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Jane Williams to Speak at Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children Conference

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New Britain, PA Partner Jane M. Williams of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP will be a featured presenter at the 62nd Annual Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children conference on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, PA. Williams will participate in a conversation session, entitled “Dos and Don’ts in Mediations and Due Process Hearings,” from 11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

In the session, practicing parent and school district attorneys and mediators will have a conversation about preparing for, and participating in, early dispute resolution options. They also will discuss due process hearings. The attorneys will share best practices in a robust conversation customized to their audience’s interests. Williams will be joined by Constance Fox Lyttle, PhD, JD, special education professor, Drexel University; Josh Kershenbaum, founder of Educadr, LLC, an alternative dispute resolution service for educators and students; and Lily Yazno-Bartle, Esq., senior associate attorney at The Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman, LLC.

Williams has over 25 years of experience in special education law. She has served as a hearing officer and advisor to school boards in student expulsion matters and provided school district boards with in-service programs concerning special education and pupil services.

The Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children (PACEC) has a mission to improve the education and quality of life for children who are gifted or require special education. PACEC offers training to teachers, students, lawyers, parents, professors, and administrators. For more information, 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 23 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.