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Welcome to Upon Further Review, an electronic publication for MBA members which links lawyers to legal news and analysis over the previous month.

The MBA is grateful to and acknowledges the courtesy extended by the Philadelphia Bar Association in allowing us to publish this content.  We hope you will find this feature helpful as we aim to assist the working attorney with the practice of law.

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September 2016 The Gist of a Legal Malpractice Action By James W. Cushing, Esq.
  First Judicial District's 2015 Annual Report Provides Detailed Statistics and Information on Court Initiatives By Upon Further Review Staff
  Philadelphia Bar Association Opposes Legislation Reducing Time for Eviction to Eleven Days By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
  The Month in Workers' Compensation: July-August 2016 At-a-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
August
2016
Closing the Statute of Limitations Loop in Uninsured Motorist Arbitrations
By Charles F. Forer, Esq.
  Third Circuit: Defective Indictment Not Structural Error Requiring Automatic Reversal By Burton A. Rose, Esq.
  Third Circuit Voids Residual Clause of Sentencing Guidelines Section 4B1.2 By Burton A. Rose, Esq
  Chief Judge McKee: Presiding Judge or Magistrate Has Sole Discretion in Requests for Interim Payment of Counsel By Upon Further Review Staff
  The Month in Workers' Compensation: June 2016 At-a-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq
June
2016
Attacking the Arbitrator for Bias Charles F. Forer, Esq.
  Doggone It! Court Cannot Condone Canine Custody By James W. Cushing, Esq.
  Formerly Admitted Attorney May Not Engage in Law-Related Activities, with Limited Exceptions Under PA R.D.E. 217(j)
By Paul Kazaras, Esq
  First Judicial District Prepares for Democratic National Convention By Upon Further Review Staff
  Will Greater Cooperation in Harrisburg Lead to Faster Passage of a Budget?
By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
  The Month in Workers' Compensation: May 2016 At-A-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
May
2016
Not Every Violent Crime is Terrorism: Why Edward Archer Should Not Be Prosecuted Under PA's Criminal Terrorism Statute By Susan Lin, Esq.
  Amendments to Philadelphia's "Ban the Box" Law Are Now in Effect By Tim McCarthy , Esq.
  Philadelphia Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Civil Asset Forfeiture Case Upon Further Review Staff
  Has the Time Finally Arrived for Merit Selection? By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
  The Month in Workers' Compensation: April, 2016 At-A-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
April
2016
Calling a Terrorist a Terrorist: Why Philadelphia’s Cop-Shooting Jihadist Should Be Prosecuted Under PA’s Criminal “Terrorism” Statute (Instead of Waiting on the Feds) By Amara Chaudhry, Esq.
  Court Considers New Spouse’s Income to Determine Child Support Obligation By James W. Cushing, Esq.
  Professional Guidance Committee Weighs In on Impact of Notice of Suspension on Co-Counsel Agreement By Paul Kazaras, Esq.
  The Month in Workers' Compensation: March 2016 At-a-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
  Third Circuit Implements eVoucher System for Criminal Justice Act Counsel By Upon Further Review Staff
March
2016
In Coachable Moment, District Court Reminds Parties of Deference Given to Arbitration Awards By Tim McCarthy, Esq.
  2015-16 Budget Impasse Nears Closure; Legislators Turn Attention to Other Issues By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq
  The Month in Workers' Compensation: February, 2016 At-A-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
February
2016
Law Imposing Lifetime Hiring Ban on Ex-Offenders Struck Down By Tim McCarthy, Esq.
  Governor Wolf Proposes 2016-17 Budget While 2015-15 Budget Remains Unfinished By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
January
2016
U.S. Supreme Court: Inmates Sentenced as Juveniles to Life Without Parole May Seek Relief By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
  Third Circuit: Attorneys Who Did Not Enter Appearance Within Past Five Years Must Register To Remain Active
By Upon Further Review Staff
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: December, 2015 At-A-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
  With No 2015-16 Budget Agreement in Sight, Governor Prepares to Deliver Budget Address for Next Fiscal Year By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
December 2015
Who's Your Mother? Gestational Surrogacy Contracts Enforceable in Pennsylvania, Superior Court Rules
By Tiffany L. Palmer, Esq.
  The (Unemployment Compensation) Benefits of Not Minding One's Own Business By James W. Cushing, Esq.
  Pennsylvania Supreme Court Sides with Governor in Challenge to Death Penalty Reprieve By Burton A. Rose, Esq.
  Legislators, Governor Near Agreement on Budget - No Sales Tax on Legal Services This Year. Latest legislative status report from Harrisburg. By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: November, 2015 At-A-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq
October
2015
Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bars Weigh In on Propriety of Providing Advice to Marijuana Related Businesses By Paul Kazaras, Esq
     
Chancellor Dandridge Provides Written Testimony on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill By Albert S. Dandridge, III, Esq.
  Separation Agreements: An Overview for Employers and Employees By Jared Jacobson, Esq. and Franklin J. Rooks. Jr., PT., MBA, Esq
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: September, 2015 At-A-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
September 2015
Limiting Legal Malpractice Claims: Applying the Glenbrook Analysis By James W. Cushing, Esq.
  With No Budget Agreement in Sight, Legislators Shift Focus to Pending Legislation By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation - August, 2015 At A Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
  Decision 2015 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidates Forum on Sept. 18, 2015. listen to podcast Podcast
August
2015
Employers Need to Balance Motive, Knowledge and Religion in Dress Codes to Avoid Charges of Religious Discrimination By Faye Riva Cohen, Esq. and Shan R. Shah, Esq.
  By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq. on
  PA. Superior Court Rules on Waiver of Claim of Ineffectiveness By Burton A. Rose, Esq.
  Budget Impasse Roils Harrisburg as Legislators Leave Town By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: July, 2015 At A Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
June
2015
When the Disciplinary Board Comes Calling: It Can Happen to You! By Ellen C. Brotman and Ashley Kenney Shea
  Court "Comments" on Social Media Discovery
By James W. Cushing, Esq.
  Superior Court Rules on Suppression of Search of Computer Brought to Store for Servicing By Burton A. Rose, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: May 2015 At-A-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
  June 2015 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon (Listen to podcast)

Podcast

May
2015
Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures Create Potential Wave of Homelessness for Widows By Elizabeth Shay, Esq., John Sharrar, and Wendy Bookler, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: May 2015 At-A-Glance
By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
  YLD Program on Philadelphia School Fair Funding - Listen to podcast Podcast
April
2015
Sit! Stay! Dog Sniff During Routine Traffic Stop Held Unconstitutional. By Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq.
  Burden is Heavy When Considering the Weight of the Evidence By James W. Cushing, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: March 2015 At-A-Glance
By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
  ADR Committee Meeting - April 1: Listen to podcast

Podcast

March 2015
Associational Protection from Retaliation
By Jared Jacobson, Esq.
  Superior Court Rules on Expungement of Summary Offenses By Burton A. Rose, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: February 2015 At-A-Glance By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
  Mindfulness and Meditation in the Practice of Law: Listen to podcast By PHI-Young Lawyers Division
February 2015
Spotlight on Ethics By Paul Kazaras, Esq.
  Court's Stern Order Ships Philadelphia's Fire Boat Case Back to Port By James W. Cushing, Esq.
  Superior Court Explains PCRA Jurisdictional Requirements for Newly Discovered Evidence By Burton A. Rose, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: January 2015 At-A-Glance
By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.
January 2015
After Marriage Equality: Protecting Parental Rights of Same-Sex Couples Tiffany L. Palmer, Esq.
  Can You See the Light?! Adam S. Bernick, Esq
  Superior Court Rules That Case of Accomplice Should Have Been Severed in Gosnell Abortion Trial Burton A. Rose, Esq.
  The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: December 2014 At-A-Glance Mitchell I. Golding, Esq.