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This is for both days of the Institute.

Click here to register for day one only.

Click here to register for day two only.

 


 

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

Day 1 (April 19th) – Philadelphia & simulcast

  • 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.
  • Beginners’ Track: Custody/PFA/Support/Divorce (Philadelphia only)
    However you spend your working day – estate, criminal, real estate or civil – you undoubtedly encounter a question concerning family law issues from a client. Attend and learn guidelines for support, custody, divorce and protection from abuse. Geared specifically to the lawyer whose practice does not focus primarily on family law. Hear from a panel of experienced family law practitioners as they provide insights and practical tips so you are better prepared to assist your clients and understand what to avoid.

 

Day 2 (April 20th) – Philadelphia & simulcast

  • Evolving Support Cases
    This session will guide the practitioner through a support case from A to Z, with an in-depth look at: what comprises income of both the traditional and non-traditional earner; what to ask for in discovery; how to calculate net income available for support; and how to read a tax return (both business and personal) to identify and determine appropriate add-backs to and deductions from income and earning capacity and deviation arguments.
  • Family Law Update/Case Law Update
    The updates are a longtime favorite of attendees to keep their family law practice current on recent case law developments in custody, support and equitable distribution. This interactive panel will offer their vast experience and provide practical pointers on how recent decisions impact your daily family law practice.

 

Workshop choices will determine whether credits are in substantive law, practice and procedure or ethics.
 


 

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

Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 7.50 hours Substantive Credits, 1.50 hours Ethics Credits

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    Collapse Family Law Institute 2017 (Day One--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    This is for day one of the Institute.

    Click here to register for both days.

    Click here to register for day two only.

     


     

    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

    Day 1 (April 19th) – Philadelphia & simulcast

    • 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.
    • Beginners’ Track: Custody/PFA/Support/Divorce (Philadelphia only)
      However you spend your working day – estate, criminal, real estate or civil – you undoubtedly encounter a question concerning family law issues from a client. Attend and learn guidelines for support, custody, divorce and protection from abuse. Geared specifically to the lawyer whose practice does not focus primarily on family law. Hear from a panel of experienced family law practitioners as they provide insights and practical tips so you are better prepared to assist your clients and understand what to avoid.

     

    Workshop choices will determine whether credits are in substantive law, practice and procedure or ethics.
     


     

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

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Law Institute 2017 (Day One--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Family Law Institute 2017 (Day Two--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    This is for day two of the Institute.

    Click here to register for both days.

    Click here to register for day one only.

     


     

    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.

     

    Day 2 (April 20th) – Philadelphia & simulcast

    • Evolving Support Cases
      This session will guide the practitioner through a support case from A to Z, with an in-depth look at: what comprises income of both the traditional and non-traditional earner; what to ask for in discovery; how to calculate net income available for support; and how to read a tax return (both business and personal) to identify and determine appropriate add-backs to and deductions from income and earning capacity and deviation arguments.
    • Family Law Update/Case Law Update
      The updates are a longtime favorite of attendees to keep their family law practice current on recent case law developments in custody, support and equitable distribution. This interactive panel will offer their vast experience and provide practical pointers on how recent decisions impact your daily family law practice.

     

    Workshop choices will determine whether credits are in substantive law, practice and procedure or ethics.
     


     

    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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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: April 20, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Law Institute 2017 (Day Two--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Handling the Dog Bite Case (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Did you know?

    • With more than 4 million people bitten in the U.S. annually, dog bites account for about 1/3 of homeowner claims
    • More than 70 million dogs are owned by Americans
      40% of households own a dog
    • Some insurance companies have created “breed exclusions” – what does that mean?
    • Which breeds are most/least likely to inflict bite injuries?

     

    Learn about

    • The “strict liability” concept in Pennsylvania
    • The intersection of criminal and civil dog statutes
    • The roles of law enforcement, dog wardens, animal control officers and humane officers in dog bite cases
    • How to evaluate a dog bite case
    • Why and when dogs bite

     

    Related Products

    Course materials are available for separate purchase.

    • 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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    9840

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse My Client

    Know what to do when you get the call

    The family of your deceased client calls to ask you, “What do we do now?” In this practical seminar, our experienced faculty, including a funeral director, will go beyond estate administration basics and deal with other “death questions” that often arise. They will take a look at common issues that arise for a decedent’s family, and they’ll offer practical solutions for resolving those issues and identifying resources for finding answers. Delve into these topics:

    • Getting started with your client
    • Dealing with probate assets
    • Setting up bank accounts
    • Handling non-probate assets
    • Funeral and burial issues
    • Getting rid of stuff – real and personal property
    • Settling with creditors – getting the bills paid
    • Wrapping up the estate – family settlements

     

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

     

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

     

    Course Planners: Carol Ryan Livingood, Esq., Todd T. Jordan, Esq.


     


     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9816) — $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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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: May 11, 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 Real Estate 101: Basic Tools of the Trade (Erie)

    This program will cover the nuts and bolts of buying and selling residential property as well as provide an introduction to some important real estate topics often encountered in practice.

    You will learn the fundamentals of a residential real estate transaction from your client’s first encounter with a real estate broker through funding the deal at closing. Know how to best advise and represent a client whether they are a buyer or seller, get some tips on how to work well with other professionals involved in a real estate deal, and some ideas on what to do when your client comes to you after they have signed a contract. Learn from experienced attorneys about the common pitfalls and local quirks that can derail a deal and how to handle surprises at closing. Most importantly, learn enough to recognize what you don’t know and how to find the information your client needs to know before closing a residential deal.

    You will also get an introduction to some important areas of real estate practice including landlord tenant law, fair housing, the basics of mechanics’ liens and seller’s disclosure law.

    Learn the fundamentals of a residential real estate transaction!

    • Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate, The Players
    • Sellers Disclosure and Buyer’s Due Diligence
    • Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate, The Transaction
    • Closing, Buyers
    • Closing, Sellers
    • Closing, Title Agent
    • Landlord & Tenant
    • Fair Housing Law Basics
    • Boundary Disputes
    • and much more....

     

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

     

    This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania InsuranceDepartment for 6 hours of continuing education credit.


     

    Course Planners: Brett M. Woodburn, Esq., David J. Scaggs, Esq.

     

    Course Materials

    • Course Book (2016-9423) — $79
    • Audio CD (ACD-9423) — $39
    • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-9423) — $109
    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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    9423

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

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

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    Collapse Revisiting Younger

    Irving Younger’s seminars electrified, entertained and energized an entire generation of America’s advocates. Professor Stephen Easton introduces a new generation to Younger’s landmark work bringing a fresh and contemporary approach to Younger’s time-honored classic that has served as an essential foundation for real-world practice. Easton will help you reconcile the rules of evidence law and the modern considerations of the craft of advocacy. This fast-paced, media-rich program will both entertain and provide invaluable, practical tips to benefit every practicing lawyer.

     

    Incorporating extensive video clips from Younger’s masterpiece presentation, Easton will:

    • Take a fresh look at the philosophy, psychology and physiology of credibility
    • Analyze modern tools for preparing a witness to be credible
    • Reflect on the skills that every lawyer must master to expose an adversary’s lack of credibility

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Civil Litigation Section

     


     

    Related Products

    To inquire about course material purchases please contact the PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GROUP, at (800) 229-CLE1 (2531) or shop online at www.proedgroup.com

     

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    9450

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: June 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Revisiting Younger
    Collapse School Law (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    The education landscape is changing rapidly in Pennsylvania and across the nation — from the federal Every Student Succeeds Act to Pennsylvania’s new truancy laws to the new administration’s focus on privatization and choice. Learn about new laws, case law developments, what’s on the horizon, and ways that school districts, parents and advocates can work together to improve educational opportunities for all students.

     

    • 9:00 - 9:05
      • Introduction/Overview
    • 9:05 - 10:00
      • New Laws You Need to Know
        New requirements under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and effective implementation of Pennsylvania’s new Truancy Law
    • 10:00 - 10:55
      • School Funding & the Privatization Movement
        Recent developments regarding basic and special education funding in Pennsylvania, what’s on the horizon, the growth of EITC initiatives and the privatization movement
    • 10:55 - 11:10
      • Break
    • 11:10 - 12:05
      • Protecting Our Children From Bullying & Discrimination and Improving School Climate
        Overview of federal and state laws protecting children from bullying, discrimination and harassment, outline the obligations of school districts, and discuss ways to engage parents and support students to stay in school
    • 12:05 - 1:00
      • Special Student Populations: Case Law & Legal Updates
        Recent case law and statutory developments regarding the rights of English language learners, children with disabilities, and youth in the juvenile justice system
    • 1:00 - 1:15
      • Q&A

     

    Course Planner: Maura McInerney, Esq.

     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9633) — $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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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: April 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO School Law (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Catastrophic Injury Case: Quadriplegia, Paraplegia and Spinal Injury Cases (Erie)

    Understand the diagnosis and the injury

    The spinal cord is simply a bunch of nerves. Its function is not so simple, though, and it is extremely important: the spinal cord allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged, victims can experience a life-changing loss of function of their limbs.
    The first step to handling a case involving catastrophic injuries is understanding the systems of the body. Professor Sam Hodge and Dr. Virginia Graziani Lowe will break down those systems with every-day language and easy-to-remember analogies.

     

    Evaluate the case from both sides: maximizing vs. minimizing exposure

    A panel of litigators and medical experts weighs in on both sides of the catastrophic case. You get a step-by-step look at developing a case for damages: gathering and developing medical evidence and witnesses, and creating photographic and videographic evidence to fully portray a plaintiff’s damages. You will also learn creative strategies for defending these types of cases.

     

    Get the “big picture”

    A multi-disciplinary panel helps you to understand the systems of the spine and the mechanism of injury to this vital part, and they show you how to develop a case for damages when injury occurs and how to defend a case when a suit is filed. You will also learn how other areas come into play in these situations:

    • Rehabilitation
    • Mental health therapy
    • Life care planning
    • Family budgeting 

     
     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9681) — $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.

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

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    9681

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

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Catastrophic Injury Case: Quadriplegia, Paraplegia and Spinal Injury Cases (Erie)
    Collapse Tough Problems in Workers

    Every other spring, we offer this program designed specifically by and for the experienced workers’ compensation practitioner. Explore how your colleagues across the state are handling these matters, and what judges think. Review recent decisions and how they affect you, your clients and your practice.

    • Identify this year’s tough problems
    • Hear from experienced lawyers and judges as they examine the various issues
    • Gain insight into the cases that have been decided and their impact
    • Insights and tips from both perspectives
       

     

    This course has been approved for 3 CE credits for Title Insurance agents. 

     


     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9709) — $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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    9709

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Wills of the Rich and Famous (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Gain insight into the lives of some of the world’s best-known figures and glean creative approaches to offer your clients.

     

    Discuss fundamental principles to consider when drafting
    and executing Pennsylvania wills.

     

    Illustrated by an examination of wills of the rich, famous
    and just plain weird, you will receive important information
    to assist you in your practice.

     

    Program topics will include

    • The proper form of a will.
    • How do you protect a will from a contest based on incapacity?
    • What constitutes proper execution?
    • Why you must specifically address personal effects
      in the will.
    • How to properly draft gift provisions—including general and specific bequests, class gifts, residuary bequests, etc.
    • How to properly disinherit someone.
    • What administrative provisions must be included?
    • The proper drafting of tax clauses.

     

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


     

    Related Products

    • Course Book (2017-9820) — $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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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: June 08, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Wills of the Rich and Famous (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)