Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SPED Attorney & fees

IDEA’04 changed the section on attorneys’ fees to provide that a school district or SEA may now recover their attorneys’ fees from the parent’s attorney who files a complaint that is frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation or who continues to litigate after the litigation clearly becomes frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation. Section 615 (i)(3)(B)(i)(II). Also, the statute now provides that a school district or SEA may now recover their attorneys’ fees from the parent or the parent’s attorney where the claim was presented for an improper purpose, such as to harass, to cause unnecessary delay or to needlessly increase the cost of litigation. Section 615 (i)(3)(B)(i)(III). 

Procedural Safeguards - The series Part XII

[image: Safeguards Transporter] Safeguards Transporter (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is the final installment in a multi-part series on procedural safeguards under the federal special education law, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. I work a lot in this area, so it is near and dear to my heart. Despite the importance of procedural safeguards. however, many issues in this area are misunderstood. I hope that all of the different types of special education stakeholders who read this blog find the information in this series helpful. Be sure to tell me what you thou... more »

Profile Picture  Special Ed Attorneys, Part I: When Should You Hire One?

This is Part I of a three-part series dealing with the role of special education attorneys in the IEP process. This first part outlines exactly when you should consider hiring a special ed lawyer. The second part of the series looks at qualities you should seek in hiring an attorney. Part III will tell you [...]

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