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California Special Education Law 2015

Author(s): Margaret Roberts, Elizabeth F. Eubanks
Practice Area: Family Law, Pro Bono, Municipal Law
Published: Oct 2015
PLI Item #: 57369
CHB Spine #: 51

Elizabeth Eubanks graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Non-profit Management.  She went on to attend law school at Pepperdine University School of Law, where she obtained a J.D., as well as the Straus Institute’s Certificate in Dispute Resolution.  Elizabeth previously practiced at two private special education law firms in the Los Angeles area representing parents of children with disabilities in school district, regional center, and health insurance matters.  In 2012, Elizabeth joined Disability Rights Legal Center (“DRLC”), a non-profit organization, as the Regional Director of the Inland Empire Program.  As Regional Director, Elizabeth is responsible for special education advocacy and civil rights litigation within San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.  She also manages the Disability Rights Law Clinic at University of La Verne College of law and teaches coursework in special education and disability rights law.

Maggie Roberts has been practicing disability law in California for twenty-three years. She has a private law practice in Oakland, CA specializing in representing children with disabilities in special education cases. Her work email address is

Prior to this, she worked at Disability Rights California for fourteen years, first as a Staff Attorney, then as an Associate Managing Attorney.  She provided legal representation to children and young adults with disabilities on a variety of issues, including, special education rights, civil rights, and access to community based services. She performed policy work and gave multiple training presentations across California to protect the rights of children with disabilities, as well as representing children in administrative and court cases, including impact litigation. She also supervised attorneys and advocates. Before joining Disability Rights California , Maggie had her own law practice in San Francisco specializing in representing individuals with disabilities in benefits claims and appeals. She completed a summer clerkship with the Honorable Dolores Sloviter of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a year long clerkship with the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She graduated from Northeastern University School of law in 1990. Prior to attending law school, Maggie worked in public interest agencies supporting youth, including working as a counselor at a crisis center for adolescents and providing support services to children subjected to or witnessing domestic violence.