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Sweet Stevens Takes the Lead at Exceptional Children Conference 2019

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(Philadelphia) Today’s most critical issues in special education will be explored at this year’s Exceptional Children Conference, and attorneys from Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams are again playing a pivotal role. An annual presentation hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), the 2019 conference will take place on Friday, October 25 from 8:50 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. in the CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia.

Partner Thomas C. Warner is course planner for the event, which is considered one of the premier special education conferences in the commonwealth. Warner is a frequent presenter at conferences, sharing his extensive knowledge of special education litigation from both the administrative and appellate levels, and also development of defensible special education programming and confidentiality/disclosure issues involving education records.

Partner Andrew E. Faust, will co-present the “Year in Review,” a popular annual segment of the conference that highlights key legislative and case law developments. Faust is a widely recognized authority in the areas of special education, student services and child accounting, and student civil rights.

Managing Partner Sharon W. Montanye will co-present “Transition to Adult Services.” She is also a seasoned presenter knowledgeable in special education litigation, bringing additional credentials in the field of education as a former teacher and school administrator.

Associate Kyle J. Somers will be part of a panel discussion on “Contingent IEP Case Law.” Somers brings a multifaceted understanding of the law that is bolstered by his previous training as an educator. He is a Pennsylvania-certified social studies teacher.

The Exceptional Children conference is attended by attorneys, school administrators, parents and anyone who wants to learn more about student educational rights. Beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks are available throughout the day, and select sessions will be simulcast and webcast to PBI locations across the commonwealth. Participants will be eligible to earn 6 CLE credits and 2 ethics credits through the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. Click here to learn more about the event. To register for the conference, webcast or simulcast, visit www.pbi.org.

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 19 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.