Ensuring Students Receive The Education They Deserve
For students and parents who are experiencing problems and disputes within the education system, there are options available to help you assert your rights and to receive the education your child deserves. At the law firm of Olds George Law LLC, our attorneys provide experienced legal representation to people who are facing educational law problems. We understand that this can be an emotional and stressful situation, which is why we provide compassionate legal counsel that is designed to resolve issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.
We Handle A Wide Range Of Education Law Issues
Our lawyers help students and parents who are experiencing all types of legal issues in the educational system, including those involving:
Discrimination: It is illegal for schools and universities to discriminate against individuals based upon race, color, national origin or sex. This means that all students should receive equal opportunities in an academic environment, including sports. If you believe your child is the victim of discrimination, we can help explore your legal options.
The right to free, appropriate public education: The Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA) guarantees that children with special needs will receive a free, appropriate education. It covers children with medical conditions as well as those with learning disabilities, such as autism, dyslexia, ADD and ADHD. Our attorneys are experienced in working with parents and school districts to negotiate and implement individualized education programs (IEPs). We are also prepared to litigate on your child’s behalf if they are not receiving the education to which they are entitled.
School bullying and harassment: If your child has been molested or abused by a faculty member, or has been bullied or harassed by other students, we may be able to help. State and federal laws protect students from sexual harassment by faculty members and the creation of a hostile education environment by other students.
Student expulsion and discipline: Many schools and universities have taken a strong stance against student misconduct and have enacted zero-tolerance policies. As a result, disciplinary proceedings have become commonplace. Our attorneys are experienced in challenging the sufficiency of the grounds for expulsion, as well as the procedures that were followed by the school district or university in the course of disciplinary proceedings.
Protect Your Child’s Future. Contact Us Today.
When students are denied the right to an appropriate education, it can impact them for the rest of their lives. To learn more about your legal options, call our law offices in Pittsburgh at 412-492-8975. You may also contact us online.