California Special Education Attorney and Advocate
Dedicated to Helping Children and their Families
Few parents are well prepared to participate meaningfully on their own in the development and revision of an Individualized Education Program, or IEP, for special needs children. Without legal and practical advice, you might not have a good idea of your rights under the law or what an appropriate program and range of services might look like. You probably won’t be able to propose additional or different assessment tools to ensure a proper identification of your child’s unique needs. And you probably won’t know whether the IEP places your child in the least restrictive environment, or LRE, and whether the proposed goals, accommodations, modifications and services appropriately address all of your child’s needs.
The Law Office of Caroline A. Zuk in Long Beach advises parents throughout California about the most effective ways of mobilizing their rights under state and federal law to participate in the development and implementation of appropriate special education programs.
Contact Ms. Zuk to learn how our experience and commitment to client service can benefit you and your family.
Legal and Practical Advice With the Focus on Client Service
Caroline works with families on a selective and intensive basis on the full range of special education issues. The timelines in the IEP development and meeting process move quickly, so it’s important to work closely with client families to define objectives, set realistic goals, and pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of a given special education assessment and IEP.
I am committed to keeping legal advice as accessible and affordable as possible for the families who need help. Parents may be pleasantly surprised to learn that fees for pre-litigation services may be comparable to non-attorney advocates who are not licensed to practice law. I can advise you about your right to attorney’s fees under the circumstances of your case.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Caroline was a general education teacher, special education teacher, school counselor, diagnostic education specialist, and school psychologist intern. She has nearly 30 years of professional experience in the field. She also has more than 10 years of experience helping school districts meet their obligations under state and federal special education law. She knows the public school system inside out, which can have a powerful impact on your ability to make the system work for a student with special needs.
Complimentary Initial Consultation
Call 562.439.9007 to schedule your complimentary initial consultation with Caroline.