Sexual Misconduct in Schools: How We Can (and Should) Learn from the Jerry Sandusky Case

August 2021 —  The MLO Minute: By Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. —            Sexual misconduct of students at the hands of educators that students and their families should be able to trust is devastating to victims and their families, as well as the communities whose faith…

As Title IX and University Discipline Change, Our Firm Responds

August 2021 —  The MLO Minute: By Joseph McGettigan, Esq., Nancy Potter, Esq., and Dennis McAndrews, Esq., leading attorneys in our firm’s University Discipline and Title IX Practice Group — Over the past year, an array of major new issues and procedures concerning university discipline matters have arisen. The pandemic, together with new Title IX regulations and increased awareness…

Delaware’s Mask Mandate and Your Child’s Education

August 2021 —  The MLO Minute: By Alexander Corbin, Esq. —  On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Delaware Governor John Carney issued a universal mask mandate for all schools and state buildings. According to the mandate, all students, educators, and staff in K-12 schools will be required to wear face masks, regardless of vaccination status. This mandate went…

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021: Guardianship vs. Power of Attorney

FREE WEBINAR presented by Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M., Supervising Partner of MLO’s Estates and Trusts Department, in conjunction with The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties! WHEN: Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm LOCATION: Zoom! Space is limited! Click here to register!  MORE: Families with dependents with disabilities face many serious questions about…

Department of Education Identifies Long COVID as Potential Disability Requiring Special Education and Compensatory Services

August 2021 — The MLO Minute: By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq. —  The current pandemic has created extraordinary challenges for children, families, and schools in meeting the needs of students at every level of their educational programs. Children with disabilities are particularly affected, and both federal and state educational agencies have clearly…

Our Firm Welcomes (Back) Jacqueline C. Lembeck!

August 2021 — The MLO Minute:  Jacqueline (“Jacki”) C. Lembeck is considered a premier special education attorney in Pennsylvania, and from 2014 to 2018 she provided outstanding service to our clients as an associate attorney at McAndrews Law Offices in the Special Education Department. As Jacki’s family expanded, she found a need to work closer…

The NY Times Speaks with Attorney Dennis McAndrews Regarding Cosby’s Overturned Conviction

July 2021–  Cosby is released from prison following court’s decision to overturn conviction —  This past month, comedian and actor Bill Cosby was released from prison after The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the indecent sexual assault conviction. Over 15 years ago, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor declined to prosecute the case in return for…