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Philadelphia Bar Association

Topcap Invite

Date:
Monday, November 20, 2017

Time:
12:00 PM

Location:
Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Floor Conference Center
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

2 SUB/1 ETH

Registration Info:
Lunch and registration:
11:30 AM

Program:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLE PROGRAM

Please note the following requirements to sit as an arbitrator:

- Admitted to the Bar for one year
- Have tried at least one civil case in any forum in Pennsylvania
- Currently engaged in the active practice of law
- Maintain my principal office in Philadelphia

Faculty:
Course Planners and Presenters:

Ryan D. Briskin, Esq.
Co-Chair, Compulsory Arbitration Committee
Solomon Sherman & Gabay

James P. Tolerico, Esq.
Co-Chair, Compulsory Arbitration Committee
Robert J. Casey, Jr. & Associates

Presenters:

Maureen Eagen, Esq.
Director, Arbitration Center, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Arbitration Program

Ronald A. Kovler, Esq.
Kovler & Rush, PC

Brad S. Rush, Esq.
Co-Chair, State Civil Litigation Section
Kovler & Rush, P.C.

Thomas D. Summerville, Esq.
Law Offices of Thomas D. Summerville

Michaella A. Tassinari, Esq.
Robert J. Casey, Jr. & Associates

VIDEO ENCORE - Be the Judge, Be the Jury… Become an Arbitrator!

CLE - VIDEO ENCORE_Be Judge, Be Jury... Become An Arbitrator

Attend this entertaining video encore and learn how to conduct your first or next arbitration.

With more than 20,000 cases a year concluded at the arbitration level, the Compulsory Arbitration Program in Philadelphia County is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation. Compulsory Arbitration in the First Judicial District is controlled by the arbitration rules of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and the Philadelphia Civil Rules. Compulsory arbitration was created as a means of efficiently disposing of smaller civil cases and conserving judicial resources by requiring as a first step that such cases be tried before a panel of three local court-appointed attorneys, with the understanding that any party can later appeal the decision and obtain a new trial.

Experienced practitioners offer guidance and practical strategies to successfully conduct an arbitration and serve as an arbitrator. Receive explanations and examples regarding the following:

  • Definition of the Arbitration program and introduction to the process
  • General roles, responsibilities and E-Filing
  • Substantive/Service Issues
    • Stipulation issues
    • Limited tort vs. Full tort status in motor vehicle personal injury cases
    • § 1722 "paid or payable" argument
    • Act 6 reduction
    • Moorhead
    • Introduction Police Reports
    • Application of the Fair Share Act
    • Cases involving the Plan
    • Special evidentiary issues
  • Ethical Concerns during the arbitration process
  • AND OBTAIN CERTIFICATION TO BECOME AN ARBITRATOR

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