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.
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
Download: Electronic Evidence in the Digital Age
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
9 – 10 a.m. Malpractice Avoidance, 1 ethics CLE credit, Recommended for any practice area, Session Sponsored by USI Affinity
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
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
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
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
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
12:20 –1:25 p.m. Lunch provided by
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
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
3:35 – 4:35 p.m. 39th Judicial District; Judges’ Panel, 1 substantive CLE credit
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.
4:45 – 6 p.m. Happy Hour and Prize Drawing
Visit our Sponsors to be entered into a drawing to win an iPad!
Thank you to our Bench Bar Sponsors: