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Partner - Alyce L. Alfano

Alyce L. Alfano


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Alyce Alfano focuses her practice in the area of School Law. She has experience with special education, regular education, disciplinary issues, and school accommodation matters, including residency. In the fast-paced world of school law, Alyce excels at client communication and service, forging strong relationships and advising clients swiftly and thoughtfully.

In her prior role as a consultant for the Connecticut State Department of Education, Alyce served as a mediator for special education disputes between boards of education and families, as well as investigating and responding to special education complaints. At the State Department of Education, Alyce also participated in the management and coordination of the special education due process unit.

Alyce regularly speaks on the topic of special education law for various organizations in Connecticut and nationally, including the Connecticut Bar Association, the Hartford County Bar Association and the Connecticut Council of Administrators of Special Education. She has also presented on the legal rights of students as they relate to disciplinary proceedings and bullying.

Alyce co-wrote the chapter, “Special Education Law: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504)” in the book, Legal Resource for School Health Services. This chapter examines the roles and responsibilities of school nurses as members of IDEA and Section 504 teams.


Teaching Positions

  • University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education: Adjunct Professor

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • University of Pennsylvania: Alumni Interviewer
  • Mark Twain House & Museum: Ambassador
  • Kingswood-Oxford School: Former Member, Board of Trustees
  • Junior League of Hartford, Inc.: Former Member, Board of Directors

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Practice Areas


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT

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