Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

All workshops will be presented virtually by webinar on the Zoom platform. You must register for individual workshop webinars by clicking the Register for the Webinar button appearing in the workshop description and completing the registration information to be admitted into the webinar.

Pennsylvania CLE credits will be available to attorneys who actively participate in webinars and indicate their participation through polls displayed periodically during the webinars.

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Family Law [clear filter]
Monday, September 14

2:00pm EDT

The UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act), enacted in Pennsylvania in 2004, provides the statutory framework for courts to use to determine both interstate and intrastate jurisdictional disputes in child custody matters.

Join us to learn more about the UCCJEA: how to effectively analyze cases involving jurisdictional disputes and how to incorporate the guidance provided under the UCCJEA into your child custody practice.

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Susan Abramowich

Managing Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services
Susan Abramowich is currently a Managing Attorney handling cases involving domestic violence and complex custody matters. As an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Susan also teaches classes regarding general law and ethics. Prior to joining NLS, Susan served as a child... Read More →
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Nikki Christopher

Managing Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services
Nikki Christopher has been employed with Neighborhood Legal Services since 2010. Prior to NLS, Attorney Christopher was a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas M. Piccione and the Honorable John W. Hodge, of the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas. She previously worked as an Associate... Read More →

Monday September 14, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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Tuesday, October 20

10:00am EDT

Child Custody: Learning the Basics and Navigating the Virus
This 90 minute session will introduce participants to basic legal concepts in child custody practice, including a discussion of the statutory factors, a review of common pleadings and court procedure, and notice of recent case law updates. The speakers will also provide practice tips in areas of special consideration, such as domestic violence and inter/intrastate issues.

This presentation will also provide insights on how to help your clients co-parent during a pandemic and how to adapt your advocacy to the virtual environment.


Angela Ruan

Staff Attorney, Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Sarah Robinson

Staff Attorney, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
I am a family law attorney with a year of experience. I started my career in anti-sex trafficking policy and providing direct legal services to trafficking survivors in criminal defense and post-conviction relief. I love dogs and desert. 

Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Thursday, October 22

10:00am EDT

Evidence in a PFA Case
This presentation will discuss PFAs/SVPOs and evidence that clients provide us in a PFA case.

ATTENTION: Due to technical difficulties the first approximately 30 minutes of this presentation was not recorded. The portion recorded and available here focuses on the Pennsylvania Wiretap Act.


Alisa Petersen

IOLTA Fellow, MidPenn Legal Services
Alisa L. Petersen is the 2020-2021 IOLTA Fellow with MidPenn Legal Services in Carlisle, PA. Ms. Petersen earned a B.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law with a minor in Professional Writing from Bloomsburg University in 2017, graduating summa cum laude. In May 2020, Ms. Petersen earned... Read More →
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Paul Edger

Managing Attorney, MidPenn Legal Services
Paul D. Edger, Esquire is the Managing Attorney of the Carlisle, Chambersburg, and Gettysburg offices of MidPenn Legal Services, managing all services provided in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and Fulton counties. Mr. Edger earned a B.A. in Political Philosophy and Legal Studies from... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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