Watch Live Video Replays of ACBA CLEs On Your Schedule

CLE Video

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 hbooth@acba.org 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, $55 per credit nonmembers.

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



Ethics Credits

Sex With Clients

1 Ethics Credit
60 minutes
Presented By: ACBA CLE
Date Recorded: March 27, 2018

Sex with clients? It's a bad idea. Sexual relationships with clients, their spouses and/or opposing lawyers create conflicts of interest that can negatively impact an attorney's ability to provide fair legal representation. This holds true even when the relationships don't quite reach the level of sex. Renowned Duquesne University professor Mark Yochum will explore this issue, one that can ruin an attorney's career.  The evolution of the modern rule restricting this behavior is instructive as a matter of professionalism and as a lesson in lawyers' attitudes toward conflicts of interests generally.

But What Can I Do? I'm Just a [insert job title here]….Promoting Professionalism in the Legal community

1 Ethics Credit
62 minutes
Presented By: Women in the Law Division
Date Recorded: June 15, 2018

From ousted CEOs to nixed political campaigns due to bad behavior, some days it seems like professionalism and fairness were never the concerns of any industry – especially dealings between men and women in the workforce. You’ve seen the headlines, you’ve heard the commentators, but maybe you aren’t sure what to do – especially when every word or gesture now feels like a potential minefield of risk.

The truth is you CAN make a difference in the working world, no matter your role or rank, on issues of inappropriate behavior and harassment. You will leave this program with a toolkit of concrete actions, resources, and strategies, big and small, for fostering professionalism in the legal community proactively, and for responding appropriately when it appears to be lacking. Using the recent experiences of fellow members of the ACBA, the panelists will demonstrate what works – and what doesn’t – when addressing inappropriate conduct in the office, courtroom, or bar association events. The program will explain not only how to comply with the ethical requirements for professionalism, but why doing so is simply good business, improving retention rates, productivity, and even your bottom line.

Solicitors and Their Relationship with Boards and Administration

1 Ethics Credit
62 minutes
Presented By: School and Municipal Law Section
Date Recorded: July 19, 2018

The second in a two-part series on school and municipal law, this program will focus on ethical dilemmas lawyers face representing public sector clients and strategies to address those concerns.

Specifically, the program will discuss statutory powers of solicitors and how the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct affect the delivery of legal advice and services to public sector clients. Advising clients against the backdrop of the Sunshine Law, Ethics Act and Right to Know Law will also be addressed. Practical strategies for managing difficult ethical dilemmas both at and outside the meeting setting will be discussed.

The Impaired Lawyer

1 Ethics Credit
59 minutes
Presented By: YLD Education Committee
Date Recorded: December 10, 2018

This CLE is intended to provide attorneys who do not practice criminal law the basics on what happens to individuals who enter the Criminal Justice System. Many attorneys will at some point in their career get questions from friends, current clients, or potential clients about that indivudial's criminal case. This program will provide attorneys with the information necessary to keep their client safe until they can speak with an attorney who specializes in criminal defense.

Transitioning Your Practice: The Mind, the Money and the Rules

1 Ethics Credit
61 minutes
Presented By: ACBA CLE and USI Affinity
Date Recorded: Feb. 28, 2019

This program features an in-depth discussion regarding the necessity of careful practice and insurance planning for firms and solo practitioners when the structure of a practice changes. Situations such as a firm merging, a firm bringing in lateral hires, a group of attorneys within a firm “spinning off” or even when lawyers decide to retire all have specific nuances and liability implications. The discussion will include the ethical issues that lawyers face when their practice changes, as well as risk management issues to keep in mind. Presenters also will discuss what to look for in a “claims made and reported policy” and with “tail coverage.”

The Impaired Lawyer

1 Ethics Credit
59 minutes
Presented By: YLD Education Committee
Date Recorded: December 10, 2018

This CLE is intended to provide attorneys who do not practice criminal law the basics on what happens to individuals who enter the Criminal Justice System. Many attorneys will at some point in their career get questions from friends, current clients, or potential clients about that indivudial's criminal case. This program will provide attorneys with the information necessary to keep their client safe until they can speak with an attorney who specializes in criminal defense.

Where There is a WILL, There is a Way: Be a Steward for Inclusion

1.5 Ethics Credit
80 minutes
Presented By: Institute of Gender Equality
Date Recorded: July 24, 2018

Law firms and corporate legal departments benefit when attorneys of all backgrounds gain the skills and opportunities necessary to ascend the ranks and develop into high-performing leaders within their organizations. Ensuring that all attorneys have those opportunities requires more than just mentoring. When senior attorneys advocate on other attorneys' behalf, seek opportunities for them, and/or take an active role in their development as attorneys and leaders, the attorneys are much more likely to become high-performing leaders and to remain in their organizations.

Studies routinely show, however, that women in the workplace are not receiving the mentorship or sponsorship that their male colleagues receive. In the wake of widespread media reports of sexual harassment, this problem is getting worse. Research indicates that almost half of male managers are uncomfortable participating in common work activities with women, such as mentoring, working alone or socializing together. This is an enormous setback.

The ACBA Women's Institute for Leadership in Law (WILL) was specifically designed to help support our participants in WILL with access to a “steward.” Each steward serves a vital role in helping address the critical need for mentorship, sponsorship and stewardship of our women leaders.

As a steward to a WILL participant, we seek your help in addressing these obstacles. You can provide WILL participants insight into themselves and their organizations, enabling them to more effectively chart a course to leadership. Please consider joining the ACBA for a session where panelists will explore why mentorship, sponsorship and stewardship matter. This program will be offered for CLE credit. You will gather research-backed advice on how to be an effective steward and how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls.


Substantive Credits

Asylum Law for Non-Immigration Lawyers

2 Substantive Credits
114 minutes
Presented By: Immigration Law Committee
Date Recorded: February 6, 2019

OImmigration law is getting more attention now than at any time in recent memory. Attorneys in all practice areas get questions from clients on this topic; this program will teach the basics of immigration and asylum law, specifically designed for attorneys in other practice areas who do not routinely handle these cases. Participants will be encouraged to take on pro bono asylum cases with the assistance of experienced immigration practitioners.

The Evolving Role of Municipal Governments in Oil and Gas Drilling

1 Substantive Credit
56 minutes
Presented By: Real Property Section
Date Recorded: April 12, 2018

Oil and natural gas drilling remains a prominent industry in Western Pennsylvania. However, the role and power that municipalities have in deciding the locations where oil and gas companies can drill is undergoing substantial changes.
 
Numerous recent court cases - as well as others currently on the docket in Pennsylvania's courts - have impacted zoning regulations and municipal government authority regarding permitting and drilling locations.  Attorney John Smith, who has tried several such cases and successfully returned powers to municipal governments, will offer an overview of recent decisions.
 
Specific cases to be discussed include Robinson Township vs. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation vs. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, among others.

The Golden Rolodex System: How to Create Endless Referrals for Your Practice

1 Substantive Credit
53 minutes
Presented By: ACBA CLE
Date Recorded: April 4, 2018

This fast-paced CLE has been described as "down and dirty," "highly effective," and "immediately actionable."  What you learn about creating endless referrals at noon, you'll implement that afternoon.

Exchange just one hour of your time for this CLE and walk away with a map to building your endless referral system.

You will learn how to:

  • Become the center of influence in your community
  • Identify overlooked referral sources
  • Provide value in ways currently unrecognized
  • Create revenue streams in less time
  • Overcome networking fears and missteps

 

Man's Best Friend: Fitting Fido into Public Places

1 Substantive Credit
53 minutes
Presented By: ACBA CLE
Date Recorded: April 3, 2018

Animals play a larger role in the lives of people today than ever before. This program will cover the various legal issues affecting animals, including animal welfare and companion animals. A substantial portion of time will be spent discussing the rights of service and therapy animal owners in areas such as housing, employment and public accommodations. The program will be beneficial to attorneys practicing animal law, disability law and employment law, as well as for any attorney who has a companion animal and/or is interested in legal issues affecting companion animals. This program is part of the Young Lawyers Division's 2017-18 BLI Class Project focusing on the intersection of animals and the law.

‘In’ Side House: What In House Counsel and the Outside Attorneys Who Work With Them Should Know

1 Substantive Credit
64 minutes
Presented By: ACBA CLE
Date Recorded: June 15, 2018

This program will feature a dynamic panel of prominent in house attorneys. They will discuss, “from the inside” what they didn’t know about working as in house counsel before they began their careers in this area of the law. The panel will also discuss tips about what outside counsel should know when working with in house attorneys.

A Name is an Identity: The Name Change Process and Vulnerable Communities in Allegheny County

1 Substantive Credit
62 minutes
Presented By: LGBT Rights Committee
Date Recorded: June 15, 2018

The Name Change Project of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund came to Pittsburgh in 2013 and has helped more than 100 transgender people navigate the legal path to a name that matches their gender identity. Name Change Project attorneys Stefan Dann and Gregory Vose of Reed Smith will discuss how to navigate the name change process, including special concerns for transgender clients, and how volunteer attorneys can get involved.

Criminal Law for the Non-Criminal Attorney

1 Substantive Credit
64 minutes
Presented By: YLD Education Committee
Date Recorded: Dec. 10, 2018

This CLE is intended

Current Practice Issues

1 Substantive Credit
59 minutes
Presented By: Probate and Trust Law Section
Date Recorded: June 15, 2018

The Probate and Trust Law Section’s program will discuss and review an array of current issues including the following broader topics: The implementation of the Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania for filings with the Orphans’ Court and any ongoing issues experienced by practitioners The status and significant changes of the proposed Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Rules for Guardianships. The impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has on the income taxation of estates and trusts, in particular the elimination of miscellaneous itemized deductions.

  • The implementation of the Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania for filings with the Orphans’ Court and any ongoing issues experienced by practitioners.
  • The status and significant changes of the proposed Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Rules for Guardianships.
  • The impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has on the income taxation of estates and trusts, in particular the elimination of miscellaneous itemized deductions.

 

Keynote Remix 2018 - The Highs And Lows Of Medical Marijuana—Ethical Perspectives

1 Substantive Credit
61 minutes
Bench Bar Conference Program Committee
Date Recorded: June 15, 2018

Attendees are invited to a discussion of timely issues in the ever-changing field of medical marijuana law. Four dynamic speakers will discuss navigating the legal and ethical issues of medical marijuana, including employment issues, banking concerns and criminal ramifications. The speakers will also offer a brief legislative primer on where issues currently state, and the overall medical marijuana climate.

Presenting With Impact: How to Hit Your Points While Keeping Them Awake

1 Substantive Credit
56 minutes
ACBA CLE
Date Recorded: February 22, 2019

This CLE will offer advice, tips and strategies for giving a presentation … not just any presentation, but one that is impactful, memorable and, well, interesting.

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.