The purpose of this program is to provide training in education advocacy for attorneys who want to represent parents and students in special education disputes, and have little to no experience in this area. The program will include information on foundational special education laws, key educational concepts, as well as best practices in advocating at special education meetings, mediations, and hearings. Attorneys will also learn how to take on a pro bono case from beginning to end.
Julie Pautsch is an attorney at LAF, working on the Education Pro Bono Project since November 2014. Julie received her undergraduate degree in secondary education from University of Arizona, and her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. Julie has been working in the area of education law on behalf of parents and children since 2013.