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Civil Practice in the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos and Beyond 2019

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Best Western Lehigh Valley - Conf. Ctr
300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem PA, 18017
STARTThu., Nov. 07, 2019
8:30 AM
ENDThu., Nov. 07, 2019
3:45 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $279.00
New Attorney: $140.00


A basic guide to handling cases in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Pike Counties

Do your cases take you across county lines? If they don’t, would you like them to?
This practice guide is your key to increasing your confidence, your competitive edge, and your caseload when you take cases outside of home county.

Learn how to move your case from filing through trial.
Experienced attorneys highlight and compare procedural and tactical methods for practicing within his or her respective county. This “nuts and bolts” course includes hot tips for navigating through both written and (more importantly) unwritten rules.

Take home a goldmine of sample forms and document.
You will refer to this book over and over, as you review local procedure, helpful hints, and general guidance from each author. Plus, each chapter includes relevant contacts, the civil court calendar, local maps, rules, and forms!

Topics include:

  • General overview of civil court systems
  • Commencing an action
  • Discovery procedures & resolving discovery disputes
  • Pre-trial motions
  • Pre-trial conferences
  • Arbitration
  • Judges’ Roundtable
  • Overview of preferences in each county
  • Equity practice
  • Jury selection & trial
  • Post-trial motions
  • Special proceedings
  • Ethical considerations for civil litigators

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Practice Areas


Gerard J. Geiger Esq. Newman Williams Mishkin Corveleyn Wolfe & Fareri PC
Steven E. Hoffman Esq. Hoffman Hlavac & Easterly
John H. Klemeyer Esq. Farley & Bernathy LLC
Hon. Melissa T. Pavlack Lehigh County Courthouse
Christopher M. Reid Esq. Hof & Reid LLC
Hon. Timothy J. Rowley Berks County Court of Common Pleas
Peter F. Schuchman Jr., Esq. Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys
Carole J. Wildoner-Walbert Esq.
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.