Intellectual Property Law Institute

» Philadelphia; Simulcast to Mechanicsburg & Pittsburgh; Live Webcast — Apr. 28 & 29

Intellectual property is a burgeoning practice area with nuances and ever-changing innovations. That’s why those in the know attend PBI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute year after year.

Webcast: New Rules from the Disciplinary Board Every Pennsylvania Lawyer Must Now Follow Encore

New Rules from the Disciplinary Board

» Webcast Encore — Apr. 28

In this webcast encore, Disciplinary Counsel-in-Charge from various districts walk you through the most critical changes to the PA Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement.

The New PA Law on Entity Transactions

» Mechanicsburg, Simulcast & Webcast — May 4

» 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 latest from our new blog: PBI Now

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No Unfair Labor Practice where Local Workforce Investment Board Contracted with Private Entities

A county was not required to collectively bargain with its employees’ union before a local workforce investment board could seek competitive bids for the provision of services previously provided by county employees, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District Council 87 v. Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.
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Mortgagee Had No Right to Redeem Vacant Property after Tax Sale

A mortgagee could not redeem unoccupied vacated property after the sheriff’s deed was acknowledged in a tax sale, the Commonwealth Court ruled in Brentwood Borough School District v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
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Evidence of Patient’s Consent to Treatment Inadmissible in Medical Negligence Action

Evidence that a patient affirmatively consented to treatment after being informed of the risks of that treatment is generally irrelevant to a cause of action sounding in medical negligence, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Brady v. Urbas.

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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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