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Pennsylvania’s New Power of Attorney

» Mechanicsburg, Simulcast & Webcast — June 15

» Philadelphia — June 18

» Pittsburgh — June 30

Act 95 made significant changes to Powers of Attorney. Explore the changes, gain insights and answers, and discover how the statute impacts your practice.

Civil Practice and Procedure in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

» Philadelphia, 3 Simulcast Locations, Live Webcast – June 17

Available nowhere else: a wealth of practical guidance directly from the Judges and key court personnel of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas!

Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Criminal Jury Instructions, Second Edition with 2015 Supplement

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The 2015 Supplement updates the Second Edition, which includes hundreds of criminal instructions keyed numerically to the Crimes Code, with many offering alternative language depending on the case facts.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Developments and Practice Tips

Mergers & Acquisitions: Developments and Practice Tips

» Pittsburgh — June 18
» Philadelphia — June 30

Find out the impact of the new META on the M&A process, understand the special committee process through a case study, learn what to do when faced with an ethical dilemma, and much, much more!


The latest from our new blog: PBI Now

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Dash Cam Video Reveals Police Officer Exceeded Lawful Scope of Terry Frisk

Drugs discovered in a suspect’s pocket during an initial pat-down should have been suppressed where the illegal nature of the evidence was not immediately apparent without further manipulation, the Superior Court ruled in Commonwealth v. Griffin.
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Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure on Domestic Relations Matters

By order dated May 6, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced amendments to several Rules of Civil Procedure in domestic relations matters. New Rule 1920.17 governs the discontinuance and withdrawal of a divorce complaint or claim of equitable distribution.
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Workers’ Compensation Carrier Cannot Bring Subrogation Claim Directly Against Third-Party Tortfeasor

A workers’ compensation carrier may not pursue a subrogation claim directly against a third-party tortfeasor when the compensated employee has taken no action against the tortfeasor, the Supreme Court held in Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Domtar Paper Co.

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In 2015, PBI celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this video, a number of prominent Pennsylvania attorneys join the celebration to share what PBI means to them.

For more on PBI’s 50th Anniversary, including what the future holds, click here.




Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms and Attorneys

Reliable guidance for the legal, ethical, and practical issues facing you while changing law firms.

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Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania

50 sample forms and numerous model clauses in text and on CD, an easy-to-use, practical tool and reference.

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Premarital Agreements in Pennsylvania

An expert guide through this often highly sensitive document preparation, including information about same-sex couple agreements. Offering 120 model provisions and a concise primer summarizing the law!

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The Law of Oil and Gas in Pennsylvania, with 2015 Supplement

Recent updates from key cases in oil and gas law. Explore Sabella v. Appalachian Development Corp., Harrison v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., and Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation v. Commonwealth.

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