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Hear from the judges

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

 

Catch up on what’s new

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

 

Get an ethics credit!

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

 

Walk away with a useful resource

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

 

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Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
Original Product Date: December 07, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse CLE Ethics Fun and Fantasy with Sean Carter (Afternoon Session--Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

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

    Click here to register for the full day.

    Click here to register for the morning session.

     

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

     

    Afternoon Session (3 ethics credits)

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

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Ethics Credits

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

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

     

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

     

    Morning Session (3 ethics credits)

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

     

    Afternoon Session (3 ethics credits)

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

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Ethics Credits

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

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

    Click here to register for the full day.

    Click here to register for the afternoon session.

     

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

     

    Morning Session (3 ethics credits)

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

     

     

    10015-lm/da

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Ethics Credits

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

    Practical advice on counseling your small business clients

    • Operational considerations
    • Asset protection
    • Business financing
    • Business plans

     

    Get the tools you need to select the right business entity for your client

    Which one is right for your client? Learn the difference between proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, joint ventures, corporations and business trusts.

     

    Discover how to start, manage and grow a business in Pennsylvania

    Everything the entrepreneur needs to know, from writing a business plan to hiring and managing employees.

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: November 29, 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 Elder Law Update (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

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

     

    Make sure you know the significant developments

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

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Elder Law Section

     

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

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

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    Collapse Elections and Disclaimers in Estates (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Learn how to effectively use disclaimers in your estate practice

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

     

    Gain a better understanding of estate and inheritance tax elections

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

     

    Choose the best strategies for using income tax and business elections

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

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse How to Prepare the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Return (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Sample filled-in returns included

     

    After starting off with a refresher on Pennsylvania inheritance tax law, you’ll walk through a series of examples of inheritance tax returns, from the simple estate to the more complex one. The experienced faculty will guide you through these sample estates highlighting the commonly mishandled items and other issues that can be particularly troublesome.

     

    This program is a great opportunity to:

    • Be sure you’ve picked up every deduction and credit available to you
    • Get practical tips about the documentation you should be attaching to your returns and the reasons it matters
    • Be updated on all that’s new
    • Brush up on what is and what is not subject to tax
    • Get tips for handling trusts, annuities, mutual funds & other nonprobate assets
    • Clarify how and when the new family-owned business exemption is used
    • and more!

     

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

     


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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO How to Prepare the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Return (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse International Business: The Trump Effect (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    A GUIDE FOR BOTH IN-HOUSE COUNSELS AND OUTSIDE LAWYERS

    Distinguished panels of experienced international practitioners discuss how global events and political changes will impact international business. In light of the 2016 election, considerable and inevitable changes are on the horizon. The program will examine changes in Europe, the evolving relations between Russia and the US, along with expected changes in relation to business with China, India, Korea, and Japan. Don’t miss this conversation about what is sure to be one of 2017’s hottest topics.

     

    TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:

    International Tax Pitfalls — Mr. McKinley
    During this presentation, we’ll discuss the changing international tax landscape and impacts on U.S. taxation. Additionally, we’ll highlight the international tax aspects of U.S. tax reform and impacts on U.S. multinational enterprises.

     

    Immigration: Foreigners Need Not Apply — Mr. Pfeffer
    This presentation will address new obstacles for businesses seeking to hire foreign workers and students applying for study visas and general processing delays for approved green card applicants. Updates will be provided on recent increased consular processing background reviews and the status of the Trump travel ban for citizens of six countries.

     

    International Intellectual Property Issues — Ms. Lesser
    This presentation will provide an update on recent court decisions, and administrative decisions in the United States and how they may affect international companies who seek to protect or defend IP rights in the United States. We will also review developments in the law of particular countries and their effect or potential effect on U.S. companies overseas.

     

    International Arbitration Developments — Mr. Unkovic
    International arbitration continues to dominate dispute resolution worldwide. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the basics of international arbitration and then examine recent developments which may in the future affect the enforceability of some awards.

     

    Update on China & Asia — Mr. Iwinski
    The relationships between the United States and the countries of Asia, specifically China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea are elemental in matters of economic growth and vitality as well as global political and military stability. This presentation will review the development and evolution of these relationships and how they are changing the economic and military landscape under the Trump administration.

     

    ETHICS — Face: How Saving Face Changes Everything — Mr. Unkovic
    How you communicate in international negotiations and business deals is critical for successful outcomes. This presentation, based on a recently published book, will discuss the Nine Rules of Face and explain how to avoid commonly made mistakes and ethical missteps.

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: October 31, 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 Lights, Camera, Evidence! (Pittsburgh, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

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

     

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

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

     

    Fine-tune your decision making on objections

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

     

    Polish your style by watching the action

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

     

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

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

     

    Course Planner: John P. Gismondi, Esq.

     

    Book Available

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

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lights, Camera, Evidence! (Pittsburgh, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Litigating the Insurance Bad Faith Claim (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Learn how to navigate the dangers of insurance bad faith claims. Take advantage of this opportunity to make sure you are up to date on the Pennsylvania statute and procedural issues.

     

    You will learn about 

    • PA statute 
    • Procedural issues 
    • Who may bring a bad faith action 
    • Who can be sued 
    • Proving bad faith violations 
    • Compensatory damages 
    • Recovery of costs 
    • Punitive damages

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Civil Litigation Section

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 08, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.50 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Officer and Director Liability (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    The issue of corporate governance, and the behavior of corporate officers, has become a part of mainstream media coverage and an ever increasing area of litigation. Our course planner, Marc J. Sonnenfeld, Esq., Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia; will be joined by Ann B. Laupheimer, Esq., Blank Rome, LLP, Philadelphia and Laura H. McNally, Esq., Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia. Together, they will share their collective expertise on the fiduciary duties of officers and directors.

     

    Topics will include:

    • Shareholder Derivative Suits
    • The Business Judgment Rule
    • The Duty of Loyalty and The Duty of Care
    • Risks in Approaching “The Zone of Insolvency”
    • D & O Insurance Coverage Issues

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Civil Litigation Section

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 05, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Steven Stark on Writing and Speaking to Win (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

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

     

     

    WRITING TO WIN

    Do you know what your writings are really saying to your clients and peers? Understanding the law is one thing, but knowing how to communicate it in a meaningful way is another. Being unclear in communication can cause costly errors and disastrous effects in the cases you handle.

     

    SPEAKING TO WIN

    Be your best in the courtroom, boardroom and classroom. Whether you are called upon to give legislative testimony, a presentation to clients, or comments to the press, you'll come to understand what makes a great speaker effective, and discover how to use those techniques yourself.

     

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

     

    Writing to Win

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

     

    Speaking to Win

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

     

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

     


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

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

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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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Success with Summary Judgment Motions (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Emerging Retiree (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Get a road map for the future

    Estate planning attorney and Chartered Financial Consultant Guy Matthews will give those looking to retire an overview of what to expect and ways to plan for those “golden years.”
    He’ll explain:

    • How to maximize Social Security benefits as well as savings, IRAs and other retirement plans
    • Rules for qualified plan distributions, withdrawals, minimum distributions, deferred compounding and beneficiary designations

     

    Find answers to your questions

    • Should you change your investment strategies, re-allocate your assets and continue to work beyond age 65?
    • What are the advantages of life insurance and rollover IRAs?
    • How can you coordinate Social Security benefits with existing IRA and 401(k) accounts?
    • What’s the impact of Social Security benefits, early retirement and delayed retirement on your retirement plan options?

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Elder Law Section

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Emerging Retiree (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse Tips from the Bench: How 25 Recent Cases Influence the Way We Draft Contracts (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    This full-day program analyzes 25 recent contract cases from Delaware Chancery, federal courts, and other jurisdictions across the country to glean practical drafting advice straight from the pens of judges who deciphered the provisions at issue. Using the original text of the litigated provision, the arguments of both parties as to the “correct” interpretation, and the ultimate judicial rendering of it, we’ll make practical recommendations on substance and style for these types of provisions:

     

    • indemnification
    • earnouts
    • drag alongs
    • limitations of liability
    • liquidated damages
    • restrictive covenants
    • browse wrap licenses
    • click wrap licenses
    • arbitration
    • assignment
    • forum selection
    • governing law
    • and much more!

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: December 18, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Tips from the Bench: How 25 Recent Cases Influence the Way We Draft Contracts (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)