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By: Karen Norlander, Esq.
Counsel to NYCASE & Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C.

NYCASE offers LEGAL BRIEFS to highlight lessons learned from court decisions; decisions issued by the New York State Review Officer (SRO), as well as memos and letters issued by government agencies. While special educators and administrators work with colleagues and parents to provide students with disabilities a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), the goal of LEGAL BRIEFS is to provide you with practical guidance to avoid the legal pitfalls along the way.

In selecting future LEGAL BRIEFS, members are encouraged to send in questions or topic ideas. Please e-mail them to with the subject line: Legal Briefs.

This information will guide the direction of the column and highlight important topics of general interest to you and your colleagues.

Please note: This column does not offer legal advice and is not a substitute for legal counsel to address individual cases.



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