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.

Contact Us


1 Congress Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02114


Open M-F 9am-5pm


(617) 626-7220

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 - June

Scheduled Prehearings, Conferences and Hearings - May


Annual Report

DALA 2017 Annual Report to the Legislature


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