Parent may not represent adult child in an IDEA hearing.

Topic: Special Education, Decided by: Judge Walker 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: June 17, 2013 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The parent’s IDEA due process hearing request was dismissed without prejudice. Judge Walker held that even where a party may represent his or her child’s interests through a grant of powers of attorney, he or she may not act as legal counsel. Such powers do not override Georgia’s ban on the unauthorized practice of law.

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