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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    How do I work with EdLaw New England?
    AWe are available at (603) 695-6557 or (802) 893-0777 to setup an appointment.  You can also reach us by email on info@edlawne.com  After your initial consultation you will be assigned to a specific attorney/case manager.  This person is your point person and will promptly respond to your emails and be available to discuss your case.
    How can EdLaw attorneys help?
    AIf you decide to hire EdLaw, that representation may take many forms. Our representation could be a one-time meeting to provide you with strategies and recommendations about your case or more in depth representation to assist you over time to meet our overall objectives for your child. The circumstances of your case will dictate the scope of our representation.
    What are your fees?
    AFees for legal work vary depending upon the case.  You and the attorney assigned to your case can discuss legal fees in your initial consulation.
    What are your hours of operation?
    AAt EdLaw New England we understand the needs of busy parents and we have a commitment to being responsive to our clients, therefore our hours of operation are very flexible.  Our offices are officially open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  However we often schedule conferences in the evenings to accommodate parent schedules. We are open Monday through Friday and we are closed on federal holidays.
    What areas can you assist with?

    Our Areas of Service

    • Evaluations – Assist parents in obtaining an evaluation that addresses all of the unique needs of the student.   Help identify appropriate school that meets the student’s needs.
    • IEP Development – Assist parents in developing appropriate educational program that includes services and supports that address a student’s unique needs; Help identify the student’s Present status and description of needs; Help create goals and specific services.
    • Student Placement – Assist in the choice of the proper school to carry out the program. This could be the local school, or a special school or in some cases an intensive residential school.
    • Eligibility for Services – EdLaw identifies, reviews and guides parents through the eligibility determination process under the IDEA or Section 504.
    • Section 504 – This important civil rights law can provide educational benefits to students in school or in college who may have a disability which is very broadly defined under Section 504.
    • Mediation – EdLaw provides thoughtful representation to clients in preparation and during mediation in an effort to resolve disputes.
    • Impartial Due Process Hearings – representation in a hearing to obtain necessary services or specialized school or program, or a decision about other educational issues.
    • Discrimination – If your child has experienced unlawful discrimination, we may be able to help you do something about it. Here are some areas where discrimination may be a factor:
    • Bullying
    • Reassignment
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Gender Discrimination
    • National Origin Discrimination
    • Racial Harassment
    • Racial Discrimination
    • Disability Discrimination
    • Disability Harassment
    • Filing of claims in federal court to address discrimination based on disability, gender, nationality, etc.