Family Law Institute

Family Law Institute

» Philadelphia & Simulcast – Apr. 23

Whether you are a veteran of family law, just beginning your practice, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to benefit from this year’s Family Law Institute.

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!


The latest from our new blog: PBI Now

Orphans’ Court Order Directing Executor Not to Sell Real Estate Quashed as Interlocutory

An order directing the executor of an estate not to sell real estate assets is interlocutory and not appealable, the Superior Court held in Estate of Cherry

Supreme Court Settles Application of Evidentiary Presumption of Child Abuse in Dependency and Expungement Cases

The Superior Court erred in substituting its judgment for that of the trial court in determining whether a child suffered abuse and whether that abuse was perpetrated by the mother, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in In re L.Z..

Amendment to Rule 229 Governing Discontinuance of a Civil Action

An amendment to Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 229 clarifies which parties may seek leave of court to discontinue a civil action as to less than all defendants.

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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.




Custody Law & Practice in Pennsylvania

Turn to this book first for answers to substantive, procedural, tactical, and ethical questions.

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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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