Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
CLE - Technology Issues for Small and Midsize Law Firms April 26
For the solo practitioner, small or midsize law firm, technology issues and upgrades always seem to be on the "to do" list, but never seem to get top billing. Recent developments have demonstrated that every attorney must be aware of the benefits and pitfalls of the technology they and their clients regularly use.
Join a panel of attorneys, technology insiders, and seasoned insurance professionals as they discuss what every attorney should be considering when addressing technology and data issues, both internally and for clients.
Topics to be covered include:
- Bring-your-own device (BYOD)
- Data breach and incident response
- Data security issues affecting small to medium-size businesses
- Cyber insurance
- Leveraging data to make your business more profitable
Technology Issues for Small and Midsize Law Firms
1 SUB/1 ETH
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.
CLE - Voting Rights: Where We Came From & Where We Are Going April 22
Co-Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division
This timely and informative CLE program was organized by the Civil Rights Committee.
The right to vote is core to our nation's democratic process. From poll taxes and voter ID requirements to the Fifteenth Amendment granting suffrage to African Americans and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the law has both restricted and expanded people's rights and ability to vote.
In light of the upcoming election, join our panelists on a discussion of past, present and possible future voting rights issues locally and nationally, including the Voting Rights Act, Voter ID, and felon disenfranchisement.
Expert panelists discuss:
- The effects of the Supreme Court's invalidation of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act
- The growth of state voter identification laws and their impact on voting access
- The denial of the right to vote for those convicted of felonies and its result on the political process
- The ability to enact or implement necessary updates to Pennsylvania's Election Code, such as electronic voter registration, no-fault absentee balloting and early voting
The Civil Rights Committee would like to thank the following additional co-hosts that promote the importance of advocating for Voter Rights: the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA), The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc., the Philadelphia Bar Association's Delivery of Legal Services Committee and Public Interest Section and the South Asian Bar Association (SABA Philly).
Voting Rights: Where We Came From and Where We Are Going
12-1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.
CLE - Lateral Moves: Ethical & Legal Consequences Changing Firm April 27
First of the FREE CLEs for Philadelphia Bar Association Members
Thanks to an overwhelming response from our membership, the first FREE CLE date for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing, April 27, has been filled.
Please join us for a video encore on one of three additional convenient dates and times: Wednesday, May 4 (afternoon); Thursday, May 5 (evening); or Saturday, May 7 (morning).
Join for a two-hour in-depth discussion of the legal and ethical obligations relating to lateral mobility and firm growth. This CLE program will address: current ethics opinions on point, the relevant Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct, the latest case law and best practices for the moving lawyers and their future and former law firms.
CLE - The Making of a Murderer: Juveniles, Their Brain Function and Interrogation Methods April 29
Ripped from the headlines of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and People Magazine, the Netflix documentary series "Making A Murderer" has been the talk of the legal community, as well as traditional pop culture circles and social media across the country.
Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey were convicted of the murder of a young photographer in Manitowoc, Wis. Avery was sentenced to life without parole and Dassey was sentenced to life in prison with first parole eligibility in 2048. Dassey was 16-years-old when he was brought to police headquarters and interrogated without counsel and confessed to complicity with Avery.
This program is a two-hour in-depth analysis of this docuseries examining interrogation methods of juveniles and their brain function. Actual videotape footage of Dassey's interrogation will be shown. The panel includes Dr. Laurence Steinberg, distinguished professor, Temple University Department of Psychology and nationally recognized expert on adolescent development and neuroscience; Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel, Juvenile Law Center; Professor Louis M. Natali, Jr., Temple University School of Law; and others.
The Making of a Murderer: Juveniles, their brain function and interrogation methods
2-4:15 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
CLE - Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches
David Wengert, MSW and Pam Walz, Esq. of the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force will be presenting on how to assess, engage with, and represent a client with hoarding behavior. Our focus will be how guardians, practitioners, and care providers can best help their clients and wards that hoard.
Their presentation will include:
- An introduction to hoarding behavior
- How to assess and engage with a client with hoarding behavior
- Mental health diagnosis associated with hoarding behavior
- Strategies to intervene in order to secure the safety and well-being of a client with hoarding behavior
- The role of the guardian, practitioner, or caretaker in intervention.
- Legal services available for people with hoarding behavior
- Community resources available to people with hoarding behavior
Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches for Addressing the Person and the Stuff
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.
CLE - Maximizing Your Board Leadership May 12
Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program
Young lawyers are very desirable and essential board members. In considering board service, it is critical to understand the board culture and the expectations for leadership.
This session will explore the due diligence necessary to ensure a productive board experience and good board stewardship.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Due diligence and expectations for service
- Effectiveness of board meetings
- Distinguishing between strategy and tactics
- Talent management and succession planning
Maximizing Your Board Leadership
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.