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Education Law

Protecting the Civil Rights of Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Higher Education.

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Special Education Law

The special education or IEP process is complicated and frustrating for families navigating the system on their own.

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School Discipline

Suspension or expulsion from school is serious and has lasting consequences.

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Juvenile Justice

Being charged with a “delinquent act” for a juvenile is like being charged with a crime as an adult.

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Reading Intervention

Many children have difficulty learning to read. Yet, schools throughout Maryland do not teach reading though methods proven to be effective for all kids.

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Higher Education

When undergraduate and graduate students face suspension, dismissal, or course failure for allegedly cheating or violating other school policies, they typically have the right to defend themselves and/or appeal a decision.

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Accommodations, K-12

Accomodations remove barriers to learning in order to level the playing field for students with disabilities or students with an impairment that affects abilities such as hearing, seeing, walking, learning, reading, or concentrating.

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Section 504 Plans

A 504 Plan provides a student with access to the same education that other students are receiving. This access is provided through the use of accommodations that are included in the student’s 504 Plan. We work with families and schools to create 504 Plans that help students succeed in school.

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Education Advocacy for Families

The Law Offices of Nicole Joseph provides legal representation and advocacy for Maryland families in education issues, including special education, accommodations, and school discipline. We work with students from pre-k through university. Our attorneys help students secure the services they need in order to succeed in school.

Students with disabilities have the right to an appropriate education under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) as well as Maryland education law, and are protected from discrimination based on disability in classes or school activities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

We serve families throughout Maryland, and we maintain positive working relationships with school district staff across the state. Many of our clients live in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

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