Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Legal Note

I saw this and thought I'd share. You could set up all kinds of legal plots with this scenario:

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the parents of a suburban Cleveland child with autism do not need an attorney to pursue their claim against the local school district regarding the special education needs of their child. The decision, significant to parents and educators, contradicts federal court procedures barring parents of children with disabilities from appearing without a lawyer in cases filed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The justices ruled that, under the act, parents are extended rights similar to those of the child.

For the full NYTimes article, click here.

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