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Casemaker, the PBA's Free Online Legal Research Tool for Members OnlyCasemaker is now the PBA's free-with-membership online research tool, replacing InCite. A national leader in legal research, Casemaker offers comprehensive libraries and an easy-to-use suite of premium services. Find out more about Casemaker in these tutorial videos. Members, go to Casemaker. Lawyer non-members, read more about PBA benefits, including free online legal research, and join the PBA now. Members and non-members, do not be misled if contacted by a vendor claiming that the PBA has discontinued the free-legal-research benefit; however, only PBA members will continue to receive this valuable benefit with Casemaker.
For links to additional information on events, in some cases including online registration, click on the EVENTS CALENDAR at upper right and go to the event date(s).
Federal Practice CLE on the U.S. Supreme Court 2013-14 Term: PBI Conference Center, Pittsburgh; Aug. 26. Get more information and register on the PBI website. Read the event flyer.
Inside-Outside Counsel Summit: Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg; Sept. 18-19. Go to the event brochure.
Minority Bar Committee 2014 Diversity Summit: PBI Conference Center, Philadelphia; Oct. 23. Get more information and the registration form.
Time for Tech in the September/October Lawyer Magazine
The feature-article lineup in the annual technology issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine includes "Office Optional" by PBA Law Practice Management Coordinator Ellen Freedman, on how technology continues to make it easier (and perhaps more tempting) to practice from home; "Legal Tech" co-columnist Kelly Phillips Erb reviewing the latest in voice recognition software for lawyers; and Judge Jeannine Turgeon on suggested jury instructions in the age of social media. Also in the issue, our readers' favorite columns, from "Getting Creative" to "War Stories" and "To Wit." Click here for the contents page, and watch for this next issue of the award-winning PBA-member magazine, in the mail the week of Aug. 24.
PBA Video Offering Insights on Courtroom Interviews of Children in Custody Cases Now on YouTube
The new video program produced by the PBA Family Law Section titled "Judicial Interview of the Child" is a first-of-its-kind educational tool to help Pennsylvania judges, lawyers and families reduce the anxiety caused by courtroom interviews of children in custody disputes. Now posted on YouTube, the video is being distributed to family court judges statewide. View the video trailer. Read the news release.
Seeking Nominations for ...
2014 Government Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the PBA Government Lawyers Committee; get more information, including the online nomination form; nomination deadline, Oct. 10.
Featured Member Benefit
Clio Cloud Conference: PBA Preferred Partner Clio, offering completely Web-based practice management systems designed for solos and small firms, hosts the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago, Sept. 22-23. Find out more (member login required).
Recent Awards to ...
Robert C. Gerhard III of Glenside, recently receiving the Excellence in Elder Law Award from the PBA Elder Law Section. Read the news release.
R. Burke McLemore Jr. of Harrisburg, receiving the Irvin Stander Memorial Award from the PBA Workers' Compensation Law Section, to be presented Sept. 11. Read the news release.
Ethics Handbook, Fourth Edition, Now Available from PBI
The new edition of the Pennsylvania Ethics Handbook incorporates the latest amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC), featuring updates of all 15 chapters, annotations and commentary. And new this edition, an appendix of the RPC with comments has been added to the fully searchable CD-ROM. Get more information and order on the PBI website.
Expanding Presence in Social Media
The PBA's presence in social media is being enhanced through postings of association event notices, publications, news releases, awards information and more. PBA staff are also retweeting Twitter posts on opinions and rules changes from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. To join in, PBA members should click on the social-media icon links for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at the upper right of the home page.
How Creative a Lawyer Are You?
The editors of The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine are seeking PBA member-written articles on the role creativity plays in the law. Read more about the process of submitting your article.
Pennsylvania Lawyer e-dition, Other PBA Publications Online
Click here for the current e-dition of the PBA's Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine. Click on the following links for other recent publications available to non-members for a limited time from these PBA committees, sections and other groups: Administrative Law Section; Elder Law Section; GLBT Rights Committee; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Updates on the Affordable Care Act from USI Affinity
Read the most recent updates on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from PBA Preferred Partner USI Affinity (member login required).
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