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Enhance your practice with updates in key areas of civil litigation

  • Motor vehicle law
  • Products liability
  • Recent legislation
  • Ethical issues
  • Developments in PA civil procedure

 

Fine tune your knowledge

  • Analyze recent important decisions from the Pennsylvania state and federal courts
  • Learn from leading practitioners
  • Maximize your time with relevant updates, valuable practice tips and convenient locations
  • Attend a full day of CLE with faculty members who will educate, engage and enrich you

 

PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Civil Litigation Section
 


 

Course Planner: Peter J. Hoffman, Esq.

 

Course Materials

  • Course Book (2016-9642) — $69
  • Audio CD (ACD-9642) — $39
  • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9642) — $99
To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
 
If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
 

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Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
Original Product Date: March 22, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 30th Annual Civil Litigation Update (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Big Changes Coming for LLCs, LLPs, LPs and GPs (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Overhauling laws that are 25+ years old, Act 170 is expected to provide new and current businesses with a legal guide that is cleaner and easier to use.

     

    This new law means big changes for your practice.
    Join the attorneys who drafted this new legislation as they take apart Act 170, one provision at a time.

     

    General Partnerships

    • Entity status, Certificates of authority,
    • Duties of care and loyalty

     

    Limited Partnerships

     

    LLPs and LLLPs

    • “Full shield” protection for general partners, Distribution tests, Satisfaction of creditors upon liquidation

     

    Limited Liability Companies

    • How to modify the statutory default rules (with a few notable exceptions) by careful drafting of the contract among the owners

     

    Governance rights versus economic rights—the critical difference

     

    Nonprofit limited partnerships and LLCs

     



    Morning

    • 9:00 – 9:30
      • General and introductory comments
        • effective date
        • derivation from uniform acts
        • structure of Title 15
        • restricted professional companies
        • benefit companies 
    • 9:30 – 9:45
      • Derivative suits 
        • clarification of rules for corporations, LPs, & LLCs 
        • special litigation committees 
        • lawsuits by partners in a general partnership
    • 9:45 – 9:55
      • Nonprofit LPs and LLCs 
        • nonprofit purposes and restrictions 
    • 9:55 – 10:20
      • LLPs 
        • change to full shield 
        • new distribution tests 
        • dissolution proceedings 
        • LLLPs 
    • 10:20 – 10:45
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs 
        • agreements (new rules on content and freedom of contract) 
    • 10:45- 11:00
      • Break 
    • 11:00 – 11:30
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
        • concept of a “transferee” 
        • charging orders 
        • single member LLCs 
        • redemption 
    • 11:30 – 12:00
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
        • dissociation v. dissolution 
        • events causing dissociation 
        • events causing dissolution & how to avoid dissolution 
    • 12:00 – 12:30
      • Lunch

     

    Afternoon

    • 12:30 – 1:15
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
        • management structures for LLCs 
        • manager-managed v. member-managed 
        • review of LLC forms 
        • apparent authority 
    • 1:15 – 1:30
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
        • new filings defining authority 
        • for GPs 
        • for LLCs 
    • 1:30 – 2:15
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
        • duties 
        • care and loyalty 
        • contractual obligation of good faith & fair dealing 
        • variation of duties 
    • 2:15 – 2:30
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
        • winding up, barring claims, and termination 
    • 2:30 – 2:45
      • Break 
    • 2:45 – 3:45
      • Ethics 
    • 3:45 – 4:00
      • Q&A 

    BONUS! INCLUDED IN YOUR TUITION:

    Pennsylvania LLC Documents, 3rd Edition—a top-notch desk reference, featuring

    • 41 fully annotated forms in PDF and Word formats for easy drafting (includes 26 updated and 15 new forms)
    • Tax planning tips, optional clauses and provisions, and practical guidance for the user
    • Available in print with searchable USB or as an eBook
    • Authored by the PBA Title 15 LLC Task Force and edited by Bill Clark

     

    PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LAWSOURCE®
    This handy 800+ page, soft cover source for business
    lawyers contains relevant full text sections of 

    • Title 15—Corporations and Unincorporated Associations
      • Corporations
      • Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
      • Unincorporated Associations
      • Business Trusts
    • Title 54 — Names
    • Current committee comments
    • Reporter's comments for 1990 anti-takeover provisions 

    Best of all, the Lawsource® is edited by Bill Clark, moderator of this program and the chairman and draft sman of the PBA Task Force that wrote the comments!

     


     

    Related Products

    • Pennsylvania LLC Documents, 3rd Edition (2017-9586) — $169
    • Podcast with credit — $279
    • Podcast no credit — FREE
    • On-demand video with credit — $279
    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for shipment, and include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. sales tax on all orders. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for availability of podcasts and on-demand video.

     

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    9813

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: March 07, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Big Changes Coming for LLCs, LLPs, LPs and GPs (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Dragonetti and Litigation Torts (Williamsport)

    Avoid the specter of sanctions

    Dragonetti and other litigation torts are an omnipresence haunting every practice. Avoid liability and learn to use litigation torts to your advantage by strengthening your knowledge of key elements, burdens, testimony and potential damages.

     

    Review the full spectrum of causes of action

    • Wrongful or malicious use of civil proceedings
    • Abuse of process
    • Malicious prosecution
    • Common law-based claims

     

    Understand how each phase of trial affects you

    • The scope and waiver of attorney-client privilege
    • Burdens of proof against each party to the action
    • Requirements and usage of expert testimony
    • Erie issues
    • Sanctions and damages
    • Nuances of litigation
    • The pervasive threat of litigation claims in other actions

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.
     


     

    Course Planner: David P. Heim, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9607) — $29
    To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
     
    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
     

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    9607

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: March 14, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Dragonetti and Litigation Torts (Williamsport)
    Collapse Ethics Potpourri: The Race for Clients: Is Attorney Marketing Outpacing the Ethics Rules? (Williamsport)

    The deadly Amtrak train crash in Pennsylvania last May serves as the backdrop for a program that examines whether today’s ethics rules regarding solicitation and advertising are still effective in protecting victims and their families?  For an attorney who believes in the reasoning and philosophy of the Rules of Professional Conduct, does waiting out a 30 day moratorium on contact mean you’ve lost out on the lucrative race for clients? The program will examine related court cases, ethics opinions and the RPC as they tie into various forms of business development for plaintiff’s attorneys that are seeking clients in a highly competitive marketplace.

     


     

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    One copy of the course materials is included in your registration. These materials are not available for separate purchase.

     

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    9545

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: April 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Ethics Potpourri: The Race for Clients: Is Attorney Marketing Outpacing the Ethics Rules? (Williamsport)
    Collapse Handling the Dog Bite Case (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Did you know?

    • With more than 4 million people bitten in the U.S. annually, dog bites account for about 1/3 of homeowner claims
    • More than 70 million dogs are owned by Americans
      40% of households own a dog
    • Some insurance companies have created “breed exclusions” – what does that mean?
    • Which breeds are most/least likely to inflict bite injuries?

     

    Learn about

    • The “strict liability” concept in Pennsylvania
    • The intersection of criminal and civil dog statutes
    • The roles of law enforcement, dog wardens, animal control officers and humane officers in dog bite cases
    • How to evaluate a dog bite case
    • Why and when dogs bite

     

    Related Products

    Course materials are available for separate purchase.

    • Podcast with credit — $249
    • Podcast no credit — FREE
    • On-demand video with credit — $249
    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for shipment, and include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. sales tax on all orders. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for availability of podcasts and on-demand video.

     

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    9840

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: June 15, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Handling the Dog Bite Case (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Litigating the Employment Discrimination Case (Williamsport)

    Establish effective investigation techniques

    • Watch vignettes designed to refine your issue spotting skills.
    • Hear from practitioners on both sides regarding what they are looking for in an effective investigation.
    • Learn how common pitfalls in handling investigations play out in litigation. 

     

    Learn strategies for handling the charge process

    • Choosing the agency
    • Navigating the intake process
    • Defending the charge

     

    Take away practice pointers for navigating trial

    Hear from practitioners on both sides in a
    fast-paced, interactive format, regarding:

    • Pleadings
    • Goals for discovery
    • New federal rules on proportionality
    • Developing themes for trial
    • Experts
    • Order of witnesses

     

    PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Labor and Employment Law Section
     


     

    Course Planners: Richard R. Harris, Esq., Martha J. Keon, Esq.

     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9769) — $69
    • Podcast with credit — $249
    • Podcast no credit — FREE
    • On-demand video with credit — $249
    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for shipment, and include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. sales tax on all orders. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for availability of podcasts and on-demand video.

     

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    9769V

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: April 20, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Litigating the Employment Discrimination Case (Williamsport)
    Collapse Making Use of Trusts for Asset Protection of the Middle Class (Williamsport)

    Explore different types of Irrevocable Asset Protection Trusts

    Learn how they work to accomplish your client’s goal of asset protection

     

    Asset Protection Trusts can help your clients

    • Protect assets from the costs of long-term care and creditors
    • Reduce Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
    • Avoid probate

     

    Learn

    • How specific trust terms can accomplish
      client goals
    • Tips for holding real estate in an Asset Protection Trust
    • About income tax and gift tax considerations in drafting an Asset Protection Trust
    • Tips about choice of trust terms and selection of assets to protect

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.
     


     

    Course Planner: Karen S. Timko, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9615) — $69
    • Audio CD (ACD-9615) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9615) — $99
    To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
     
    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
     

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    9615

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: March 29, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Making Use of Trusts for Asset Protection of the Middle Class (Williamsport)
    Collapse Real Estate 101: Basic Tools of the Trade (Williamsport)

    This program will cover the nuts and bolts of buying and selling residential property as well as provide an introduction to some important real estate topics often encountered in practice.

    You will learn the fundamentals of a residential real estate transaction from your client’s first encounter with a real estate broker through funding the deal at closing. Know how to best advise and represent a client whether they are a buyer or seller, get some tips on how to work well with other professionals involved in a real estate deal, and some ideas on what to do when your client comes to you after they have signed a contract. Learn from experienced attorneys about the common pitfalls and local quirks that can derail a deal and how to handle surprises at closing. Most importantly, learn enough to recognize what you don’t know and how to find the information your client needs to know before closing a residential deal.

    You will also get an introduction to some important areas of real estate practice including landlord tenant law, fair housing, the basics of mechanics’ liens and seller’s disclosure law.

    Learn the fundamentals of a residential real estate transaction!

    • Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate, The Players
    • Sellers Disclosure and Buyer’s Due Diligence
    • Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate, The Transaction
    • Closing, Buyers
    • Closing, Sellers
    • Closing, Title Agent
    • Landlord & Tenant
    • Fair Housing Law Basics
    • Boundary Disputes
    • and much more....

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.

     

    This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania InsuranceDepartment for 6 hours of continuing education credit.


     

    Course Planners: Brett M. Woodburn, Esq., David J. Scaggs, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9423) — $79
    • Audio CD (ACD-9423) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9423) — $109
    To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
     
    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
     

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    9423V

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: April 26, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Real Estate 101: Basic Tools of the Trade (Williamsport)
    Collapse Selecting & Influencing Your Jury (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Become skilled at using jurors’ attitudes and beliefs to shape your case

    Jurors will tell you how to win your case…if you learn to listen to their clues. Dr. Jones’s practical advice will transform your perspective of the jury process and provide meaningful tools to help you win cases.

     

    Discover how jurors’ pretrial attitudes influence their perception of your evidence

    Videos of mock jury deliberations and post-verdict interviews, coupled with Dr. Jones’s practical analysis, will transform your perspective of the jury process and provide meaningful tools to help you win cases.

     

    Recognize and tap into the psyche of jurors to achieve settlement and courtroom success

    Knowing how jurors respond – what they look for and what they ignore – allows you to concentrate on the effective methods Dr. Jones provides for:

    • Shaping your case
    • Refining your opening statement
    • Witness preparation and presentation
    • Closing arguments for maximum effect in the jury room

     

    PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Civil Litigation Section

     


     

    Course Materials

    Each registrant is guaranteed a set of materials prepared by the presenter for this course. Tape recording of this seminar is not permitted. This seminar is copyrighted. To inquire about professional recordings or course material purchases, please contact THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GROUP, at (800) 229-CLE1 (2531) or shop online at www.proedgroup.com

     

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    9448

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: March 23, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Selecting & Influencing Your Jury (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Intersection of Estates and Civil Litigation (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Understand What Happens in Existing Litigation When a Litigant Dies

    • How does the litigation continue?
    • Does an estate need to be opened?
    • Do parties need to be substituted?

     

    Explore Wrongful Death and Survival Actions and the Subsequent Consequences on a Decedent’s Estate

    • Ensure your familiarity with these causes of actions and what is encompassed by each: proper parties, statute of limitations, etc.
    • Delve into the allocation of proceeds between Wrongful Death and Survival Action claims
    • Review inheritance tax implications and discuss issues related to valuation of proceeds from survival actions

     

    Analyze Tax Issues Associated with the Receipt of Litigation Proceeds

    • Look at allocation and reporting of the proceeds from pre- and post-death causes of action and what the death tax consequences are
    • Dig into income tax liability issues for estate beneficiaries

     

    Discuss the Ethical and Malpractice Issues for Estate Attorneys

     


     

    Course Planners: William G. Roark, Esq., Lisa A. Shearman, Esq.

     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9562) — $49
    • Podcast with credit — $249
    • Podcast no credit — FREE
    • On-demand video with credit — $249
    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for shipment, and include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. sales tax on all orders. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for availability of podcasts and on-demand video.

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: April 10, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Intersection of Estates and Civil Litigation (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Nuts & Bolts of Adoption Practice in Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Brush up on adoption practice and procedure

    Adoption is a complicated and emotionally-charged process. If you represent adoptive or birth parents, you need a thorough understanding of the current procedures and the applicable international, federal, state and county laws.

     

    Avoid the ethical pitfalls of adoption practice

    In a fun, interactive hour, using hypothetical scenarios, you will spot the ethical dilemmas involved in adoption practice and take away practical solutions to these problems.

     

    Attend to learn this and so much more!

    • Pre-placement planning
    • Basic legal proceedings
    • Relevant statutes
    • PACA
    • Termination of parental rights
    • The contested termination of rights case
    • Competing adoption petitions
    • Standing and Jurisdiction in adoption, custody and dependency court
    • Representation of foster parents
    • Interstate adoption issues
    • International adoption issues

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.

     

    PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Family Law Section 


     

    Course Planners: Craig B. Bluestein, Esq., Deborah L. Lesko, Esq.

     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9647) — $69
    • Podcast with credit — $179
    • Podcast no credit — FREE
    • On-demand video with credit — $179
    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for shipment, and include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. sales tax on all orders. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for availability of podcasts and on-demand video.

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: June 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Nuts & Bolts of Adoption Practice in Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Unwinding or Defending Couples

    Insightful tips to minimize the disruptions inherent in the transition to the next chapter of your client’s life

    How to recognize important estate-planning documentation, such as your trust and will. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to divorce and estates. What you don’t know can actually hurt you and your law practice.

     

    Learn the foundation that helps to build solutions that satisfactorily meet the needs of both parties


     

    Course Planner:  Cheryl L. Young, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9549) — $69
    • Audio CD (ACD-9549) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9549) — $99
    To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
     
    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.
     

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    9549V

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: February 28, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Unwinding or Defending Couples
    Collapse Using Social Media Effectively and Ethically in Your Practice (Williamsport)

    Build Your Presence

    Learn how you and your law firm can harness the power of social media and be competitive in today’s marketplace. Capitalize on the opportunities that social media offers and steer clear of the ethical problems it can sometimes create.

     

    Examine the Ins and Outs of Social Media

    • What’s appropriate for business
    • How to use it for marketing and public relations
    • The difference between using it personally and professionally
    • What your firm should/should not share on social media
    • The best way to use it for practicing law

     

    FAQs You Will Learn

    • Strategy on how social media should be used
    • How to identify your target audience using social media
    • Best approaches to marketing legal services through social media
    • Different uses for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
    • What amount of time you should devote
      to social media
    • How to avoid getting into ethical trouble
    • Distinctions/similarities between blogging and social media
    • Guidelines for your profile
    • Best practices for effective content sharing
    • The Real SECRETS to Social Media Success!

     


     

     

     

    Your Colleagues Raved:

    • Laura is very smart and knowledgeable.
    • Laura provided great resources and practical tips – down to the nitty gritty!
    • She was very well-informed, tuned in and focused on audience needs.

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course. 

     


     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9651) — $39
    • Podcast with credit — $249
    • Podcast no credit — FREE
    • On-demand video with credit — $249
    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for shipment, and include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. sales tax on all orders. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for availability of podcasts and on-demand video.

     

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    9651

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: April 05, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Using Social Media Effectively and Ethically in Your Practice (Williamsport)
    Collapse Wills of the Rich and Famous (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Gain insight into the lives of some of the world’s best-known figures and glean creative approaches to offer your clients.

     

    Discuss fundamental principles to consider when drafting
    and executing Pennsylvania wills.

     

    Illustrated by an examination of wills of the rich, famous
    and just plain weird, you will receive important information
    to assist you in your practice.

     

    Program topics will include

    • The proper form of a will.
    • How do you protect a will from a contest based on incapacity?
    • What constitutes proper execution?
    • Why you must specifically address personal effects
      in the will.
    • How to properly draft gift provisions—including general and specific bequests, class gifts, residuary bequests, etc.
    • How to properly disinherit someone.
    • What administrative provisions must be included?
    • The proper drafting of tax clauses.

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.
     


     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9820) — $69
    • Podcast with credit — $249
    • Podcast no credit — FREE
    • On-demand video with credit — $249
    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

    If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for shipment, and include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. sales tax on all orders. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for availability of podcasts and on-demand video.

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: June 08, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Wills of the Rich and Famous (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Writing and Speaking to Win (Williamsport)

    Writing to Win

    Do you know what your writings are really saying to your clients and peers? Understanding the law is one thing, but knowing how to communicate it in a meaningful way is another. Being unclear in communication can cause costly errors and disastrous effects in the cases you handle.

    In Writing to Win, Steve Stark provides you with the tools you need to successfully write in today’s legal environment.

    • The do’s and don’ts of legal prose
    • How to write and edit more efficiently
    • How to apply storytelling to your writing
    • How studying advertisements can help your arguments
    • Ethical issues relevant to legal writing - RPC1.1 (Competence); 1.3 (Diligence); 1.4 (Communication); 3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions)

     

    Speaking to Win

    Be your best in the courtroom, boardroom and classroom. Whether you are called upon to give legislative testimony, a presentation to clients, or comments to the press, you'll come to understand what makes a great speaker effective, and discover how to use those techniques yourself.

    This multi-media, multi-disciplinary program includes fun, practical, improvisational exercises - to be done in class and then at home - designed to improve your skills and conquer anxiety.

    • How to write a speech or testimony to get your message across
    • How to use humor to your advantage
    • How to respond to questions without hesitation, and improve your delivery
    • How to deal with a hostile or indifferent audience
    • Relevant ethical issues - RPCs 3.3 (Candor towards the Tribinal); 3.4 (Fairness to opposing party); 3.5 (Impartiality, and decorum of a trial); 4.1 (Truthfulness in statements to Other); 4.2 (Communication with persons represented by counsel.

     

    What your colleagues are saying about Steve Stark

    • Best CLE I’ve attended in 18 years in the Bar!
    • Effective presentation, great preparation and examples, great job of involving audience!
    • Will recommend this program for entire office.
    • Stark was informative, engaging and kept
      a great pace.
    • Obviously, Mr. Stark practices what he preaches!

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


     


     

    Course Materials

    One copy of the course materials is included in your registration. These materials are not available for separate purchase.

     

    cap/sat
    9398

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: March 03, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

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