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Montanye Presents “Snapshots of Special Education”

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(New Britain, PA) – Sharon Montanye of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP presented at the recent “Snapshots of Special Education Law” conference, held July 21, 2016 at the CLE Conference Center in Philadelphia’s Wanamaker Building. The program, which was hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, was simulcast live to 10 locations throughout Pennsylvania.

The conference offered a “snapshot” look at four independent areas of special education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for attorneys already familiar with the basics of special education law:

  • Due process hearings: how to pump up your preparations
  • Divorced Parents and the IDEA: from evaluations and IEPs to field trips and school events
  • Cyberbullying and students with disabilities: recent case law and real life case studies
  • Psychological Assessments 101: A Map for navigating unfamiliar territory

Helping school board directors, superintendents and other administrators understand how to apply the myriad of legal requirements facing them is the core of Montanye’s practice. She has spoken widely to audiences of educators and attorneys, both in school entities and for such organizations as the Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Service Administrators. Prior to joining the practice of law, she spent nearly a dozen years working in the field of education as a certified teacher, administrator, grant writer and peer reviewer for both the United States Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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.