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SPECIAL EDUCATION






      FIRM OVERVIEW           CLIENT FOCUSED

      Practice Areas          Lozano Smith is known for and provides the highest quality special education expertise in
                              California. Our practice is dedicated to helping school districts with all areas of special edu-
      Administrative
       Hearings               cation and student disability law, including:
      Charter School             > Day to day availability to address timely questions as they arise
      Community College          > Records Request/Public Records Act responses and advice
      Facilities & Business
      Governance                 > Trainings to enable school district staff, from directors to service providers, to identify and
      Investigations            avoid potential legal issues and maximize compliance
      Labor &
       Employment                > Development of policies, handbooks, and reference materials
      Litigation                 > Representation at Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) team meetings, resolution
      Municipal
      Public Finance            sessions, mediations, prehearing conferences, due process hearings, and appeals
      Public Safety              > Responding to complaints made to the California Department of Education (“CDE”) and
      Special Education
      Student                   Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and representation during resulting investigations
      Technology &
       Innovation             AREAS OF PRACTICE
      Title IX                Lozano Smith represents and advises clients regarding:

                                 > IEP meetings
      Statewide                  > Section 504 meetings

      Sacramento                 > Unilateral placement of students by their parents in private schools, nonpublic schools, or
      Walnut Creek              residential treatment centers
      Fresno                     > IDEA and Section 504 discipline, resolution sessions, mediations, prehearing conferences
      Monterey
      Bakersfield               and hearings
      San Luis Obispo            > Bullying, discrimination, and harassment claims and complaints
      Los Angeles
      San Diego                  > OCR and CDE investigations and complaints
                                 > Special education issues related to charter school students
      Group Leaders              > Interagency disputes
                                 > Case analysis and preparation
                                 > Revocation of consent issues
                                 > Prehearing motions, evidence preparation, and witness preparation
                                 > Settlement analysis and agreements
                                 > Provision of mental health services
      Marcy L. Gutierrez         > California Superior Court writs of administrative mandamus
      mgutierrez@lozanosmith.com    > California Superior Court applications for temporary restraining orders
                                 > Appeals to the United States District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
                                 > United States District Court claims for attorneys’ fees and costs

                              SPECIAL EDUCATION LEGAL TRAINING
                              Hundreds of special education administrators attend the Lozano Smith Special Education
      Alyssa R. Bivins
      abivins@lozanosmith.com  Legal Consortium (“SELC”) each year. This seminar is conducted throughout the state and
                              for individual clients upon request, providing in-depth information on a variety of current
                              topics. Recent topics include dyslexia, mental health, and the ever-popular legal update.


      California’s Premier Public Agency Law Firm                                               LozanoSmith.com
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