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Collapse Civil Litigation Update 2018 (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

Enhance your practice with updates in key areas of civil litigation, fine tune your knowledge, and learn from leading practitioners.

 

Analyze recent important decisions from the Pennsylvania state and federal courts and maximize your time with relevant updates, valuable practice tips and convenient locations.

 

Topics to be covered:

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

 

Program Sponsor: PBA Civil Litigation Section

 

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Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
Original Product Date: March 15, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse Death & Taxes (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Discover new ways to save your client’s money

    Examine the Pennsylvania inheritance tax return and learn how to utilize exemptions and deductions to save your client’s money.

     

    Walk through the Pennsylvania inheritance tax return. Get practical information!

    On a step-by-step basis, examine each line of the PA inheritance tax return and compare/contrast that filing with the federal estate tax return.

     

    Learn the basics of inheritance tax returns

    • The assets included in the taxable estate
    • The deductions of the estate
    • How assets are valued, including family businesses
    • Calculation of inheritance taxes

     

    Program schedule

    Overview/Reconciliation; Real Estate; Stocks/Bonds/Notes/Cash; Closely Held Businesses; Jointly Held Property; Non-probate, Misc.; Funeral & Administrative Expenses, Debts, Liens; Charitable Bequests; and Life Estates/Annuities

     

    10168-lm/da

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: February 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Internet Legal Research 2018 (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Gather the critical knowledge needed to:

    • Analyze the pros and cons of free versus pay resources
    • Distinguish good information from the bad
    • Narrow down your search results
    • Access information available in the deep/invisible web
    • Ethically pursue information
    • Understand the limitations of social media searching
    • Evaluate the plethora of research apps for mobile devices

     

    Explore free and paid online resources

    The amount of information available on the web is staggering; making a simple web search overwhelming.

    • Identify techniques to efficiently comb through the vast amount of online data
    • Receive pointers to narrow your search results
    • Discover resources to perform traditional and deep/invisible web searches

     

    10092-et

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: February 13, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Internet Legal Research 2018 (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Presidential Power from Nixon to Now: Appointments, Scandals and Stories from the White House (Williamsport)

    John Dean's direct knowledge of the application (and misapplication) of presidential powers and Jim Robenalt's encyclopedic knowledge of the presidency and the courts combine to offer you thoughtful and practical insight into what is happening in the halls of power, what might lie ahead and, more importantly, how the practicing bar can respond.

     

    Stimulate your civic Consciousness and Invigorate Your Passion as a Champion of the Rule of Law

    The fascinating discussion will reveal the unchecked presidential powers that are plastered on the walls of American history:

    • Prior to Watergate - FDR's Sumner Welles Situation; Truman's Steel Seizure; Eisenhower's U-2 Incident; JFK's Lady Friends; and LBJ's Bobby Baker Investigation.
    • Even with its lessons, Watergate did not stem the tide - Goldwater vs. Carter; Reagan's Iran-Contra; Clinton's Impeachment and Pardon Powers; Bush/Cheney & Iraq; and Obama's Imperial Presidency.
    • The future may be uncertain, but rest assured that the constitutional restriction on the office will be tested again!

     

     

    Program Schedule

    Background and Executive Powers

    • Who is the client for White House counsel (of attorneys representing organizations) Model Rule 1.13?
    • Reporting up: a lawyer's obligation where the organization is involved in ongoing crime or fraud
    • Reporting out: when crime or fraud cannot be stopped - understanding the prospect theory

    Trump's Executive Power

    • Was Nixon correct: "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal?"
    • Why former Justice Souter (and the Model Rules) say understanding these issues are important for attorneys as guardians of the Constitution
    • Pre-Watergate unchecked presidential powers
    • Post-Watergate unchecked presidential powers
    • Checking President Trump's powers in general, and his influence on the Supreme Court more specifically

    Selecting & Vetting Supreme Court Candidates

    • Will President Trump employ Nixonian hardball tactics to shape the U.S. Supreme Court?
    • How presidents select and vet potential justices

     

    Selecting & Vetting Supreme Court Candidates (continued)

    • The Blackman appointment
    • The unexpected consequences of Harry Blackman's selection

    The Implications for Trump of Nixon's Appointments of Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist

    • What Trump (and we) can learn from Nixon's appointment of Justices Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist
    • Analysis of political aspects of Supreme Court nominations

     

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

     

    10130
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    Formats Available: VideoReplay
    Original Product Date: December 19, 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 Realty Transfer Tax Update 2018 (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    An update on the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia realty transfer taxes, including recent Philadelphia changes

     

    Follow the panel of experts as they present a hypothetical transaction and explain different ways to structure the transactions and the various realty transfer tax results.

     

    Gain insight from the experts

    • Hear from those who administer these taxes and find out new developments
    • Review recent realty tax cases rulings and regulations
    • Review practice examples
    • Hear from the lawyers who wrote the regulations, work on rulings and assist in deciding cases to pursue

     

    Walk away with a great reference tool

    • Your course book will serve as a one-stop shop for your realty tax transfer questions
    • Receive side-by-side comparison of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia realty transfer taxes

     

    10175-lm/da

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: February 08, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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