Associate Kevin Golembiewski wrote this article. It was originally published in the Legal Intelligencer. Although the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education nearly 70 years ago, segregation is still a reality in our public schools. But today’s segregation is more subtle. It’s de facto segregation—the days of communities intentionally segregating students are behind us. So [...]
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David J. Berney and Kevin Golembiewski filed an amicus brief today in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), the Education Law Center, New Jersey Special Education Practitioners, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The brief supports the appellants in K.D. et al. v. Downingtown [...]
The Notebook, Philadelphia's leading newspaper on public education, published an article today covering Berney & Sang's appeal in Nicole B. v. School District of Philadelphia. The appeal argues that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act protect students from discriminatory bullying and harassment. It is a landmark appeal, with the potential to secure important protections for children [...]
Partner Jennifer Sang has been selected to serve as a panelist at the First Annual Greater Philadelphia Linguistic and Multicultural Disability Summit. According to Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, one of the Summit's organizers, the Summit aims to "bring together culturally and linguistically diverse disability communities for a day of dialogue, cultural appreciation, and action planning [...]
Associate Kevin Golembiewski is representing a child with autism in a special education appeal before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is co-counseling the appeal with Southern Legal Counsel, a public interest law firm based in Florida, and Alice Nelson, Esquire. The appeal presents multiple issues of first impression, including the proper standard for [...]
If this is your first child, chances are that nothing you do will be enough to fully prepare yourself. The good news is that’s okay. No one can ever be fully prepared. That being said, there is so much good advice out there to help you transition to being a parent as smoothly as possible. [...]
Press Release: Berney & Sang Appeal Ruling Denying PA Children Protection from Discriminatory Bullying and Harassment
Release: Appeal challenges Philadelphia court’s ruling that Pennsylvania school districts have no obligation to protect children from discriminatory bullying and harassment. January 29, 2018 Contact: Kevin Golembiewski; Berney & Sang; 215.690.1722; email@example.com; @k_golembiewski (Twitter). Philadelphia, PA: An appeal filed last week against the School District of Philadelphia seeks to overturn a Court of Common Pleas [...]
Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to guarantee educational opportunities to primary and secondary students. But Congress has passed no laws specifically designed to protect college students with disabilities. Those students are protected by only a patchwork of general antidiscrimination laws. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with [...]
Partner David J. Berney has once again been named a Super Lawyer. This is his tenth straight year being selected. Only lawyers "who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement" are selected as Super Lawyers. Congratulations David!
This article originally appeared in The Legal Intelligencer. You can access the original version here. One of the greatest threats to equality is complacency. Those who do nothing while witnessing injustice and wrongdoing, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, do worse than those who commit acts of injustice. Social scientists, too, recognize that complacency [...]