Lori E. Arons

Lori E. Arons

Special Education Lawyer
  • Education Law
  • New Jersey, New York
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In 1996, approximately a year after becoming licensed to practice law, Lori "hung a shingle" and started a general practice in New City, New York. For more than a decade, she handled a wide variety of civil matters including commercial litigation, collections, divorce, real estate, personal injury, etc.

After having children, Lori was thrust into the world of special education as she had to advocate for her own children. Lori ran into the same roadblocks as many other parents, but refused to take "no" for an answer.

Having herself been through the IEP process, due process proceedings, and appeals to the Federal District Court of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Lori is uniquely qualified to assist families of children with disabilities who are concerned that their child is not receiving the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) promised by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In the last decade, Lori determined to concentrate her practice exclusively in the area of special education law. She understands the plight of parents of children with special needs, and is passionate about empowering them with the knowledge of State and Federal laws so they too can obtain an appropriate education and related services for their children.

Practice Area
Education Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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3rd Circuit
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New York Law School
J.D. (1994)
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Pace University
B.B.A. (1991) | Management & Entrepreneurship
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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New York State Bar Association
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Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
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New Jersey Special Education Practitioners
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New Jersey State Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Mediation and Due Process, Child Means Child presentation on Special Education Law, Offices of Child Means Child
Child Means Child
Know Your Rights, Clifton P.R.A.I.S.E., Allwood Library, Clifton NJ
Child Means Child
Panel Member, presenting on the dispute resolution process
Special Education Due Process Program, Parents New to Special Education, Teaneck Public Library Auditorium
Melody Arons Center For Applied Preschool and Education Research
Panel Member, presenting on dispute resolution
Certificate in Special Education Advocacy
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered
Q. Is the school district part of the local Government?
A: The school district is considered a part of the local government. Public schools are funded by local taxes and are run by elected officials.
Q. What is the statue of limitations in cases that involve special education?
A: The Statute of Limitations in special education matters is two years from when the parents "knew or should have known" about the violation(s), and the remedy is not limited to the two year period preceding the filing, rather the entire period of the violation may be remedied so long as a petition was timely filed.
Q. Can I request a special needs evaluation for my kid at any time during the school year?
A: Absolutely, yes! Be sure to make the request in writing as the timeline within which they must meet with you to discuss the nature and scope of the evaluation starts to run the day they receive your written request. I like to hand deliver these types of letters, and have someone at school sign and date when it was received.
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Contact & Map
One University Plaza
Suite 401
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: (201) 388-9533