Watch Live Video Replays of ACBA CLEs On Your Schedule

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Life is busy, especially for attorneys. Sometimes you just can’t make it to a CLE course because of a prior commitment or unexpected schedule change. Not to worry, the ACBA now offers Live Video Replays of CLEs based around your schedule.

Here’s how it works: Look at the listing of CLE offerings below, and pick the course that interests you. Then contact ACBA CLE coordinator Howard Booth at 412-402-6614 or and schedule a time that works for you to come to the Koppers Building and watch a video replay of the course. Because these are live, in-person video replays – rather than online sessions – the credits count toward your live CLE credit requirement.

Additional Details:

·Requests can usually be accommodated within 48 hours.

·Sessions must be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on ACBA business days.

·The cost is $35 per credit hour for members, $45 per credit nonmembers.

·Discounts are available for groups and for individuals watching multiple courses in the same session.

Ethics Credits

Transgender Rights, Issues and Clients

1.5 Ethics Credits
85 minutes
Presented By: Civil Litigations and LGBT Rights Committee / USI
Date Recorded: November 2, 2017

News headlines in recent months frequently involve transgender legal issues.  Topics range from transgender individuals in the military, schools and the workplace to bathroom debates and general discrimination. During this CLE, the panel will discuss emerging transgender legal topics, the basic ethical components of representing transgender clients and addressing transgender individuals both in and out of the courtroom. The program will also touch on legislation involving transgender issues and related local and state programs.

Growing Trend: Lawyers’ Professional Liability Claims in Estate Planning

1 Ethics Credits
60 minutes
Presented By: ACBA / USI
Date Recorded: August 14, 2017

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.

ADR in the Year 2030 – No Longer Alternative, and Transforming the Practice of Law

1 Ethics Credits
59 minutes
Presented By: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Date Recorded: June 16, 2017

Our panel of experts will share their predictions on how the continued evolution and expansion of ADR will continue to transform the practice of law, and help facilitate the shift away from its historic litigation-centric focus to a renewed emphasis on problem prevention and information resolution.

Intervention Strategies For Legal Professionals

1 Ethics Credits
62 minutes
Presented By: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Date Recorded: June 15, 2017

Lawyers have some of the highest rates of depression and problem drinking among all professionals. We will discuss why attorneys are so at-risk and describe the resources available for assisting colleagues and/or family members in distress within the framework of the motivational interviewing style.

Top 10 Reasons for Malpractice/Ethics Complaints Against Family Law Attorneys

1 Ethics Credits
67 minutes
Presented By: ACBA
Date Recorded: April 20, 2017

Practice family law? Concerned about complaints that you might face? This CLE will discuss the most common ethics complaints and malpractice claims against family law attorneys. The program will address the personal aspect of family law, fee disputes, settlement perception, retaining experts and communication/technology. Also discussed will be unreasonable expectations, drafting documents, incomplete information and client selection.

Cybersecurity: Identifying and Avoiding Risks to Your Practice

1 Ethics Credits
58 minutes
Presented By: FACBA/USI
Date Recorded: February 7, 2017

How secure are your firm›s computer systems and electronic documents? Hacking and cyberattacks are among the greatest risks law firms and companies of all sizes face today. This program will discuss the trends in cyberattacks and the very real threats they pose to legal practices. The speakers will discuss approaches practices can take to manage the risks and tips on what to look for in cloud providers and vendors.

Substantive Credits

Medicare: An Overview for Attorneys

1 Substantive Credit
59 minutes
Presented By: ACBA/USI
Date Recorded: September 14, 2017

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.

Child Protective Services Law - Know Your Obligations

1 Substantive Credit
54 minutes
Presented By: AMSS Section
Date Recorded: August 17, 2017

Unfortunately, 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
  • Pennsylvania 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

Workers’ Comp EDI Forms Solution: What You Need to Know

2 Substantive Credit
1 hr. 54 minutes
Presented By: Workers' Compensation Section
Date Recorded: May 12, 2017

EDI Forms Solution went live in Pennsylvania last year, and the program is designed to automatically generate certain workers' compensation forms. It's a crucial - but sometimes complicated - process for those involved in Workers' Compensation. This seminar will examine the program and process. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • TNCP:  How to issue it and how to stop it
  • How to establish a medical-only claim
  • What actions will generate a form
  • What to do if a claim is accepted inadvertently
  • What are the possible legal implications from the EDI Forms transactions
  • Questions and answers
This is a must-attend seminar for the workers' compensation claimant and defense bar, as well as insurance representatives.  Defense attorneys are encouraged to invite their clients to attend as well.  

Legal Impact: Concussions in the NFL and NCAA

2 Substantive Credit
1 hr. 57 minutes
Presented By: ACBA
Date Recorded: May 4, 2017

The NFL's concussion litigation has garnered significant attention from the mainstream media, the legal community and even everyday fans.  ACBA member Jason Luckasevic was at the forefront of this litigation, and in this program, he will discuss his filing of the first two lawsuits against the NFL for its failure to properly handle head injuries. This course will highlight the legal theories that were pled against the NFL and co-defendants. It will discuss the science and causation of brain injuries and the various obstacles and legal defenses raised in motions.  Finally, it will cover the settlement and continuing litigation against the NFL and helmet manufacturers.
Diana Nickerson Jacobs will discuss concussion litigation relating to college sports. Specific topics will include litigation that is pending in state and federal courts and the class action settlement providing for medical evaluations for current and former NCAA athletes. Additionally, the consideration of such legal issues as duty, causation, inherent risk and assumption of the risk will be discussed.

Five Things I Wish I’d Known About Preparing for Trial as a Young Lawyer

1 Substantive Credit
63 minutes
Presented By: YLD Education Committee
Date Recorded: April 27, 2017

Preparing for a trial can be intimidating, particularly for a young attorney. This program focuses on the role of young lawyers in preparing cases for trial. Even in complex cases, young lawyers are often responsible for motions in limine, proposed voir dire, witness lists, deposition designations, trial subpoenas and more. With trials becoming more rare, young lawyers often lack the opportunity to develop the experience and skills needed to prepare a case for trial. This panel of experienced trial practitioners will share their insight on young lawyers' role on a trial team and what they can do to effectively prepare for trial. 

  This is the fourth in the YLD's “Five Things I Wish I'd Known as a Young Lawyer” series, which offers young lawyers the opportunity to gain valuable insight from experienced practitioners. 

Conducting Workplace Investigations

1 Substantive Credit
65 minutes
Presented By: Labor & Employment Section
Date Recorded: April 21, 2017

Investigations are often necessary to discover, address and prevent workplace problems.  This CLE will cover key considerations, approaches and best practices for conducting effective workplace investigations and minimizing associated risks. Specific topics include the benefits of conducting an investigation, preparing for and structuring an investigation and tips on conducting an investigation.  Additional specific topics include reporting investigation results and important “lessons learned” from investigations.

Breaking Through Bias:  Communication Techniques To Assure Career Advancement

1.5 Substantive Credit
92 minutes
Presented By: Institute for Gender Equality
Date Recorded: April 18, 2017

Women and men enter the legal profession in equal numbers, but women drop out or cut back in their careers far more than do men. The primary reason for this is gender bias and the discrimination, frustration and disengagement women experience as a result of it. But women lawyers can push back, take control of their careers and avoid or overcome the consequences of gender bias. In this highly interactive program, Andie Kramer and Al Harris - authors of “Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work” - will present a set of communication techniques women lawyers can use to help assure they are evaluated, compensated and promoted comparable to men. The presenters are dynamic speakers and skilled discussion facilitators. Women - and men - will come away with a new perspective on how to assure women's legal careers are satisfying and successful.

Five Things I Wish I'd Known About Oral Arguments as a Young Lawyer

1.5 Substantive Credit
83 minutes
Presented By: YLD Education Committee
Date Recorded: March 3, 2017

Are you a young lawyer preparing to argue your first hearing? Have you already argued before a judge but want to fine–tune your skills? This CLE offers the opportunity for young lawyers to learn directly from accomplished judges and seasoned litigators, who will share practical oral argument tips. Specific topics include taking the first steps to preparing an argument, effectively presenting an argument to the judge and everything in between.   This is the third in the YLD's “Five Things I Wish I'd Known as a Young Lawyer” series, which offers young lawyers the opportunity to gain valuable insight from experienced practitioners.  

Benefit Companies: Sustainable Business Models

1 Substantive Credit
59 minutes
Presented By: Corporate, Banking and Business Law Section
Date Recorded: February 28, 2017

Benefit Companies are gaining recognition and momentum among business leaders. For any attorney whose practice involves counseling clients on entity choice and formation, this CLE offers a primer and resource guide regarding these new business models.  Certified B Corporations, Benefit Corporations, and the most–recently enacted Pennsylvania Benefit LLC entities require a multi–stakeholder approach to business.  Benefit Companies are not synonymous with Social Enterprises. While there is some overlap, the vast majority of Benefit Companies simply provide products or services without trying to address a particular societal or environmental need (examples include Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Method, Seventh Generation, Plum Organics, Kickstarter, etc). Attendees will learn the differences between Certified B Corporations and Benefit Companies, the key legal components of a Pennsylvania Benefit Company, and get sample resources to set up one of these entities.

The Road to U.S. Citizenship: Navigating the Naturalization Process

2 Substantive Credits
125 minutes
Presented By: Pro Bono Program
Date Recorded: February 17, 2017

This fundamental–level CLE is designed to provide volunteer attorneys with the skills needed to represent clients through the naturalization process in front of Department Homeland Security–USCIS. The first hour will focus on the basics of naturalization law, including who is eligible to file and what possible issues need to be spotted. The second hour will focus on the process itself and how to avoid “going off track.” Specifics include how and when to fill out the application, waivers (health and others), residency issues, criminal issues, taxes and other hurdles to watch out for.  

A Look at Real Estate Receiverships

1 Substantive Credit
59 minutes
Presented By: Real Property Section
Date Recorded: February 9, 2017

Real estate receiverships -  when parties are given custodial responsibility over property, serving as collateral for a loan in default - have become common tools for lenders to protect and preserve their collateral. However, many attorneys are unfamiliar and/or uncomfortable working with receiverships and receivers. This program will outline the purpose and procedures - and the benefits and problems - of receiverships for the various parties involved.  Included in the discussion will be Federal and state court receiverships and the practical aspects of working with receivers, whether on behalf of third parties, the lender or the receiver itself.  

A Look at the New Allegheny County Orphans’ Court Rules: Changes in Rules, Changes in Practice

1 Substantive Credit
60 minutes
Presented By: Probate and Trust Section
Date Recorded: December 7, 2016

Panelists will examine the changes to Allegheny County Orphans' Court local rules. Additionally, the interplay between the new local and state rules will be discussed. New forms and changes in procedures, including those involved with accountings, motions and petitions, will also be covered. The panel is comprised of representatives from the Allegheny County Wills/Orphans' Court Division and seasoned practitioners.