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ACBA CLE programs

Registration information for all programs unless otherwise noted:
Mail in registration form with payment to the ACBA CLE Department at 400 Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219. Credit card registration is also available at: https://www.acba.org/lrxweb/clereg1.lrx.


Sponsoring Group: Family Law Section
Title: Middle and Upper Management Current and Deferred Compensation: The New Family Law Battleground
Description: This program will discuss and define restricted stock, stock options, stock incentives, interest free loans, and other common methods of compensation for middle and upper management professionals in both privately held and publicly traded companies. We will look at the characterization and valuation of deferred compensation for both disposable income and marital estate purposes. The program will also address the coverture calculation and tax ramifications.
Credits: 2 hours substantive credit
Registration: 2:30 p.m.
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 for Family Law Section members, $75 for Non-Section members, $90 for Non-ACBA members
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Location: ACBA Conference Center Auditorium, 920 City-County Building
Last date to pre-register: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 10:00 a.m.

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Sponsoring Group: Workers’ Compensation Section
Title: PA Workers’ Compensation Goes Online: Practical and Ethical Considerations
Description: As the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation converted to the WCAIS system in September 2012, we will review what is necessary for counsel participation in the system, the particular attributes of the system itself, and the ethical considerations of transferring medical records via e-mail and through the WCAIS system.
Credits: 1 hour substantive credit
Registration: 3:30 p.m.
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 for Workers’ Compensation Section members, $40 for Non-Section members, $50 for Non-ACBA members Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
Location: The Engineer’s Club, 337 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Last date to pre-register: Friday, December 7, 2012 10:00 a.m.

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Sponsoring Group: Appellate Practice Committee
Title: What is an Appealable Order?
Description: A panel comprising an Orphans’ Court litigator, a Family Court litigator, a Criminal Court litigator, and a Superior Court Judge will discuss what factors render an order appealable.
Credits: 1 hour substantive credit
Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 for ACBA members, $55 for Non-ACBA members
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Location: ACBA Conference Center Auditorium, 920 City-County Building
Last date to pre-register: Monday, December 10, 2012 10:00 a.m.

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Sponsoring Group: Probate and Trust Law Section
Title: Fiduciary Fraud
Description: What happens when a trusted fiduciary violates your trust? Join us for a panel discussion to address various issues involved in cases of fiduciary fraud. Ethics topics include identifying the client and corresponding duties, avoiding conflicts of interest, and the duty of confidentiality and attorney-client privilege.
Credits: 2 hours of CLE credit, 1 hour substantive, 1 hour ethics
Registration: 3:30 p.m.
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $45 for Probate and Trust Law Section members, $70 for Non-Section members, $80 for Non-ACBA members
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Location: Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre
Last date to pre-register: Monday, December 10, 2012 10:00 a.m.

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Sponsoring Group: Taxation Section
Title: Personal Contact
Description: The last broad restriction on solicitation of clients by lawyers is the restriction on personal contact. This session will explore the continuing viability of this rule in an era when limitations on lawyers’ commercial speech are tested for their efficacy in remediating a real harm. The personal contact rule has little historical validity and its value, if any, is shrouded in mythology.
Credits: 1 hour ethics credit
Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 for Taxation Section members, $55 for Non-Section members, $75 for Non-ACBA members
Date: Friday, December 14, 2012
Location: Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre
Last date to pre-register: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:00 a.m.

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Sponsoring Group: Allegheny County Bar Association
Title: The Un-returned Call, the Cloud, and the Delay: A D-Board Adventure
Description: This 1-hour program will focus on lawyer responsibilities related to client communications in the digital age and help lawyers identify and avoid potential risks for legal malpractice claims and disciplinary board actions. This program has been approved for 1 hour of Ethics CLE credit.
Credits: 1 hour ethics credit
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 for ACBA members, $45 for Non-ACBA members
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Location: ACBA Conference Center Auditorium, 920 City-County Building
Last date to pre-register: Monday, December 17, 2012 10:00 a.m.

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Sponsoring Group: Environment & Energy Law Section
Title: Environmental & Energy Law 2012 – Year in Review
Description: Don’t miss this important and informative presentation, as presenters Brandon D. Coneby of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and Mary Martha Truschel of the Department of Environmental Protection explore significant federal and state developments in environmental and energy law during 2012. The program will focus primarily on Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board cases and state and federal judicial decisions. This is a must see for every attorney looking to keep current with the ever-evolving landscape of environmental and energy law and related practices.
Credits: 1 hour substantive credit
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 for Environment & Energy Law Section members, $40 for ACBA members, $50 for Non-ACBA members
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Location: ACBA Conference Center Auditorium, 920 City-County Building
Last date to pre-register: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:00 a.m.

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PBI CLE programs

For more information or to register for the following PBI CLE classes, visit the PBI website by clicking on the seminar title, or call PBI’s Customer Service Department at 800-247-4724. All programs will be held at the PBI Professional Development Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor unless otherwise noted.

PBI CLE – “Slicing Up the Pie: Property Distribution in Pennsylvania”, Dec. 10, 9:00 am to 12:15 pm; check-in at 8:30 am, 3 substantive/0 ethics

PBI CLE – “How to Document a Settlement Agreement (After the New Joint and Several Liability Law)”, Dec. 10, 12:30 pm to 4:45 pm; check-in and lunch at 12:00 pm, 4 substantive/0 ethics

PBI CLE – “The Second Season: Issues for Divorce Over Fifty”, Dec. 11, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm; check-in at 8:00 am, lunch included, 5 substantive/1 ethics

PBI CLE – “Deposing the Artful Dodger”, Dec. 11, 9:00 am to 4:15 pm; check-in at 8:30 am, lunch included, 6 substantive/0 ethics

PBI CLE – “Construction Defect Litigation: Claims and Coverage” (video), Dec. 11, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; check-in at 8:30 am, 3.5 substantive/0 ethics

PBI CLE – “Enhancing Your People Skills for Attorneys (Encore)”, Dec. 12, 9:00 am to 4:15 pm; check-in at 8:30 am, lunch included, 6 substantive/0 ethics

PBI CLE – “Powers of Attorney: Simple Documents; Complex Problems”, Dec. 12, 9:00 am to 12:15 pm; check-in at 8:30 am, 3 substantive/0 ethics

PBI CLE – “PLI - Understanding the Securities Laws 2012”, Dec. 12-13, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days; check-in at 8:30 am,, lunches included 12 substantive/1 ethics

PBI CLE – “19th Annual Auto Law Update”, Dec. 13, 12:15 pm to 4:30 pm; check-in and lunch at 11:45 am, 3 substantive/1 ethics

PBI CLE – “Off to a Good Start (Up):  Representing the Start-Up, From Formation to Financing”, Dec. 13, 9:00 am to 4:15 pm; check-in at 8:30 am, 5 substantive/1* ethics

PBI CLE – “Anatomy Lab Road Show”, Dec. 14, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm; check-in at 8:00 am, lunch included,  6 substantive/0 ethics