Special Education Attorney Stephen J. Jacobson Receives 2015 PBA Special Achievement Award

Pennsylvania special education law firm The Education Lawyers is pleased to announce that partner Stephen J. Jacobson has received a 2015 Special Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association in recognition of his work planning annual Exceptional Children Conferences, the premier special education law event in Pennsylvania.

Jacobson was honored on May 8, 2015 during the PBA House of Delegates meeting at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. The Pennsylvania Bar Association Board selected Jacobson for the award based on his dedication and commitment to the association and to planning the annual Exceptional Children Conferences, which share the latest updates on special education related law and issues.

“Special education students and their families deserve access to the latest information available on the issues that profoundly impact their lives,” Jacobson said. “I am proud of the work we do at the Pennsylvania Bar Association to support initiatives that educate and inform attorneys, parents and advocates of the many complex issues in special education law.”

As vice chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee, Jacobson in 2014 helped launch an educational campaign entitled “Have a Voice in Your Exceptional Child’s Education.” The campaign aims to provide parents and guardians with an overview of special education rights in Pennsylvania.

Based in Doylestown, The Education Lawyers of Jacobson & John are dedicated to ensuring that children with special needs have access to all of the educational and support services to which they are entitled. Jacobson and business partner Hollie B. John speak frequently on a variety of issues related to special education in Pennsylvania.

The Education Lawyers of Jacobson & John LLP have nearly 40 years of collective experience in special education, focusing on representation in education and related matters of children with special needs and their families. The Pennsylvania special education law firm represents students who receive a variety of special education services, including students with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, speech and language impairments, intellectual disability, emotional, physical and developmental disabilities, behavioral concerns and giftedness. The Education Lawyers provide legal counsel on special education law throughout much of Pennsylvania, including the Scranton, Reading and Philadelphia areas.

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