Retainer Services


LaPointe & Butler, P.C. has extensive background and knowledge in the areas of special education, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and IDEA. We know the problems that school districts can encounter in implementing the regulations and laws of special education, and have created a special retainer arrangement to assist school districts with these issues. Our firm can provide your district with such services as:

  • Immediate consultation on a reasonable basis by telephone
  • Assistance in locating and recommending experts/consultants
  • Representing districts before the Department of Education with regard to complaints, requests for deviation/waivers, and state aid disputes

Dispute Avoidance/Resolution

Dispute Avoidance/Resolution


School districts can face a number of difficulties in providing programs and services to students with disabilities. We recognize disagreements occur between districts and parents and we understand the need for amicable solutions to further the best interests of the student. Our firm can provide advice to districts on how to respond to parent demands under IDEA, Section 504 and the ADA. In the event that a problem cannot be resolved amicably, we represent districts in complaint or due process hearing procedures, litigation, or other forms of dispute resolution.

Professional Development & Training

Professional Development & Training


Our firm offers districts the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the ever-changing field of disability law. We will create and present tailor-made programs to meet the unique needs of school district staff and other groups. Frequent popular topics include:

  • Coming Trends in Special Education: What Educators Need to Know
  • Updating 504 Policies and Procedures to be ADA-2008 Complaint
  • Providing FAPE in Difficult Economic Times
  • Moving from Severe Discrepancy to Street Legal SLD Identification