Meghan with clinic clients

Our Services

The Children's Law Clinic provides legal advice and representation in the following areas:

Special Education

  • The identification of children with disabilities who need special education
  • The evaluation and testing of special needs children, including the right of the parents to an independent evaluation
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, concerning services and placement for children with special needs
  • Due process hearings and state complaints to resolve disputes with the school system regarding special education services

School Discipline

  • Appeals of school suspensions or expulsions
  • "Manifestation determination" meetings, to review the discipline imposed on a child with special needs and/or in need of special education

Supplemental Security Income

  • Appeals of denials of SSI benefits for children, either on grounds of disability or income and resources
  • Overpayment issues

Other Issues

  • Limited family law
  • Miscellaneous matters related to the health & well-being of a child
  • School enrollment
  • Government benefits for children with disabilities

The clinic does not handle the following cases: abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency or other criminal matters, housing, family law, personal injury.

Service Area: The clinic offers its services to low-income clients who live in the following counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Franklin, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, and Warren.