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Mayra I. Lira

Mayra I. Lira

Public Counsel
Supervising Staff Attorney, Children’s Rights Project
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Mayra is the Supervising Staff Attorney for Public Counsel’s Education Rights Project. Her practice is primarily focused on representing low-income monolingual Spanish speaking families with children with disabilities in Los Angeles. She represents families in all stages of special education advocacy including attending IEPs, filing complaints and in due process. While at Public Counsel, Mayra has also worked with the Adoptions Project and representing families in advocacy efforts with the Regional Center. Prior to joining Public Counsel, Mayra worked at an immigration nonprofit representing individuals applying for immigration relief. Mayra graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in Sociology and a Minor in Political Science. She obtained her J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Mayra I. Lira is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Appendix G: School Enrollment for Foster and Probation Youth Handout - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix H: Foster Youth Education Toolkit - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix I: Sample Due Process Complaint Template - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix J: Sample Prehearing Conference Statement - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California (PowerPoint slides) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix D: Requesting a Special Education Assessment: Step-by-Step Guide - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix A: Requesting Education Records: Step-by-Step Guide - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix F: Positive Behavior Assessment and Planning in Schools: Fact Sheet - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix C: Education Manual - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix E: Special Education: Eligibility Checklist - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix B: Contacts, Education Evaluation & Attorney Consultation Checklist - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
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