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Chicago IL 60606
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Practice Areas
  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law (1998)
  • B.A. with honors, University of Iowa (1995)
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
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Julie Heuberger Yura

Of Counsel

Julie represents educational institutions, including public school districts, charter schools, private schools and higher education institutions, in a variety of general education law matters with an emphasis on first amendment issues, Title IX, student rights, special education and school policy and governance.  She has first-chaired several administrative hearings and argued school law cases before federal and local courts.

Julie is a frequent lecturer regarding issues affecting school districts including, student safety and discipline, student residency and the rights of homeless students, liability issues, searches and seizures, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Juvenile Court Act and reporting requirements under the Abused and Neglected Children Reporting Act.

Julie was identified as a “rising star” in the field of education law by the Illinois Super Lawyers in 2008, 2009 and 2012.  She is a member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys, National Council of School Attorneys and the Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations. She has been with the firm since May 2000, and took a short hiatus in 2009 to care for her young twins.

Representative Experience  click to view

  • Successfully argued before the Appellate Court of Illinois and the Illinois Supreme Court in the precedent setting case of In the Interest of D.D.
  • Assisted in the representation of LaGrange School District No. 102 in T.D. v. LaGrange School District No. 102, a case of first impression before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Co-authored an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the National School Board Association, the American Association of School Administrators, the New York State School Boards Association, and the New York State Council of School in the case of Arlington v. Murphy.
  • Serves as lead counsel in special education due process hearings regarding placement, programming and services provided to students with autism spectrum disorders, emotional disorders, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments and students with disabilities in early childhood programs.