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CLE

 

BEAVER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

PRESERVING AND PROTECTING APPEAL RIGHTS AT THE TRIAL COURT LEVEL

APPELLATE ADVOCACY PROGRAM

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021

 

Judges Laura Tocci and James Ross will present a CLE seminar entitled “Preserving and Protecting Appeal Rights at the Trial Court Level” on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the Beaver County Courthouse in Courtroom No. 6. Registration will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. The seminar will follow from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This one (1) hour substantive credit seminar is the first segment in the Appellate Advocacy Program for Young Lawyers in the Beaver County Bar Association for 2021. In this program, the Young Lawyers will receive instruction from, and work with, experienced lawyers and Trial and Appellate Court Judges to learn both the basics and the do’s and don’ts of appellate advocacy, starting with the steps necessary to preserve and protect appeal rights at the trial court level. The first session with Judges Tocci and Ross will serve and educate the participants on the steps to take and the rules and statutory provisions to learn and be aware of to protect appellate rights at the trial court level, as well as the rules that govern trial court jurisdiction once an appeal is filed.

This seminar has been approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Board for one (1) hour of substantive credit.

 

Tuition for this seminar:                            

Young Lawyers who are members of the BCBA                                Free

BCBA Members who are not Young Lawyers                                    $15.00

Young Lawyers who are NOT members of BCBA                             $25.00

Non-Members who are not Young Lawyers                                       $50.00

 

Seating for the Seminar is limited to 16. The first 16 reservations will be accepted.

THE SEMINAR WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 4:00 P.M.

ANYONE NOT REGISTERED BY 4:00 P.M. CANNOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS SEMINAR

 

Click here for Registration Form

 

 


 

UPCOMING VIRTUAL CLE SEMINARS

 

The Beaver County Bar Association will present the following virtual CLE seminar(s). Each seminar has been or will be approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Board for one (1) hour of substantive or one (1) hour of ethics credit.

Please be advised that attendance will be taken and monitored. Credit will only be given to those who attend entire one (1) hour seminar and submit the required forms that will be provided after registration.

 

COURSE: THE PENNSYLVANIA ADOPTION ACT: FROM TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS THROUGH ADOPTION

 

Presenter(s): Attorney Dana Kwidis & Attorney Tiffany York
 
Course Description: The course will explore the Pennsylvania Adoption Act: the ways in which to terminate parental rights and current caselaw involving the same, as well as the process for Adoption in Pennsylvania. This seminar can be attended only via Zoom.
 
Monday, March 15, 2021
 
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Zoom Only)
 
(1) Hour Substantive Credit
 
TUITION
 
Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $20.00
 
 

 
 
COURSE: OVERVIEW OF BEAVER COUNTY DIVERSION PROGRAMS
 
 
Presenter(s); David J. Lozier, Beaver County District Attorney, Attorney Angela Reed-Strathman, Beaver County District Attorney’s Office, Matt Koren/Jen Scranton, BH Diversion Program Coordinators, Kim Andrews, Keystone Wellness Programs.
 
Course Description: This one- hour course will provide an overview of three diversion programs in Beaver County, PA; including, the Behavioral Health (BH) Diversion Program, Veterans’ Court Diversion Program, and the Retail Theft Diversion Program. This seminar can be attended only via Zoom.
 
Friday, March 19, 2021
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Zoom Only)
 
(1) Hour Substantive Credit
 
TUITION
 
Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $30.00
 
 

 
 
COURSE: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND TREATMENT SERVICES IN BEAVER COUNTY
 
 
Presenter(s): David J. Lozier, Beaver County District Attorney, Kate Lowery, M.S., SCA Administrator, Beaver County Behavioral Health, Elishia Majors, Mental Health Specialist, Beaver County Behavioral Health.
 
Course Description: Why awareness of substance use and mental health issues, treatment, and resources enables lawyers to better support their clients, colleagues, and themselves. This course will educate attorneys on:
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of Substance Use Disorders
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of Mental Health Disorders
  • County resources available for treatment of Mental Health Disorders
  • County Resources available for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • How attorneys may access these services for their clients, themselves or their associates
  • Legal limitations of information sharing relating to treatment
 
This seminar can be attended only via Zoom.
 
Friday, March 26, 2021
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Zoom Only)
 
(1) Hour Ethics Credit
 
TUITION
 
Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $30.00
 
 

 
 
COURSE: STAYING SAFE AND SOUND: MAINTAINING A WORK/LIFE BALANCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
 
 
Presenter(s): Attorney Brian S. Quinn, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc.
 
Course Description: In light of this unprecedented crisis and it’s far reaching impact, Mr. Quinn will discuss:
 
  • The prevalence rates of impairment in the legal profession due to substance use and mental health issues prior to COVID-19.
  • Causes and symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety
  • The impact of COVID-19 crisis on mental health issues and the role isolation plays
  • Fear associated with the uncertainty surrounding the future of the legal industry
  • Well- being strategies to reduce or alleviate these conditions
  • Tips for maintaining a healthy and productive work/life balance
  • Ethical dilemmas created by the Coronavirus crisis, including remote supervision of attorneys and staff, record and timekeeping, data security and confidentiality in the remote office setting.
  • Why legal professionals are at higher risk to develop mental health and substance use disorders
  • Challenges and barriers facing legal professionals from seeking help
  • The free, confidential services provided by Lawyers Assistance Programs to lawyers, their family members, judges and law students
  • The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession
  • Resources available to both lawyers and support staff with emphasis on COVID-19 issues
 
 
Monday, March 29, 2021
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Zoom Only)
 
(1) Hour Ethics Credit
 
TUITION
 
Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $30.00
 
 

 
 
COURSE: NO ONE MAKES IT OUT UNSCATHED: THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA, STRESS AND BURNOUT ON OUR LIVES
 
 
Presenter(s): Attorney Brian S. Quinn, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc.
 
Course Description:
 
Mr. Quinn will discuss:
  • The early warning signs of impairment, with special emphasis on stress and vicarious trauma, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The free services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students. 
  • Tips for dealing with the anxiety, stress and fear that the COVID-19 pandemic has created.
  • A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers from seeking the help they need will be provided.
  • The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.
  • How best to approach the impaired individual.
  • Ethical considerations regarding the duty to report an impaired attorney and the exceptions granted to Lawyer assistance programs. Lastly, he will discuss the ethical challenges imposed by the imposed isolation of the pandemic and it’s possible long lasting effect on the legal profession.
 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Zoom Only)
 
(1) Hour Ethics Credit
 
TUITION
 
Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $30.00
 

 


 

PBI GROUPCAST SEMINARS

 

PBI offers live via simulcast many of their courses in classrooms across the Commonwealth, now including BCBA.  There is no limit to the number of credits that can be earned in this group setting.

Your questions or comments can be emailed, telephoned or faxed directly to the speakers and will be addressed “live” during the program!  A wireless internet connection will be available for your use – so bring your laptop.

Below are the simulcast seminars that have been scheduled at BCBA.  Tuition and complete course descriptions of each seminar can be found on PBI’s website.  You must register directly with PBI by calling 1-800-932-4637 or online at www.pbi.org.  PBI offers an “Early Registration” discount off of the tuition for registrations received more than 3 days before the presentation.

In addition, please be advised that due to the “live” format, we are required to adhere to the break schedule that has been provided by PBI.

If you have a topic of interest for a simulcast presentation, please let us know and we will check on the availability in our area.

 

GROUPCAST SEMINAR SCHEDULE

 

THERE ARE NO GROUPCAST SEMINARS SCHEDULED AT BCBA AT THIS TIME. 

 

Please visit pbi.org for a complete listing of all available courses.

 


 

PBI VIDEO REPLAY SEMINARS

 

 

The following PBI video seminars will be shown at the Beaver County Bar Association Building, 788 Turnpike Street, Beaver, PA. Please register directly with PBI at 1-800-932-4637 or online with www.pbi.org.

Visa & Mastercard are accepted. These seminars have been approved by the PA Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Board for the stated hours of credit. Registrations received more than 3 days before the presentation qualify for an Early Registration discount.

 

Tuition & Course Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Go to pbi.org

 

PBI CLE Video Replay Seminars

 

THERE ARE NO PBI CLE VIDEO REPLAY SEMINARS SCHEDULED AT BCBA AT THIS TIME. 

 

Please visit pbi.org for a complete listing of all available courses.

 

 


 

BRIDGE THE GAP

 

The Supreme Court recently mandated the Bridge the Gap Program to be a post-admission requirement and charged the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board with its administration.  Newly admitted lawyers, who had not previously completed the program as a pre-admission requirement, will have until their first CLE compliance deadline to complete the four hour Bridge the Gap requirement.

The Beaver County Bar Association will hold two (2) Bridge the Gap seminars per year – March & October.

 

BRIDGE THE GAP SEMINARS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

 

Seminars will be held at the

Beaver County Bar Association Building

788 Turnpike Street, Beaver, PA

Registration:  8:30 a.m.

Seminar:  9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

4 hours of ETHICS CREDIT

COST:

Newly admitted attorneys

That are members of BCBA                                   No Charge

 

Newly admitted attorneys

That are not members of BCBA                             $50.00

 

Non-newly admitted attorneys

That are members of BCBA                                   $25.00

 

Non-newly admitted attorneys

That are not members of BCBA                             $50.00

 

TO REGISTER call the

Beaver County Bar Association office at 724-728-4888

Make checks payable to:  Beaver County Bar Association

 

 


 

CLE & LUNCH

 

The Beaver County Bar Association will present the following CLE seminars at the Beaver County Bar Association 788 Turnpike Street, Beaver, PA.

 

NO LIVE CLE SEMINARS SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.

 

Each seminar has been or will be approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Board for on (1) hour of substantive credit.  

Seating for these seminars is limited to 40.  The first 40 prepaid reservations will be accepted.  

 

Please register with the Bar Association.

Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
Seminar: 12:15 p.m. until 1:15 p.m.

Tuition
Member: Seminar Only – $10.00
Member: Seminar & Lunch – $20.00
Non-Member: Seminar Only – $20.00
Non-Member: Seminar & Lunch – $40.00

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