Attorneys are busy. Finding the time to attend an in-person CLE course can be challenging. Here's a solution: the ACBA Online CLE Center. On this site, we give you the option to watch any of a wide variety of CLEs on-demand. Watch from your home, office or on the go. In Pennsylvania, you can earn up to six CLE credits online each year. We encourage you to take advantage of this program and earn credits when and where it's convenient for you. Here are some highlights:
Date Recorded: February 18, 2020 Speakers: Mark Flaherty, Stanley Wolowski, Eric Altpeter Date Recorded: February 28, 2020 Speakers: Ann Schnure Moderators: Hon. David Torrey Date Recorded: November 14, 2019 Date Recorded: March 5, 2020 Speakers: Hon. Carlota Bohm, Judith Fitzgerald, Robert Bernstein Moderators: Abagale Steidl Date Recorded: April 15, 2020 Speakers: Brian Quinn, Esq. Date Recorded: May 20, 2020 Speakers: Annemarie Harr Eagle, Esq., Megan Turnbull, Esq. Aimee Zundel, Esq. Date Recorded: February 6, 2020 Speakers: Brett Creasy and Joseph Decker Date Recorded: November 20, 2019 Date Recorded: May 6, 2020 Speakers: Wesley Speary, Esq., Rita Porterfield, Esq. Moderators: Ian Michel, Esq. Date Recorded: October 29, 2019 Date Recorded: October 17, 2019 Speakers: Professor David Harris Date Recorded: October 25, 2019 Date Recorded: October 2, 2019 Date Recorded: February 5, 2020 Speakers: Wendy Witt, Esq. Date Recorded: October 17, 2019 Date Recorded: May 4, 2020 Speakers: Sally Cimini, Esq., Carole Katz, Esq., Selina Shultz, Esq. Date Recorded: January 17, 2020 Speakers: Ronald Schuler, Esq. Date Recorded: April 28, 2020 Speakers: AJ. Simeone Date Recorded: October 30, 2019 Date Recorded: April 24, 2020 Speakers: Oliver Schmidt Date Recorded: December 19, 2019 Speakers: Angela Mitas, James Ryan, Keith Cameron, Dr. Samuel Schachner, William Friedman, Michelle Logan, Amy Coco Date Recorded: March 13, 2020 Speakers: Brian Balonick, Esq., Amanda Bundick, Esq., Noah Jordan, Esq., Carsen Ruperto, Esq., John Yoedt, Esq. Moderators: Fulton Miklos, Esq. Date Recorded: February 27, 2020 Speakers: Nicole Amick, Kate Diersen, David Montgomery
A Name is an Identity: The Name Change Process and Vulnerable Communities
This year marks the launch of a new Local Rule in Allegheny County, creating a special track within the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas for name changes involving vulnerable populations. This was created largely in response to the experiences of transgender people in the name change process. Administrative Judge Christine Ward will discuss why the new Rule was created, how the procedure for name changes will work and how it can also protect clients who are victims of abuse, harassment, or other crimes, whether transgender or cisgender.
Alcoholic Beverages and Nonprofit Organizations
An Introduction to Telemedicine and the Future of Patient Care
This presentation will focus on telemedicine with particular emphasis on occupational injuries and workers' compensation.
The program will define what telemedicine is in workers' compensation. Specifics to be covered include injuries, patient experiences, patient privacy, state regulations (including paneling/direction of care, types of provider and billing). Additionally, the program will cover what the future of telemedicine holds.
An Overview of Trusts
This program will offer a fresh perspective on trust administration and document preparation; examples of conflicting provisions and/or unintended consequences will be discussed. The program is ideal for young attorneys looking to learn about trusts, attorneys with experience in other areas of the law who are looking to expand into trusts, and for those seeking a general refresher on trust issues.
The program will be broken up into the following sections:
Basic Trust Administration
Discussion will focus on irrevocable trusts vs. revocable trusts, discretionary distributions; corporate trustees and co-trustees; the Pennsylvania Title 20 Prudent Investor rule; Fiduciary duties and more.
Special Needs Trusts
This section will focus on special needs trusts, and the unique dynamics involved, including public benefits requirements, parental support obligations, cash reimbursement and credit card use and more. Types of special needs trusts (payback, third-party and pooled special needs trusts). Discretionary distribution requirements and prohibitions; ABLE accounts and real estate dynamics will also be examined.
Guardianships and Pennsylvania Title 20 will be examined, including the guardianship of minors and/or incompetent adults. "Guardian of the estate vs. Guardian of the Person" will be examined, along with accounting, distribution requirements and prohibitions.
Oil and Gas Trusts
Learn about mineral management issues, the Pennsylvania Principal and Income Act, and Dormant Oil and Gas Act trusts.
CLE and Events Registration Policy: Members and Non-members can register for ACBA programs online or by paper mail-in registration, up to two days prior to a program start date. Some programs are restricted to ACBA or Section members only. Pre-registration is preferred, however our events are open to walk-ins after online registration closes, unless the event is sold out. If you pre-registered but have not yet paid or are a walk-in, preferred method of payment at the door is check or cash (exact change please).
Are Your PC and Data Secure What Cyber Security Means to Today's Lawyer
In this seminar, attendees will learn, in layman terms, what cyber security means to the modern day practice of law. Those who attend will learn safe and secure practices to implement on their network and/or PCs. In addition to IT professionals, two ACBA members will be on the panel and talk about implementing cyber security practices within their own law offices.
Asylum Law for Non-Immigration Lawyers
Attorney Office Space - Options and Considerations
Bankruptcy Basics for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner
This program will discuss the bankruptcy basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 for the non-bankruptcy practitioner. This distinguished panel will discuss the automatic stay and its effect on other lawsuits. The session will review the bankruptcy process in general as well as discuss dealing with bankruptcy issues if your client is the debtor or a creditor. Any attorney who has cases or clients where bankruptcy may be an issue or a concern should not miss this CLE.
Constitutional Rights in the Digital Age Is There an App for That
Coronavirus and Your Mental Health
You may be worried about being in crowds or about your loved ones, seniors and clients. You are likely concerned about your finances, practice or how to manage a quarantine.
Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession, even prior to the pandemic. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that one out of three attorneys will likely have a need for substance use counseling or mental health services at some point in their careers. Accordingly, unexpected events like the Coronavirus will have an even greater impact on lawyers.
In light of this unprecedented crisis and its far reaching impact, this program will cover:
• The early warning signs of impairment, with special emphasis on anxiety, stress and depression. The speaker will describe some of the ways to reduce or alleviate these conditions, which have become commonplace among members of the legal profession.
• The free services that Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers provides to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students, all of which are still fully available during the Coronavirus epidemic.
• A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need will be provided.
• The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.
• Special emphasis will be placed on what callers to the LCL Confidential Helpline can expect, regardless of whether it is a self-referral or a request for intervention assistance.
• How best to approach the impaired individual who may be in need of help.
Criminal Law for the Non-Criminal Attorney
The Criminal Justice System Process – It is important for an attorney who does not regularly practice in criminal defense to understand where the defendant is in the process before being able to have an informed discussion with the individual.
Diversion Programs and Specialty Courts – This segment involves specialty courts and programs such as Mental Health Court, Drug Court and ARD). Many attorneys are unaware of the full options available to criminal defendants. It can be useful for these defendants to understand that they will have opportunities to handle whatever problems that lead to their involvement in the Criminal Justice System rather than worrying that they will automatically be locked away. This could also be useful to instruct clients who have mental health issues or got caught up in the opioid crisis to seek treatment before the case gets too far as that may help their case going forward.
Should a defendant speak to the police? – Whether a defendant should ever speak with police and their rights when police call an individual to the police station will be discussed. Many times, defendants do not understand their rights in relation to police questioning or interrogation. Attorneys should know the basic rights involved and explain how a defendant can clearly invoke these rights before the defendant goes to speak with police without consulting a criminal defense attorney first.
Preservation of Evidence – By the time a criminal defendant gets to a preliminary hearing, any videos or witnesses could have easily been erased or disappeared. It is imperative to the criminal defendant to preserve as much evidence as possible before speaking with a criminal defense attorney, and attorneys can save their clients potential criminal consequences by offering this advice.
Incarcerated Clients – Attorneys who do not practice criminal defense are likely unaware of the effects of bond or other matters, such as detainers, on the ability of a client to attend court hearings or the pressure of a client to plead to an offense that may affect their rights in a civil or family court lawsuit.
Crisis Communication:A Guide for Safeguarding Brand Equity, Reputation & Bottom Line
In the 21st century, crisis communication is driven by today's fast-paced, digital environment. Crisis communication requires specialized strategic and tactical knowledge, skills and experience. The challenges posed by a 24/7 news cycle, the internet, and increased pressure from internal and external stakeholders demand a holistic crisis response that transcends the legal framework.
By attending this CLE class, attorneys will develop a deeper understanding of core crisis communication concepts and tools, gain valuable insight into harnessing the power of traditional and social media in times of crisis, and learn how crisis communication and legal strategies complement one another.
Divorce Law 101
This program will cover the basic procedural steps and other considerations needed to obtain a divorce. Those attending this program will be able to volunteer for the ACBF Divorce Law Project and assist low-income clients obtain divorces.
The program will review how the ACBF Divorce Law Project works, the procedures for filing for divorce and the special rules for serving defendants in family law cases. Sample forms and correspondence for representing clients through the ACBF Divorce Law Project and the factors to consider whether a simple divorce is appropriate also will be covered.
Does Your Brand Have Bandwidth
Education in the Era of COVID-19
During this program, experienced attorneys will address the changing legal landscape of education as a result of pandemic-driven school closures. This CLE will provide relevant and timely information for attorneys with school clients and attorneys who are experiencing these changes on a more personal level as parents.
Specific topics to be addressed include distance learning, special education compliance, school policies and uncertainties facing schools as the 2020-2021 school year approaches, with a focus on the economic forecast and budgeting.
Electronic Evidence: Collecting, Preserving and Reviewing Critical Information
The type and location of electronic evidence and data that may be relevant in an employee investigation or trade secret lawsuit is ever growing and changing. Employers and employees routinely use business and personal computers and email, mobile devices containing call logs, texts, photos, HR and accounting databases, ShareFile, as well as Microsoft Teams, Slack, Instagram, cloud storage, Google Docs, WhatsApp, and other applications. And that's just some of them.
Potentially relevant evidence may be exclusively in the control of the employer, while other relevant data may reside solely with an employee or third party. During this presentation, electronic evidence experts from bit-x-bit will discuss how they forensically collect, preserve and review data on a variety of devices, platforms and systems.
Equitable Distribution of Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights in Family Law
Equitable distribution of oil and gas rights presents unique and complicated issues. This program will examine and discuss practical solutions to these challenges, including the severance of oil/gas rights, the carving out of executive rights and the need for accurate and reliable valuation reports.
Ethical Considerations in Drafting Contracts
Specifically, this course will present a study of inadvertent unilateral and joint drafting errors; intentional modification of "standard" forms; incorrect recitations of law; and omissions by error of an agreed-upon term, and the ethical duties of the drafting and receiving lawyers in each situation. Additionally, practice strategies to guard against such situations will be discussed. Specifics to be covered include:
Competence – knowing what you're doing.
Conflicts of Interest.
Doing business with client.
Dealing with unrepresented persons.
Conduct involving dishonesty fraud deceit and misrepresentation.
This course includes citation to numerous applicable model rules and state rules.
The discussion will be led by Claude Ducloux, who has four decades of experience as a civil litigator and is now a nationally recognized legal educator.
Ethical Considerations in Family Law Custody Litigation
Your eyes pop open from sleep at 2 a.m. You cannot stop thinking about your client advising you that she has a record from 15 years before her child was born. She had to support herself as a prostitute, but she will deny it at trial if she is asked. Now what?
Can a judge search social media sites or court dockets about parties to an action? If so, can that information be used in deciding the case if not presented in evidence?
If you are appointed as a GAL, where do your ethical duties lie?
Can or should a psychologist testify about a client who is a minor? If so, to what extent?
Litigating, negotiating and adjudicating custody cases often present thorny ethical/professional questions. Judges have to know not only the rules that govern their conduct, but also the conduct of lawyers and psychologists. All of this can impact how the issue of best interest of the child is decided.
During this program, the panel will feature an attorney experienced in handling ethical issues for lawyers, a professor who teaches issues related to judicial ethics and a psychologist knowledgeable in the area of ethics for psychologists.
The program aims to discuss the intersection of these issues in custody litigation. For example, attorneys are subject to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6 on confidentiality. An attorney serving as Guardian ad Litem will necessarily have a different perspective on confidentiality. A Judge will have to comply with Code of Judicial Conduct 2.9 on ex-parte communication and 2.3 on bias and prejudice — all while balancing her responsibility to determine the best interest of the child.
Examining Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
This CLE will address the specifics of the interactive process and when certain accommodations are "reasonable" or should be denied. Panelists will discuss a wide range of typical requests made by employees for equipment (standing desks, special screens, special key boards, etc.), leaves of absence, elimination of certain parts of their jobs, modified work schedules, work-from-home arrangements, and special travel requests (i.e. first class or ability to Uber to client sites instead of drive).
The discussion also will review the information that employers should obtain from employees when evaluating the reasonableness of the requests.
Fair Housing Rights and Responsibilities: Reasonable Accommodations
The Commission, its jurisdiction, and its procedures
Fair housing laws and their enforcement in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh
Rights and responsibilities for reasonable accommodations
Rights and responsibilities for reasonable modifications
Additionally, the program will review several real-life scenarios.
Financial Planning Strategies for Attorneys Nearing Retirement
Do you have enough saved? When should you start drawing on your saved funds? How do government benefits impact your plan? This program will focus on financial planning strategies, particularly for those attorneys nearing retirement.
Specific points to be covered include:
How much is enough
Defining the time horizon
Defining risk shouldn't be terrifying
Locking it in or riding it out
Insurance Life Cycle
The "Retirement Red Zone"
From Old School Bigotry to Implicit Bias - The Science of Racial Disparity
How 'Our Family Wizard' Can Benefit the Parties/Court in Custody Litigation
Impairment in the Legal Profession and What YOU Can Do About It
In addition to a breakdown of the results of the recent ABA/Hazelden Krill report, the program will cover:
The early warning signs of impairment, with special emphasis on depression, stress and burnout
The free services that Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers provides to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students
A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need will be provided.
The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.
Special emphasis will be placed on what callers to the LCL Confidential Helpline can expect, regardless of whether it is a self-referral or a request for intervention assistance.
How best to approach the impaired individual.
In the Squared Circle: 30 Years of Representing WWE
He will discuss specific legal issues – many of which have been high-profile, media-sensitive matters – including criminal trials, wrongful death claims, libel suits, congressional investigations, sexual harassment claims, CTE lawsuit and now the rebirth of the XFL, a spring football league.
Jury Selection and Management: An Engineered Group Dynamics Approach
An Engineered Group Dynamics Approach
Introduction - Before You Start
Know the strengths and weaknesses of the case
Know the first draft of your story
Know what you have to "sell"
Know who would "buy" and who would "resell"
General Principles of Group Dynamics
Roles within groups
Juries as Task-Oriented Groups
Organizational dynamics in task-oriented groups
Stages in group development
Anticipating group dynamics during deliberations
Impact of decision rules on group dynamics
Effective Voir Dire
What to ask and why to ask it
Deselection and Rehabilitation
A Case Study – Plan into Action.
Landlord-Tenant Mediation and Pro-Bono Training
Participants will learn from experienced landlord-tenant practitioners who will cover landlord-tenant law, the procedural rules relating to filings, establishing supersedes, appeals from magisterial district courts and evictions.
Additionally, the program will include mediation training where the key traits and best practices of a successful mediation will be explained. During the mediation training session, The Hon. Alan Hertzberg will outline factors that can be used to encourage resolution in landlord-tenant disputes.
Law Firm Metrics for Strategic Decision-Making Success
Specific topics to be covered include:
Creating your individualized money map to get the life you want.
Dashboarding the 28 key performance indicators you need to make strategic decisions for practice/firm. (Stop guessing and only dealing with what's on fire).
Seeing how patterns provide clues to peak performance.
Getting free excel dashboards to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Life and Disability Insurance - Protecting Lawyers Families from Debt
Do you know what you need to consider when renewing or purchasing life insurance? Have you thought about what would happen to you if you become disabled? What is the right kind of life and disability insurance coverage for you, your family and your firm?
The seminar – conducted specifically with lawyers in mind – will address life and disability insurance benefits, what coverage to look for and the options to obtain from the provider.
Hear from an industry expert from USI Affinity, and get the right questions to ask before you renew or purchase coverage.
Making Government Benefits Work for You: Understanding Soc.Sec. & Medicare
Mediation in the Time of COVID-19
This interactive session will be hosted by three experienced mediators: Sally Cimini, Carole Katz and Selina Shultz. They will discuss remote mediations and compare and contrast them to in-person mediations.
Specifics will include:
Description of how remote mediations by Zoom work
What's the same and what's different about in-person vs. remote mediations
Confidentiality and security
Private separate sessions (including a demonstration of the "breakout room" Zoom function)
The flow of the typical day
Other interactions during the course of the mediation
Papering the deal
Meet You in [Corporate] Hell!
Navigating Remote Depositions
As a result, remote depositions are permissible for the first time, on a temporary basis. But how does that happen, exactly?
During this program, professionals from Network Deposition Services will explore best practices for conducting a deposition remotely. Specifics to be covered include:
Options for cloud-based conference and the 'ins and outs" of the most widely used web deposition software: Zoom
The most effective methods for presenting exhibits
Ways to include participants with minimal access to technology
How to adapt your deposition style to accommodate remote methods
New Essential Changes to Pa. Guardianship Practice
Oil and Gas Insurance Basics
Oil and Gas Well Plugging Liability in Pennsylvania
Jeff Walentosky is professional geologist, President and CEO of Moody and Associates, a geologic and environmental consulting firm that assists in well plugging operations and gas migration issues. Mr. Walentosky will give a technical and visual overview of the well plugging process.
Rick Watling is an Assistant Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. Watling will speak about a recent consent order regarding plugging obligations and liability for more than 1,400 abandoned wells.
Robert Burns is a Shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Mr. Burns will speak about his past experience litigating well plugging issues, the interplay between well plugging and coal operations, and updated statutory and regulatory developments regarding such interplay.
Brian Pulito is a Member at Steptoe & Johnson. Mr. Pulito will speak about recent legal developments regarding personal liability related to the failure to comply with well plugging obligations.
The discussion will be moderated by Howard Wein, Of Counsel at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.
Optimizing COVID-19 Readiness and Organizational Response
Specifics to be covered include: organizational readiness, information collection and analysis, impact assessment and scenario planning, effective leadership in times of crisis and internal and external stakeholder communication. Other important tasks and success factors also will specifically be addressed. In addition, the webinar will provide lessons learned and an interactive question-and-answer session.
Planning an Exit Strategy for Lawyers of All Ages
When you completed your most recent Pennsylvania attorney registration form, you were asked whether you had a Succession Plan. In order to protect your clients' interests, as well as to protect your family and your own interests, you should prepare a Succession Plan for the time when you leave the practice of law.
Whether you're close to that point of your career or not, it's important to start thinking about and understand the dynamics that go into an exit strategy.
This seminar will help attendees understand the whys and hows of leaving the practice, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, the steps that are required to take, and other steps attorneys should consider taking. By the end of this seminar, attendees will have already begun to plan an exit strategy and have an understanding of what happens if you do not plan. Attendees also will have an understanding of the resources available to help with this process. This seminar will address issues that apply to lawyers of all ages, no matter the size of the firm or years of experience, and whether to considering retiring or simply changing careers.
Police Misconduct Update: SCOTUS, Third Circuit and Western District
Presenting With Impact: How to Hit Your Points While Keeping Them Awake
Specific topics to be covered include:
Ways of removing stress from presenting.
Ideas for keeping your audience engaged.
Goals for how much to present and how to present it.
The beginning, the middle and the end: how to build your presentation with purpose.
Building an effective PowerPoint.
Knowing the topic and selling your points.
Understanding and gauging your audience.
Selecting Construction Arbitrators - Issues and Considerations
Case management skills
Approach to discovery
Dynamics within a tribunal
Shifting Landscapes: Adapting Your Firm to Emerging Liability Threats
An expert panel will cover topics such as managing firm finances in today's legal market, ethically limiting the scope of your legal representations and strategically documenting files to enhance defenses against professional liability claims.
Attorneys have access to highly sensitive information and large sums of money, and although they are experts in many areas, many are not on the cutting edge of new technology. Recognizing this, hackers have set their sights on the legal profession in recent years. As a result, the cyber threat to law firms has never been higher.
Specifics to be covered include:
Recommended actions to manage firm finances
A review of limiting scope in engagement letters
Proper documentation benefits
The evolving legal and ethical duties of attorneys to protect against cyber incidents
An examination of several phishing tactics adapted from real cyber claims
Supreme Court Update: Cases of Interest to Labor and Employment Practitioners
Technology in Your Practice
The ABCs of CBAs in Pro Sports
In today's day and age, professional sports are just as much about contracts and agents as they are about, well, sports. This program will cover the basics of the Collective Bargaining Agreements for both the National Football Association and Major League Baseball.
Jay Reisinger, an ACBA member and sports agent, will discuss MLB's 2017-21 Basic Agreement, which governs the relationship between the 30 MLB clubs and the Major League Baseball Players Association. This agreement contained a number of revised provisions that have had a significant impact on both the players and clubs. The specific new provisions to be discussed include:
The revised Competitive Balance Tax has reduced spending by the top revenue clubs, which has created a drain on players' salaries.
The CBA also imposed a cap on spending in the international market, which has had a dramatic effect on international player contracts, especially in the Cuban market.
The Domestic Violence Policy was amended and players are now required to produce any non-disclosure agreements that relate to accusations of domestic violence.
On the football side, ACBA member and agent Dan Kunz will speak about the National Football League's CBA, which is set to expire at the end of the 2020 season. This portion of the program will specifically address issues related to the expiring contract, including:
The likelihood (or not) of an NFL work stoppage
Historic NFL work stoppages and whether they can help predict the future
The players' wish list for the upcoming CBA
*Lunch will be served.
The Do's and Don'ts of Family Law Master's Practice
The Impaired Lawyer - A Call for Action
The Education and Outreach Coordinator from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers will discuss the early warning signs of impairment and how best to approach impaired individuals. The LCL services that are available to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students will also be detailed. A practicing lawyer with over 40 years of experience will share his story of addiction and impairment and the role that LCL played in saving his life and restoring his place in the legal profession.
This program will educate the bar with scientifically based information about a disease that, if left untreated, can be fatal but with proper treatment have a good prognosis for recovery.
The Life of a Labor Contract: Negotiating the Contract
The process of free collective bargaining is a high-stakes, demanding and intricate process with its fair share of gamesmanship and ethical challenges. Forces from outside the bargaining table, intransigent personalities within the ranks, or internal political drama are just some of the challenges that test the patience and reputation of the negotiator.
This program will explore – through the prism of a panel of local labor attorneys – what they were never taught in law school about the process of free collective bargaining.
Specifics to be covered include:
Preparing for negotiations
Formulation of Proposals
Legal considerations concerning conduct at the negotiating table
Key issues in contemporary bargaining
Contract costing concepts
Unwritten rules of bargaining etiquette and/or engagement
The Numbers You Need to Know to Double Your Revenue
The Past Present and Future of Amateurism in Division I College Athletics
The Road Ahead: Our Autonomous Future
Much of the news from this industry concerns the engineering, economic and/or public-reaction aspects of these vehicles. But what are the legal issues affecting their development and adoption? This program aims to cover basic legal topics, including terminology and related problems; regulators and their powers; insurance; collisions and litigation; and ethical and moral questions. The presentation should boost attendees' understanding of this revolutionary and inevitable part of the future and shed light on how much remains to be accomplished.
Tips and Tools to Tackle Vicarious Trauma
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about vicarious trauma and the impact it can have on them as practitioners. Attendees will hear from attorneys who are committed to pro bono and "low bono" work, and how through engaging in that work, they experienced vicarious trauma. Panelists will engage with attendees in an interactive manner to share tools and tips that can be helpful in combating vicarious trauma. Additionally, attendees will learn how to look for warning signs that they may be experiencing vicarious trauma.
Transitioning Your Practice: The Mind, the Money and the Rules
Understanding Allegheny County Environmental Law with the ACHD
Wake up With the Judges Program - "Business of the Courts"
What to do When You're Not in the Room Where it Happened
With a supportive environment, proper policies and a plan for investigating and dealing with complaints, you can create a culture where you are "in the know." This program will provide another toolkit of concrete actions, policies and strategies to create an environment where people are comfortable coming forward with complaints and ways to properly investigate and address issues. This will also increase your ability to create a positive, professional workplace that cultivates and retains the best talent and protect your assets.
The program will explain how to comply with the ethical requirements for professionalism and the judicial ethical requirements for the treatment and management of staff and lawyers.
What You Need to Know About Allegheny Co. Property Tax Assessment Appeals
The panel will feature an attorney representing property owners, a school district solicitor and the Solicitor for the Allegheny County Board of Property Assessments and Appeals Review (BPAAR).
Specific topics to be covered include:
Local Rules for BPAAR
Residential vs. commercial appeals
The best evidence to present during appeals
Managing client expectations
Recent cases and legal developments
Assessment and appeals practice tips
Your Honor, You Erred Because…Navigating Rule 1925(b)
Join a panel of appellate jurists and practitioners for an informative discussion of how to utilize the Rule 1925(b) statement to your client's best advantage. Topics covered will include choosing which issues to raise, limitations on the number of issues to present, effective setting forth of the errors asserted, preservation of subsidiary issues, citing errors in seemingly vague trial decisions and waiver of issues. Examples of effective Statements of Errors will be discussed.
Date Recorded: February 18, 2020
Speakers: Mark Flaherty, Stanley Wolowski, Eric Altpeter
Date Recorded: February 28, 2020
Speakers: Ann Schnure
Moderators: Hon. David Torrey
Date Recorded: November 14, 2019
Date Recorded: March 5, 2020
Speakers: Hon. Carlota Bohm, Judith Fitzgerald, Robert Bernstein
Moderators: Abagale Steidl
Date Recorded: April 15, 2020
Speakers: Brian Quinn, Esq.
Date Recorded: May 20, 2020
Speakers: Annemarie Harr Eagle, Esq., Megan Turnbull, Esq. Aimee Zundel, Esq.
Date Recorded: February 6, 2020
Speakers: Brett Creasy and Joseph Decker
Date Recorded: November 20, 2019
Date Recorded: May 6, 2020
Speakers: Wesley Speary, Esq., Rita Porterfield, Esq.
Moderators: Ian Michel, Esq.
Date Recorded: October 29, 2019
Date Recorded: October 17, 2019
Speakers: Professor David Harris
Date Recorded: October 25, 2019
Date Recorded: October 2, 2019
Date Recorded: February 5, 2020
Speakers: Wendy Witt, Esq.
Date Recorded: October 17, 2019
Date Recorded: May 4, 2020
Speakers: Sally Cimini, Esq., Carole Katz, Esq., Selina Shultz, Esq.
Date Recorded: January 17, 2020
Speakers: Ronald Schuler, Esq.
Date Recorded: April 28, 2020
Speakers: AJ. Simeone
Date Recorded: October 30, 2019
Date Recorded: April 24, 2020
Speakers: Oliver Schmidt
Date Recorded: December 19, 2019
Speakers: Angela Mitas, James Ryan, Keith Cameron, Dr. Samuel Schachner, William Friedman, Michelle Logan, Amy Coco
Date Recorded: March 13, 2020
Speakers: Brian Balonick, Esq., Amanda Bundick, Esq., Noah Jordan, Esq., Carsen Ruperto, Esq., John Yoedt, Esq.
Moderators: Fulton Miklos, Esq.
Date Recorded: February 27, 2020
Speakers: Nicole Amick, Kate Diersen, David Montgomery
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