Course Description

An overview of The Pennsylvania Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, including implications and considerations for executors and agents under powers of attorneys, definitions, and the interplay with federal privacy law.

This course includes video recorded from a live CLE presentation via Zoom from the Washington County Bar Association in the spring of 2021.

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

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive 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 Presenter

  • Blake Birchmeier, Esq.

    Peacock Keller

    Blake Birchmeier, Esq.

    Blake Joseph Birchmeier graduated, magna cum laude, from the Ohio Northern University – Getty College of Arts & Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree, having a Major in History and a Minor in Public History and Museum Studies. During his undergraduate studies, Blake competed as an NCAA Division III athlete, playing centerfield for the ONU baseball program and was employed by the University as a Resident Director through the Office of Residence Life.

    Following his undergraduate education, Blake remained in Ada, Ohio, where he attended the Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University. During law school, Blake became a member of the Ohio Northern Law Review, where he served both as a Staff Editor and Associate Editor, earning the Outstanding Staff Editor Award for his role with Vol. XLI in 2015. After his first year of law school, Blake came to Washington, Pennsylvania, where he interned with the Honorable Katherine B. Emery, President Judge of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas. At the close of his second year, Blake secured a year-long clerkship with a solo practitioner in Lima, Ohio, where he assisted in the firm’s civil, estate, and criminal defense practice. Throughout his third year of law school, Blake was a legal intern at the Ohio Northern University’s Transactional Clinic, where represented numerous 501(c)(3) organizations throughout the State of Ohio. During his three years of legal education, Blake continued his employment with the Office of Residence Life at Ohio Northern University, serving as the Resident Director for law student housing as well as a sophomore dormitory on campus.

    Blake graduated from the Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University in May 2017, earning a certificate in Corporate Law and receiving a CALI Award for achieving the highest grade in the courses of Taxation of Business Entities and Advanced Legal Research.

    After law school, Blake had the privilege of serving as Deputy Clerk for the Honorable Robert W. Rettich, III, in his hometown of Miamisburg, Ohio, where he assisted in the Court’s Civil Division. Blake came back to Washington, Pennsylvania, to accept a clerkship with the Honorable Katherine B. Emery, President Judge of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas. His clerkship with Judge Emery covered all areas of civil law as well as work with the Orphans’ Court Division.

    Blake joined Peacock Keller as an Associate attorney in January of 2019 and focuses his practice in the areas of Business and Estate Planning and Administration. Blake is a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Blake is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Washington County Bar Association.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Digital Assets Course Materials
    • Digital Assets Part One
    • Digital Assets Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)