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.