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Faust Presents at Lehigh University Special Education Law Symposium

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New Britain, PA Partner Andrew E. Faust of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams was part of a panel presentation at the Lehigh University Special Education Law Symposium on Monday, June 24, 2019.

The session, entitled “You Be the Judge: ‘Dueling’ Attorneys,” presented a fictitious case about a student with ADHD who experienced deteriorating performance during his transition to ninth grade. The school psychologist and a private neuropsychologist reached different conclusions about his disability. Faust and another Special Education Law litigator shared their advice and views on the scenario, such as whether the district fulfilled its obligation and if the student was entitled to compensatory education. A ruling in the case was then determined by a hearing officer and participants of the workshop.

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.

The presentation is part of Lehigh University’s intensive one-week symposium held June 23-28, 2019. The event provides a practical analysis of legislation, regulations, and court decisions relating to the education of students with disabilities. The symposium featured 19 attorneys from 11 states and offered two parallel tracks: basic and advanced. The ‘Dueling Attorneys’ presentation was part of the advanced track.

The symposium is designed annually for special education coordinators and teachers, principals, psychologists, parent advocates, charter school personnel, attorneys (on both sides), hearing officers, state education agency personnel, and other individuals interested in a thorough exploration of the special education legal landscape. For more information on future programs, contact or call (610) 758-5557.

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