2004 BENCH-BAR CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, November 5, 2004

11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.: Opening Luncheon

2-2:30 p.m.: Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Track One

  • Issues in 21st Century Family Law: Second Parent Adoption, Third Party Custody and Support Rights, Gay Marriage and Domestic Partnerships, Common Law Marriage
  • Mass Tort Litigation and the Ethics of the Problem Client (Ethics Credit)
  • Appellate Advocacy and Procedures
  • Are Private Whistleblowers Effective Enforcers of the Federal Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws?

3:30-3:45 p.m.: Break

3:45-4:45 p.m.: Track Two

  • The New Rules of Professional Conduct (Ethics Credit)
  • A Fresh Perspective on UM/UIM: Set-offs, Multiple Tortfeasors and the New Fair Share Act
  • Commerce Court Program Update
  • Using Technology in a Civil or Criminal Jury Trial: Learn the Use of DVD, PowerPoint, TrialDirector and Much, Much More!

5:30-6:45 p.m.: Cesare Beccaria Award Ceremony

6:45-8 p.m.: Grand Reception


Saturday, November 6, 2004

8-9:15 a.m.: Breakfast

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Track One

  • Handling the Personal Injury Case Involving Workers� Compensation Implications
  • Recent Developments in Death Penalty Jurisprudence
  • Unique Perspectives From the Bench: The Judiciary and the Election Code
  • Has the Last Bell Rung for Pollution Coverage in Pennsylvania? A Case Study of Wagner (Blue Bell Gulf) v. Erie Insurance Co.
  • Appeals from Arbitration and Rule 1311: The Shifting Landscape

10:30-11 a.m.: Break

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Track Two

  • Developments in the Award of Attorneys� Fees in Pennsylvania Courts
  • Work/Life Balance for Lawyers and Ways to Avoid Gender Stereotyping and Discrimination
  • Did You Know You Have to Provide Sign Language Interpreters for Your Clients Who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing?
  • Immigration Law for the Employment and Labor Lawyer in the Post-9/11 World
  • Judging the Judges: How the Judicial Disciplinary Process Works in Pennsylvania (Ethics Credit)

12-12:15 p.m.: Break

12:15-2 p.m.: Closing Luncheon