Phase 2: Settlement or Litigation

Secure your desired goal.


If the school district wishes to settle your case:

  • On average, 85% of our cases are settled. No settlement will be accepted without your approval. If you do not want to settle your case, we are always ready to proceed to hearing.
  • We expedite and track stipulations of settlement.
  • We keep you informed of the status of your settlement through to completion of services and payment.

Impartial Hearing Litigation

If Impartial Hearing litigation is necessary:

  • On average 15% of cases went to Impartial Hearing.
  • We do not encourage our clients to accept inappropriate settlement offers to avoid litigation.
  • When settlement is not possible and litigation is the best option, we can recommend one of our hand-picked affiliated attorneys to prepare and present your case in the legal forum.
  • SLA affiliated attorneys are strong litigators, highly knowledgeable in Special Education law.
  • Your SLA affiliated attorney will prepare and present your case for the Impartial Hearing with the support of the Advocacy Team.
  • Our affiliated attorneys’ records of success are the best!!!

Other Litigation

SLA affiliated attorneys are available for:

  • Appeals to the NYS State Review Office.
  • Federal Appeals.



We have experience with Special Education Law.