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Civil Practice in Western Pennsylvania 2020

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PBI Professional Development Center
Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Fl., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
STARTMon., Dec. 14, 2020
9:00 AM
ENDMon., Dec. 14, 2020
4:15 PM


Civil practice can cross county as well as state and federal borders. Local rules vary depending upon the jurisdiction of the court. This program will address a wide array of local rules for the western counties of Pennsylvania in the morning and federal courts in the afternoon. Designed for beginners, our experienced faculty will guide you through procedural and tactical methods for practicing and include tips to represent your clients effectively.

Topics include:

  • General Overview of the State court System
  • Commencing an Action
  • Discovery Procedures & Resolving Disputes
  • Pre-Trial Motions
  • Pre-Trial Conferences
  • Arbitration
  • Judges Takeaways
  • Ethical Issues

All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital book. 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


Laura C. Bunting Esq. Jackson Lewis PC (Pgh)
Mr. Steven E. Riley Jr. Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.