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The IEP: From the Document to the Classroom

JOIN ATTORNEY BONNIE YATES, this Sunday, September 16 • 4:00 – 6:00 PM Bonnie Yates, Esq. will lead attendees through a discussion on what is possible to accomplish in the IEP process, the steps you can take to ensure that your child’s IEP is implemented, and that the agreed upon accommodations are in place and being utilized in the classroom. Ms. …

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Free Speech Rights – Student Walkouts and School Discipline UPDATE

Law Offices of Hirji & Chau support the right of students to protest. In anticipation of the April 20 school walkouts in support of gun control, we are providing free legal advice to any student or parent that wants to know what their rights are before and/or after the walkout. Call us to schedule a time to speak with an attorney. …

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New Law Protects Charter Schools Students In Admission and Discipline

By Diana Maltz, Law Clerk and Rosa K. Hirji Charter schools have earned a reputation for discouraging admissions of students with disabilities or pushing out students who may have behavioral issues or special needs. In 2016, the ACLU of Southern California released a report on How Some California Charter Schools Illegally Restrict Enrollment. Starting January 1, 2018, a new law …

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Free Speech Rights – Student Walkouts and School Discipline

Law Offices of Hirji & Chau support the right of students to protest. In anticipation of the March 14 school walkouts in support of gun control, we are providing free legal advice to any student or parent that wants to know what their rights are before and/or after the walkout. Call us to schedule a time to speak with an attorney. Here …

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Appealing a College Level Decision

By Alex Rodriguez, Law Clerk You are seeking to appeal a grade, refusal to provide disability related accommodations, dismissal or disciplinary sanction.  Your first instinct might be to march straight to the University President. Though this idea might help you blow off some steam, it will likely not get you anywhere in your appeal. Here are these six simple steps …

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Internship Opportunities

WHO SHOULD APPLY: 2nd year and 3rd year law school students. INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW This is a paid internship offered to second and third year law students. Summer 2017: The summer internship is 35 hours per week and requires a 10 week commitment. Start date is between May 22, 2017 and June 1, 2017. Fall 2017: The fall internship requires a 10 – 15 hour a week commitment for a …

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Team Blake Rides Again

“You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again”. Dostoyevsky could have written those words about me. If you recall, after finishing last year’s Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge, I said that I was ‘retiring’ from any future 100-mile bike rides. Some much smarter than me (namely my sister, Donna) told me that …