Just minutes from the PA Turnpike, Routes 76, 202, and 422, the new Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel promises to be the perfect location for the Legal Expo. In addition to its ease of access to and from Montgomery and surrounding counties, most will appreciate the venue for its vast unobstructed exhibit space and tasteful, modern decor.
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
480 N. Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Network & Learn. Explore & Connect. Celebrate, Relax & Enjoy!
Join us for a special day-long event featuring numerous CLE options, including the 11th Annual Toby L. Dickman Family Law Seminar.
In the afternoon, stop into the Delaware Valley Legal Expo, held in the Grand Ballroom. This perennial favorite offers opportunities to explore trends, devise solutions, connect with colleagues, and set your sights on a successful future.
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Thank you to our 2018 Legal Expo Sponsors:
Join us in the evening for the Annual Membership Celebration. This event is a fresh spin on a beloved tradition, bringing our members together to celebrate the MBA and honor our 50-year members in a relaxed and enjoyable new way.
Business attire - no need to go home and change into black ties or gowns!
Attend for the entire day, or a la carte! Workspace, wifi, and other amenities will be available if you choose to spend the day with us.
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|11:00 AM - 4:00 PM||CLE Programming (see schedule below)||Frazer, Haverford & Ardmore Rooms|
|12:30 PM - 3:45 PM||Toby L. Dickman Seminar: Family Law 2.0 - A Child-Centered and User-Friendly Approach - Click here for seminar materials - Click here for Presentation Notes||Centennial Ballroom|
|1:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Delaware Valley Legal Expo||Grand Ballroom, Wayne & Villanova Rooms|
|4:00 PM - 4:30 PM||Margaret Richardson Award Ceremony||Location TBD|
|5:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Annual Membership Celebration||Centennial Ballroom|
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Social Media for Attorneys - Learn about the pitfalls, problems, and benefits of social media use for today's attorney. Speakers Aimee Kumer and Kristy Castagna will also discuss ethical and legal issues relating to the personal and professional use of social media by attorneys, including effective (and ethical) ways to conduct discovery, advertising, online communication, and more. Featuring Aimee L. Kumer, Esq. and Kristy Castagna, Esq.
1.0 Hour Ethics Credit
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ambivalent Automation: Is the World Ready for Autonomous Vehicles? - Recent crashes involving vehicles while they were operating in an automated mode have brought further confusion to the already cloudy landscape of driverless cars. Overreactions and disinformation pervade the media narrative on the topic complicating matters even further. As a result, there is a need for philosophical and physics-based framework by which automated collision events can be analyzed and understood. This presentation explores a multi-disciplinary approach in an attempt to bridge the gap between the theoretical, social and physical aspects of automated vehicle collisions. Approaching the problem with foundations in both automated vehicle research and development, as well as physics-based collision reconstruction, provides unique opportunities for the emergence of new understandings through the marriage of unbounded optimism and adventure of the research world with the hardened practicality of the real world. Featuring Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D.
1.0 Hour Substantive Credit
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
PA Medical Marijuana - Ethics & the Conflict With Federal Law - Learn the basics of marijuana law, from industry (legal!) experts William Roark, Joseph McNelis, and Larry Montgomery, who will provide an overview of the law & important issues for businesses and legal practitioners. Featuring William G. Roark, Esq.; Joseph A. McNelis, III, Esq.; Larry Montgomery, CPA; and Chris Visco, Co-Owner of Terravida Holistic Centers
1.0 Hour Ethics Credit and 1.0 Hour Substantive Credit - Click here for seminar materials.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Introduction to Estate Administration in Montgomery County - Topics will include how to open an estate, and the estate administration process. Featuring George M. Riter, Esq.; Lisa A. Shearman, Esq.; and Emily Christian, Esq.
1.0 Hour Substantive Credit - Click here for Presentation Notes
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
The Fair Share Act - Presented by the Trial Lawyers Section, this seminar will examine the aspects and trace the history of the Fair Share Act, as well as a review of pertinent cases decided since the act's passage. Featuring Hon. Richard P. Haaz; William H. Pugh, V, Esq.; and Seth D. Wilson, Esq.
1.5 Hours Substantive Credit - Click here for seminar materials.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hot Topics in Montgomery County Estate Litigation & Orphans' Court Practice - This seminar is an opportunity to learn about recent trends and laws which Orphans' Court practitioners should know. Featuring Thomas A. Boulden, Esq.; Obadiah G. English, Esq.; Karl Prior, Esq.; and Adam T. Gusdorff, Esq.
1.0 Hour Substantive Credit- Click here for seminar materials.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
A Crash Course on Vehicle Event Data - Event data from vehicles has been accessed and analyzed by engineers for close to 25 years. Each year technology progresses and the ability to access data stored in vehicles also expands. The seminar will provide the attendee with an understanding of the history/progression of event data in vehicles; the newest type of information that could be accessible; how to properly collect the data; and the engineering foundation upon which the data should be analyzed and utilized. The newest forms of event data including Telematics and Infotainment will be discussed along with lesser known, but potentially just as important, other sources of data. An understanding of how the information is utilized by the engineer and how it can be accepted by the courts will be reviewed using actual case examples. Featuring Robert Kinder, Jr., MS
1.0 Hour Substantive Credit - Click here for seminar materials.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Getting the Most Out of Focus Groups - This seminar will explore how to use focus groups to: gauge juror reactions to evidence, arguments and witnesses; reveal blind spots; guide discover strategy; assist in settlement and determining general value; planning trial strategy. We will discuss the types of focus groups and their purposes, as well as the economics of recruiting jurors and conducting focus groups. Featuring Mark C. Schultz, Esq.
1.0 Hour Substantive Credit