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Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker has represented educational agencies throughout California in all types of special education matters for over 40 years. In the dynamic world of special education, GEST has assisted clients in navigating the legal complexities including:

  • Due process and Section 504  proceedings, including mediation, hearing, appeal, and informal negotiation
  • Reviewing and negotiating the terms of individualized education programs (“IEP”)
  • Attending IEP meetings to ensure procedural compliance
  • Assessment analysis and coordination
  • Organizing delivery of services
  • Advising on promotion, retention, and grading
  • Structuring shared services and offerings among SELPA members
  • Student discipline proceedings, including manifestation determination and expulsion procedures
  • Transportation coordination
  • Investigating and defending against uniform complaints
  • Guidance on teacher credentialing

GEST remains on the cutting edge of special education by providing free legal alerts in your email and our blog, which can be accessed HERE.

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