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When should students seek education lawyers?

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According to Lawyers.com, students and their families should seek educational attorneys when they are subjected to bullying, harassment or any type of discrimination. Students should also hire an education attorney for help in dealing with suspensions, expulsions and other disciplinary matters, as well as with special education needs.

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Students with disabilities and those who are struggling in school are entitled to special assessments that determine whether schools must provide special education for them. Most schools try to avoid such assessments by claiming they stigmatize the child. Education lawyers can help ensure the student is getting the education to which he is entitled and that he is not the target of any discriminatory treatment by other students or school officials.

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