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Faust to Present on Special Education Law at Virtual Lehigh Symposium

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New Britain, PA Partner Andrew E. Faust of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP will tackle the complex issues faced by special education attorneys during the pandemic at this year’s Lehigh University Special Education Law Symposium, held via Zoom June 21-25, 2021. Faust will present “You Be the Judge: Dueling Attorneys, the Facts, and the Law” on Monday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

A popular session among attendees, “You Be the Judge” showcases a fictitious situation based on common scenarios in special education. This year, it will address potential FAPE (free appropriate public education) violations for a remote learning student with Asperger’s, dyslexia and severe asthma in a family where English is the second language. Faust will be joined by another special education litigator and an administrative judge to review the case and offer guidance for 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 and student services. 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 23 attorneys from 19 states and offers two parallel tracks: basic and advanced. The ‘Dueling Attorneys’ presentation is part of the advanced track. The symposium is designed 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. Cost is $245 per day or $925 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.