Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
CLE - M&A Market and Economy Updates and Insights Oct. 13
Hosted by the Mergers & Acquisitions and the Venture Capital & Private Equity Law Committees
This CLE course, presented by investment bankers, will examine the current state of the M&A market as well as the overall economy. Additionally, the presenters will provide insights on trends and predictions for the remainder of the year and beyond.
Panelists will highlight the following:
- Current state of M&A Market
- Current state of economy
- Insights on future trends in the M&A market and economy
- Guidance on future market and economy patterns
Attorneys attending will receive practical guidance to better advise their clients.
M&A Market and Economy Updates and Insights
12:30 p.m. Resgistration begins at 12 p.m.
CLE - Fee Reviews and Utilization Reviews Oct. 14
Hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section
A Utilization Review (UR) is complex and time sensitive, used primarily by the insurance company, to determine whether a medical treatment is reasonable and necessary. However, it may also be used by the injured worker or a medical provider, to obtain a preliminary determination (pre-approval) regarding whether a certain type of treatment should be covered.
Medical Fee Review is the procedure in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation to review the amount and/or timeliness of the payment of a work-related medical expense. Most practitioners are familiar with the repricing aspect of a claim wherein the medical provider may bill their usual & customary charges, but is paid less. However, when a medical provider disputes the amount or timeless of payment, the medical fee review application process is still a mystery to many.
In this CLE program, expert panelists will dispel some of the mystery and address common issues with medical fee review and the utilization review process.
Receive an overview regarding:
- Basics of Utilization Review Requests
- Request filing and processing
- Scope of UR determinations
- Filing to Review the UR determination
- Petitions for Review of Utilization Review
Determinations before WCJs
- Who can file
- Burden of proof
- Practice tips and pitfalls
- Prospective URs filed on behalf of claimants
- Relying on doctors to participate
- URs in the context of claim petitions
These reviews have become an increasingly important component of workers' compensation cases in Pennsylvania. Join your colleagues for another informative CLE program offering practical guidance on the basics of fee and utilization reviews.
Fee Reviews and Utilization Reviews - An Overview of What You Need to Know
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.
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 - 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.