Oregon Class Action Lawsuit Defends Right to Full Day of School for Children with Disabilities 

Quite a few of my clients have come to me for help when their child's school day is made shorter than their typical peers.  Sometimes, it is a matter of a bussing situation where the kids in special ed are on a bus that leaves 10 or 20 minutes before their typical peers.  Other times, schools are sending their kids home, day after day, because they can't control the child's behaviors.  Parents want to know, can the school do that?

On Becoming a Shareholder

Ever since I was a small child, I've had an urge to advocate for other people.  It's not been an easy road - it's not always popular to stick up for someone, especially if they are disadvantaged.  But it has been immeasurably worthwhile, and I feel like, for the first time, I've really been rewarded in my work life.  

Cost of Living Increase Impacts Medicaid Income Eligibility

On January 1, 2019, the Social Security Administration adjusted benefits upward by 2.8 percent.  The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries.  Increased payments to more than 8 million Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries brings the maximum monthly benefit from $750 per month in 2018 to $771 per month in 2019.  For individuals who need nursing home care or long-term care in the community and are seeking Medicaid, this means...

Volume 8, Issue 3



We are pleased to announce the election of Attorney John Harrison as a Shareholder of the firm.

Special Education Advocate Mary Jo O'Neill recently joined the Board of Directors of Julie Billiart Schools.

Upcoming Events

Coffee & Conversation: Elder Law
February 11, March 15, April 12
9:30 a.m.
Panera Bread, 9587 Mentor Avenue

Join Attorney David Banas for an informal chat about legal considerations for older adults. Receive answers to your unique questions over a good cup of coffee.

Reserve your seat at the table by calling 216-861-0360.


Medicaid: Maximizing Excluded Assets - Audio Webinar CLE
March 8, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

This session will give you the knowledge needed to ensure your clients use all tactics at their disposal to qualify for Medicaid as early as needed.

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Microsoft Learning Tool Integration Into School Setting
March 30, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Store at Beachwood Place

Learn how Microsoft applications can be integrated into an IEP.  Feel free to bring your child's IEP with you.

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