Advocacy Services of the Jewish Federation provides legal representation, consultations, and information and referral services in the areas of special education law, mental health and developmental disabilities law, and adult guardianship law.
Special Education Law - School districts have the legal obligation to provide an education for every child--whether in the public schools or in a therapeutic setting. Occasionally, parents find it difficult to obtain an appropriate education for their child with special needs. Our attorneys are committed to ensuring that each child receives the services he or she needs to learn.
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Law - People who have a mental illness or developmental disability, and are alleged to be unable to give informed consent, may need an attorney to represent them when court approval is requested to obtain certain medical treatments (i.e., psychotropic medications, electro-convulsive therapy) or to commit them to certain placements. Our attorneys serve as counsel for people who have a mental illness or developmental disability, and can advise them and their families on a wide range of issues they may face.
Adult Guardianship - When a person's ability to make personal and/or financial decisions for her/himself is in question, the court may appoint a guardian to make such decisions on his or her behalf. Our attorneys represent people who have a mental illness or developmental disability and do not believe they need a guardian, or we will represent the person who wants to become the guardian.
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