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Collapse Advanced Issues in Civil Practice and Procedure in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

Examine sophisticated civil practice issues and receive practical advice from experienced attorneys and judges
as you:

  • Review justiciability doctrines
  • Discuss the interplay between civil and criminal law
  • Analyze when to remove a case to federal court
  • Debate coverage issues
  • Survey high profile civil cases
  • Receive advice on issue preservation
  • Learn about asserting and resisting waiver arguments on appeal

 

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

Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive 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 (Altoona)

    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: August 25, 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 (Altoona)
    Collapse Drafting and Enforcing Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Refine your standard form

    Now is the time to evaluate your standard form fee agreement. This seminar will take you through fee agreements in various practice areas, showing you what to keep, what to remove and what you may want to add into your boilerplate document.

     

    Examine a well-written fee agreement

    Discover the nuts and bolts of what information should be included in a well drafted fee agreement as you analyze a typical agreement from top to bottom.

     

    Receive a copy of the PBI Press Publication Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania

    Included in your tuition is a copy of the brand new edition of the PBI Press publication—hot off the press!

     

    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: August 15, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Drafting and Enforcing Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Family Law Institute 2017 (Altoona)

     

    The Family Law Institute has become an annual tradition

    This year’s Institute will provide the latest practical information and practice hints available. Whether you are a “veteran” of family law, just beginning your practice, or somewhere in between, you are sure to benefit from the knowledge and experience of each faculty member.

     

    Sessions

    • 21st Century Extended Family Issues
      Join us in the opening plenary session as we tackle the growing issues of families in the 21st Century. Among the many topics to be discussed, we will explore the rights and responsibilities of grandparents and other third parties in both custody and support matters. We will focus on the ever-changing nature of modern families and discuss what “family law” might look like as we move into the future.
    • Passports & International Travel
      Travel around the world with this panel discussion of issues facing family law practitioners on a regular basis. As our world becomes a smaller place, issues involving international travel and relocation become more prevalent for family law attorneys advising clients with children. Using hypotheticals and real life experiences, the panel will guide you from start to finish, whether your client is seeking to travel or concerned about allowing the other parent to travel internationally. Discover how to request safeguards to be put in place before travel and what to do when travel goes wrong. Learn how to register and enforce a foreign order in the United States and abroad. The panel will also discuss the Hague Convention on child abduction.
    • Art of Cross Examination
      Through the use of popular clips from TV shows and movies, as well as the recreation of real life cross-examinations by some of Pennsylvania’s most prominent civil litigators, Judge Bernstein brings his renowned style of courtroom presentation to the family law environment. Join one of Pennsylvania’s foremost authorities on evidence and cross-examination for an insightful and entertaining program providing keys to effective and compelling cross-examination.
    • Ethics and Civility in Family Law
      This session will cover the hot topics on relevant ethical, disciplinary and malpractice issues to avoid in family law, including how to spot and mitigate troubling situations before they get you in trouble.

     

    Course Planners: Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq., Ned Hark, Esq., J. Paul Helvy, Esq., Christina M. DeMatteo, Esq.

     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9657) — $99
    • Podcast with credit — $299
    • Podcast no credit — FREE
    • On-demand video with credit — $299
    • 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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    9657

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: June 30, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 1.50 hours Ethics Credits, 4.50 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

     

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    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Fire At-Will in Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    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.

     

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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 How to Prepare the Fiduciary Income and Decedent

    Do you fully comprehend each line of the fiduciary income and decedent’s final lifetime income tax returns? Although tax forms often look straightforward on their face, pitfalls lie hidden in them for the unwary. Take this opportunity to walk through the Pennsylvania and federal fiduciary income and decedent’s final income tax forms along with their accompanying schedules. You will get plenty of practical advice about how to efficiently prepare error-free returns. Our impressive faculty will lead your through the filled-in returns to explain the significance of each entry.

     

    Learn valuable information about

    • Preparing the decedent’s final life period returns
    • How to handle income & deductions in respect of a decedent
    • Net investment income tax
    • Preparing the U.S. Fiduciary Income Tax Return
    • Preparing the PA-41 Fiduciary Income Tax Return
    • Section 645 elections
    • Electronic filing

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    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 18, 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 Medicare ABCs and D (Altoona)

    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 21, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Medicare ABCs and D (Altoona)
    Collapse Special Needs Trusts (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    A Special Needs Trust is a specialized trust made for the benefit of someone with a disability, enabling them to have assets held in trust for them. If properly drafted, those assets are not considered countable assets for purposes of determining eligibility for certain government benefits programs. These trusts are used frequently in personal injury case settlements providing for additional lifetime care over and above the basic government benefits that might be available. In estate planning, these trusts are often incorporated into plans providing care for family members without risking the loss of benefits for which they are eligible.

     

    Identify the types of special needs trusts and how to choose the most appropriate type

    • Trust funded with disabled beneficiary’s assets
    • Trust funded with third party assets
    • Pooled trusts
    • ABLE Accounts

     

    Identify the requirements of each type of trust

     

    Learn how to draft and administer special needs trusts

    • Selection of trustee
    • The role of the corporate fiduciary in administering SNTs
    • Relationships with trustee
    • Creation
    • Operation
    • Taxes
    • Administrative issues

     

    Identify situations where special needs trusts are helpful

    • Personal injury settlements
    • Divorce
    • Estate and trust plans
    • Know when to establish a pooled trust through a nonprofit agency
    • Planning for care of disabled persons

     

    Understand the interplay between various government entities and special needs trusts

    • Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and special needs trusts (Medicaid)
    • Social Security Administration and special needs trusts (SSI)

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Special Needs Trusts (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Pain Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together (Altoona)

    Doctors share cutting edge techniques for diagnosing and treating pain; lawyers show you how to use this information in your next case!

     

    Proving pain in a compensation context— how do you do it?

    Everyone has experienced pain but place it in a compensation context, and it is filled with controversy and doubt—it is “subjective,” with no objective diagnostic criteria. In a nutshell: pain is a challenging concept to prove.

     

    Understand the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating pain

    This unique program puts you in touch with a team of doctors and attorneys who provide an in-depth but easily understood overview of the diagnosis and treatments
    of pain syndromes, as well as tips on how to use this knowledge in representing your clients.

    • The pathophysiology of pain
    • Pain management techniques
    • Psychological issues in pain management
    • Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)
    • Fibromyalgia and other pain syndromes
    • How to prove or defend a pain case 

     

     


     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9610) — $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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    9610

    Formats Available: Video Replay
    Original Product Date: July 28, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Pain Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together (Altoona)