Newsroom Article

Sweet Stevens Attorneys Again Major Draw of PAPSA Conference

News Release

Posted on in Events, Press Releases and Announcements

(New Britain, PA) – Attorneys from the Education Law firm of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP again hosted one of the most popular sessions of the 2017 conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Service Administrators (PAPSA). The event was held April 19th, 20th and 21st at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. 

Each year, attorneys from the firm present the “Paul Stevens Memorial Legal Seminar,” which PAPSA, in event materials calls “acclaimed” and “the highlight of the conference.” Spanning the full second day of the conference, attorneys Jane Williams, Sharon Montanye, Mark Cheramie Walz and Shawn Lochinger spent the day reviewing legal issues and recent court decisions that affect the conduct of special education and pupil services-related school programs. This year’s seminar covered recent Supreme Court rulings, other federal and state special education rulings of significance, changes to Title II federal regulations, changes to state laws about truancy, diabetes training and management in schools, changes to vaccination requirements, medical marijuana and technology updates.

PAPSA is the only organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania specifically devoted to issues concerning pupil services programs in schools. Members of the organization have supervisory or administrative responsibility in fields such as counseling, health, psychology, home and school visitation, social work, special education, gifted education and student assistance. For more information, visit 

Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, LLP was formed in 1995 by nine experienced education lawyers who created the first private law practice in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to Education Law.  Since then, the firm has grown to 16 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.