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Advising Clients on Buy/Sell Agreements
Often, ownership exits from a business can be accompanied by misinformation, high emotions and litigation. A properly-crafted buy-sell agreement can mitigate potential negative consequences by docu... Read More »
Often, ownership exits from a business can be accompanied by misinformation, high emotions and litigation. A properly-crafted buy-sell agreement can mitigate potential negative consequences by documenting the protocol and processes to be followed after a "triggering event" occurs. This program will provide an overview of the primary issues that should be considered when drafting or reviewing a buy-sell agreement to preserve the individual investments of each equity owner, as well as to ensure the success of the business into the future. The program will also highlight the important role played by the business advisor in this process. Close Full Description
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Avoiding Law Practice Danger Zones
Nearly every attorney has professional liability and malpractice concerns. This program will focus on some common mistakes that can lead to liability issues and ways to avoid them. Specifically, th... Read More »
Nearly every attorney has professional liability and malpractice concerns. This program will focus on some common mistakes that can lead to liability issues and ways to avoid them. Specifically, the program will discuss electronic access errors; data blunders; emerging malpractice claim trends; tips for communication with clients; and ethical pitfalls in social media use. Close Full Description
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Child Protective Services Law - Know Your Obligations
Stories of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students, physical abuse by parents and other forms of child abuse are all too common. The PA Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) is des... Read More »
Stories of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students, physical abuse by parents and other forms of child abuse are all too common. The PA Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) is designed to protect children from abuse, and the law underwent major amendments in recent years. No matter the practice area, lawyers are likely to encounter CPSL questions. This one substantive credit program--designed for attorneys in all practice areas, parents and those simply interested in school safety--will focus on the latest developments with this crucial law. Among the specific topics to be discussed are: what types of suspected abuse must be reported; what the law requires of teachers and volunteers; PA background checks and abuse clearances; what to do when a volunteer or applicant has a criminal record; how the law applies to contractors working in a school; recent cases involving Child Protective Services Law allegations and violations. Close Full Description
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Medicare - An Overview For Attorneys
Medicare is a complicated, ever-evolving world. This program will offer attorneys an overview of current Medicare-related procedures, practices and trends. The various Medicare enrollment periods a... Read More »
Medicare is a complicated, ever-evolving world. This program will offer attorneys an overview of current Medicare-related procedures, practices and trends. The various Medicare enrollment periods and eligibility requirements will be discussed. The program also will cover when and how to enroll in Medicare and Medicare Supplemental plans, the cost of the various components of Medicare, and how Medicare interacts with employer group coverage and other types of non-Medicare coverage. Also discussed will be the various components of Medicare plans (including Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D) and the availability of special-needs plans and low-income subsidies for Medicare enrollees. In addition, the discussion will provide an overview of traditional MediGap plans as well as Medicare Advantage Plans, and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP). The program is sponsored by USI Affinity. Close Full Description
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Trends In Lawyers' Professional Liability Claims Arising From Wills, Trusts And Estates Practices
Lawyers' Professional Liability claims against attorneys who practice in estate planning is sharply on the rise, nationwide. The claims are increasing in both frequency and severity. Contributing f... Read More »
Lawyers' Professional Liability claims against attorneys who practice in estate planning is sharply on the rise, nationwide. The claims are increasing in both frequency and severity. Contributing factors include the erosion of the privity requirement to bring malpractice claims, ever-changing laws and tax codes, as well as families becoming increasingly inclined to sue in estate matters.  This program will focus on identifying some of the most significant underlying causes of recent claims, and it will provide some practical tips to avoid claims against your practice. Close Full Description

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