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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

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    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

     

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    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

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    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.

     

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    • 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

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    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

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    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

    • Referral Fee Arrangements with litigation attorneys
    • Statute of Limitations Issues to consider

     


     

    Course Planner: Lisa A. Shearman, Esq.

     

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    • 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.

     

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    • 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 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. 

     


     

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    • 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

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    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.
     


     

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    • 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)