Upcoming CLE Courses

Wednesday, August 15, 2018   Full Day $250, Auditors Welcome!

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Who Is Looking Over My Shoulder? Intellectual Property and Privacy Laws

Fred M. Wilf, Esq. Wilftek LLC
Dr. Ruth N. Sandberg, Leonard and Ethel Landau Professor of Rabbinics

Intellectual Property Law Overview: Whether running a business, launching satellites into space, or writing the Great American Novel, understanding intellectual property is critical to understanding what is and is not protected from the actions of other people in the same field. How do copyright law, trademark law, patent law, and trade secret law operate, and what do they really protect? 

Privacy Law Overview: If you saw Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, testify before Congress about privacy, you probably wondered what the law actually requires of Facebook or any other business, and you may have wondered whether or not the members of Congress understand the underlying technology. And what is “GDPR” in Europe, and how does it affect US companies that may have European customers and business partners?

In this course, Fred Wilf and Dr. Ruth Sandberg explore the underpinnings of privacy law and intellectual property laws —how they apply to you and your clients, and how they are viewed in Jewish legal tradition.

Kosher continental breakfast included. Doors open at 8:30 am.

12:45 Pm - 4:15 PM ONE (1) ETHICS & TWO (2) SUBSTANTIVE CREDITS $135

The Hardest Decision You Will Ever Make: Nursing Homes and Elder Care in the 21st Century 

Robert L. Sachs, Jr., Esq., Managing Partner, Shrager & Sachs
Martin S. Kardon, Esq., Kanter, Bernstein and Kardon PC

Two decisions of modern life are especially difficult as we age: telling a parent that they can’t drive any longer and moving a parent from his or her home into a nursing home or assisted living facility. Of these life-altering experiences, none is more fraught with anxiety, inexperience, and constant guilt than the decision to move a loved one from home into a residential facility – often costing thousands of dollars every month. Judaic culture teaches that one reaches the pinnacle of life’s accomplishments with old age. Consider the example of Moses in his final years leading his people forth from Egypt. Sadly, modern culture provides no similar path for our elders. Rather, we are moving aging citizens into nursing homes and assisted living facilities where they can be “kept” safely.  

How do you choose the best facility and the level of care? This CLE will examine both the tools and the techniques available to identify the best facility for your loved one. Then, after discussing how to find the best place, the presentation will shift to recognizing if there is a problem with the care being delivered and what to do after an injury has occurred from a residential elder care facility.  

Kosher lunch included (beginning at 12:15 pm)



Fred M. Wilf, Esq.
Fred Wilf practices technology and intellectual property law through his solo firm, Wilftek LLC (Wilftek.com).  During the past 30+ years, Fred has practiced in big, international firms and in intellectual property boutiques. For the past several decades, he has contributed to and edited a multi-volume treatise on the law of computer software, as well as organize and speak at CLE seminars. 

Dr. Ruth N. Sandberg, Leonard and Ethel Landau Professor of Rabbinics, Gratz College

Robert L. Sachs, Jr., Esq.
Rob Sachs is the managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Shrager & Sachs. His practice is limited exclusively to plaintiffs’ complex personal injury claims including nursing home, medical malpractice, truck wreck, and product liability cases as well as select mass tort claims. Rob served for five years as one of Pennsylvania’s Governors on the Board of the American Association for Justice, from 2010-2013 he served as Chair of the Publications Committee which publishes Trial magazine. From 2011-2012 he was elected Chairman of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group. In 2012 he completed a three year term on the Board of the AAJ Truck Litigation Group. Rob has served for over a decade on the Board of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice as well as the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association. 

Martin S. Kardon, Esq.
Mr. Kardon is a shareholder in the firm of Kanter, Bernstein and Kardon PC in Philadelphia. A graduate of Boston University and Suffolk University Law School, he has been a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts since 1977. After serving as an Assistant City Solicitor in the Philadelphia Law Department, Mr. Kardon began representing injured persons and families in claims for harm suffered in long term care. He is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Justice and the American Association of Justice. Mr. Kardon has served at Chair of the national Nursing Homes Litigation Group for the American Association of Justice. He is a frequent lecturer throughout the country on long term care neglect and abuse. Mr. Kardon has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2012.