Jane Williams a Featured Presenter for Council for Exceptional Children Event
Harrisburg, PA – Partner Jane M. Williams of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP was a featured presenter at the 59th annual convention of the Pennsylvania Counsel for Exceptional Children (PACEC), themed “What is So Special About Special Education?” The event took place October 4th and 5th at the Best Western Premier Central Hotel & Conference Center in Harrisburg, PA.
Williams delivered a program entitled “10 Top Ways to Avoid Litigation,” discussing what school districts should do – and not do – to avoid due process litigation. The session touched on the types of procedural and substantive omissions that can be a catalyst to litigation, the pitfalls to avoid, and the more subtle yet powerful intercommunication skills to use.
The Council for Exceptional Children is an international community of professionals who are the voice and vision of gifted and special education. PACEC's mission is to improve the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance the engagement of their families.
With over 25 years in practice, Jane Williams is among the most experienced attorneys in Pennsylvania currently representing school entities in special education and student matters. She provides both proactive and defensive representation in all phases of special education litigation. She is a well-regarded speaker and consultant on special education and other education law-related topics, and is a past president of the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association.
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 15 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.