Course Description

This course uses case studies from real-life family law cases to illustrate some common ethical issues that arise in family law practice.


This course includes video recorded from a live CLE via Zoom for  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 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 Presenter

  • Pat Smider, Esq. and David Wolf, Esq.

    Pat Smider, Esq. and David Wolf, Esq.

    Attorney John Patrick "Pat" Smider Esq. has been representing a diverse group of clients for over 25 years. Areas of practice include motor vehicle accidents, real estate, divorce, custody, contracts, municipal and government law, business law, formation of LLCs construction law, criminal law and Estates. David Wolf is an attorney with the firm of Wolf, Wagers, and Wolf in Canonsburg. He concentrates his practice in the the areas of family law, personal injury, and criminal law. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and The Ohio State University and is a past president of the Washington County Bar Association Family Law Section.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Family Law Ethics Course Materials
    • Family Law Ethics Part One
    • Family Law Ethics Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)