Throughout the country, parents often have difficulty connecting with legal representation in special education matters. Often, firms demand large retainers that prevent many parents from pursuing their family’s right to a FAPE for their child with a disability. Michael O’Connor (Mauk & O’Connor) and Andrew Cuddy (Cuddy Law Firm) will be presenting “Making Your Practice Grow By Serving Low and Moderate Income Families.” This session will provide clear guidance to attorneys a business model that works and allows for a thriving practice based on representation of families while relying on the fee-shifting provision of the IDEA.
Mauk & O’Connor is an Illinois-based firm devoting a significant portion of its practice to representing families at no cost to the families. The Cuddy Law Firm serves families throughout New York, Texas and Ohio. These firms represent hundreds of moderate and low income families each year while relying on the fee-shifting provision of the IDEA. This allows a firm to have a large and diverse client base.
To learn more about the conference in Philadelphia and to register, go to www.copaa.org.