Tag Archives: Prevailing Party

NO, You Don’t Have to Pay the School’s Attorneys’ Fees If You Lose!

Published on August 9, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Congress last “reauthorized” the IDEA in 2004.  As occurred the time before that (1997) there were a number of changes lobbied for by both school and parent organizations.  One of the changes to the 2004 IDEA which has been a serious concern of mine since it was passed was the provision related to attorney’s fees […]

10 Tips for Starting a Special Education Law Practice, Part VI

Published on May 14, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

The stakes are incredibly high when one is representing the interests of children with special education needs.  While I think it is a good idea to weigh the “pros and cons” of entering any field of practice, or any profession for that matter, my personal belief is that this particular calling requires more consideration, research […]