Sweet Stevens Attorneys Present at National CASE Conference

New Britain, PA – Seven attorneys from Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP will present at the national Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Conference, considered the premier professional learning event for administrators of special education. “Building Bridges – From Vision to Practice” will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, November 8-10, 2023.

CASE, an international nonprofit professional organization with over 5,300 members, provides leadership to advance the field of special education through instruction, policy, and advocacy. The Sweet Stevens attorneys presenting included , joined by executives from local school districts, will bring a comprehensive learning experience to attendees of the conference at these sessions:



  • Partners Christina M. Stephanos and Jane M. Williams, along with A.J. Kise, who is Director of Special and Alternative Education for the Nazareth Area School District, will present “Surprise: Your presence is requested at the Due Process Hearing regarding Student X.”
  • Stephanos will also join Senior Associate Andrea Lynne Cola and Associate Suzanne Pontious with The School District of Springfield Township Director of Student Services Meghan Dennis to present “Facets of Executive Functioning and its Impact on FAPE.”
  • Associates Maria B. Desautelle and Rose E. McHugh will present “Violent Student Behavior – What Must a District Do?”
  • Special Counsel Andrew E. Faust will present “The Courts Tread where Congress Fears to Go.”