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I have been denied an appeal from my campus chair, and now i am getting the run arounds to file an appeal above that appeal with the Campus President. I was denied assistance from the ADA rep and have been going through a lengthy process with DOE to seek assistance or guidance regarding my schools accreditation requirements. Now I'm here at this point in which I called numerous attorneys and are being told over and over that either their law firms don't represent these type of cases or conflict of interest. Now I know our island is small but I'm finding it difficult to find an attorney or getting a consultation. Please advise!

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I should have filed a case in 2015 due to a pedestrian accident, my school dismissed me from the program. Then I had to go in front of a student board to be re-admitted once I was doing better. Then I was being monitored, but had an incident occurred regarding plagiarism and had to open a disciplinary case with another board, but because of the school conflicting schedules, I lost my scholarship. They continue to express verbally that they were wrong, but refuse to put it in writing. Now as I am approaching my final class, which was internship, upon all the ridiculous requirements and expectations that I fully complied with, they dismissed me again due to one final project. Then as I am appealing they are giving me run arounds even if I continue to quote the expectations from the schools catalog!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Wow that easy? And all this time I've been breaking nails trying to get an attorney! Another question I have is up in reviewing what I wrote what kind of attorney will I need and does my case appears to be a sufficient case with a do cause? Please advise! Mahalo

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You need either an Education Attorney or a Litigator.

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Perfect thank you! I'll definitely give you an awesome rating! Mahalo!

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