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Handling Death Cases in New York (12/04/2020)

Program Number: 30290 Presenter: Andrea Alonso, Esq.

There are two separate and distinct causes of action in death cases: survivorship cause of action and wrongful death. ● Survivorship cause of action belongs to the estate for decedent’s pain and suffering prior to death. ● Wrongful death cause of action belongs to distributees who have suffered pecuniary loss by reason of death. In any death case, there will be a unified trial. The Burden of proof is still the plaintiff’s, but not as high a burden as in death cases. For wrongful death damages, decedent’s estate is entitled to collect interest at the rate of 9% from date of death to date of judgment, governed by Section 5-4.2 of the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (hereinafter the EPTL). Join Andrea Alonso as she helps attorneys to familiarize themselves with the two distinct causes of action and what is and is not recoverable under each.

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Medical Malpractice Update in Pennsylvania 2020 (12/17/2020)

Program Number: 30288 Presenter: Clifford A. Rieders, Esq.

This highly regarded program given by Cliff Rieders over more than 20 years has not yet been done in Pennsylvania for 2020. The Annual Update of Medical Malpractice covers the leading cases not only in the last year, but also draws, typically, from the prior year or two of experience. Appellate court cases are naturally not decided in a vacuum and rely upon other recent decisions. The program is a fast-paced, concentrated, detailed review of the case law, simplified and accompanied by Rieders’ uniquely valuable PowerPoint. Unique to Cliff Rieders’ approach is the inclusion of significant Court of Common Pleas decisions and a discussion of trending topics.

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Ethically Dealing with Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Legal Profession (12/15/2020)

Program Number: 30276 Presenter: Joan Bibelhausen, JD

Studies show that lawyers are at greater risk for alcohol and other substance use disorders, depression, other mental illness, and stress than members of other professions or the general population. This stress has been exacerbated in 2020 as lawyers are on the front lines in our nation’s crises and major events. There is a clearly recognized continuum where unresolved chronic stress becomes a predictor for addiction and mental illness. By understanding lawyer stress, this continuum, and the facts about addiction and mental illness, lawyers can reduce their risk, encounter fewer ethical challenges, and, hopefully, get help earlier when there is a problem. Signs, symptoms, risk factors and recovery regarding these problems will be presented. The discussion will include competence (1.1), diligence (1.3), communication (1.4) and other ethical considerations and the program will offer timely tools to reduce risk as well as information on lawyer assistance programs and other resources.

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Navigating the Ethical Minefield of the New Normal Due to COVID-19: Legal Malpractice Issues Emerging from the Pandemic (10/20/2020)

Program Number: 30239 Presenter: Diana C. Manning, Esq.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the legal profession and forced attorneys to adapt to changing conditions like never before. As lawyers adjust to practicing law in the new reality, they must remain vigilant of the need to abide by ethical rules. This program will discuss common ethical issues emerging from the pandemic and how to avoid them while staying safe. Learning objectives and topics include: Keeping up with continuing advancements in technology; the ongoing duty to communicate with clients; maintaining civility with adversaries; the importance of remaining cognizant of deadlines; and maintaining confidentiality in a virtual environment. This program will cover ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 (competence), 1.3 (diligence), 3.2 (courtesy and respect), 5.1 and 5.3 (monitoring for data breach).

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Practitioners Take Note: Don't Get Bitten by the Federal Tort Claims Act (10/15/2020)

Program Number: 30221 Presenter: Clifford A. Rieders, Esq.

The Federal Tort Claims Act is the way that the federal government is sued for negligence. There are many exceptions to the Act and a complex framework with respect to when an entity and its employees are deemed to be covered by the F.T.C.A. The law has also evolved dramatically as to when certain organizations, especially medical health care entities, receive protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Contributory negligence is different than most state law. Parts of the FTCA borrow state law, and for some issues “federal law” governs. The SOL, particularly in minor’s tolling, is unique. Who gets sued, who gets served and exhaustion cannot be ignored? This seminar will deal with the major issues concerning the Federal Tort Claims Act, including how one deals with it and how one can be bitten by the Act.

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Defending Sexual Abuse Claims in the MeToo Era (09/02/2020)

Program Number: 30189 Presenter: Alicia R. Kennon, Esq.

This program will provide attendees with a foundational understanding of the different types of sexual abuse/misconduct claims that can arise and some specific strategies that can assist in defending such claims. This is more than just a discussion of sexual harassment claims. It is designed to provide specific guidance and strategies that can be employed by attorneys and their clients today to defend current and future claims. Attorneys will get a broad level overview of the claims that can be alleged; the statutes of limitations for said claims; and some practical tools for prevention and defense of such claims.

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Must Lawyers Now Affirmatively Challenge Their Clients? — New ABA Guidance (06/08/2020)

Program Number: 30157 Presenter: Daniel R. Alonso, Esq., Joel Cohen, Esq., Michael S. Ross, Esq.

Lawyers are trusted keepers of their client’s secrets, but sometimes a lawyer might suspect that the client is seeking the lawyer’s advice or assistance to carry out a transaction that is criminal or fraudulent. Existing Rule 1.2(d) of the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct prohibits lawyers from counseling clients to engage in activity the lawyer knows is fraudulent. But what if the lawyer strongly suspects nefarious aims, but does not have actual knowledge? On April 29, 2020, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 491, in which it advised that lawyers have a duty to inquire further if the facts known establish a “high probability” that the client is seeking to use the lawyer’s services to commit a crime or a fraud. The panel of distinguished ethics professionals will explore the contours of this duty to inquire, with concrete guidance and examples of scenarios in which the issue

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Ethics-Attorney Client Privilege for In-House Counsel (02/12/2019)

Program Number: 2948 Presenter: Carole Buckner, Esq.

The program will cover important considerations regarding the duty of confidentiality, the attorney client privilege and work product doctrine, from the perspective of the in-house lawyer, including operating in dual roles involving both business and legal advice. We will also touch upon privilege in international communications and differences in privilege and confidentiality between states, and between state and federal jurisdictions. Finally, we will address email practices in light of the above.

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The Hiring Minefield: What Can You Ask These Days? (10/08/2019)

Program Number: 29195 Presenter: Danielle Burke, Esq., Julie Kinkopf, Esq.

Employment law is an area that is rapidly changing in states and municipalities around the country, increasing the risks to employers and complicating compliance efforts. These changes affect not only how employers can interact with their employees, but also what employers can say to individuals during the interview process. Julie Kinkopf, Esq. and Danielle Burke, Esq. from Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP provide insight on what companies can do to ensure they are not violating laws while seeking new applicants for employment positions. This course will provide an overview of the impact employment law has had on questions an employer may ask an applicant. These questions pertain to areas of an applicant’s physical and mental impairments, criminal background, and prior salary history. This course will provide an overview of the various laws in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey disallowing employers to ask job applicants specific questions

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Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations (10/04/2019)

Program Number: 29173 Presenter: Reshma Khanna, Esq., Kristin Klein Wheaton, Esq.

Please join Goldberg Segalla’s Kristin Klein Wheaton and Reshma Khanna for an interactive, and live webinar focused on conducting investigations regarding harassment and discrimination allegations. Kristin and Reshma will discuss best practices for documenting an investigation to ensure your company is well positioned in the event an agency matter subsequently becomes the subject of charge or litigation. You'll learn: • How to navigate the legal requirements of investigations through relevant laws • What strategic steps to take while gathering information and conducting interviews • How to complete an investigative report and tackle any necessary corrective action

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