The New PA Law on Entity Transactions

» Philadelphia — May 11

» Pittsburgh — May 21

Effective July 1, Pennsylvania’s new “Entity Transactions Law” modernizes the law on corporations and unincorporated associations. This course is a “must attend” for every business attorney!

Family Law Institute

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.

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

» Buy now

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.

Avoiding Professional Liability

» Live Webinar — May 21

Practical tips for every lawyer! Learn about how to avoid malpractice, Dragonetti/Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings claims, other professional liability claims, and more.


The latest from our new blog: PBI Now

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Bifurcation of Wrongful Death and Survival Actions for Arbitration Not Required

Wrongful death and survival actions do not have to be bifurcated to permit arbitration of the survival action, the Superior Court held in Taylor v. Extendicare Health Facilities, Inc..
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Defective Warrant No Bar to Admissibility of Electronic Evidence Seized from Defendant’s Cell Phone

Electronic evidence seized from a defendant’s cell phone was admissible even though the magisterial district judge lacked authority to issue the search warrant, the Superior Court held in Commonwealth v. Dougalewicz.
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Amendments to Criminal Rules for Setting of Collateral in Summary Cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has amended the Rules of Criminal Procedure governing the setting of collateral and incarceration for failure to post collateral in summary cases. The Court’s order, dated April 10, 2015, is effective July 10, 2015.

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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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Municipal Liability in Pennsylvania

10 information-packed chapters addressing issues of municipal liability and discussing the evolution of these issues in PA — plus a detailed analysis of the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act and Recreation Act, along with 2000 + cases cited!

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