Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
CLE - Nursing Home Litigation 101 Aug. 4
As the aging population in our country continues to grow at a steady pace, many of us will have family members living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities because of their physical or mental condition.
This CLE presentation will cover the basics of nursing home litigation from both the plaintiff and defense perspective. Expert practitioners will offer guidance regarding documentation issues that are unique to nursing home litigation, common themes and defenses in typical nursing home litigation and a discussion of strategy concerning expert retention.
This program will outline the following topics:
- Documents to request/preserve
- Hybrid electronic/paper charts
- Incident reports, 24 hour reports, staffing documents
- Admissions documents, including arbitration agreement and power of attorney
- Powers of attorney, raising estates
- Are they enforceable?
- Wrongful death
- Practice standards
- Significant co-morbidities and unavoidable wounds
- Recovery/Impact on Quality of Life
- Staffing claims
- State regulation regarding staffing, 2.7 PPD
- Nursing experts
Distribution of funds from recovery
- Medical and Estate liens
- Death petitions and special needs trusts
This program will provide attendees with basic tools to successfully litigate these challenging cases.
Nursing Home Litigation 101
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.
CLE - "I Know What You Did Last Weekend" - Effective Use of Social Media in Workers' Compensation Litigation Aug. 12
Hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section
This CLE program addresses effective use of social medical in workers' compensation cases. The program will highlight dilemmas faced by attorneys and clients, including: counsel's knowledge of a client removing content off a social media page; "friending" clients and witnesses; investigation techniques using social media; and using social media sites at trial.
Experienced faculty will examine:
- The rules of evidence
- How to discover social media information
- How to admit it into evidence from both a defense and claimant perspective
- Recent case law
- New investigation techniques regarding social media
Attendees will gain with a better understanding of the do's and don'ts of social media as it relates to litigating a workers' compensation case.
"I Know What You Did Last Weekend" - Effective Use of Social Media in Workers' Compensation Litigation
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.
CLE - Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics Aug. 17
Happy Hour CLE presented by PRECISE, Inc.
The exponential growth of data creation in modern society continually impacts litigation from cyber exposure risk management to computer forensics best practices. The proliferation of mobile devices, new communication methods, and web-based platforms presents opportunities for hackers to steal data and creates discovery situations best left to computer forensics experts to assist with.
Our featured speakers will examine, in detail, the following issues affecting data discovery:
Cybersecurity Risk Management
- Security audits
- Breaches and attacks
- Data breach lifecycle
The Modern Digital Environment
- Social Media
- Smart Phones
- Cloud-Based Data
- Internet of Things (IoT&41;
This CLE presentation will explore cybersecurity risk management and cover some of the most interesting areas of electronic data sources that have changed the landscape of investigations and provide interesting stories of how those have had implications on real-world cases.
Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics
4-6:15 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
CLE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice Aug. 24
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
This 2-hour ethics CLE will feature Shelly Lawson, vice president at USI Affinity and the head of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) claims for CNA. Learn why lawyers are being sued for malpractice. What are the areas of practice where suits are most common? Are letters of disengagement really that important? Why shouldn't lawyers handle a real estate settlement for a friend who needs just a little bit of help? Using your cell phone and iPad for communications with clients is certainly convenient but does it expose you to liability? This two-hour ethics program will delve into the who, what, where and why of being sued for malpractice and how best to avoid it.
Avoiding Legal Malpractice
9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.