Whether you are a parent with a child in school or you're a student in college, you expect the best education for your child or yourself. Sometimes, discrimination and other acts of misconduct hamper a student’s rights to a quality education. Having the right law firm on your side can make all the difference. Morgan & Morgan cares deeply about fairness and has been fighting for the rights of victims for more than 30 years.
Duties of Education Attorneys
An education attorney ensures a student receives a quality education regardless of the wrongdoing of teachers, other students, and administrators. Some functions of an education lawyer include:
- Ensuring the student is safe while getting an education
- Seeing that the student is not subjected to improper discipline
- Making certain the student’s civil rights are not violated
- Providing assistance with education reform
- Monitoring school governance, including student records, school rules and regulations, and employment matters
- Handling special education issues, such as a student not receiving an appropriate education for their abilities. For example, the school may not be accommodating your child’s needs — or your needs, if you’re in college — with curriculum changes and equipment.
Some examples of problems that you may have with the school include discrimination by a staff member, wrongful expulsion or suspension, or overbearing regulations.
Working With an Education Lawyer
Depending on the circumstances, an education attorney may be able to negotiate a fair settlement for your concern. If not, the attorney will prepare the case for trial. When you want to change a rule or regulation, it’s better if many others in the community also want to do so. You must also be able to show that the change is necessary to better the education of students.
If you are trying to repeal an expulsion or suspension, you will need to demonstrate that the action was unreasonable. Otherwise, the school’s decision will stand. It’s easier to show unreasonableness if the child had good reason for not doing schoolwork, for example, rather than taking part in a fight.
As with any other type of case, your outcome depends on the facts and circumstances. However, if the school is found to be in the wrong, you’ll likely receive compensation.
Contact Education Attorneys at Morgan & Morgan
If you have concerns with how a school is treating you or your child, contact Morgan & Morgan. All law firms are not the same. When choosing whom to hire, it’s a good idea to ask family and friends. Morgan & Morgan receives thousands of referrals from other lawyers, doctors, and even judges. Our proven track record and more than 30 years of experience means you’ll get the best service possible.
Schools often have formidable legal representation. With more than 700 attorneys and billions of dollars recovered, we have the resources necessary to fight for your rights. And we never charge by the hour — we get paid only if we win. Discover what we can do for you today by filling out a free case evaluation.