Associate, Chicago Office
Zaria practices in the area of education law focusing in the areas of special education and students issues. Zaria counsels school districts with respect to IEP meetings, 504 accommodations, OCR, ISBE, and IDHR complaints, due process hearings, residency and homeless dispute hearings, student discipline matters, board policy and student handbook review, FOIA requests, student record compliance and contract review. Zaria also counsels community colleges on student related issues.
Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Zaria worked for the Chicago Public School District, where she represented the district as a special education attorney in due process matters and special education disputes.
"Medical Cannabis at School Wins Legislative OK,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (June 2018)
Legal Update in Special Education, Superintendent Leadership Conference, Oak Brook, Illinois (June 2018)
Current Trends Related to Placement and LRE: A Review of Recent Guidance from the Courts, IAASE, Springfield, Illinois (February 2018)
“Free Speech” Issues On Public College Campuses, ICCSSO, Normal, Illinois (January 2018)
Responding to Requests & Complaints of Transgender Students, IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois (November 2017)
Handling IEP and 504 Plan Disputes, National Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois (November 2017)
Transgender Students Update: The Ever Changing Legal Landscape, Oak Brook, Illinois (October 2017)
Unilateral Placement for Special Education Students: A Big Gamble?, IAASE, Springfield, Illinois (February 2017)