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NON LAWYER REPRESENTATION FOR PARENTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS

400 Signatures Goal: 500

PETITION IN SUPPORT OF NONLAWYER REPRESENTATION FOR PARENTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS We, the undersigned, support the use of trained nonlawyers as representatives of parents in special education due process hearings. We recognize the lack of affordable and trained attorneys for parents and children in the field of special education, and request that Congress revisit the legislative urgency of permitting nonlawyer practice regardless of State law, as well as the right of nonlawyers to be paid for their work. We point out that school districts and State agencies have both expert witnesses and law firms, paid for by tax dollars, while parents must pay for both when disputing the special services provided to their children. The use of nonlawyer representation would provide a cost-effective option for parents who are otherwise unrepresented, as well as ensure equal protection of the law.

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  • 2 years ago
    karen patterson United States
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    Emilie J. Heath United States
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    Jamison Jessup United States
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    Jamison Jessup United States
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    Sandy McMurray United States
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    Andrea Stoneley United States
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    Brenda Beebe United States
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    Robin Holmes United States
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    Lori Foreman United States
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    Lisa Ostrover United States
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    Brenda Stewart United States
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    Lisa McDonald United States
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    Kathy Wolfenden United States
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    Jacqueline Rodas Cothran United States
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    bridget wellman United States
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