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Spring 2019 The MLO Minute: Our special education attorneys provide over 100 seminars every year for families, students, consumers, professional organizations, and advocacy groups. We genuinely enjoy providing these programs, and do so at no charge – please never hesitate to invite us to present to any organization interested in education rights. A great many…

Federal Court Awards MLO Another Victory in Evaluation Case

April 2019 The MLO Minute: One of the most important rights under federal special education law is to obtain, at public expense, an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) where the school district or charter school fails to adequately evaluate a child in all areas of disability. When a parent requests an IEE at public expense from…

May 1st, 2019: Planning for a Family Member with a Disability and Special Needs Trusts

Free Informational Presentation Hosted by St. Monica’s All Abilities Ministry and presented by Jennifer Simons, Esq. and Lesley Mehalick, JD, LLM of McAndrews Law Offices’ Estates and Trusts Department, Topics include Special needs trusts, Living Wills, Guardianship for transition to adulthood, Guidance on financial care for older individuals, and more! WHEN: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019…

The Legal Intelligencer Announces Dennis McAndrews as the recipient of the Award For Excellence of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Alumni Association

The Legal Intelligencer: People in the News – April 9th, 2019 By Aleeza Furman Honored: Dennis McAndrews is slated to receive the Award For Excellence of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Alumni Association.  In its announcement of the award, the Villanova Law Alumni Association stated that in the past 50 years since…

MLO’s Estates and Trusts Department Welcomes Jillian Zacks, Esq. to our Pittsburgh Office

April 2019 The MLO Minute: It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring of Jillian Zacks, Esq., as a member of our Estates and Trusts Department. Jillian is considered a premier Estate Planning attorney in Pennsylvania, with a subspecialty in Special Needs Planning and brings 25 years of legal experience to our firm.…

April 27th, 2019: Free Special Education Presentation

Hosted by Easton-Area Parent Support Group, Presented by Henry Young, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. April is National Autism Awareness Month. While this free workshop is not specific to autism, it WILL cover several areas that relate to students with an autism diagnosis. Topics include Discipline and Obtaining Appropriate Special Education Services. WHEN: Saturday,…

April 17th, 2019: Special Education and Estate Planning

Free Parent Support Group Presentation Northeast Support Group Navigated by Families welcomes individuals, parents, family members, friends of an individual with intellectual disabilities, Autism and all other different abilities to this informational event presented by  Michael Connolly, Esq. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices! WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2019th   TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm  LOCATION: Partnership for…

Dennis McAndrews To Receive Villanova Excellence Award

April 2019 The MLO Minute On April 11, Dennis McAndrews will receive the Award For Excellence of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Alumni Association. In its announcement of the award, the VLAA stated that in the past 50 years, “The Excellence Award has only been given out twice since its inception.” The…

April 8th, 2019: Caregiver Support Group – Getting to YES!

Hosted by SPIN: A Life of Possibilities, and Presented by Kim Caputo, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. Kimberly Caputo, Esq. a special education attorney, has been practicing law for 25+ years. She will offer tips and guidance on how to navigate to a destination and speak and be heard. Kim and the attorneys at…

April 4th, 2019: Estate Planning for Seniors

Unique Issues and Addressing Specific Challenges Hosted by Surrey Services for Seniors- East Goshen, and presented by Lesley Mehalick, JD, LLM, Supervising Partner of McAndrews Law Offices’ Estates and Trusts Department. Topics include the importance of powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, guardianship, blended families, Medicaid planning, gifting, and more! WHEN: Thursday, April 4th, 2019 TIME:…