Education Law, Student Rights & IDEA Issues

Don’t Wait – Contact us today by calling (713) 237-9429 or by filling out the form on the right.

The Houston Lawyer Referral Service assists more than 125,000 people each year with legal matters in the Texas counties of Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery.

Free speech, dress code, illegal searches, religious based conduct or speech, specialized educational needs, these are some of the education law issues parents may face on behalf of their child. If you are not sure what your child’s rights are or are concerned that violations may be happening, do not hesitate to speak with a lawyer to make sure your child is protected fully under the law and is receiving all of the educational benefits or other support he or she may be entitled to under federal and state law.

IDEA Issues

The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that governs what each state must do to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Each state must follow IDEA but can have its own guidelines as to who qualifies for each disability type. If you have a question or a concern related to IDEA and how it is being applied in your child’s case, then reach out for legal help and information.

The Houston Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service sponsored by ten local Bar Associations and we can help you find an Education Lawyer who is right for you.  Our friendly, highly trained staff of referral counselors is standing by to help at (713) 237-9429. You can also fill out the form on the right to request a referral right now.


Every attorney on our service is screened and must meet specific requirements. Our attorneys average 17 years of experience.


Houston Lawyer Referral Service provides free referrals. Our attorneys provide an initial 30-minute office consultation for a reduced fee of $20. We also offer bilingual staff and attorneys, reduced fee attorneys for income-eligible individuals, a 24-hour attorney on call, and referrals to social service agencies.


Houston Lawyer Referral Service is certified by the State Bar of Texas under Article 320d, Revised Civil Statutes, Certificate Number 9305. We are one of only ten percent of referral programs nationwide meeting the strict standards of the American Bar Association.


Houston Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit community service that was established in 1958. We are sponsored by the Houston Bar Association and nine other local bar associations.

To start your referral, call (713) 237-9429 or (800) 289-4577 or fill out the form on the right.