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Access to Education

DLA Piper, Legal Services for New York City, Lawyers Alliance for New York, Advocates for Children and Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Friday, July 13, 2007

Law firm DLA Piper, in partnership with Legal Services NYC, Lawyers Alliance for New York, Advocates for Children, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), launched Access to Education to improve the educational outcomes of low-income children in New York City. 

Attorneys from all five law firms will participate in direct representation and policy work that will address the needs of low-income pre-school and school age children in the public school system.

The project has three components, each of which will address critical issues facing New York City children:

  1. Transactional representation of Head Start programs in New York City.
  2. Direct representation of public school students in disciplinary and special education proceedings.
  3. Development of a policy element after several months of research and experience from components one and two.
Contact Information: 

Tara Foster
tfoster@lsny.org

DLA Piper Education Coordinator
The LSNY Legal Support Unit