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Sweet Stevens Plays Key Role at 2022 Exceptional Children Conference

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New Britain, PA – Attorneys from Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP are again taking a key role at the 2022 Exceptional Children Conference on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Presented annually by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), the educational arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the conference will take place in person at the PBI Conference Center in Mechanicsburg, PA and also webcast so participants can attend remotely.

Partner Thomas C. Warner is a course planner and faculty member for the event, considered one of the premier special education conferences in the commonwealth. Also participating from the firm are attorneys Christopher A. Bambach and Rose E. McHugh.

The conference addresses today’s critical topics in special education, team-taught by a balanced faculty of attorneys for school districts, as well as those who represent students/children. This year’s topics include compensatory education, autism, residential placements, IEP meetings, bullying, school avoidance and phobia, among others. Presenters also will address meaningful participation of special education students in an increasingly virtual world.

Warner is a frequent presenter at conferences focused on special education. He shares his extensive knowledge of special education litigation from both the administrative and appellate levels, and also development of defensible special education programming and confidentiality/disclosure issues involving education records.

Bambach represents school entities at both the administrative and appellate levels, and also proactively provides informed counseling to his clients in all matters of special education.

McHugh centers her practice in the areas of special education and student services. Prior to joining the firm, she spent several years with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, most recently serving as interim chief of the Juvenile Division.

The Exceptional Children Conference is attended by attorneys, school administrators, parents, and anyone who wants to learn more about student educational rights. Participants are eligible to earn 5 CLE credits and 1 ethics credit through the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. Click here to learn more about the event or to register.

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.