The structure of government entitlement programs puts individuals with disabilities and their families in a difficult situation. The programs discourage these individuals from earning and saving money since doing so may jeopardize their eligibility for critical public benefits. Here are a few avenues to consider to mitigate that risk. I. The ABLE Act In December [...]
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In summer 2017, attorney Jennifer Sang was named at partner at Berney law. Jennifer has litigated hundreds of special education cases, consistently achieving excellent results for parents and students. The firm is grateful to have her as a partner.
On June 27, 2016, Morgen Black-Smith and David J. Berney published in The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States, an article on transgender students' equal access rights. The article is titled, "Transgender Students: A Unique Frontier for Civil Rights."
Join us for a coffee break on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates’s 18th Annual Conference. COPAA is an independent organization of attorneys, advocates, and parents established to protect the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families. This year, the annual conference is [...]
On December 31, 2015, David J. Berney and Calisha Myers published in The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States, an article on zero-tolerance policies and their effects on special education students.
On December 14, 2015, associate Jennifer Y. Sang presented at the National Business Institute’s Special Education Laws Made Simple seminar. Jennifer presented on the laws surrounding evaluations, eligibility, and school actions that can result in lawsuits.
On December 3, 2015, Jennifer Y. Sang and Sonia D. Kerr published in The Notebook an article on the implications of the Third Circuit's recent decision in G.L. v. Ligonier Valley School District. G.L. affects the statute of limitations in special education cases. The Notebook is an independent nonprofit news outlet that supports parents, students, teachers, and [...]
Associate Jennifer Y. Sang recently received the prestigious honor of being named a 2015 Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Legal Intelligencer. This designation is awarded to Pennsylvania lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional talent in their practice. Only 40 lawyers receive this honor each year.
Most parents know that 504 Plans and Individual Education Program’s (IEP’s) are educational plans developed to assist students with disabilities. However, many parents do not know the differences between these plans. It is important to understand such differences so that you are able to identify which plan is a better fit for your child and [...]
I am told my child is behaviorally disturbed but not disabled. He is constantly getting in trouble in school, and I have to take off work to take him home. Can a special education attorney help me? All too often, children with behavioral issues are labeled “bad kids” without any real inquiry into what is [...]