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Quality CLE programing (6 credits!) includes:

The Psychology of Inspiration (1 substantive CLE credit)
Presented by
Dr. Lewis E. Losoncy, Ed.D.

In this entertaining and interactive opening session, Dr. Lew will share inspirational tips that can enhance a lawyer's life and effectiveness.

Interstate Compact (1 substantive CLE credit)
Presented by
Margaret E. Thompson, PBPP Director Interstate Probation Services, PA Deputy Compact Administrator for the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision and
Alan M. Robinson, Deputy Chief Counsel PBPP

The Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision session is designed to provide useful information to assist those in the system in understanding Compact procedures. The overview will include a brief historical review, fundamental principles, purposes, and structure, eligibility criteria and offender transfer procedures with an emphasis on probation cases as well as differences between the “former” and “new” compact statutes, rules, procedures, and dispute resolution, and the enhanced enforcement provisions of the new compact. The presenters will address questions and scenarios that include, but are not limited to students attending colleges in other states, over-the-road truck driver, Offenders requesting emergency relocation, sexual offender transfers, offenders seeking out-of-state treatment programs and military deployment.

York County Civil Practice and the New Civil Case Management System (1 substantive CLE credit)
Presented by President Judge Stephen P. Linebaugh, 19th Judicial District of Pennsylvania

The Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, Ronald D. Castille, has directed every jurisdiction in the Commonwealth to establish a case management system that will provide for early court intervention in all civil cases beginning at the time of filing and for continuous control by the court. This program will present that system to the members of the Bar. Judge Linebaugh also will discuss everything you need to know about civil motions practice in York County, including a review of the March 31, 2014 revisions to the York County Local Rules of Civil Procedure and frequent violations of those local rules.

Same Sex Marriage:  Impact on Family Law Practice (1 substantive CLE credit)
Presented by
The Honorable Maria Musti Cook with panelists Suzanne H. Griest, David C. Schanbacher and Heather Z. Reynosa

It's a new world!  Every area of family law promises to be affected significantly with the recent developments of same sex marriage.  Issues abound.  The Honorable Maria Musti Cook will host a panel discussion and will be joined by Suzanne H. Griest, David C. Schanbacher and Heather Z. Reynosa.

Survival 101: Law Practice Emergency Planning for Disability or Death (1 Ethics CLE credit) Presented by Ellen Freedman, CLM

Invaluable for all attorneys who need to plan for interruptions to their practices, this course focuses exclusively on how to preplan to continue to run your office while you are sick, injured or disabled, or how to run your practice as part of the administration of your estate. Buyout, emergency coverage and succession planning for partners is also discussed. This course provides practical information and forms which can be put to immediate use at your firm.

Orphans Court Update (1 substantive CLE credit)
Presented by The Honorable Penny L. Blackwell and The Honorable John S. Kennedy

This session includes an update on procedures concerning Guardianships, Name Changes, Estates, and other matters that come before the Orphans Court. 

The Psychological Effects of Shared Parenting on Children: It's Complicated (1 substantive CLE credit) Presented by Marolyn Morford, Ph.D.

Custody conflicts are enormous drains on judicial time, public and private monies, and the psychological resources of everyone involved: parents, children, counsel, the court. The attraction of eliminating, or at least shortening these deliberations is strong. Black and white or formulaic solutions can be problematic at best, especially when it is difficult to keep up with research available to help develop a more nuanced and child-focused plan. This session will review current information and resources addressing these issues, identifying factors that affect child outcomes, allowing for more confident advising and decision-making. Discussion of dilemmas faced by the court and counsel will be encouraged.

Using an iPad in Your Practice (1 substantive CLE credit)
Presented by The Honorable Joseph C. Adams, Evan J. Kline and Andrew B. Brown

Smart use of technology is all about apps and mobility. For just about every expensive software package out there, there is an alternative which is more affordable. Apple’s iPad runs free or inexpensive applications that enable lawyers to efficiently practice law, service clients, and communicate more effectively, and to do it all from anywhere. This course will look at the most useful apps to help level the playing field.


Bench Meets Bar Q & A (2 ethics CLE credits) Moderated by Barbara Sardella

The Bench meets Bar session is your opportunity to ask questions of the Bench about things going in the Court system in York County, changes in the York County Courts and issues, problems and other areas of concern that you may have.  You may submit your questions anonymously in advance using the form below or you can ask through our moderator, Barbara Sardella, during the session.

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