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Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: The US Supreme Court Speaks

» Webinar — July 14

In Obergefell, the US Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry and that the US Constitution requires states to allow same-sex marriage. Hear from a distinguished panel as they fill you in on the decision and its impact.

Cloud Computing: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls

» Webinar – July 9

Whether it’s your email, Dropbox, case management software or some other use, you are probably using the cloud to store client information. But how safe and secure is the cloud? Are you doing enough?

Sweeping Changes to the Mortgage Closing Process - Part 2

Sweeping Changes to the Mortgage Closing Process – Part 2

» Webinar — July 15

In just over two weeks following this webinar the new TRID Form will replace the preliminary Truth in Lending statement, the Good Faith Estimate, the Final Truth in Lending statement and the HUD-1 Settlement Sheet. Are you ready for this new form?


CLE Down the Shore

» Atlantic City
Thurs., Aug 13 & Fri., Aug. 14

Plan a vacation! Six of our best seminars in Atlantic City — it doesn’t get any better!



The latest from our new blog: PBI Now

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Parolee Subject to Custodial Interrogation on New Crimes Entitled to Miranda Warnings

Parole agents violated a parolee’s Fifth Amendment rights by interrogating him about new crimes while he was in custody, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Com. v. Cooley, III.
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Mandatory Minimum Sentences for School Zone Drug Sales Ruled Unconstitutional

A Crimes Code provision mandating a minimum prison sentence of two years upon a conviction for selling drugs in a “drug-free school zone” is unconstitutional, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Com. v. Hopkins.
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Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act Not Applicable to Government Construction Projects

Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA), 73 P.S. §§501-516, does not apply to a construction project where the owner is a governmental entity, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided in Clipper Pipe & Service, Inc. v. Ohio Cas. Ins. 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.




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

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.

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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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Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual

Whether you are a seasoned litigator, a newly admitted attorney, or a paralegal, you will want to own this benchmark reference book on civil practice in Philadelphia County.

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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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