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Collapse 2017 Criminal Law Update (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

Hear from the judges

Join judges from your region and hear their “insights from the bench” on what’s happening in the criminal courts. Pick up tips on how you can improve your practice before the court.

 

Catch up on what’s new

Learn about the latest state and federal cases, new rules and recent statutory changes that are impacting those in criminal practice such as • sentencing • drug cases • gun cases
• search and seizure • DUI • new expungement laws
• PA risk assessment laws • federal criminal practice.

 

Get an ethics credit!

Knowing what ethical landmines to avoid is a crucial part of your practice. Learn about decisions, ethical issues and Rules of Professional Conduct that impact criminal practice.

 

Walk away with a useful resource

A detailed summary of cases in all different categories of criminal practice will be outlined in your course manual, along with updates on state and federal legislation and rule changes. Make this your “go to” resource every time you begin your research for a pending case.

 

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Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
Original Product Date: December 07, 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 Accounting & Financial Statements for Divorce Lawyers (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Reading and understanding both financial statements and tax returns provides valuable information and insight to the movement of cash flow and asset changes.

    • Learn what is meant by financial statements and why not all are created the same.
    • Find out what to ask for and why it is important in the determination of support calculations and equitable distribution.

     

    We will cover both basic and complex matters involving business owners where there is an opportunity to control the flow of funds and commingle personal expenses. Moreover we will examine what trial techniques to employ if you represent the dependent or independent spouse in these matters.

     

    • 9:00 – 9:15
      • How Attorneys & Accountants Work Together
    • 9:15 – 9:45
      • The Information You Need, the Documents You Require
    • 9:45 – 10:15
      • Uncovering Information in Individual Tax Returns
    • 10:15 – 10:50
      • How to Read Financial Documents: Financial Statements of Business-Part I
    • 10:50 – 11:05
      • REFRESHMENT BREAK
    • 11:05 – 11:40
      • How to Read Financial Documents: Financial Statements of Business-Part II
    • 11:40 – 12:00
      • How to Read Financial Documents: Tax Returns of Corporations & Partnerships
    • 12:00 – 12:15
      • Forensic Nightmares

     

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



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

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Accounting & Financial Statements for Divorce Lawyers (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Advanced Storytelling and Persuasion Skills (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Examine the essentials of storytelling

    The best lawyers agree: without skilled delivery, the soundest arguments fail. In this entertaining and compelling program, David Mann focuses on the goal of persuading juries and engaging witnesses by presenting complex material with the ease of conversation. Using past masters as examples, learn how to use vocal inflection and body language to tell the story between the words.

     

    Engage the jury rather than simply presenting them with facts

    Mann will provide you with tools for powerful, engaging presentations, incorporating role-play of opening statements and direct/cross examination. He will also expose you to sound methods for more complete depositions, stronger closing arguments, and more illuminating client interviews.

     

    Incorporate persuasive storytelling into opening statements

    Communicate ideas clearly, with persuasiveness appropriate to the material. Construct powerful stories that illustrate critical aspects of the case. Translate complex legal jargon into plain language.

     

    Schedule

    • 8:30 – 10:00
      • Principles of Persuasion
        • The psychology of being a legal storyteller to a jury
      • Managing Voice
        • How to employ clarity, compassion and confidence through vocal control
      • Managing Body
        • How to employ clarity, compassion and confidence through physical control
    • 10:00 – 10:15
      • Break
    • 10:15 – 11:45
      • Gestures
        • How to find a relaxed, personal gestural language and resting position
      • Authenticity
        • The myth of natural, and practicing spontaneity
      • Delivering Opening Statements
        • Practical application of clarity, compassion and confidence principles through delivery of existing opening statements
        • How to project vocally, and use natural presence for advantage
      • Delivering Direct and Cross Examination
        • How to question with sincerity to elicit desired responses from witnesses
    • 11:45 – 12:15
      • Lunch (included in your tuition)
    • 12:15 – 1:45
      • Goals of an Opening Statement
        • How to make an indelible first impression
        • The six critical storytelling facets of an engaging opening statement
      • The Power Behind a Great Speech
        • Mastery of moment, image, and style, and how they are reflected
          in great speeches throughout history
        • Rhetorical and presentational devices used by legendary politicians
          and literary characters
      • Storytelling--Why Does It Work
        • Scientific studies focused on how the human brain perceives information,
          and how stories are the most effective form of communication
    • 1:45 – 2:00
      • Break
    • 2:00 – 3:30
      • Storytelling – How Does it Work?
        • The six components of effective storytelling: theme, story structure,
          use of detail, story arc and creating drama, rhetorical devices, and wording
      • Construction of Opening Statements
        • Practical application of the six story components to opening statements
      • Delivering New Opening Statements
        • Practical examination of storytelling and presenting skill, using newly created opening statement stories

     

    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

     

    9971
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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: November 03, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Boundary Law in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” often creating tree disputes for those below

     

    Learn the ins and outs of boundary disputes involving trees, fences, driveways, common walls, water issues and more. From exploring the law of party walls and adverse possession to understanding riparian rights and writing accurate legal descriptions, this nuts and bolts seminar will provide an invaluable resource. And when boundary disputes can’t be avoided or settled, you will learn proven techniques and strategies for handling these difficult cases.

     

    Build a solid foundation in boundary law

    • Hear an analysis of the most important statutes and cases governing boundary law
    • Analyze the principles and procedures relied upon by courts in resolving boundary disputes
    • Learn where errors are most commonly made in boundary retracement surveys
    • Gain insights into prosecuting and defending boundary claims between neighbors

     

    PBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

     

    9888-lm/bkt

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: November 16, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Business Divorce: Startup to Litigation to Resolution (Philadelphia, Simulcasts)

    Understanding business divorce complexities empowers you to better advise clients starting businesses and/or stuck in intolerable situations. This course covers essential strategies and tactics for dealing with the legal and business aspects of shareholder and partner disputes in privately held companies.

     

    Learn what you must know when advising a client involved in a business divorce:

    • Identify the various parties and positions
    • Understand the multiple issues that must be considered
      • Business law issues
      • Litigation issues
    • Computer Forensics
    • Ethics

     

    This course qualifies for 7 CPA credits.

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, PBI INTERNAL USE ONLY...DO NOT PURCHASE, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: November 08, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Business Divorce: Startup to Litigation to Resolution (Philadelphia, Simulcasts)
    Collapse CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy with Sean Carter (Afternoon Session--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    This page is for the afternoon session of CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy on December 6, 2017. 

    Click here to register for the full day.

    Click here to register for the morning session.

     

    Sean Carter, founder of Lawpsided Seminars, a company devoted to solid legal continuing education with a healthy dose of laughter, presents humorous programs each year on legal ethics, stress management, constitutional law, legal marketing and more, all to rave reviews.

     

    Afternoon Session (3 ethics credits)

    • The Ethical Ties that Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law
    • Lies, Damn Lies and Legal Marketing: The Legal Ethics of Marketing
    • Fail Better: Continuing Efforts to Eliminate Bias in the Legal Profession

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 06, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy with Sean Carter (Afternoon Session--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy with Sean Carter (Full Day--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    This page is for the full day of CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy on December 6, 2017. Use the links below to register for the morning or afternoon sessions only.

     

    Sean Carter, founder of Lawpsided Seminars, a company devoted to solid legal continuing education with a healthy dose of laughter, presents humorous programs each year on legal ethics, stress management, constitutional law, legal marketing and more, all to rave reviews.

     

    Morning Session (3 ethics credits)

    • Yelp, I've Fallen For Social Media and I Can't Linkedout: The Ethycal Pitfalls of Social Media
    • The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: The Ethycal Imperative for Honesty
    • Attorney, Heal Thyself!

     

    Afternoon Session (3 ethics credits)

    • The Ethical Ties that Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law
    • Lies, Damn Lies and Legal Marketing: The Legal Ethics of Marketing
    • Fail Better: Continuing Efforts to Eliminate Bias in the Legal Profession

     

    10015-lm/da

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 06, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy with Sean Carter (Full Day--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy with Sean Carter (Morning Session--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    This page is for the morning session of CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy on December 6, 2017.

    Click here to register for the full day.

    Click here to register for the afternoon session.

     

    Sean Carter, founder of Lawpsided Seminars, a company devoted to solid legal continuing education with a healthy dose of laughter, presents humorous programs each year on legal ethics, stress management, constitutional law, legal marketing and more, all to rave reviews.

     

    Morning Session (3 ethics credits)

    • Yelp, I've Fallen For Social Media and I Can't Linkedout: The Ethycal Pitfalls of Social Media
    • The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: The Ethycal Imperative for Honesty
    • Attorney, Heal Thyself!

     

     

    10015-lm/da

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 06, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy with Sean Carter (Morning Session--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Collecting and Enforcing Judgments In Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Discover how to turn judgments into cash!
    Get a comprehensive overview of collections law

    • Execution practice
    • Article 9
    • Enforcing judgments against real estate
    • Exemptions
    • Fraudulent Transfer Act
    • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    • Ethical issues

     

    FREE! Receive the newest edition of Collecting and Enforcing Judgments in Pennsylvania

    • Searchable thumb drive included
    • Filled with useful forms
    • A gold mine of valuable tips, forms and how-to-do-it instructions

     

    9962-sbi

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 04, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Collecting and Enforcing Judgments In Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Drafting Better Trusts (York)

    Examine common trust provisions and purposes

    Learn to customize language in several basic types of trusts and specifically tailor them to your clients’ estate and both tax and non-tax related planning goals. Delve into core provisions of Special Needs Trusts, Marital Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts and more!

     

    Give your clients what they need

    Using a series of hypothetical client situations, our expert faculty will explain why the use of some types of trusts may
    be integral for clients – even those with limited assets.

     

    Explore essential drafting tips for all levels of practice

    • Discover practical advice you can provide to your clients to save on estate taxes and avoid future conflicts.
    • Drill down to the core of what your clients are looking to achieve, then examine how to customize language for the best results.

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

     

    Course Planners: Jonathan H. Ellis, Esq., Martin J. Hagan, Esq.

     

    9890-lm/bkt

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Elder Law Update (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Our faculty will fill you in on the year’s highlights. Get the latest word on decisions from the courts and regulations from the legislators or agencies on all the critical issues. You’ll also focus on undue influence and what is required by the ethics rules to protect you and your clients.

     

    Make sure you know the significant developments

    • Top 10 case decisions from the courts
    • New PA managed care for Medicaid long term services and supports
    • ABLE accounts come to PA!
    • PA’s new Caregiver, Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act
    • Powers of Attorney– key provisions, updating existing POAs
    • Medicare coverage for seniors
    • Accessing home and community-based services

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Elder Law Section

     

    9883-lm/bkt

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: November 02, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Elder Law Update (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Elections and Disclaimers in Estates (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Learn how to effectively use disclaimers in your estate practice

    • Know the risks and benefits of disclaiming an interest and what the effects are
    • Explore special situations related to spousal disclaimers, disclaimers of jointly held property and disclaimers by fiduciaries

     

    Gain a better understanding of estate and inheritance tax elections

    • Stay up to date with the latest changes in state and federal tax law that could impact the administration of an estate
    • Get practical tips on how to avoid unwanted problems and adverse tax consequences for your client

     

    Choose the best strategies for using income tax and business elections

    • Get practical tips on post mortem planning 
    • Learn how to utilize the election under Section 645 and pick up ways to maximize fiduciary income tax elections

     

    9937-ae

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 12, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Elections and Disclaimers in Estates (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Employment Law Tips for Small to Medium-Sized Firms (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts)

    Avoid Landmines and Liability for Your Office

    If you have your own law firm, then you need to understand how to be an employer, and not just a lawyer, and how to avoid becoming entangled in the very disputes and lawsuits that you advise others about. As attorneys, we focus on solving our client's problems. Unfortunately, we forget that our own employees may file claims against us or our firms based on their treatment n the workplace. This new program is designed specifically for solo practitioners and small to medium-size firms looking for guidance in the employment law area.

     

    Explore how the Federal, State and Local Employment Laws Affect Your Firm

    Learn what the many "protected categories"are, and generally, what Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), and the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibit; what "harassment" means and consists of; what you can and cannot ask in an interview; what constitutes "retaliation" and an "adverse action"; and what to do if an employee complains of discrimination or harassment. Discover the difference between "employees" and "independent contractors," as well as a little about the wage and hour elements of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") and what OSHA does.

     

    Program Schedule

    12:30 - 1:30

    The Basics of Discrimination Issues

    • Anti-discrimination laws and their reach
    • Accommodating the disabled employee
    • Workplace harassment
    • Medical leave of absence for non-FMLA employers
    • Dealing with Workers' Compensation Issues

     

    1:30 - 2:30

    Wage and hour Issues for Law Firms

    • Basics of the Wage Payment and Collection Law
    • Exempt or non-exempt employees
    • Compensable time
    • Use of independent contractors
    • Use of interns
    • Telecommuting issues
    • Department of Labor Investigations

    2:30 - 2:45

    Break

     

    2:45 - 3:45

    A Potpourri of Troubling Employment Law Problems

    • Hiring and recruiting issues
    • Privacy issues
    • How OSHA affects law firms
    • Grooming and appearance codes
    • NLRA issues for the non-union workforce
    • Small law firms and handbooks
    • Dealing with the problem employee

     

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    10148

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, PBI INTERNAL USE ONLY...DO NOT PURCHASE, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: October 24, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Family Law 101 (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Receive practical step-by-step instruction on approaching domestic relations practice

    You will receive practice pointers from seasoned practitioners and learn the questions to ask and when you should ask them. Forms will be discussed as well as tips to effectively represent your client.

     

    Topics to be covered:

    • Pre-nuptial agreements
    • Divorce
    • Support
    • Custody
    • Equitable distributions
    • Interim relief
    • Appeals

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Family Law Section

     

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

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Law 101 (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Hacking: Practical Advice for Business and Entities (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Hackers, liability and data loss, oh my!

    In this course, a distinguished panel of attorneys and cybersecurity experts offer practical advice on the dangers facing companies in today’s cyber climate.

     

    Topics to be discussed:

    • Assessing the Threat to Your Business
    • Protection of Data
    • Prevention: Advice for CEOs, Managers and IT Staff
    • Defending a Claim and Responding to a Crisis
    • Civil Liability for Private Entities
    • Liability for Government and State Actors
    • Use of Cybersecurity Experts
    • Special Risks for Business with Certain Countries
    • Criminal Liability and Protocols for Employees
    • Employment Agreements and Non-Compete Agreements
    • Telltale Signs and Contingency Planning

     

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 21, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Hacking: Practical Advice for Business and Entities (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Lights, Camera, Evidence! (Pittsburgh, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Watch leading litigators “in action” in video vignettes of trial scenarios

     

    A fun, quick-paced way to brush up on trial evidence

    Using a series of video vignettes based on a hypothetical case, problematic evidentiary issues will be raised. Consummate litigators will engage in a lively, interactive discussion of the real-life evidentiary problems presented in each vignette. Not only will you get a refresher on the rules of evidence, you’ll hear winning strategies so that you can quickly “think on your feet” and be at the top of your game in the courtroom.

     

    Fine-tune your decision making on objections

    You’ll learn techniques for reacting more quickly to impermissible evidence. And, you’ll discern the advantages of foregoing certain objections. Sometimes less is more.

     

    Polish your style by watching the action

    Recent decisions affecting the admissibility of crucial points of evidence will be highlighted. Minimize your risk of getting caught in an embarrassing courtroom dilemma because you do not fully understand Pennsylvania evidence.

     

    Our top notch faculty will discuss these frequently encountered, but often tricky, evidence topics:

    • Prior inconsistent statements 
    • Vicarious admissions 
    • Business records 
    • Intoxication 
    • Competence of experts 
    • Contacting adverse witnesses 
    • Medical causation 
    • Fees earned by experts 
    • Violation of industry standards 
    • Prior convictions 
    • Post-accident changes 
    • Learned treatises 
    • Opinions from party defendants 
    • Experts relying on other experts 

     

    Course Planner: John P. Gismondi, Esq.

     

    Book Available

    • Course Book 2017-10100 $69
      plus $8.00 S&H & $4.62 tax ($81.62) 
      If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the first program for the shipment of books.

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lights, Camera, Evidence! (Pittsburgh, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Police Misconduct and the Defense of Criminal Cases (York)

    Discover the interplay between the civil rights case and the pending criminal matter

    • Learn how the defense strategy (including pleas) in a criminal case impacts a client’s civil rights claim
    • Focus on timing – know when and how you should raise a police misconduct charge
    • Know the politics – see how the political climate changes the dynamics

     

    Learn about criminal defense representation

    • Initial defense preparation
    • Pretrial preparation
    • Discovery issues and pretrial motion practice
    • Substantive and procedural trial issues

     

    Hear from all of the players – judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys and plaintiff and defense civil counsel

    • Get strategy tips – when to bring your case, how to time the civil proceedings, how to utilize police boards of inquiry
    • Focus on “use of force” and when it is actionable
    • Consider the role of the Writ of Habeas Corpus

     

    Get a great resource book

    • Walk away with LOTS of sample forms
    • Have case citations and supporting legal analysis at your fingertips
    • Learn what physical evidence and records you are entitled to receive

     


     

    Course Planner: Paul Messing, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9163) — $89
    • Audio CD (ACD-9530) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9530) — $119
    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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    9530

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: December 14, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

     

    Mark your calendar

    Join an experienced faculty of domestic practitioners for this informative and essential workshop for family lawyers!

     

    Broaden your knowledge

    Discover innovative approaches to analyzing and tackling complex problems challenging the family law attorney
    on topics such as support, equitable distribution, taxes
    and custody.

     

    Delve into advanced issues

    From complex equitable distribution to critical trial techniques and strategies, our experienced faculty will help you expand and enhance your practice of family law.

     

    • 9:00 –9:05
      • Welcome and Introduction
    • 9:05 – 10:15
      • Connecting the Dots in Business Valuation
    • 10:15 – 11:15
      • Appellate Practice
    • 11:15 – 11:30
      • Refreshment Break
    • 11:30 – 12:15
      • Navigating the New Military Pension Frozen Benefits Rule
    • 12:15 – 1:15
      • Advanced Custody Issues

     

    Course Planners: Carol A. Behers, Esq., Jennifer A. Brandt, Esq.

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: November 06, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Steven Stark on Writing and Speaking to Win (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Steven D. Stark
    http://www.starkwriting.com/

     

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    • 9:00 - 9:05
      • Welcome and Introduction

     

    Writing to Win

    • 9:05 - 9:45
      • The Do’s and Don’ts of Legal Prose
    • 9:45 - 10:30
      • How to Write and Edit More Efficiently
    • 10:30 - 10:45
      • Break
    • 10:45 - 11:30
      • How to Apply Storytelling to Your Writing
    • 11:30 - 12:15
      • How Studying Advertisements Can Help Your Arguments
    • 12:15 - 12:45
      • Lunch

     

    Speaking to Win

    • 12:45 - 1:30
      • The Five Key Ingredients of Oral Legal Prose
      • Conveying the Message Right as a Lawyer
      • Enhancing the Message and Getting Started
    • 1:30 - 2:15
      • Delivery, Voice and Appearance
      • Visual Aids, Humor and Dealing with Nerves
    • 2:15 - 2:30
      • Break
    • 2:30 - 3:15
      • Oral Argument before a Judge
      • Technical Talks and Presentations to Legal Audiences
      • Handling Questions
    • 3:15 - 4:00
      • Appearances on Television or Before the Press
      • What to Say When You or Your Client Is in Trouble
      • How to Deal with a Hostile or Indifferent Audience

     

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

     


    9854-cap/sat

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 19, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Steven Stark on Writing and Speaking to Win (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Success with Summary Judgment Motions (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Because persuasion matters …

    A winning motion for summary judgment will expedite your client’s case. Successful opposition will allow your client’s claim to survive. Make sure you pitch it right with this course from PBI.

     

    Mesmerize decision makers with your words

    • Learn to gauge your audience
    • Identify strong evidence to support your plea
    • Discover the best approaches to oppose a motion
    • The reply brief is critical – use it well!

     

    Time and execute your plans with special care

    • Understand the difference between state and federal rules, standards, and practices
    • Distinguish nuances relevant to personal injury and commercial cases
    • Will your motion affect discovery? Know in advance

     

    9938-ae

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 14, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Success with Summary Judgment Motions (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Challenges of Representing a Client With Diminished Capacity (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Ethical dilemmas and questions regarding capacity occur in all practice areas – not just estate law.

     

    Join our expert faculty as we discuss the conditions that affect mental capacity and the levels of capacity required to execute various documents and engage in different transactions.

     

    Review Considerations in New Client Engagement

    • Determine whether a potential client has the capacity to engage you
    • Identify the transactions the client has the capacity to engage in and the documents the client can execute
    • Recognize the warning signs of undue influence

     

    Determine if Your Client has Diminished Capacity

    • Discuss methods of accessing capacity
    • Identify the conditions that affect mental capacity

     

    Examine the Gray Areas of Professional Ethics when you have Issues of Capacity

    • Identify who the client is
    • Recognize conflicts of interest
    • Determine your duties if your client loses capacity during the representation

     

    Schedule

    • 12:00 – 12:05
      • Welcome & CLE Information
    • 12:05 – 12:15
      • Background
    • 12:15 – 1:15
      • The Lawyer's Role in Evaluating Capacity and
        Defining the Challenges of Representation
    • 1:15 - 2:15
      • Conditions that Affect Mental Capacity
    • 2:15 – 2:30
      • Break
    • 2:30 – 4:00
      • Evaluating Capacity: An analysis of the various standards for capacity through hypotheticals
    • 4:00 – 4:15
      • Questions/Answers

     

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

     

    10046
    sbi

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: April 16, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Challenges of Representing a Client With Diminished Capacity (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Year in Review for the General Practitioner 2017 (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    CLE that works for you immediately.

    Current, engaging and dynamic, this program provides education that equips you with real skills and information that you can put to use at work the very next day. Each hour is designed to enhance your practice:

    • Estate Planning
    • Professional Liability
    • Family Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Business Law: Big Changes for LLCs, LLPs, LPs and GPs
    • Drugged Driving in the Medical Marijuana Era

     

    Learn from six “power” hours—developments, trends, & projections delivered by leading practitioners

    Unique teaching teams made up of experienced and highly-respected attorneys take you through each hour, highlighting the year’s most significant developments shaping your practice.

     

    WE MAKE LEARNING EASIER.

    Finding it difficult to keep up? We know you feel daily pressure to stay on the cutting edge of your practice (and up to date on your CLE requirement.) This program is designed to keep you current and competitive (and compliant!)—without interrupting your busy schedule.

     

    • 8:30 - 8:35
      • Welcome
    • 8:35 - 9:35
      • Estate Law Update
    • 9:35 - 9:40
      • Break
    • 9:40 - 10:40
      • Professional Liability Update (Ethics)
    • 10:40 - 10:50
      • Break
    • 10:50 - 11:50
      • Family Law Update
    • 11:50 - 12:30
      • Lunch
    • 12:30 - 1:30
      • Real Estate Law Update
    • 1:30 - 1:35
      • Break
    • 1:35 - 2:35
      • Business Law: Big Changes for LLCs, LLPs, LPs and GPs
    • 2:35 - 2:45
      • Break
    • 2:45 - 3:45
      • Birchfield and Its Impact on Your Next DUI Case

     

    10031-cap/sat

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Year in Review for the General Practitioner 2017 (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Uber and Lyft: Where Are We Going? (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    The practices of Uber and Lyft, the two most popular ridesharing applications in Pennsylvania, have drawn varied responses from the legal community. The growth of these companies, and their market shares, has raised legal implications for all involved: the state, cities, drivers, consumers, and the companies themselves. While we love the ease of these applications, we are also bombarded with news articles highlighting the problems in the industry. This program will feature sessions covering: employment law issues related to ridesharing companies, the struggling regulatory state and proposals for effective regulation, and the privacy implications of ridesharing companies’ data collection practices.

     

    Topics covered:

    • Employment status of drivers and unemployment compensation issues
    • Self-driving cars (Pittsburgh only), data collection practices, and the intersection of law and technology
    • Environmental impact and potential regulation
    • Consumer rights
    • And many more!

     

    Course Planner – Julia Simon-Mishel, Esq.

     

    9916-ml/aj

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: November 28, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Uber and Lyft: Where Are We Going? (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)