Special Education & Civil Rights Attorneys

Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. At Brightside Law Group, we are here to help you understand your special education rights.

Special Education & Civil Rights Attorneys

Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. At Brightside Law Group we are here to help you understand your special education rights.

How Can a Special Education
Attorney Help You?

Do you feel like the school is not hearing your concerns about your child’s disability? Did the school deny your child assessments or services? Is the current IEP or 504 Plan not meeting your child’s educational needs? It may be time to speak with a special education attorney about your rights and options moving forward.

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Consultation

Discussing your child’s IEP or 504 Plan from a legal perspective.

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Records Review

Investigating your concerns through a comprehensive review.

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Representation

Pursuing special education claims through a formal complaint.

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Other Services

Limited conservatorships and special education training.

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Our Approach

At Brightside Law Group, we provide families with objective and experienced legal counsel in a compassionate and understanding way. Many of our families have never worked with an attorney before and may find the process intimidating. We pride ourselves on making our clients feel at ease. From consultation through representation, our client-centered approach helps you understand your legal issues so you can make informed decisions that lead to better outcomes.

Our Team

When you work with Brightside Law Group you get a collaborative team of attorneys who have handled hundreds of cases and have over twenty years of firsthand experience with special education litigation and limited conservatorships. Our Team is knowledgeable and assertive in representing your child’s interests. Brightside Law Group helps families with children of varying disabilities and levels of need. We recognize that every child’s circumstances are unique.

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Upcoming Events

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Special Education Communication Workshop: Writing to Get a Response.

March 19, 2024 @ 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Join us for a virtual Communication Workshop! This workshop is designed to help you communicate in writing with your child’s IEP team and school while helping to develop and maintain your relationships, make requests, document your concerns and much more. During this presentation we will discuss ways to express your concern, gather and share information, and how to handle disagreements.

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Special Education Law: Understanding a FAPE in the LRE and the IEP.

April 23, 2024 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Learn more about the IEP planning process and the school’s obligation to make an offer of a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”) in the Least Restrictive Environment (“LRE”). We will cover topics like the structure of an IEP, parent and student rights under special education law, and how to self-advocate using the legal framework, while improving communication and documenting the process.

Do you live in, or have questions about, the San Ysidro School District? Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases in and around the San Diego County. Would you like to learn more about special education in the San Ysidro School District?

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Do you live in, or have questions about, the Poway Unified School District? Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases in and around the San Diego County. Would you like to learn more about special education in the Poway Unified School District?

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Do you live in, or have questions about, the Carlsbad Unified School District? Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases in and around the San Diego County. Would you like to learn more about special education in the Carlsbad Unified School District?

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Do you live in, or have questions about, the Sweetwater Union High School District? Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases in and around the San Diego County. Would you like to learn more about special education in the Sweetwater Union High School District?

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Do you live in, or have questions about, the San Diego Unified School District? Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases in and around the San Diego County. Would you like to learn more about special education in the San Diego Unified School District?

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Do you live in, or have questions about, the Oceanside Unified School District? Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases in and around the San Diego County. Would you like to learn more about special education in the Oceanside Unified School District?

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Learn More About Special Education Law!

  • What is an Individualized Education Program, image of family working on school work.

    The Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) document is the cornerstone of a child’s special education program. It explains the goals, services, supports, and placement the school will provide for a child to meet their unique educational needs.

  • Independent Educational Evaluation, image of teacher leaning down to show a student information.

    An IEE is an independent educational evaluation funded by the school and conducted by an assessor chosen by the parent. A parent can make a written request for an IEE if they disagree with an assessment conducted by the school.

  • How to Make a Special Education Request, image of woman writing IDEA and a lightbulb on a background.

    An initial referral for special education can come from a parent or the school. A formal diagnosis is not required before assessing. Parents should make the request in writing and explain the concerns and how they affect the student’s educational experience.

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