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Collapse Dealing with the Problem Employee (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

Problem employees can be very costly to businesses. Perhaps your job is to advise employers on how to deal with employees who are problems in the workplace. Or maybe you represent a “problem” employee. In this program, learn the legal issues you need to understand to advise your clients. You’ll hear from lawyers who represent employees and employers, giving you both perspectives.

 

Gain solid information and answers to these questions

  • What can be done in the hiring process to minimize risks of later problems?
  • What are the pros and cons of performance evaluations?
  • What is the best way to investigate and address employee complaints?
  • How can background checks by consumer reporting agencies create liability issues for employers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act?
  • When can employees be fired for Facebook posts and tweets?

 

Program Sponsor: PBA Labor and Employment Law Section

 

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Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
Original Product Date: February 23, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Estate Planning for Younger Clients (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Many young families put off estate planning, however, it is never too early to begin this process. Everyone should have a proper, professionally prepared estate plan.

     

    For young people, the process is usually inexpensive and painless, but the benefits can be profound.

     

    Learn about

    • Naming executors or trustees
    • Naming a guardian for young children
    • Providing instructions for distribution of assets
    • Naming a trustee for children’s inheritance
    • Reviewing insurance needs
    • Planning for a disability
    • Handling debt
    • And more!

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: January 18, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse For the Love of Deeds (Pittsburgh, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Learn the fundamentals of deed drafting and recording

    This course, taught by the deed experts Erin Fagnilli and Frank Kosir will cover everything an attorney needs to know about deeds, including:

    • Manners in which title can be held
    • Types of estates in title
    • The common-law deed
    • Deed procedures
    • How to tailor model language to your client’s circumstances
    • Plus much, much more!

     

    PBI Press book Fagnilli and Kosir on Deeds – 2nd Edition (an $89.00 value) is included with your tuition.

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: February 14, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse He Died With Guns in His Closet: Firearms & Estates (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Firearms are one of the most heavily regulated products in the country. This course will give you information to know what you have and what the regulations and laws are.

     

    The estate plan should include appropriate provisions for the executor or trustee to use estate assets to investigate the laws that impact the transfer of firearms. If a client owns or intends to purchase certain firearms that are regulated by federal law, then a gun trust needs to be considered as part of the client’s estate plan.

     

    Topics to include

    • Concerns raised by possession of a firearm
    • Overview of the relevant federal & PA firearm laws
    • How to transfer the guns to beneficiaries
    • Appraisal guides
    • Securing, transporting and insuring
    • What are gun trusts

     

    10137-cap/bh

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: February 28, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Internet Defamation (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Old doggerel, new tricks

    The Internet generates novel ways to amuse, provoke and stroke, encourage and destroy. Traditional legal issues remain, though, and web-based defamation is an increasingly common allegation for clients and their lawyers to face. Learn how this classic cause of action manifests online.

     

    Discover the difference

    • Common law defamation versus defamation on the Internet 
    • What you need to know about the Communications Decency Act 
    • Get a better grip on slippery ethical issues that arise online

     

    Shield your client

    • Practical tips on how to best protect your client’s reputation 
    • Non-litigation and litigation strategies when dealing with an anonymous Internet defamer

     

    What your colleagues say about this program

    • Fascinating – just the right length of time – great info
    • Good overview of the issues
    • I appreciated the pleadings included in the course manual

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: February 09, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Litigating the Legal Malpractice Case (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Walk through a malpractice case
    From case selection, the discovery process and settlement, this comprehensive seminar will walk you through a legal malpractice case and discuss the complexities involved in such an action.

     

    Examine attorney liabilities
    From accounting malpractice to debt collection violations to defamation and civil rights infractions—learn the many ways you, as attorney, can be held liable for malpractice.

     

    A step-by-step review of the litigation process

    • What to discern from the initial client meeting
    • Screening the case
    • Managing client’s expectations
    • Pleading causes of action
    • The defense perspective
    • Accounting malpractice
    • Attorney liabilities

     

    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: December 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse Powers of Appointment: A Useful Estate Planning Tool (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    One of the most valuable, but also most underutilized, estate planning tools is the power of appointment. They allow the holder to appoint property held in Trust to a specified group of individuals or organizations. Powers of appointment can add a great deal of flexibility to an estate plan. However, in the case of any power of appointment, the creation and manner of exercise is critical.

     

    You will learn about:

    • The recent addition of Chapter 76 to the Probate, Estate & Fiduciaries Code
    • The advantages and disadvantages of powers of appointment
    • General powers and special/limited powers of appointment
    • The practical uses of a power of appointment
    • Proper exercise of a power of appointment

     

    10144-cap/bh

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Responding to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Are you prepared?

    Federal and Pennsylvania Law has changed significantly in recent years, increasing legal exposure for employers, educators and health care providers.

     

    Join us for this half-day program and get the practical information you need:

    • How to conduct investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct
    • Address concerns about confidentiality, for both the complainant and respondent/accused
    • How to appropriately interact with law enforcement
    • Discuss training programs and best practices for employers

     

    Get up to speed on the most recent developments

    • Become familiar with Pennsylvania’s statutory landscape concerning background checks and mandatory reporting
    • Get the latest updates on the interpretations of Title IX and how federal law applies to educational institutions that receive federal funding
    • Understand federal and state legal exposures to employers for improperly addressing allegations of sexual misconduct

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: March 22, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    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

     

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    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

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    Collapse The Drones Are Here: Advanced Issues in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Law (Pittsburgh, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Do you have questions about the use of drones?
    Our expert faculty has the answers.

    The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) impacts almost every aspect of the law. Are you prepared to advise your clients? Join as we discuss what happens at the crossroads of drone use and

    • Tort liability
    • Manufacturer’s liability
    • Insurance

     

    Get an update on FAA issues, current regulatory requirements and proposed rules

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Aeronautical and Space Law Section

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: January 23, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse The Role of Indemnity and Insurance in Business Transactions and Litigation (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Nearly every contract contains an indemnity clause- many of them poorly drafted and unenforceable. An indemnity clause can accomplish many things from shifting the burden of defense costs, to changing the scope of liability of a party. The language is key and there are specific rules that come into play when an indemnity claim is made. Know how to draft and enforce an indemnity clause and how to best protect your client's interests.

     

    Let a panel of experienced commercial litigators lead you through these topics:

    • Identify the sources of indemnity
    • Drafting contracts to maximize/minimize indemnification
    • Learn and demystify the language of insurance coverage indemnity
    • Discuss litigation issues

     

    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: July 17, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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