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Collapse Big Changes Coming for LLCs, LLPs, LPs and GPs (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

Overhauling laws that are 25+ years old, Act 170 is expected to provide new and current businesses with a legal guide that is cleaner and easier to use.

 

This new law means big changes for your practice.
Join the attorneys who drafted this new legislation as they take apart Act 170, one provision at a time.

 

General Partnerships

  • Entity status, Certificates of authority,
  • Duties of care and loyalty

 

Limited Partnerships

 

LLPs and LLLPs

  • “Full shield” protection for general partners, Distribution tests, Satisfaction of creditors upon liquidation

 

Limited Liability Companies

  • How to modify the statutory default rules (with a few notable exceptions) by careful drafting of the contract among the owners

 

Governance rights versus economic rights—the critical difference

 

Nonprofit limited partnerships and LLCs

 



Morning

  • 9:00 – 9:30
    • General and introductory comments
      • effective date
      • derivation from uniform acts
      • structure of Title 15
      • restricted professional companies
      • benefit companies 
  • 9:30 – 9:45
    • Derivative suits 
      • clarification of rules for corporations, LPs, & LLCs 
      • special litigation committees 
      • lawsuits by partners in a general partnership
  • 9:45 – 9:55
    • Nonprofit LPs and LLCs 
      • nonprofit purposes and restrictions 
  • 9:55 – 10:20
    • LLPs 
      • change to full shield 
      • new distribution tests 
      • dissolution proceedings 
      • LLLPs 
  • 10:20 – 10:45
    • GPs, LPs, and LLCs 
      • agreements (new rules on content and freedom of contract) 
  • 10:45- 11:00
    • Break 
  • 11:00 – 11:30
    • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
      • concept of a “transferee” 
      • charging orders 
      • single member LLCs 
      • redemption 
  • 11:30 – 12:00
    • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
      • dissociation v. dissolution 
      • events causing dissociation 
      • events causing dissolution & how to avoid dissolution 
  • 12:00 – 12:30
    • Lunch

 

Afternoon

  • 12:30 – 1:15
    • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
      • management structures for LLCs 
      • manager-managed v. member-managed 
      • review of LLC forms 
      • apparent authority 
  • 1:15 – 1:30
    • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
      • new filings defining authority 
      • for GPs 
      • for LLCs 
  • 1:30 – 2:15
    • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
      • duties 
      • care and loyalty 
      • contractual obligation of good faith & fair dealing 
      • variation of duties 
  • 2:15 – 2:30
    • GPs, LPs, and LLCs (continued) 
      • winding up, barring claims, and termination 
  • 2:30 – 2:45
    • Break 
  • 2:45 – 3:45
    • Ethics 
  • 3:45 – 4:00
    • Q&A 

BONUS! INCLUDED IN YOUR TUITION:

Pennsylvania LLC Documents, 3rd Edition—a top-notch desk reference, featuring

  • 41 fully annotated forms in PDF and Word formats for easy drafting (includes 26 updated and 15 new forms)
  • Tax planning tips, optional clauses and provisions, and practical guidance for the user
  • Available in print with searchable USB or as an eBook
  • Authored by the PBA Title 15 LLC Task Force and edited by Bill Clark

 

PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LAWSOURCE®
This handy 800+ page, soft cover source for business
lawyers contains relevant full text sections of 

  • Title 15—Corporations and Unincorporated Associations
    • Corporations
    • Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
    • Unincorporated Associations
    • Business Trusts
  • Title 54 — Names
  • Current committee comments
  • Reporter's comments for 1990 anti-takeover provisions 

Best of all, the Lawsource® is edited by Bill Clark, moderator of this program and the chairman and draft sman of the PBA Task Force that wrote the comments!

 


 

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  • 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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9813

Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
Original Product Date: March 07, 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 It’s Not My Fault: How Self-Justification, Denial and Other Forms of Resistance Can Block Settlement (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Nationally-recognized negotiation speaker, Nina Meierding, will discuss practical tips to deal with people in negotiation and mediation who tenaciously hold on to positions in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Nina will explore how people create different realities with the same evidence and provide customized strategies for five specific psychological sources of resistance that will help your break though impasse.

     

    Nina Meierding will identify 5 sources of resistance in mediation and how to overcome them

    • Self-justification (unconscious denial)
    • Rationalization (conscious denial)
    • Inconsequential decision-making
    • Power of irrevocability
    • Source confusion

     

    Join us for fascinating insights into how to break through settlement blocks
     


     

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    9745

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: May 10, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.00 hours Substantive Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO It’s Not My Fault: How Self-Justification, Denial and Other Forms of Resistance Can Block Settlement (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse MBA Concepts for Lawyers (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Ed Adams provides a crash course in understanding the legal impact of business operations on your individual and corporate clients, providing important insights into their health, value and future stability. Adams provides practical techniques for reading a balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows – helping you to spot vital financial and legal issues. MBA Concepts for Lawyers provides the busy lawyer with the advanced training, the sophisticated tools and “in the trenches” experience to understand and analyze financial transactions and deals that are at the heart of legal matters. This internationally-acclaimed program will refine and expand your knowledge of financial matters giving you, your firm and your clients a real competitive edge.

     

    Ed Adams will:

    • Discuss the risk and return model
    • Explain how stocks and bonds are priced
    • Advise you on the effective and ethical use of financial leverage
    • And so much more!

     

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

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Business Law Section
     


     

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    9746

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: May 25, 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 Medicare ABCs and D (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    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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    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: June 07, 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.


     


     

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    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

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    lm/bkt

    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 Retirement Planning for Attorneys (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Thinking About Retirement?

    It is never too early to develop a succession plan; whether you are considering retirement from a large firm, a small firm, or are a solo practitioner planning for an unanticipated absence, this seminar will discuss the steps you need to take to wind down your law practice.

     

    Social Security and Medicare Explained!

    Organize your interests and analyze your goals from social security, Medicare and other health insurance needs. Learn about the practical concerns related to retirement such as when to opt-in to Medicare, the rules of distribution from retirement savings plans and IRAs and discuss other health insurance options.

     

    What to Do with Your Time?

    Discuss post-retirement employment options and other fulfilling assignments to make use of your years of experience and legal training. Find out about the many service opportunities that exist for retired attorneys.

     

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


     

    Course Planners: William L. Adler, Esq., Robert H. Louis, Esq.

     

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    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

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    et

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: May 04, 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 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

     


     

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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

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    Collapse Running Your Law Firm Like a Business (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    You want to practice law and want to make money doing it. Attorneys who are sole practitioners or are in boutique firms often serve as their own CFO, chief accountant and human resource officer. Whether you are thinking of starting your own practice, just beginning in the legal profession or have been running your own firm for years, this very practical program is full of essential, easy to understand pieces of information to help you become and stay successful.

     

    Learn how to develop a plan of action before you start your solo or small practice or buy into an existing practice.

    • Decide which structure of business will benefit you most
    • Understand financing at the beginning as well as when the firm grows
    • Go to the bank before you need the money
    • Consider the necessary and desirable insurance coverages
    • Learn critical and needed knowledge of books and records—more than just compliance
    • Know about trust accounts—so very important—
      get the checklist
    • Learn practical steps to limit risk and reduce expenses
       

     

    Course Planners: Martin H. Abo, CPA/ABV/CVA/CFF 

     

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    • Podcast no credit — FREE
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    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

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    9837

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Selecting & Influencing Your Jury (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Become skilled at using jurors’ attitudes and beliefs to shape your case

    Jurors will tell you how to win your case…if you learn to listen to their clues. Dr. Jones’s practical advice will transform your perspective of the jury process and provide meaningful tools to help you win cases.

     

    Discover how jurors’ pretrial attitudes influence their perception of your evidence

    Videos of mock jury deliberations and post-verdict interviews, coupled with Dr. Jones’s practical analysis, will transform your perspective of the jury process and provide meaningful tools to help you win cases.

     

    Recognize and tap into the psyche of jurors to achieve settlement and courtroom success

    Knowing how jurors respond – what they look for and what they ignore – allows you to concentrate on the effective methods Dr. Jones provides for:

    • Shaping your case
    • Refining your opening statement
    • Witness preparation and presentation
    • Closing arguments for maximum effect in the jury room

     

    PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Civil Litigation Section

     


     

    Course Materials

    Each registrant is guaranteed a set of materials prepared by the presenter for this course. Tape recording of this seminar is not permitted. This seminar is copyrighted. To inquire about professional recordings or 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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    9448

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Sentencing in Pennsylvania State Courts (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Special Tuition Available

    $90 - Public Defenders and District Attorneys

    To register, please call customer service at 1-800-932-4637

     


     

    Ensure Your Familiarity With PA's Sentencing Guidelines

    • Learn the effects of the most recent guideline changes and what is yet to come
    • Get a quick refresher on the fundamentals
    • Get an update on risk assessment, and up and coming legislation that could impact your client

     

    Are Mandatories Making a Return?

    Delve into the latest legislative efforts on this topic and discuss the implications for sex and drug cases

     

    Keep Informed about the Latest DUI Sentencing

    • The aftermath of Birchfield
    • Analyzing the look back period
    • Collateral Consequences
    • Treatment Requirements

     

    How Diversionary and other Programs Can Benefit your Client

    • Know what to consider before choosing an alternative to incarceration for your client
    • Compare specialty court programs and their requirements
    • Take a closer look at Intermediate Punishment, Re-entry programs

     

    Course Planners: The Hon. Richard K. Renn, Mark H. Bergstrom, James A. Funt, Esq., Thomas J. Innes, III, Esq., Deborah Jugan, Esq.

     

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    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

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    ae

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: March 09, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 4.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse The Best Retirement and Estate Plans for Attorneys - 2017 (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Gain practical and resourceful guidance on retirement
    and estate planning

    There were two married couples, the Rushers and the Planners, with identical earnings records and investments. The Rushers didn’t attend this program and ended up running out of money. The Planners attended, utilized the recommended strategies, and when the Rushers ran out of money, the Planners had $2,013,881 to leave to their heirs. Be a planner, not a rusher. Attend this workshop.

     

    Meet the instructor

    James Lange, best-selling author, CPA and attorney, is the President of three interrelated companies that provide estate & trust preparation, tax planning and preparation, and financial services to IRA and retirement plan owners. He is a nationally recognized IRA, 401(k) and retirement plan distribution expert and the Founder of The Roth IRA Institute™.

     

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


     

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    9693

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: July 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 The Intersection of Estates and Civil Litigation (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Understand What Happens in Existing Litigation When a Litigant Dies

    • How does the litigation continue?
    • Does an estate need to be opened?
    • Do parties need to be substituted?

     

    Explore Wrongful Death and Survival Actions and the Subsequent Consequences on a Decedent’s Estate

    • Ensure your familiarity with these causes of actions and what is encompassed by each: proper parties, statute of limitations, etc.
    • Delve into the allocation of proceeds between Wrongful Death and Survival Action claims
    • Review inheritance tax implications and discuss issues related to valuation of proceeds from survival actions

     

    Analyze Tax Issues Associated with the Receipt of Litigation Proceeds

    • Look at allocation and reporting of the proceeds from pre- and post-death causes of action and what the death tax consequences are
    • Dig into income tax liability issues for estate beneficiaries

     

    Discuss the Ethical and Malpractice Issues for Estate Attorneys

     


     

    Course Planners: William G. Roark, Esq., Lisa A. Shearman, Esq.

     

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    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

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    ae

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: April 10, 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 The Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Practical, Real-World Lessons

    Through the use of hypotheticals demonstrating “real-life” scenarios, learn how common Fourth Amendment issues are handled in an engaging and practical format.

     

    Varied Perspectives on the Fourth Amendment

    Listen as the prosecution, defense counsel and judges provide their perspectives on Fourth Amendment suppression issues and strategies, and approaches to litigation.

     

    David Rudovsky’s Update

    Receive a copy of David Rudovsky’s book: Arrest, Search and Seizure in Pennsylvania with your tuition and analyze recent legal developments as David delivers his ever-popular Fourth Amendment update.

     

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


     

    Course Planners: Paul Messing, Esq., David Rudovsky, Esq.

     

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    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

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    9723

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: March 29, 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 The Nuts & Bolts of Adoption Practice in Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Brush up on adoption practice and procedure

    Adoption is a complicated and emotionally-charged process. If you represent adoptive or birth parents, you need a thorough understanding of the current procedures and the applicable international, federal, state and county laws.

     

    Avoid the ethical pitfalls of adoption practice

    In a fun, interactive hour, using hypothetical scenarios, you will spot the ethical dilemmas involved in adoption practice and take away practical solutions to these problems.

     

    Attend to learn this and so much more!

    • Pre-placement planning
    • Basic legal proceedings
    • Relevant statutes
    • PACA
    • Termination of parental rights
    • The contested termination of rights case
    • Competing adoption petitions
    • Standing and Jurisdiction in adoption, custody and dependency court
    • Representation of foster parents
    • Interstate adoption issues
    • International adoption issues

     

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

     

    PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Family Law Section 


     

    Course Planners: Craig B. Bluestein, Esq., Deborah L. Lesko, Esq.

     

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    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: June 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Nuts & Bolts of Adoption Practice in Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Nuts and Bolts of a Title Insurance Claim (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    The unique nature of title insurance makes claims handling and litigating challenging, but it also allows one to be creative in solving title problems. Join a panel of experienced attorneys who investigate and litigate these claims, as they walk you through the basic steps of filing and defending a claim.

     

    A “nuts and bolts” look at—

    • The title insurance policy itself—what it is, who it benefits, coverage exceptions and limitations
    • The “top ten” title insurance claims from a lender’s policy perspective—including unrecorded mortgages, mortgages with missing or insufficient legal descriptions, mortgages and other liens from prior owners remaining of record
    • Initiating a claim—how and when to initiate a claim, what support to include with the claim, the “etiquette” for contacting the title insurer
    • The response of the title insurer to a claim—options, what the claimant can expect to hear.
    • Resolving the claim—typical tactics, communication with assigned counsel

     

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


     

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    • On-demand video no credit — FREE

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    cap/sat

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

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Nuts and Bolts of a Title Insurance Claim (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
    Collapse The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Celebrate Sunshine Week in 2017 with PBI

    Ensuring access to open meetings is a key function of government. As part of PBI’s Making Good Government Better series, our program on the PA Sunshine Act offers an in-depth look at the requirements of the law, how those requirements have been interpreted by the courts, and what the best practices are for agencies subject to the Act’s mandate. Whether you are a solicitor to an agency, or an official responsible for implementing an agency's public meetings, this is a program you will not want to miss.

     

    Learn the Nuts and Bolts of the PA Sunshine Act

    • Understand the basic components of the Act, including key terms, what the Act covers, its procedural requirements, as well as what penalties could be imposed for noncompliance
    • Learn how to hold a proper Executive Session and what is and is not appropriate for discussion during that session
    • Know what corrective action an agency should take when the Sunshine Act is violated and what remedies are available to the public
    • Discuss the intersection of Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law and the Sunshine Act

     

    Avoid Common Agency Pitfalls and Hear about Agency Best Practices

    • Discuss issues commonly presented to agencies related to public comments, handling objections during the meeting, and use of recording devices, among others
    • Pick up sample forms, including those concerning meeting notices and agendas, used by agencies from around the Commonwealth
    • Identify tips for maintaining a good relationship with the public and communicating efficiently and effectively with them


     

    Course Planners: Erik Arneson, Paula Knudsen Burke, Esq., Scott E. Coburn, Esq., Teri L. Henning, Esq., Terry L. Mutchler, Esq.

     

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    • Course Book (2017-9411A) — $49
    • 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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    9411

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

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse The Strategic Negotiator (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Negotiation expert Nina Meierding returns by popular demand to teach the secrets of strategic negotiation. The strategic negotiator has the flexibility to shift between competitive and cooperative approaches depending on the circumstances of the case. Nina will focus on practical strategies to create durable settlements, including understanding the value of timing and customized moves in competitive negotiations, the importance of the opening offer (and how it is made) and specific techniques to avoid impasse (and move through it when it happens).

     

    Nina Meierding will teach you:

    • How to maximize your negotiation skills
    • How to develop vital listening and tactical questioning skills
    • How to use competitive and collaborative negotiation techniques to your advantage
    • How to recognize and respond to common negotiation tactics
    • How to break deadlocks and revive stalled negotiations
    • How to create durable agreements 

     


     

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    Tuition includes course book. Course materials are not available for separate purchase.

     

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    9744

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: May 09, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 6.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    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. 

     


     

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    • 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 Trial Evidence: Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Tom Mauet uses his vast experiences as a trial lawyer, law professor and judge to help you organize evidence in the way it should be—from the judge’s perspective. Mauet frames his presentation by using the “3R’s”: Is it relevant? Is it reliable? Is it right? This comprehensive and entertaining program is enhanced by a continuous visual presentation and a detailed evidence manual. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an experienced litigator, judge, professor and best-selling author —and a compelling CLE instructor!

     

    5 Reasons to make this your indispensable guide to succeeding at trial

    • First steps – what to do as soon as evidence problem arises
    • Making objections that persuade the judge
    • Establishing proper foundations for witnesses and exhibits
    • 9 steps of expert testimony admissibility
    • Understanding the hearsay/non-hearsay dichotomy
    • 7 impeachment methods and rehabilitation

     

    Program Sponsor: PBA Civil Litigation Section 

     


     

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    9451

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: July 20, 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 Using and Abusing the Residential Agreement of Sale (Mechanicsburg, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    The Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR) residential agreement of sale is the #1 contract used in the Commonwealth of PA. Come review the latest changes and interpretations of this complex and ever-changing form. Our panel of experts, including Brett Woodburn, Counsel to PAR, will review the provisions most commonly used and abused, adding tips and tricks to better represent your clients.

     

    Examine new and misused parts of the PAR form,
    including

    • Dates
    • Appraisal addendum
    • Inspection clauses
    • Resales in condos and planned communities
    • Seller’s disclosure form
    • Legal descriptions
    • Broker disclosure addendum

     

    PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

     


     

    Course Planners: Marshal Granor, Esq., Brett M. Woodburn, Esq.

     

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    • Course Book (2017-9705) — $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: March 16, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 3.00 hours Substantive Credits

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    Collapse Winning at Trial (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)

    Best-selling and award-winning author D. Shane Read comes to Pennsylvania with a unique program that provides innovative trial strategies that can immediately improve your practice. From years of courtroom and teaching experience across the country, he is an expert who clearly, concisely, and memorably teaches litigation techniques that work every time. Join Shane as he uses the transcripts and videos of famous trials to demonstrate well-executed (and some not so well-executed) trial techniques that you can employ in your practice.

     

    5 reasons to make this your indispensable guide to succeeding at trial

    • Deliver opening statements that win every time
    • Conduct direct examinations that tell your story–why you don’t want to let your witness do all of the talking!
    • Succeed on cross by keeping it simple, powerful, and captivating
    • Defeat the expert at trial
    • Deliver a persuasive and memorable closing

     

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

     


     

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    Course materials are not available for separate purchase.

    • 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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    9815

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person, Live Webcast + Streaming, Simulcast
    Original Product Date: May 24, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.50 hours Substantive Credits, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits

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