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Montanye to Present at Conference on Special Education Due Process Hearings

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(New Britain, PA)- Education Law attorney Sharon W. Montanye of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams will present at an upcoming Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event in Philadelphia entitled “The Due Process Hearing.” The event is hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the continuing education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Through discussion facilitated by a panel of experienced practitioners, the program will cover what a due process hearing for special education is, what to expect during the hearing, and how to prepare for one. The event begins with “Special Education Law 101” to refresh or inform attendees before tackling more advanced topics in special education law and due process hearings.

The event takes place on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, from 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. at the CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker (Macy’s) Building in Philadelphia. Attendees are eligible to earn 6 total CLE credits, 1 of which may be applied toward Ethics.

Montanye is a powerful advocate in special education litigation and a knowledgeable and thoughtful advisor to her school entity clients. 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.

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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.