Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
CLE - Representing Grandparents in Domestic Relations and Dependency Cases: Issues to Consider and Practice Tips Oct. 18
Hosted by the Family Law Section
There are many important issues to consider for attorneys who wish to represent grandparents in domestic relations and dependency matters.
This CLE program will examine the following issues:
- Proper procedure for court filings
- Options to consider when becoming involved in custody and dependency cases
- Ethical considerations when representing grandparents
Expert family law attorneys will review relevant cases and statutory law, along with offering valuable practice tips.
Representing Grandparents in Domestic Relations and Dependency Cases: Issues to Consider and Practice Tips
1.0 SUB/0.5 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.
CLE - Best Practices in Litigating Summary Judgment Motions Oct. 19
Luncheon CLE hosted by the Federal Courts Committee
Trial lawyers are quite familiar with summary judgment. The opportunity for summary judgment (either partial or complete) is one of the great benefits of the federal rules, and one of the strongest reasons for defendants to remove actions to federal court, if possible. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56 (FRCP 56), or summary judgment, allows a litigant an opportunity to win on its claims or dispose of the opponent's claims relatively quickly and without trial.
In this informative lunchtime CLE, attendees will hear a discussion examining best practices in litigating summary judgment motions, as well as the development of FRCP 56.
Receive guidance regarding issues to consider when deciding whether to file a summary (or partial summary) judgment motion, as well as the steps that need to be taken in order to properly prepare and handle summary judgment motions, which may include, what evidence can and cannot be considered, and the obligations that the rule imposes in supporting and opposing a summary-judgment motion.
Join Federal Courts Committee members and fellow Federal Court practitioners for this luncheon presentation as faculty members provide a basic understanding of federal summary judgment practice.
Best Practices in Litigating Summary Judgment Motions
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.
CLE - Pro Bono Opportunities Day: Navigating Ethical Issues Oct. 24
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia Bar Association, is pleased to announce this annual training event, Pro Bono Opportunities Day, part of National Pro Bono Week 2016.
Join us and learn how to navigate the ethics of pro bono service and the impact it has on low-income Philadelphians with critical legal needs.
ALL attorneys volunteering to take a case receive the CLE credits FREE of charge. Attorneys attending the full course will earn 2.5 Ethics credits for this training.
VIP tries to refer a case to the volunteer within two weeks of the training session. To preserve your credits, :
Attorneys will be expected to handle one case to completion for this course. If the client withdraws or if it is determined that the case is not meritorious, another case will be referred to the attorney. A signed representation agreement must be received in the VIP office for the CLE agreement to be considered fulfilled.
The Philadelphia Bar Association will submit the credits to the CLE board. However, if an attorney does not take a VIP case within six months, the attorney will be billed the $40 fee for the CLE credits taken at this training program.
Pro Bono Opportunities Day: Navigating the Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Service
8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
CLE - Philadelphia's Sweetened Beverage Tax Oct. 26
Hosted by the Tax Section
After several months of discussions Philadelphia has become only the second city and the biggest City in United States to enact a sweetened beverage tax. The tax is not just on sodas. This tax is on any non-alcoholic beverage, syrup, or other concentrate used to prepare a beverage that lists as an ingredient any form of caloric sugar-based sweetener. Drinks considered “diet” or “zero calorie” are also taxed.
The Philadelphia Bev Tax will add a 1.5-cents-per-ounce to tax all sweetened drinks sold in Philadelphia and will be paid by distributors of those beverages (not the dealers that sell to the public). The Philadelphia Bev Tax revenue is currently planned to be used to improve much-needed services such as universal Pre-K, community schools and major park renovations. In addition, many people also hope that the tax will address certain public health concerns if citizens think twice about the purchase of sweetened drinks, which can lead to increased health problems, particularly for those living in poverty.
This timely CLE program examines how Philadelphia businesses will be impacted. The program, featuring City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue and Department of Public Health representatives, will also discuss how the Tax will be implemented in support of critical programs.
Philadelphia's Sweetened Beverage Tax
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.