San Diego Education & Interscholastic Athletics Attorney
Do you know your child's rights as a student?
San Diego Attorney Protecting Children's Education Rights
Located in San Diego, California, the Lewis Law Firm can guide you through the various laws that may apply to your child's eligibility for an individualized education plan or participation in athletics.
Eligibility Issues for High School Varsity Athletics
Being part of a high school athletic team is valuable to students for many reasons — friendships, health benefits of physical activity and university scholarships. If your son or daughter has been told that he or she is ineligible to participate in varsity sports, contact a lawyer to discuss your options.
Common Questions Surrounding Eligibility
If you have been told by the school that your child cannot play varsity sports in high school, contact me to discuss your options.
Students with Special Needs
Students who have special learning needs are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).Your student may be entitled to an individualized education plan. Federal and state laws provide that your disabled child be given a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
Creating an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Students with disabilities may need an IEP to enable them to learn. The development of the IEP requires:
If you need assistance developing an IEP with your child's school, I can help to guide you so that we ask the right questions to obtain what your child needs in order to benefit from the learning years.
Representation in IEP Meetings or Due Process Hearings
I can attend IEP team meetings with you and protect your child's educational interests. If the IEP has already been established and is not meeting your child's needs or is not being fully implemented, I will represent your family at a due process administrative hearing.
Contact attorney Patty Lewis for a free initial consultation regarding your child's special education needs.
Discipline and Grade Issues at School
I can represent your student when there are issues of questionable or disproportionate discipline including suspension or expulsion. Your child should be represented by legal counsel when faced with expulsion hearings.
If your child has been treated unfairly in the grading process, I can provide representation to assist in handling these delicate issues.
Lewis Law Firm
501 West Broadway