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Attorneys working with families in a wide range of legal matters such as estate planning, employment discrimination, and civil rights complaints, with a special focus on Special Education disputes, and advocacy including claims under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as in disciplinary matters, arrests, criminal prosecution of students, bullying claims, guardianship & special needs planning.  Barger & Gaines also represents families in Real Estate transactions.

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Tarrytown, NY 10591

New Jersey | (908) 242-3635

555 Route 1 South, Suite 340
Iselin, NJ 08830


by Paul N. Barger, Esq.

The first day of the new school year is an exciting time for many children and their families.  And for some families, the beginning of the school year can be the cause of understandable anxiety and numerous questions.

When a child is struggling in the district, whether because of learning challenges, behavioral concerns, social difficulties, or for any number of reasons, the first day of school is often met with trepidation.

There are straight-forward ways families can start the school year which, with cooperation from the district, will hopefully lead to a better experience.

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Upcoming Events

January 25, 2018 – Guardianship and DDD Services

Lori M. Gaines, Esq., will present in collaboration with the Somerset Hills Institute, a parent workshop on Guardianship and DDD Services on January 25, 2018 at 6:50pm.   

Date/Time: January 25, 2018 at 6:50pm

Location:  Somerset Hills Institute, 1810 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster


February 1, 2018 – Special Education Reconsidered 

Lori M. Gaines, Esq., will present on Special Education Reconsidered.  This talk will be a follow up discussion on Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District case, on February 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

Date/Time: February 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

Location: Monmouth University, Wilson Hall, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764