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Jane Williams to Address ABA Conference on Disability Issues

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New Britain, PA – Partner Jane Williams of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP will participate in the 5th annual American Bar Association (ABA) national conference on “Disability Issues in Employment and Education Law.” The event will take place on June 22, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, located in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

With persons with disabilities comprising the largest minority group in the United States, questions involving individual rights arise in every area of law and have a complex and developing legal landscape of their own. The conference will explore disability issues as they pertain to workplace and educational environments. Topics to be covered include the Americans with Disabilities Act, special education law, the Family Medical Leave Act, and new developments in case law. Attorneys who attend the event are eligible to receive a total of 7.5 CLE credits: 6.5 general and 1 ethics/professionalism.

Williams will participate in a panel discussion within the conference’s education track entitled “Presenting Expert Testimony in Due Process Proceedings.” The group will share strategies and techniques for approaching a due process hearing when parents and schools disagree over the scope and implementation of a child’s IEP (individualized education program).

With over 25 years in practice, Jane Williams is among the most experienced attorneys in Pennsylvania currently representing school entities in special education and student matters. She provides both proactive and defense representation in all phases of special education litigation. She is a well-regarded speaker and consultant on special education and other education law-related topics, and is a past president of the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association.

Click here for a copy of the event brochure.

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