Message from the Lead Education Attorney, Eulalio Castellanos, Esq.:
The Education team strives to enforce student’s special education rights and disability rights against school districts in order to keep students in public schools.
Depending on resources, services may consist of advice and counsel, brief services and/or representation to address the following areas:
- Discipline, including suspension and expulsion.
- Enforcement of special education/disability rights, which includes American with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to enable parents and students to participate in education as outlined in these areas of law.
- Access to Education, which includes homeless students being denied access to education, foster students with special education issues, or other situations in which child is being denied a right to an education.
ICLS does not currently handle cases involving vocational education, discrimination cases, tort claims (e.g. personal injury), student vs. student cases (including bullying), or issues involving post-secondary education.