Sample Chapters

When faced with a novel issue, lawyers all across Pennsylvania often start by asking “Is there a yellow book on that?”

Our course manuals (and PBI Press publications) offer highly practical materials, with concise analyses of the law, checklists, sample documents, and more.

If you have been asked to prepare materials for a PBI course, we hope these samples inspire you. They are some of the best. All were published in 2012, but as outstanding examples they are timeless.

Caselaw Analysis of a Specific Issue

Withdrawal from the Workforce since City of Pittsburgh v. WCAB (Robinson)
by Lawrence R. Chaban, Esq.  and Shawn Gooden, Esq.
from the Fall Section Meeting of the PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section

Caselaw Update

UM/UIM Update
by Teresa Ficken Sachs, Esq.
from UM/UIM

Employment Law Update
by Catherine E. Walters
from the Business Lawyers’ Institute

Checklist and Primer, with Slides

Managing the Corporate Legal Crisis
Stephen D. Brown, Esq. and Christine C. Levin, Esq.
from the Business Lawyers’ Institute

Flowchart and Guidelines

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Flowchart & Guidelines
by Jeffrey D. Snyder, Esq.
from Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case

Internet Resources, Annotated List

Internet Resources for Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practitioners
from Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedure 2012


An Overview of Maritime Law
by Stephen M. Calder, Esq.
from Boating Law and Liability

Practical Background, Tips, and Checklists

International Business Transactions: The Five Basic Structures
by Dennis Unkovic, Esq.
from International Business and the Rise of Emerging Markets

Tax Aspects of Art and Collectibles
by Armen R. Vartian, Esq.
from Valuing Antiques and Collectibles

Practical Situations and Ethical Issues

Conflicts Of Interest & Other Ethical Considerations for In-House and Outside Counsel
by Jeremy A. Rist, Esq. and William H. Roberts, Esq.
from the Business Lawyers’ Institute

Summary of Law with Practice Pointers

Purely Public Charity Status Exemption from Pennsylvania Sales Tax and Real Estate Tax
by Deborah J. Zateeny
from the Nonprofit Law Institute

Summary of Law and Business Developments,
with Sample Documents and Pointers on Using Them

Hot Topics in Corporate Governance
by William H. Clark, Jr., Esq. and F. Douglas Raymond, Esq.
from the Business Lawyers’ Institute

Summary of Law and Practice, with Business Context

Insurance Statistics and Coverage Issues (in Dog Bite Cases)
by Paul R. Walker, Esq.
from Handling the Dog Bite Case

Summary of Law, with Dos and Don’ts and Best Practices

Working With Independent Contractors in Today’s Business Environment — Dos & Don’ts
by Beth Lincow Cole, Esq.
from the Business Lawyers’ Institute