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Dorian and Waltham Public Schools – BSEA #17-02306

Date: 
07/20/2017
Author: 
BSEA HO Amy Reichbach

"BSEA Hearing Officer Amy Reichbach held that the communications and materials of non-lawyer special education advocates are subject to the protections of the work product doctrine.  The hearing officer reasoned that such protection is necessary in order to minimize the potential chilling effect that discovery of such information would have on parents’ and their consultants’ ability to communicate freely when special education litigation is anticipated."  per A Special Education Law Blog from the Attorneys at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP


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