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Faust Presents at Lehigh Special Education Law Symposium

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New Britain, PA – Partner Andrew E. Faust of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP is back as a featured presenter at Lehigh University’s Special Education Law Symposium held virtually from June 19-24, 2022. Faust will reprise his popular session, “You Be the Judge: Dueling Attorneys, the Facts, and the Law,” on Monday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

“You Be the Judge” showcases a fictitious situation based on common scenarios in special education. Faust will be joined by Jennifer Laviano, a Connecticut attorney who represents parents in Special Education matters, and

Ian Spechler, a hearing officer based in the state of Texas. Collectively, they will review the details of a case and share guidance as to the best course of action for both the district and parents. Participants of the workshop will have a chance to weigh in as well.

Faust is a widely recognized authority in the areas of special education, student services and child accounting, and student civil rights. He has represented school districts and intermediate units at every level of the federal and state judicial and administrative systems, lectured widely to audiences of educators and attorneys, and testified as an expert witness in court proceedings and before state and federal agencies.

This year’s Special Education Law Symposium features 29 attorneys from 20 states and offers two parallel tracks: legally basic and legally experienced. The “You Be the Judge” presentation is part of the legally experienced track. The symposium is designed for special education coordinators and teachers, principals, psychologists, parent advocates, charter school personnel, attorneys, hearing officers, state education agency personnel, and other individuals interested in a thorough exploration of the special education legal landscape. Cost is $250 per day or $945 for the full week. To register, visit

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