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Collapse 24th Annual Auto Law Update (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

Steer your auto case to a successful outcome and discover the twists and hairpin turns that have evolved over the past year. This course will cover new issues and updates that affect limited tort cases. Also, as an added bonus, all attendees receive a UM/UIM Digest in addition to the course manual.

 

Hear the most recent information on

  • Using criminal cases in civil matters
  • Legislative update
  • Engineering technology
  • UM/UIM
  • Subrogation
  • Bad faith
  • Ethical issues

 

Program Sponsor: PBA Civil Litigation Section

 

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

 

9950
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Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
Original Product Date: October 26, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse Big Changes Are Here for LLCs, LLPs, LPs and GPs ENCORE PRESENTATION (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Overhauling laws that are 25+ years old, Act 170 provides 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 

     

    Tuition includes course book, complete set of LLC forms and paperback copy of revised Title 15. Book with forms are available for separate purchase (excludes Title 15 paperback).

     

    • 9:00 - 9:05
      • Welcome
    • 9:05 - 9:30
      • General and Introductory Comments
    • 9:30 - 9:45
      • Derivative Suits
    • 9:45 - 9:55
      • Nonprofit LPs and LLCs
    • 9:55 - 10:20
      • LLPs
    • 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: Transferees and Charging Orders
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs: Dissociation v. Dissolution
    • 12:00 - 12:30
      • Lunch
    • 12:30 - 1:15
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs: Management Structures for LLCs
    • 1:15 - 1:30
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs: New Filings Defining Authority
    • 1:30 - 2:15
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs: Duties
    • 2:15 - 2:30
      • GPs, LPs, and LLCs: Winding Up, Barring Claims, Terminations
    • 2:30 - 2:45
      • Break
    • 2:45 - 3:45
      • Ethics
    • 3:45 - 4:00
      • Questions & Answers

     


     

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    9813E

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: July 27, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Bringing and Defending Birth Trauma Cases (Williamsport)

     

    From a legal point of view these cases are tried the same way other med mal cases are tried. Where these cases differ is in the medicine involved.

     

    An experienced panel of plaintiff and defense counsel as well as expert witnesses will address the legal, procedural and practical aspects of handling birth trauma cases as well as the very daunting medicine involved.

    • How to evaluate a case
    • Understanding the medicine
    • How to conduct effective discovery
    • Choosing an expert
    • Proving/disproving that medical negligence caused brain injury
    • Is it the doctor or the hospital or both?
    • Effective voir dire in brain damaged infant cases
    • Use of demonstrative evidence and exhibits
    • The most important lessons for trying a birth trauma case
    • Ongoing care for the brain damaged infant

     


     Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive 1 hour of ethics credit, you must attend the entire course. 


     

    Course Planners: Paul D. Brandes, Esq., Peter M. Villari, Esq.

     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9860) — $69
    • 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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    9860

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: July 18, 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 Child and Spousal Support Basics: The case law, procedure and local practice that will determine support for your client (Williamsport)

    Dive into a “how to” that will leave you feeling capable and confident

    Are you a new lawyer? Experienced but looking for a refresher? Have you recently changed practice areas? Gone solo? Decided to diversify your practice? This course will take you from A to Z on handling both spousal and child support cases.

    Fortify your practice

    You will receive a complete case law and legislative update--from what’s passed to what’s pending. These are the decisions that will shape your practice—streamline your own research here!

    Understand the calculations that determine support

    It’s a numbers game, and so many factors come into play when determining support obligations/deviations. The panel will explain:

    • the rules and guidelines
    • child support schedule and formula
    • additional expenses
    • multiple families
    • spousal support and alimony pendente lite
    • deviation

    Learn the rules and procedures that govern a support proceeding

    No guess work here; there’s a process behind the practice, and this panel will walk you through it, step-by-step. Understand the relevant rules and procedures at play.  Learn how to combine Federal and State responsibilities to ensure the best possible outcome for your client.

     


     

    Course Planner: Gerald L. Shoemaker

     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9947) — $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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    9947

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Child and Spousal Support Basics: The case law, procedure and local practice that will determine support for your client (Williamsport)
    Collapse Excel for Lawyers--Basic to Intermediate (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Excel is a spreadsheet application that can be a powerful tool in your law practice. Formulas can help analyze case data, manage business transactions, and make you more efficient in your daily practice. Excel charts can illustrate data to present your cases more effectively. Sort and filter commands provide easy reporting and analysis of large lists. This seminar, designed for those with little or no Excel experience, builds a solid foundation of Excel fundamentals using legal spreadsheet examples.

     

    You will learn how to:

    • Insert, delete, copy, move, edit and format data
    • Insert and copy formulas (sum, average, count, subtract, multiply, divide)
    • Create impressive charts and use chart options
    • Sort and filter data in a large list
    • Setup the page for printing; shrink to fit, headers/footers
    • Use shortcuts to save time completing spreadsheets

     

    9870A-ml/aj

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: September 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Fire At-Will in Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Is an employer in Pennsylvania really permitted to fire an employee at any time for any reason, or even for no reason at all? Of course, it’s not that simple. Learn the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees so that you can help your clients navigate through the confusing laws governing the employment at-will doctrine.

     

    Take away answers to your questions

    • What are the rights—as well as the restrictions—of employers and employees in the at-will relationship?
    • When should you file a wrongful termination claim? When should you not?
    • How can an employer best defend against a wrongful termination claim?
    • How does whistleblowing factor into at-will cases?
    • Why does it matter what language is in the employee handbook?
    • What can you do to minimize the likelihood of successful litigation after a firing?
    • What are the risks of ignoring a plaintiff’s demand letter?

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Labor and Employment Law Section

     

    9967 - clw/eb

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Help! The Rules Are Changing...and they impact ALL Pennsylvania court filings (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Effective January 6, 2018—changes are coming in Pennsylvania and appellate courts requiring lawyers to redact confidential and sensitive information in all court-filed documents. Creating uniform standards and specifying the types of safeguarded information, lawyers will be subject to sanctions for failure to comply. This course will help you to:

    • Understand the development of the public access policy
    • Find out how to handle court filings under the new policy
    • Gain practical tips and techniques for complying with the new policy
    • Analyze the specific requirements under the new policy and what sanctions may be imposed for non-compliance

     

    Ethics information has been integrated throughout the live program. To receive 1 hour of ethics credit, you must attend the entire live course.

     

    9948
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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: August 30, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Help! The Rules Are Changing...and they impact ALL Pennsylvania court filings (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Mechanics

    Receive a refresher and get the latest updates on the Mechanics’ Lien Law.

     

    The 2007 amendments Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law made dramatic alterations to that law, changing, and in some cases, reversing, the balance of power among owners and claimants. But those amendments were only the beginning. If the 2007 amendments were a revolution, the ten years that followed brought an almost constant evolution of the law. In addition to the four sets of amendments the General Assembly made over that period, faced with a steady stream of mechanics’ lien cases, the courts have contributed significantly to what is a very different looking Mechanics’ Lien Law landscape.

     

    This course provides a framework for attorneys new to mechanics’ liens in Pennsylvania as well as an up-to-the-minute update on recent case law and legislation that will be valuable to even the most experienced practitioners.

    • Find out about the latest developments in the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act
    • Hear the differencing perspectives on the Mechanics’ Lien Law from counsel for claimants, owners and lenders.
    • Learn about some of the ethical considerations that apply in working with mechanics’ liens

     

    Discuss and learn the answers to the following questions:

    • How have the courts been applying the Supreme Court’s 2014 Bricklayers decision, and how should counsel proceed in the face of what sometime appear to be inconsistent approaches by the lower courts?
    • What have we learned in the first months of operation of the State Construction Notices Directory and what legal issues are likely to arise as we move forward?
    • How do you preserve and perfect or defend against a lien claim?
    • When may lien rights still be waived?
    • What are the practical considerations when the Mechanics’ Lien Law and bankruptcy intersect?

     


     

    Course Planners: Stanley B. Edelstein, Esq.

     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9425) — $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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    9425

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: August 31, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Mechanics
    Collapse Medicare ABCs and D (Williamsport)

    Explore how Medicare works

    Join us for a general overview of Medicare health care coverage. Instructor Bill McKendree, Supervisor of the Apprise Program of Allegheny County, will explain: eligibility and enrollment in Medicare, the various components (Parts A , B and C, Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D prescription drug plans); the characteristics and function of each component; how they interact within the Medicare system; and how to compare and evaluate the available options.

     

    Find answers for all your questions

    1. How do my clients or I make the best selection of health care coverage?
    2. How does Part D prescription drug coverage work?
    3. Will I need additional insurance coverage for things Medicare does not cover?
    4. How do I integrate Medicare coverage with private insurance products?
    5. What changes may be coming under the Trump administration?

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Elder Law Section 

     


     

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    9817

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: July 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Piercing the Corporate Veil (Williamsport)

    Get the basics

    • What is “veil piercing” and how can it be used to recover damages?
    • How do you set up and operate a business space to avoid piercing of the veil?
    • How can an expert assist in evaluating whether the veil should be pierced?
    • How do Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware law differ?

     

    Identify the steps and procedures to be followed:

    • The equitable doctrine and its use as a claim for alter ego liability
    • Identify and use doctrines like reverse piercing, substantive consolidation, fraudulent conveyances, etc., to establish personal jurisdiction over foreign affiliates 
    • Avoid the application of this exception to the general rule – that shareholders are not liable for the debts of the corporation 

     

    Course Planners: Elizabeth S. Fenton, Esq., Eddie L. Edwards, Esq.

     

     


     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9841) — $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.

     

    lm/da

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person
    Original Product Date: June 29, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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