Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA)

The Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA) is an independent agency that conducts due process adjudicatory hearings for other Massachusetts state administrative agencies.

Notice Regarding GJU Operations Effective September 16, 2021

Please read the GJU update regarding its operation, effective September 16. 2021.

Contact Us


14 Summer Street, 4th floor, Malden, MA 02148


Open M-F 9am-5pm


(781) 397-4720

Who we serve

DALA provides a neutral forum for hearing any case in which one has the right to appeal the decision of another state agency.

Through its Bureau of Special Education Appeals, DALA also conducts mediations, advisory opinions and hearings to resolve disputes among parents, school districts, private schools and state agencies concerning eligibility, evaluation, placement, individualized education programs (IEPs), special education services and procedural protections for students with disabilities. 

Schedule of Hearings

Scheduled Prehearings, Conferences and Hearings - August

Scheduled Prehearings, Conferences and Hearings - July

Annual Report

DALA 2021 Annual Report to the Legislature

Related organizations

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