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Arshi focuses her practice on special education, special needs planning and estate planning. Arshi is honored to be a voice for some of the most vulnerable individuals of our community.
Arshi passionately advocates to obtain the appropriate supports and services for the unique needs of the individuals. Arshi participates in CSE meetings to collaborate with school officials to ensure students are receiving programming and services tailored to help them make meaningful progress. However, when the collaborative approach is insufficient to obtain the student the support they require, Arshi zealously represents students and their families in special education impartial hearings. Arshi also represents Parents in State Review Officer appeals and Federal Court matters. Prior to Arshi’s admission to the bar as an attorney, she worked for approximately 10 years in an elementary school. Here, she worked with children from diverse backgrounds and academic levels. She noted the lack of services for many of the students and that many Parents were unaware regarding their rights to request such services. This along with her experience as an AmeriCorps Team Leader, fueled her aspiration to get involved in a meaningful way to help the students.
Arshi recognizes that although an appropriate education is the foundation for an individual’s future, proper planning needs to be in place. As such, Arshi also advises families regarding various special needs planning tools such as guardianships, supplemental needs trusts and advance directives. Along with trusts, Arshi also drafts estate planning documents including last wills and testaments.
Arshi graduated Brooklyn Law School in the Two year Accelerated JD program. Arshi is a Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest Fellow. She has interned for the NYC Department of Social Services and US Attorney’s Office Immigration department at the graduate level.
Arshi is a freelance writer; she likes to write poetry and short stories in her free time.
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News & Articles
November 11, 2020 | Littman Krooks attorney Arshi Pal, Esq., will discuss how parents can work with their school district to develop an IEP that appropriately meets the educational needs specific to their child. She will also provide guidance on the essential “do’s and don’ts” to preserve a child’s rights.
From the Library
Initial Referrals to the Committee on Special Education
by Arshi Pal, Esq. The pandemic has been a real eye-opener for many parents. As we transitioned to remote learning, many parents became part-time instructors…
Proposed Legislation Regarding Home and Community-based Medicaid Waivers Aims to Improve Access to Services
By Arshi Pal, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers allow individuals who are otherwise eligible for Medicaid to receive…
Article 17-A Guardianship of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act: Revisiting the Conundrum in the Courts
By Arshi Pal, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP New York State sets 18 as the age of majority and individuals who are 18 years of age…
The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 (H.R. 4547) passed to Protect Vulnerable Individuals
By Arshi Pal, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In April 2018, H.R. 4547 was enacted to strengthen the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) oversight into the Representative…
Updates to New IDEA Website
by Arshi Pal, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Beginning April 30, 2018, the United States Department of Education has announced that the original “Building the Legacy:…
Pet Trusts: Ensuring Care for Pets When You Can No Longer Care for Them
By Arshi Pal, Esq. As the summer brings warmer weather and longer days, I look forward to my evenings in the doggy park with my…