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Collapse 2015 Criminal Law Update (w/credit)

Hear from the judges

Judges give their “insights from the bench” on what’s happening in the criminal courts, what new specialty courts have been created in your county and get general tips on how you can improve your practice before the court.

Learn what’s new in both state and federal law—cases, statutes and rules

Get the latest summary for both state and federal practice on recent significant cases, changes in rules impacting criminal practice, and recent and pending statutory law that will affect the criminal defendant such as:

  • immigration law
  • sentencing
  • drug cases
  • gun cases
  • search and seizure
  • DUI
  • federal 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.

Reccorded during a live webcast in December 2015.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Product Date: December 03, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2015 Criminal Law Update (w/credit)
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    Just passed! Explore the impact the Medical Marijuana Act will have on Pennsylvania

    Now is the time to look closely at the law and learn precisely how impactful the medical marijuana industry will be on your legal practice. Understand the regulatory system surrounding the growing, processing and distributing of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

     

    Don’t be left dazed by the Medical Marijuana Act in Pennsylvania

    Have your questions answered about:

    • Permitting application process for growers, processors and distributors?
    • Zoning and land us implications
    • Medical conditions that qualify a patient for medical marijuana
    • The ethical issues lawyers can expect to face in this industry

     

    Course planner: William G. Roark, Esq.


     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9512) — $69
    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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    OL 3345

    Recorded during a live webcast in June 2016.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: June 08, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO A New Reality: Pennsylvania
    Collapse Acquiring, Possessing and Transporting Handguns in Pennsylvania (podcast w/credit)

    State and federal firearms laws are fraught with pitfalls for the unknowing when acquiring, possessing and transporting firearms.

    Come to learn what you need to triage firearms-related issues and help clients understand how to lawfully acquire, possess and transport firearms in Pennsylvania.

    Recorded during a live webinar in October 2015.

    Formats Available: Podcast
    Original Product Date: October 01, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Acquiring, Possessing and Transporting Handguns in Pennsylvania (podcast w/credit)
    Collapse Acquiring, Possessing and Transporting Handguns in Pennsylvania (w/credit)

    State and federal firearms laws are fraught with pitfalls for the unknowing when acquiring, possessing and transporting firearms.

    Come to learn what you need to triage firearms-related issues and help clients understand how to lawfully acquire, possess and transport firearms in Pennsylvania.

    Recorded during a live webinar in October 2015.

     

     

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    OL 3324

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: October 01, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Acquiring, Possessing and Transporting Handguns in Pennsylvania (w/credit)
    Collapse Critical Evidentiary Issues in Capital Cases (w/credit)

    Each year Judge Renee Hughes and Professor Jules Epstein join together with an esteemed faculty to educate criminal practitioners on issues involving the proper handling of capital cases. This year the faculty will explore critical evidentiary issues in capital cases.

    Throughout the seminar the faculty will explore ethical issues of which you need to be aware as you practice in this extremely complicated area. In addition, the panelists will alert you to jury issues you need to know in each area they explore.

    Join PBI and an extraordinary panel as we explore the issues you need to know when it comes to evidence and capital cases.

    Recorded during a live webcast in November 2009.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: November 11, 2009
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Critical Evidentiary Issues in Capital Cases (w/credit)
    Collapse Cyberterrorism (w/credit)

    CYBERTERRORISM: A PBI Public Policy Examining Risks, Probability, Vulnerability and Defenses

     

    We hear frequently about the frightening threat of terrorism generally in our 21st Century world and about the increasing odds of cyberterrorism attacks. This public policy will examine the threat of cyberterrorism by addressing some of the following questions:

    • What is Cyberterrorism?
    • What are the chances that these acts will target American power systems, transportation systems, financial systems, government institutions and/or private industry?
    • Who are the most likely perpetrators of cyberterrorism and on what scale?
    • How is the US most vulnerable to such attacks?
    • What governmental agencies are tasked with protecting against and responding to such attacks?
    • Can law and policy change our risk level at all?
    • What is the potential impact on our courts and legal systems of a cyberterrorism attack?
    • How is “hacking” related to terrorism?
    • Are we prepared to defend against these largely unknown threats? 
    • Are residents of the northeast section of the US more at risk than other areas of the country? 


    Join a group of experts in this field as they share their insights, debate the issues and answer your questions on this critically important topic. Cyberterrorism is already happening and the possibility of it impacting on a much larger scale is frightening. Being educated about the issues is essential, so sign up today and mark your calendar for this timely public policy presentation.

     


     

    Course Planner: Alan Brill

     

     

    Course Materials

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

     

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    OL 3430

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: May 24, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 2.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Cyberterrorism (w/credit)
    Collapse David Binder on Pennsylvania Evidence 2016 (w/credit)

    Learn from the best

    David F. Binder and Bret M. Binder, the authors of Binder on Pennsylvania Evidence, provide crucial information and guidance that enables practitioners to confidently maneuver through the ever-evolving world of evidence.

     

    When, How and What?

    Discover step-by-step techniques on WHEN you should object to evidence, HOW you should object and WHAT you should object to.

     

    Get ready for the courtroom

    Do you want to know the best way to prepare your case correctly and excel in your evidential arguments?  If so, this is the seminar for you!

     

    Still on the fence?

    This course will present insightful and unique techniques for every attorney regardless of where you are in your career.  David and Bret offer something for everyone.


     


     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9144) — $159
    • Audio CD (ACD-9289) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9289) — $189
    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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    Recorded during a live webcast in March 2016.

    OL 3339

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: March 04, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO David Binder on Pennsylvania Evidence 2016 (w/credit)
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    Lawyers and judges are some of the most at-risk professionals when it comes to the development of mental health and substance use disorders. The significant stress inherent in the practice of law can lead to or exacerbate anxiety, depression and alcohol and drug misuse, which can have devastating consequences both personally and professionally.

    This video reenactment portrays the real-life events that transpired in the journey of attorney Laurie Besden. Her drug addiction led her to prison and the suspension of her license to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Besden's inspirational odyssey from a life in pieces to long-term recovery and eventual reinstatement serves as both a cautionary tale and a beacon of hope for other legal professionals in distress.

    The very judge who sentenced her, the actual arresting officer, prosecutor and others involved in these events appear in this reenactment to provide their valuable perspective on Ms. Besden’s journey as well. Hers is a story about addiction, loss and transformational recovery, which clearly illustrates that nothing is hopeless and no one should ever give up, because a miracle may be just five minutes away.

    Help is available through LCL:

    One in three attorneys will need the help and support such as what Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers provides. If you, a family member or colleague is suffering with a substance use and/or mental health disorder, contact LCL’s Confidential Helpline for free, safe and supportive services 24/7/365. Call 888-999-1941. Information is available online at www.lclpa.org. You are not alone and you never have to feel this way again.

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 21, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Ethics Credits

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    Collapse Embezzlement 101 (w/credit)

    Get an overview of the problem

    One of the most difficult challenges for commercial and business clients is to detect, prevent, and mitigate internal wrongdoing by employees. This program planned by a former high ranking agent of the Philadelphia Office of the FBI and an expert in white collar crime will help you counsel your clients on how to prevent, prepare for and respond to internal wrongdoing.

     

    Receive guidance on crisis management

    • Who are the first responders and what do they do?
    • What do you do in the first two hours

     

    Learn how to conduct effective internal investigations in small and medium size businesses

    • Understand the importance of data preservation
    • Seeking local counsel
    • Interviewing and report writing
    • Preserving attorney client privilege
    • Interaction between counsel and forensic accountants
    • Dealing with the press

     

    Recognize the cyber-security issues

     

    Discuss prevention through internal controls and culture

    • Setting good policy
    • Mapping out what to do in the event of trouble- before it occurs
    • Learn to recognize red flags

     

    Recognize ethical issues

    • Know when and whether the wrongdoing has to be disclosed to regulatory authorities
    • Know how to protect attorney client privilege

     

    Participate in interactive panels and discussions with experts in the field

     


     

    Course Planners: Ellen C. Brotman, Esq., John Roberts, CPA

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9151) — $69
    • Audio CD (ACD-9151) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9151) — $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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    Recorded during a live webcast in April 2016.

    OL 3351

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 07, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Embezzlement 101 (w/credit)
    Collapse Habeas Corpus (w/Credit)
    Take part in a fruitful and informative judicial roundtable discussion
     
    Federal habeas corpus litigation is the most complex, difficult, and murky area of post-conviction criminal procedure. In this course, a panel of experienced prosecutors, defense attorneys and federal judges guide you through the confusing and often treacherous waters comprising habeas corpus law in the federal courts. 
     
     
    Sit in on a mock habeas corpus case
     
    Our esteemed faculty will conduct a mock hearing that will provide students with a vivid example of habeas practice in action. This case study will present students with some of the most frequent issues encountered and provide a practical demonstration of how these challenges can be addressed by practitioners.
     
     
    Learn how to unlock essential elements in habeas corpus cases
    • Habeas corpus overview
    • Essentials in drafting a habeas corpus petition
    • Procedural default
     
    Reserve your seat
     
    Take away insightful information from our seasoned faculty as they provide you with a clearer understanding of this complex area of law. The course concludes with a panel discussion among federal judges on best practices in litigating habeas petitions. You’ll get the latest information in this complex area of practice.
     
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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: September 26, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Habeas Corpus (w/Credit)
    Collapse Helping a Client Expunge a Criminal Record (w/credit)

    Get a comprehensive book (with plenty of forms) and pragmatic tips on helping your client expunge a criminal record. Our speakers explain the process, limitations and benefits of removing that record.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: February 02, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Helping a Client Expunge a Criminal Record (w/credit)
    Collapse Hot Topics in Capital Cases Part II (2014) (w/Credit)
    All of the credits offered by this course count toward the CLE requirements of Criminal Procedure Rule 801, for appointment as defense counsel in a capital case. IMPORTANT NOTE: the CLE Board indicates that you can earn all 18 of your capital case credits by distance education. However, for the general Pennsylvania CLE requirement of 12 credits per compliance year, only 4 can be earned by distance education each year. This means that while this course offers more than 4 capital case credits, at most only 4 credits will count toward your general CLE requirement. (It could be fewer than 4 if you take other distance education courses in the same compliance year.) Join us to get FOUR Rule 801 Capital Case credits and receive updates on Recent case law impacting capital cases Childhood Trauma, Adversity and Maltreatment Interviewing and Assessing for Trauma in a Mitigation Investigation Legal and Strategic Decisions Surrounding Victim Impact Evidence How to Plead Ineffectiveness in Post-Trial Proceedings (How to Avoid Being Ineffective in the First Place) Gain judicial insight Hear what most impacts the judges in capital cases Learn what juries tell the court after the trial is over Pose your questions to the judges who try death penalty cases Pick up strategy tips from the lawyers who successfully handle these cases Assessing the case and defense strategies at trial Eyewitness identification in homicide investigations The jury selection process Handling the sentencing Recorded during a live webcast in August 2014.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: August 20, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Hot Topics in Capital Cases Part II (2014) (w/Credit)
    Collapse Hot Topics in Capital Cases Part II (2015) (w/credit)

    Frequently innocent people get convicted on false eyewitness testimony without any physical evidence tying them to the crime. However, due in large part to forensic testing, since the death penalty was reinstated in the 1970s, there has been a significant increase in the number of convicts exonerated from death rows.

    Explore eyewitness identification

    Our experienced panelists will examine eyewitness identifications and the use of forensic and other types of evidence gathering in all stages of the capital case process –- convictions, evidence testing, trials, and post-trial investigations. They’ll discuss the role of expert witnesses, police departments, lawyers and judges on the outcome of capital cases.

     

    Hear different perspectives

    • Forensic examiner on evidence
    • Police on new policies that can reform eyewitness identifications, improve the storage and preservation of evidence, and facilitate investigations of post-conviction claims of innocence
    • Legal educator on the law and reliability of eyewitnesses
    • Lawyers on trial strategies
    • Judges on recent decisions and practices

     

    Get the latest updates

    • Forensic firearms identification
    • How to attack eye witness identifications
    • Police policies and regulations

     

    Gain judicial insight

    • Hear what most impacts the judges in capital cases
    • Learn what juries tell the court after the trial is over
    • Pose your questions to a panel of judges who try death penalty cases

     

    Pick up skills and strategies

    You’ll gain practice tips from outstanding lawyers who successfully handle these cases and insights from the experienced judges who preside over them.

    4 Rule 801 Capital Case credits

    Criminal Procedure Rule 801 calls for counsel to complete training relevant to representation in capital cases. This course provides four (4) Rule 801 capital case credits to help lawyers meet qualification standards to represent defendants in death penalty cases.



    Recorded during a live webcast in August 2015.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: August 20, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Hot Topics in Capital Cases Part II (2015) (w/credit)
    Collapse How to Handle a Drug Case (w/credit)

    Pretrial Investigation and Discovery

    • What information should you get in your initial client interview? 
    • What evidence should be preserved and how? 
    • What strategy should you use during the preliminary hearing? 
    • What should you expect to receive in standard informal discovery? 
    • What kind of additional discovery should you request? 
    • What sort of investigation, in addition to standard fact investigation, should you consider? 

    Pretrial Motions

    • Motions to Quash
    • Motions to Compel Discovery/Bills of Particular
    • Hall Motions
    • Motions to Disclose the Identity of the Confidential Informant
    • Motions to Disclose the Surveillance Location
    • Motions to Suppress

     

    Trial Litigation Strategies

    • Sufficiency arguments
    • Constructive possession
    • Defense expert testimony
    • How do you defend against direct buys, observed sales and/or "narc" expert testimony?

     


     

    Course Planners: Susan M. Lin, Esq., Paul Messing, Esq., Frank C. Walker, Esq.

     

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 07, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO How to Handle a Drug Case (w/credit)
    Collapse Implementing the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in <em>Montgomery v Louisiana</em>: <em>Re-sentencing Juvenile Offenders Serving Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences in Pennsylvania</em> (podcast w/credit)

    This course discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Montgomery v Louisiana, extending retroactive application to the Court’s 2012 decision in Miller v Alabama.

    Miller struck mandatory life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders convicted of homicide. Pennsylvania is home to approximately 500 such individuals, who must now be re-sentenced or made eligible for parole consideration. Presenters will provide an overview of the Court’s recent rulings, as well as discuss sentence migration preparation and re-entry considerations. 

    Recorded during a live webinar in March 2016.

    Formats Available: Podcast
    Original Product Date: March 23, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Implementing the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in <em>Montgomery v Louisiana</em>: <em>Re-sentencing Juvenile Offenders Serving Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences in Pennsylvania</em> (podcast w/credit)
    Collapse Implementing the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in <em>Montgomery v Louisiana</em>: <em>Re-sentencing Juvenile Offenders Serving Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences in Pennsylvania</em> (w/credit)

    This course discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Montgomery v Louisiana, extending retroactive application to the Court’s 2012 decision in Miller v Alabama.

    Miller struck mandatory life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders convicted of homicide. Pennsylvania is home to approximately 500 such individuals, who must now be re-sentenced or made eligible for parole consideration. Presenters will provide an overview of the Court’s recent rulings, as well as discuss sentence migration preparation and re-entry considerations. 

    Recorded during a live webinar in March 2016.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: March 23, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Implementing the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in <em>Montgomery v Louisiana</em>: <em>Re-sentencing Juvenile Offenders Serving Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences in Pennsylvania</em> (w/credit)
    Collapse Opening the Courthouse Doors to Limited English Proficient Individuals:  Language Access in PA Courts and Administrative Agencies (w/credit)

    Learn the Impact of Recent Changes to Language Access Requirements

    • Get updated on the implementation of the PA Court and Administrative Proceeding Interpreter Certification Law and regulations
    • Educate yourself about language access requirements and how to better serve limited English proficient individuals
    Understand the Mechanics of Working with Interpreters
    • Know when to ask for an interpreter and what qualifications to look for
    • Learn how to conduct a proper voir dire of an interpreter
    • Hear tips on how to spot an unqualified interpreter (even if you don’t speak the language)
    • Understand appropriate use of simultaneous vs. consecutive modes of interpreting
    • How to elicit testimony on direct and cross through an interpreter
    • Recognize constraints on professional interpreter conduct
     
    Explore the Role of the Judge, Interpreter, Court Administrator, and Attorney
     
    Gain Practical Advice about Effectively Representing LEP Clients
    • Learn tools to successfully communicate with LEP clients
    • Rescuing your case when an incompetent interpreter is involved
    • Recognizing and addressing cultural differences, in your office and on the stand 
    • Challenging interpreter error
    • Confidentiality and language access
    • Using jailhouse and family interpreters

     



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

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: March 16, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Opening the Courthouse Doors to Limited English Proficient Individuals:  Language Access in PA Courts and Administrative Agencies (w/credit)
    Collapse Solving Drivers Licensing Problems (w/credit)

    Imagine yourself without a drivers' license. What if you were a cab or truck driver? How would you earn your living without a license? What if you have a long commute and are diagnosed with a medical condition that results in a license suspension? 

    Attorneys are called on regularly to assist clients whose driving privileges are threatened or have been revoked. Anything from a DUI conviction, paying certain types of citations, to medical afflictions can cause the loss of a license. You need to know the law, the administrative process involved and the options that are available to your client. Join us and learn strategies to best represent your client, hear recent case law, get an update on the law, and learn how a breathalyzer works.

    LEARN STRATEGIES TO BEST REPRESENT YOUR CLIENT

    • Discuss how to get DOT to award credit for suspension time already served 
    • Know how to advise clients who may qualify for an Occupational Limited License on a DUI 
    • Minimize license consequences through creative plea bargaining in criminal court 
    • How to navigate the driver history and restoration requirements letter 

    RECENT CASE LAW

    • Major (negative) consequences of Bell v. Dot

    UPDATE ON THE LAW

    • Review motor vehicle and drivers licensing law 
      • The new civil penalty in lieu of suspension option for financial responsibility registration suspensions 
    • Discuss criminal PA vehicle code offenses 
    • Learn how to solve drivers licensing problems before they begin as a civil consequence to criminal convictions 
    • Learn about Philadelphia Municipal Court—Traffic Division new rules of procedure for summary cases 
    • Hear about changes in the way that information is transmitted electronically to PennDot 

    LEARN HOW A BREATHALYZER WORKS

    • Hear from a police breathalyzer expert
    • Take the test yourself
    • Learn mechanical details of equipment that are important in chemical test refusal cases

    Course Planners: David E. Hershey, Esq., and Craig A. Sopin, Esq.

     


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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 02, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Solving Drivers Licensing Problems (w/credit)
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    Learn what you need to know about SORNA (Sex Offenders Registration and Notification Act)

    • Who has to register?
    • What offenses are covered by the Act?
    • What are the registration procedures?
    • How long is the defendant required to be registered?
    • What are the penalties for not registering
    • How should you counsel your client?

     

    Walk away with confidence to handle these matters

    • Receive a case law update
    • Acquire the skills you need to properly advise your client on pleas and sentencing issues
    • Understand defense counsel’s Sixth Amendment duties

     

    Get Practical Tips from the Experts about the Defense ans Prosecution of SVP Hearings 

    • Know the procedures and standards that are applicable for an SVP hearing
    • Understand the role of the Sexual Offender Assessment Board (SOAB)
    • How to deal with disputed facts and expert testimony

     

    Gain Insight about Where the Law Is Headed for Juvenile Sex Offenders 

    • Explore In re J.B. and discuss the implications of the decision

     


     

    Course Planners: Abigail E. Horn, Esq., Aaron J. Marcus, Esq.

     

    Recorded during a live webcast in August 2015.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: August 13, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO SORNA Update 2015 (w/credit)
    Collapse The Impact of the New Child Protection Laws on Your Practice (w/credit)

    More than 20 pieces of legislation related to child abuse and protection were enacted by the state, most having taken effect in January. Are you up to speed on these changes and how they impact you?

    Jackie Bernard and Jason Kutulakis, both members of Governor Corbett’s Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection, team-up together again to summarize and analyze these new laws.

    The latest round of legislation includes:

    • The definition of child abuse—now more specific and expanded
    • Who is a mandatory reporter? The list has grown longer
    • Reporting suspected child abuse—how far reaching?
    • Background checks—requirements and rechecks
    • Increased penalties for failing to make a mandatory report
    • New requirements for licensing and re-licensing

    Proper training and a firm understanding of these changes are critical to staying legal and protecting children. Attend live in Mechanicsburg or from the comfort of your office via webcast for information vital to your practice.

     

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: April 21, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1.50 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Impact of the New Child Protection Laws on Your Practice (w/credit)
    Collapse Understanding the Proposed Updates to the "White Collar" Exemption Tests: What Do You Need to Know?  (podcast w/credit)

    On June 30, 2015, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced its proposed rule to update the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemption tests. As many employers are aware, the tests were last updated in 2004, and the goal of this update is to strengthen the tests so more employees are entitled to overtime. The main focus of the proposal is to update the minimum salary levels required, in part, to satisfy the exemption tests.


    Join us to understand what the proposal contains and how it can affect your organization.

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • The proposed increase to the minimum weekly and annual salary threshold, and how such levels would be determined

    • The proposal to automatically increase salary levels in the future

    • The expected timeline for a final rule

    • What employers should do in light of the proposed changes, including consideration of compensation plan options and communications strategy in the event of a reclassification

    Recorded during a live webinar in July 2015.

    Formats Available: Podcast
    Original Product Date: July 27, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Understanding the Proposed Updates to the "White Collar" Exemption Tests: What Do You Need to Know?  (podcast w/credit)
    Collapse Understanding the Proposed Updates to the "White Collar" Exemption Tests: What Do You Need to Know? (w/credit)

    On June 30, 2015, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced its proposed rule to update the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemption tests. As many employers are aware, the tests were last updated in 2004, and the goal of this update is to strengthen the tests so more employees are entitled to overtime. The main focus of the proposal is to update the minimum salary levels required, in part, to satisfy the exemption tests.


    Join us to understand what the proposal contains and how it can affect your organization.

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • The proposed increase to the minimum weekly and annual salary threshold, and how such levels would be determined

    • The proposal to automatically increase salary levels in the future

    • The expected timeline for a final rule

    • What employers should do in light of the proposed changes, including consideration of compensation plan options and communications strategy in the event of a reclassification

    Recorded during a live webinar in July 2015.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: July 27, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Understanding the Proposed Updates to the "White Collar" Exemption Tests: What Do You Need to Know? (w/credit)
    Collapse When You Get the Midnight Call: Speeding and other Traffic Violations (w/credit)

    Whether it’s by phone, text, tweets, email or online referral, and regardless of your practice area, you have undoubtedly been asked by a friend, neighbor or family member to answer questions regarding matters involving a DUI or other motor vehicle violation.  This one-hour program is your quick resource for providing that assistance.

    • Midnight Call #1:PA First Offense DUI
    • Midnight Call #2: The Dreaded Points
    • Midnight call #3: “I forgot”…to pay my ticket, fines and fees and now there is a summons for my arrest

    Recorded during the popular CLE for The Busy Lawyer program in June 2016.


    cap/sat
    OL 3386

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Product Date: June 29, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1 hour Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO When You Get the Midnight Call: Speeding and other Traffic Violations (w/credit)