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Susan J. Horwitz

The Legal Aid Society
Supervising Attorney, Education Law Project
New York, NY, USA


Susan Horwitz, Esq is the Supervising Attorney of the Education Law Project at The Legal Aid Society. She graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in June, 1990, and is admitted in the First Department of New York State as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Susan first joined the Legal Aid Society as a staff attorney in the Criminal Appeals Bureau and spent a year as a staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice before moving to the Civil Practice in January, 2003. Since that time she has represented hundreds of individuals and families who need assistance obtaining and preserving public benefits and social security disability benefits.

Since 2006, Susan has primarily focused on educational rights of students with disabilities who are living in poverty. She represents families at school meetings, mediations, and impartial hearings. Ms. Horwitz provides trainings for parents, pro bono attorneys, case handlers in other practices within The Legal Aid Society, school staff, and mental health providers on navigating the special education system, legal rules and remedies, and self-advocacy skills. In 2017, she developed, the LAS/Mt Sinai-St. Luke’s Child and Family Institute Medical-Legal Partnership. 

Susan is a long time member of COPAA and is the 2018 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights.

Susan J. Horwitz is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Impartial Hearings - Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Redacted Hearing Transcript, New York City Department of Education - Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Due Process Complaint, Impartial Hearing Office Letter (September 25, 2018) - Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Due Process Complaint, Impartial Hearing Office Letter (January 22, 2016) - Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Administrative Advocacy: Before the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client, Friday, December 14, 2018
Administrative Advocacy: After the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client, Friday, December 14, 2018
Administrative Advocacy: At the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client, Friday, December 14, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Administrative Advocacy: Before the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy: Before the Hearing, Friday, December 14, 2018
Administrative Advocacy: At the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy: At the Hearing, Friday, December 14, 2018
Administrative Advocacy: After the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy: After the Hearing, Friday, December 14, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Administrative Advocacy: At the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy: At the Hearing, Friday, December 14, 2018
Administrative Advocacy: Before the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy: Before the Hearing, Friday, December 14, 2018
Administrative Advocacy: After the Hearing - Administrative Advocacy: After the Hearing, Friday, December 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client, Thursday, December 20, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 19th Annual School Law Institute, Wednesday, May 01, 2019, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono 19th Annual School Law Institute, Wednesday, May 01, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 19th Annual School Law Institute, Wednesday, May 01, 2019, Atlanta, GA
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