Kyle Somers Delivers Program on Custody and School Law
New Britain, PA - Attorney Kyle J. Somers of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams delivered a program entitled “The Intersection of Child Custody and School Law” to the Montgomery Bar Association on Monday, October 29, 2018.
Along with attorneys Michael Kleiman and Scott Wolpert, Somers discussed important issues that involve children, parents/guardians and schools, such as custodial rights, educational decision-making, student residency and access to records. The program took place at the bar association offices at 100 West Airy Street in Norristown and attendees received 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit.
Kyle Somers has a rich, multifaceted background in education that spans both the legal side and that of an educator. In his law practice, he advises school entities in matters involving special education, students with disabilities, employment and labor issues, and general legal issues. His interaction with clients and understanding of their day-to-day challenges is bolstered by his training as an educator.
He is a Pennsylvania certified teacher with a degree in History Education from the University of Delaware, where he received both the College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Student Teacher Award and the William B. Keene Memorial Scholarship for a student showing exceptional promise as a future educator. He also taught a course on school law at Ursinus College, and regularly conducts in-school training on various issues for clients.
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.