16th Bench Bar Conference of 39th Judicial District

 

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Franklin County Bar Association

Friday, October 11, 2019
16th Bench Bar Conference of the 39th Judicial District

The Franklin County Bar Association invites you to join us in scenic Gettysburg, PA at the newly renovated Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center for the 16th Bench Bar Conference of the 39th Judicial District.
The conference offers 5 continuing legal education credits covering many areas of the law.
The Bench Bar Committee appreciates your support of this event. The Committee strives to provide a diversity of sessions relevant to your practice. You’ll learn from subject-matter experts, enjoy notable remarks by our keynote speaker, and network with colleagues.

Sponsored by

Schedule: 

8 – 8:30 a.m. 
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Breakfast Provided by ACNB Bank

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
Announcements and Introductions

9 – 10 a.m. Electronic Evidence in the Courtroom, 1 substantive CLE credit, Recommended for Civil and Criminal Law

DownloadElectronic Evidence in the Digital Age

Trial Evidence in the Electronic Age Handout

Peter L. Mansmann, Esq. BIO

9 – 10 a.m. Improving Persuasive Skills in Family Law, Session 1, 1 substantive CLE credit for each session, total 2 credits, Recommended for Family Law, Session Sponsored by Couch Braunsdorf Insurance

Download: Judgment Bias handout

Sol Rappaport, Ph.D., ABPP BIO

9 – 10 a.m. Malpractice Avoidance, 1 ethics CLE credit, Recommended for any practice area, Session Sponsored by USI Affinity

Download: Avoiding Ethical and Malpractice Risks in Close Attorney-Client Relationships Presentation

Edwin A. Schwartz BIO

10:10 – 11:10 a.m. Alternative Dispute Resolution – ADR, 1 substantive CLE credit, Recommended for Civil Law, Session Sponsored by Conestoga Title Insurance Co. 

Download: Mediation DOs and DON’Ts Presentation

Herm Gailey, Esq. BIO

10:10 – 11:10 a.m. Operation Save-A-Life, Franklin/Fulton County Opioid Overdose Response Program, 1 substantive CLE credit, Recommended for Criminal Law

Download: Narcan Operation Save a Life Presentation

April Brown BIO

10:10 – 11:10 a.m. The Growing Threat of Real Estate Fraud – Industry Response & Prevention Techniques, 1 substantive CLE credit, Recommended for Non-litigation and Real Estate Law

Download: RynohEd presents Real Estate Fraud

RynohHorn Handout

Matthew Reass BIO

10:10 – 11:10 a.m. Improving Persuasive Skills in Family Law, Session 2, 1 substantive CLE credit for each session, total 2 credits, Recommended for Family Law. This CLE is 2 hours, attending both sessions is encouraged.  Please see Session 1 for description.

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Legislative Update from Harrisburg, 1 substantive CLE credit, Recommended for any practice area 

Download: PA Constitution Handout

Karen Dalton, Esq., Stephen F. Rehrer, Esq., and Rep. Paul Schemel BIOs

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Retirement Plan Benefits Division: A Dive into the World of QDROs, 1 substantive CLE credit, Recommended for Family Law

Download: Retirement Plan Benefits Division, A Dive into the World of QDROs Presentation

Jonathan D. Cramer, FSA, EA, MAAA BIO

12:20 –1:25 p.m. Lunch provided by 

 

Keynote Speaker
1:25 – 2:25 p.m.
After lunch enjoy our 1-hour session To Wit. Our keynote speaker, David J. Millstein, Esquire, is a humorist known for his articles in the Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine. To Wit is a widely popular column followed by thousands of PA attorneys. Writing under the psuedonym of “S. Sponte”, the author’s true identity has remained a mystery, until today.

Download: S. Sponte BIO

2:25 – 3:25 p.m. Cannabis in the Keystone State: Where are we and how did we get here? session named “Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act – Issue Spotting 101” in brochure, 1 substantive CLE credit, Recommended for any practice area

Download: Cannabis in the Keystone State: Where are we and how did we get here?

William G. Roark, Esq. BIO

2:25 – 3:25 p.m. Don’t Give Up, 1 ethics CLE credit, Recommended for any practice area.

Download: Don’t Give Up Presentation

Laurie J. Besdin, Esq. BIO

3:35 – 4:35 p.m. 39th Judicial District; Judges’ Panel, 1 substantive CLE credit

Download: 39th Judicial District Judges’ Panel BIOs

The AOPC recently released a new “learn about the Courts” education video that describes in basic terms the role of the courts.  With more than 200,000 people summoned to jury duty each year in Pennsylvania, the video can serve as an educational resource.  The 3-minute video is a modern concept aimed at a broad audience and is being shared by the Board of Judges for the 39th Judicial District.

Click HERE for the Video

 

4:45 – 6 p.m. Happy Hour and Prize Drawing
Visit our Sponsors to be entered into a drawing to win an iPad!

 

CLICK HERE to view the Brochure and Session Descriptions

Thank you to our Bench Bar Sponsors: