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Seminar Information

Available Seminars

The following list of seminars are being offered by the Institute for Law and Public Policy. To read more information about the courses below, click the seminar title to expand the corresponding tab. You may register online to attend.

Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts and Related Issues

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Substantive

Date: December 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Seminar Location: California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center, 135 Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Presented by John W. Teitz, Esquire, Eric D. Rosenberg, Esquire, Justin M. Tuskan, Esquire and John R. O'Keefe, Jr., Esquire

A primer on Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, along with a discussion of other creditor's rights issues, including, among other things, foreclosures, receiverships, and consumer protection actions.

Family Law -- Custody and Relocation -- Changes in the Law and Hot Topics

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 2.0 Substantive, 1.0 Ethics

Date: December 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Seminar Location: California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center, 135 Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Presented by Elizabeth A. Beroes, Esquire

This course will address new changes in Pennsylvania law in both Custody Factors and Relocation Factors and relevant new cases.  Helpful hints for strategy and filing of Motions for Special Relief--Custody Petitions for Relocation--will also be presented.  Course will also discuss the surrounding counties (Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Westmoreland and Washington) and how their procedures compare when filing for Custody and Relocation.

Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between: Tackling Legal Issues that Arise in All Aspects of the Employment Relationship

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Substantive

Date: December 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Seminar Location: California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center, 135 Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Presented by Nikki Velisaris Lykos, Esquire and Colleen Ramage Johnston, Esquire

This seminar will explore the most highly litigated claims in employment law.  The program will highlight legal issues that arise during all three stages of the employment relationship--the hiring, managing and firing of employees.  Focusing on recent case law, the program will address the legal ramifications of hiring decisions, the handling of complaints and requests for accommodation by existing employees, and recent trends and developments in employment litigation.

Making Effective Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Tools

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 2.0 Substantive, 1.0 Ethics

Date: December 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Seminar Location: California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center, 135 Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Presented by Rebecca Bowman, Esquire

This intermediate-level seminar will provide practitioners with techniques and insights to assist clients in choosing the optimal path for alternative dispute resolution.  There will be a discussion of dispute risk-benefit analysis.