Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
CLE - Ethical Issues and Your Fee Agreement Sept. 27
Hosted by the Fee Disputes Committee and Young Lawyers Division
Through an entertaining reenactment of a fee dispute mediation, attendees will learn how to avoid the common mistakes attorneys make when entering into fee agreements with clients, as well as, how to address those issues which often arise when representation ends or the client hires a new attorney.
Expert practitioner answer the following questions:
- Is a written fee agreement required?
- May an attorney charge a nonrefundable retainer?
- Can an attorney hold a file for nonpayment of a fee when the client obtains new counsel?
Join your colleagues for an engaging and informative CLE program.
Ethical Issues and Your Fee Agreement
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.
CLE - Leading Mindfully Sept. 28
Business Law Section Mindfulness Series
Join us for the third program in the Business Law Section Mindfulness series. Building on the Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindful Decision-Making CLE programs, this program explores the fundamental qualities of mindful leadership and how those qualities relate to legal practice and the various leadership roles lawyers hold.
The program will highlight the seven ingredients of mindful leadership and their application. The discussion will provide a framework for becoming a successful leader by being physically balanced, emotionally connected and mentally focused and ethical. Guided by a faculty with backgrounds in leadership and mindfulness and their application in law and business, this interactive program will include exercises you can utilize and practice to incorporate mindfulness into your professional roles that enable you to become more effective leaders.
In this program, faculty will examine:
- How the application of the ideals of mindfulness work in the reality of a lawyer's day-to-day practice
- How one can overcome leadership challenges in a competitive environment or with adversarial relationships using the techniques discussed
Allow mindfulness to be an everyday tool to enable you to be a better leader in your firm, company or other leadership positions.
Thank you to the Business Law Section Annual Sponsors:
8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
CLE - Be the Judge, Be the Jury… Become an Arbitrator! Oct. 5
Become certified to sit as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas!
With more than 20,000 cases a year concluded at the arbitration level, the Compulsory Arbitration Program in Philadelphia County is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation. Compulsory Arbitration in the First Judicial District is controlled by the arbitration rules of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and the Philadelphia Civil Rules. Compulsory arbitration was created as a means of efficiently disposing of smaller civil cases and conserving judicial resources by requiring as a first step that such cases be tried before a panel of three local court-appointed attorneys, with the understanding that any party can later appeal from the decision and obtain a new trial.
Experienced practitioners offer guidance and practical strategies to successfully conduct an arbitration and serve as an arbitrator. Receive explanations and examples regarding the following:
- Definition of the Arbitration program and introduction to the process
- General roles, responsibilities and E-Filing
- Substantive/Service Issues
- Stipulation issues
- Limited tort vs. Full tort status in motor vehicle personal injury cases
- § 1722 "paid or payable" argument
- Act 6 reduction
- Introduction Police Reports
- Application of the Fair Share Act
- Cases involving the Plan
- Special evidentiary issues
- Ethical Concerns during the arbitration process
- AND OBTAIN CERTIFICATION TO BECOME AN ARBITRATOR
Hosted by the Compulsory Arbitration Committee of the State Civil Litigation Section and presented with Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Arbitration Program.
Attend a practical and entertaining presentation to learn how to conduct your first or next arbitration.
Be the Judge, Be the Jury…Become an Arbitrator!
2 SUB/1 ETH
2 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 1:30 p.m.
CLE - Navigating Language Access In Legal Proceedings Oct. 6
Presented with the American Translators Association
As a fundamental principle of law, fairness, and the fundamental right to justice, and to promote the integrity and accuracy of judicial proceedings, attorneys, judges and the courts, should provide a sound and reliable system of language access services. Persons participating in a legal environment should be able to do so in a language they understand and all parties should be able comprehend one another throughout the proceedings.
This 3-hour interactive CLE session will provide an in-depth look at what is driving the growing need for language access, why it is so important, how it is structured so as to achieve effective results, and when it is required by law.
A prestigious panel of local and state court, government and linguistic experts will offer their unique perspectives and offer guidance regarding the following:
-- Assessment on current meaningful language access status in Pennsylvania
-- Identifying LEP persons
-- Interpreter Services in Legal Proceedings and Courts
-- Obstacles to compliance
-- Document Translations
-- Qualifications of Providers
-- Training and Certification
-- Code of Conduct and Interpreter Ethics
Using case studies, expert practitioners will address the challenges and obstacles, ethical dilemmas and cultural considerations, with practical solutions, technology trends, forecasts and resources.
Navigating Language Access In Legal Procedure
2 SUB/1 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.