ahead of the curve
A2Z EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATES REPRESENTS DISABLED CHILDREN UNDER-SERVED BY THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
By Renee Flannery
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
PACIFIC PALISADES — Jane DuBovy spent 25 years practicing bankruptcy law before making a switch to educational advocacy.
“Always one step ahead of the curve,” DuBovy said, characterizing her irregular career moves. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University before earning her law degree from the school in 1981.
She began her law career by typing out a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for a family member. She said it was an awkward beginning but after that first filing, she went on to specialize in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy. At the start, “I still had to hire law clerks from Pepperdine because I didn’t know what … I was doing,” she said.
She successfully ran her practice for 20 years when in 1997, DuBovy learned her son was diagnosed with autism.
“When I got the diagnosis of my son … it was so scary to me,” DuBovy said.