Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the Code of Civility, the relationship of the Code to the Rules of Professional Conduct, and a discussion of COVID-19 concerns, including participating in video and telephone proceedings.

This course qualifies as a CNA Risk Management Seminar for USI Affinity.  The course materials include information and a form to request a discount for USI Affinity policyholders.

This course includes video recorded from a live Zoom conference for the Washington County Bar Association's 2020 Virtual Summer Bench Bar.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Ethics CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenters

  • Anne John, Esq. and Amy Coco, Esq.

    Anne John, Esq. and Amy Coco, Esq.

    Anne N. John, Esq. has been practicing law with her family since 1983. Growing up in Uniontown, Anne is an active member of the community and continues her involvement in the legal community. Anne is the immediate past President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where she previously served as secretary from May 2013-May 2016, and as Zone 6 Governor representing Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties from 2009 to May 2012.

    She has served as course planner and speaker for the continuing legal education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI, on numerous oil and gas issues, including lease interpretation, groundwater contamination and litigation. She is a Past President of the Fayette County Bar Association, where she previously served as secretary from 2006 to 2013, and has served several terms on its Board of Directors.

    Amy J. Coco, Esq. is a shareholder in the firm of Weinheimer, Haber & Coco and focuses her practice on representing lawyers, judges and law students; including in civil litigation matters, ethics and professional responsibility representation and counseling, practice before the disciplinary board, board of law examiners, and the client security fund; law firm organization and structure including employment matters related to lawyers; and risk management and law practice management counseling. She also defends product liability cases, including toxic torts, and personal injury and property damage lawsuits. Amy frequently lectures for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association and other organizations in the area of risk management, ethics and avoiding legal malpractice.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Video Note and USI Affinity Discount Information
    • Civility Course Materials
    • USI Affinity Discount Form
    • Civility in the Profession Part One
    • Civility in the Profession Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)