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Sweet Stevens Featured at 2020 Exceptional Children Conference

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New Britain, PA Several attorneys from Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP are again at the forefront of this year’s Exceptional Children Conference. An annual presentation hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), the 2020 conference will be wholly virtual, taking place on Friday, October 16 from 8:50 AM to 4:30 PM via videoconference.

Partner Thomas C. Warner returns as co-course planner for the event, which is considered one of the premier special education conferences in the commonwealth. Program segments are team-taught by a balanced faculty of school district and parent/child attorneys. Warner is a frequent presenter at conferences, sharing his extensive knowledge of special education litigation from both the administrative and appellate levels and on defensible special education programming and confidentiality/disclosure issues involving education records.

Partner Andrew E. Faust will co-present the always popular “Year in Review” session, an annual segment of the conference that highlights key legislative and case law developments. Faust is a widely recognized authority in the areas of special education, student services and child accounting, and student civil rights.

Managing Partner Sharon W. Montanye will co-present "The Imact of COVID-19 on Special Education Services in Pennsylvania.” She is also a seasoned presenter knowledgeable in special education litigation, bringing additional credentials in the field of education as a former teacher and school administrator.

The Exceptional Children Conference is attended by attorneys, school administrators, parents and anyone who wants to learn more about student educational rights. Beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks are available. Select sessions will be simulcast and webcast to PBI locations across the commonwealth. Participants will be eligible to earn a total of 6 credits - 5 substantive and 1 ethics - through the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. To register for the conference, webcast or simulcast, 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 20 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.