2020 Virtual Bench Bar Conference

12/16/2020 at 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Event Description

In the spirit of 2020 and adjusting plans, the LBA is thrilled to offer our Bench Bar Conference virtually and at an affordable price so that all of our members can attend. Please join us for excellent CLE programming and an opportunity to interact and network during virtual bingo. Prizes will be awarded! 


9:30am-10:30am – Practicing Family Law in the Time of COVID

Presenter: Shawnee Strasko, Esq.

The seminar will explore challenges faced by family law attorneys during this strange and unprecedented time.  We will explore methods we employ to cope with the current restrictions, how our “new” practice may influence family law practice in a post-Covid world, and new issues facing our clients. 

10:45am-11:45am – Ignition Interlocks and DUI Update

Presenters: Cori Doughty and Eileen Lee from the PA DUI Association

There are presently over 11,000 clients participating in the Ignition Interlock Program in the Commonwealth. This training will provide knowledge of the interlock device(s), the vendors presently conducting business in the State, PA Interlock regulations, and driver licensing requirements. Throughout the training we will cover each section of the law(s) pertaining to Ignition Interlock and will focus on tampers, law enforcement best practices on a vehicle stop, as well as the process for notification of a tamper violation to county prosecutors and law enforcement.

12:00pm-1:00pm – State of the Court and Judges Roundtable

Presenters: President Judge David L. Ashworth and  the Judges of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas

The Judges will provide a brief overview of each division and then answer questions from participants. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions prior to this CLE.

1:15pm-2:15pmRecent Tax Law Changes and Recognizing Opportunities to Help your Clients

Presenter: Adrian Young, Esq.

Change is constant, but most “old dogs” don’t particularly like “new tricks.”  As practitioners, doing your best to help clients maximize the stewardship of their assets means staying abreast of changes in the tax code and laws surrounding estate planning that could create opportunities for or threats to your clients’ legacies.  This presentation will begin by discussing some of the changes affecting clients in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), The SECURES Act and the CARES Act.  Thereafter, we will delve into several tools and techniques that can be implemented, today, in order to take advantage of the changes in the planning landscape.  Most importantly, this presentation will provide several concepts that can help you avoid the stigma of being an “old dog” in an age of wealth transfer and young, research-driven potential clients.

3:00pm-4:00pmYou’re On Mute – Ethical Obligations For Lawyers Working Remotely

Presenter: Jill Welch, Esq.

Description: On March 19, 2020, virtually overnight, the practice of law shifted from the corner office to the corner of the basement.  We’ve mastered client meetings on Teams, depositions over Zoom, and oral arguments via conference call, perhaps giving little thought to our ethical obligations along the way.  This session will explore the ethical issues interwoven with lawyers working remotely and the recent PBA Ethics Opinion issued in April 2020.

4:00pm-5:00pm – Virtual Bingo and Happy Hour. Prizes will be awarded!


$60 for 1-2 CLE courses 

$100 for 3-5 CLE courses 

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