Pennsylvania Bar Institute
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PBI provides partial scholarships for most accredited seminars (subject to the availability of funds). These are available on a confidential basis to attorneys with limited financial means to meet up to 12 credits of their current Pennsylvania CLE requirement. An application must be filed no later than 30 days before the date of the program the applicant seeks to attend.
To receive an application, write to Scholarship Administrator, PBI, 5080 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6903, call Customer Service at (717) 796-0804 or click here to download the form now (PDF = 74.4k, acrobat software required). Mail the completed form to the address above or email it to email@example.com Please note: scholarships are not available for distance education.
Contact the Practising Law Institute to apply for scholarships to PLI simulcasts; see PLI Courses page.
PBI waives the tuition fee for the first 12 hours of CLE taken in each calendar year, for attorneys employed full-time by many nonprofit legal services and public interest organizations providing legal services to individuals at no or de minimis fees. These attorneys may enroll for additional CLE courses at 50 percent of the highest member fee. This policy does not apply to distance education courses.
With your PBA membership coupons, you may take advantage of up to $150 in tuition discounts for PBI courses!
Attorneys who are members of both the PBA and their county bar associations may take advantage of "PBI CLE Discounts." The more PBI courses you attend, the more you will save. Membership benefits matter and save you money!
Preregistration is encouraged; registration at the door will be permitted only as space allows. Click here for how to register, including how to qualify for the early registration discount.
Ticket Policy: PBI is "going green" and no longer sends a printed registration confirmation. However, time permitting, confirmation will be e-mailed to you in advance of the course. Presenting a copy at the door will expedite your check-in on the day of the course. To be sure we have your correct e-mail address, click here.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration, you must notify PBI by email, mail, or FAX (717-796-2348) no later than 2 working days prior to the course presentation date for the appropriate site, in order to receive a refund for cancellation (less a $25 administrative fee). If you do not attend the course and did not notify PBI 2 days in advance, you will receive the course materials in full consideration of tuition paid.
PBI occasionally (though rarely) cancels programs. We make every effort to contact registrants to inform them of such cancellations. If you are not pre-registered or if the weather is bad, see the Cancelled Courses page.
Registration Transfer Policy: Requests for transfers will be honored if they are received by mail or fax by the date of the course presentation from which you wish to be transferred.
If special arrangements are required for a person with a disability, please contact Zina Barlup at (800) 932-4637, ext. 2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least ten days prior to the presentation date.
Handicapped access at CLE Conference Center, Philadelphia
PBI is approved by the PA Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited CLE provider. Each program has been approved by the PA Continuing Legal Education Board for the number of CLE credits indicated. For each accredited program, PBI must pay a fee to report your credits.
PBI is also an accredited sponsor of the mandatory CLE in CA, DE, OH, and NY (NOTE: not so for distance education, although we can assist you to apply for credit for our distance courses in many jurisdictions). The number of credits that will be awarded for attendance is determined by the accreditation agencies in these states.
PBI can also help you apply for credits in many jurisdictions beyond those listed above.
PBI CLE credits for New Jersey attorneys, click here.
Security NOTE for those attending courses at our Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Conference Centers
Due to enhanced security measures at the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia and the Heinz 57 Center in Pittsburgh, patrons must show a photo ID and/or attorney ID card to gain admittance beyond the building lobby. Those taking CLE will be welcomed by PBI staff in the lobby, and will receive a ticket that will allow them admittance to the Education Center, where they will receive their course materials. Patience and cooperation during this process is appreciated.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
Allow 10 days for receipt of books in stock (all books offered in our web catalog are in stock). Allow 4-6 weeks for receipt of audio CDs/CD book sets.
A ten-day return privilege applies to all book orders, less a $8.00 handling and restocking fee plus applicable state sales tax. The return privilege does not apply to DVDs or audio CDs; however, we will be happy to replace defective products at no cost to the customer.
E-doc purchases are final. E-docs may not be returned.
To ensure proper credit for products returned to PBI:
Many titles from our PBI Press imprint come with our automatic update service. PBI will publish supplements and new editions as appropriate to keep the book up to date. Everyone who purchases the book will receive each update at a reduced price with an invoice and an option to return it with no further obligation.
Adopted February 16, 2006
WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute ("PBI") has maintained a policy of not discriminating in employment, participation in its activities, or dealing with vendors; and
WHEREAS, PBI desires to reaffirm its non-discrimination policy, and to adopt a policy promoting diversity, in writing;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that PBI adopts the following as its Diversity Policy:
PBI shall promote diversity in its activities, including election to its Board of Directors, selection of course planners, faculty and authors, employment of its staff, participation in its seminars, publications and other educational activities, and choosing its vendors. PBI shall not maintain or practice any policy, whether formal or informal, which has the potential of fostering or resulting in discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.
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