitable career, they signed up for classes at one of the many training centers that have popped up all over Florida. Thes… Read More
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