Course Description

This course is designed to introduce practitioners to real estate and title practice with a focus on the resources available in Fayette County, PA. Though parts of the course are specific to Fayette County, the course also provides an overview of real estate and title practice in Pennsylvania that would be relevant to any practitioner interested in real estate practice, and discusses some of the challenges of title work in Pennsylvania, where each county in the Commonwealth has different resources, systems, and processes.

The course includes a video tour of the relevant row offices in Fayette County and the resources available in each office.  

The course is part of a series offered by the Fayette County Bar Association to provide an introduction to different areas of practice for new attorneys or attorneys who may be new to that practice area.

The course also includes a downloadable zip file of over 100 sample forms, letters, and other documents relating to real estate practice as well as the example documents used in this course. Some documents are in PDF format, while others are offered in both Microsoft Word and WordPerfect formats.

This course includes video recorded for a live CLE presentation for the Fayette County Bar Association on October 31st, 2018.

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


CLE Credit:

3.5 PA Substantive CLEs

This course contains approximately three and one half hours 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.

This course includes more than 100 sample forms and documents related to the practice of real estate, as well as the documents used as examples in this course.  Some sample documents are in PDF format, all other documents are offered as both Microsoft Word and WordPerfect documents.  These documents are included in a .zip file for download.  Please download the file to your computer and then unzip the downloaded folder to view the files.  Please note that in some browsers the download may appear at the bottom of your browser window.  Downloads may not be available on mobile devices or iPads/tablets.

To unzip files on a MacOS computer, double click on the folder.  For more recent versions of Windows, right click on the folder and select "extract."  Older versions of Windows may require the use of a Zip utility to extract such as 7-zip.

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

  • Vincent J. Roskovensky, II, Esq.

    Vincent J. Roskovensky, II, Esq.

    A 1971 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Vincent J Roskovensky II received his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1974, after which he began his practice in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and has maintained his office in the same location since. His many accolades including serving as Fayette County Assistant District Attorney for several years, Solicitor for a number of municipal authorities - Mountain Water Association, Smithfield Borough, and the Albert Gallatin Municipal Authority—and currently serving as counsel for Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services Inc. and a number of other agencies.

    In addition, he is an agent for Conestoga Title Insurance and an approved attorney for a number of other title insurance companies, and has provided legal services for a variety of banks and financial institutions.

    As well as being active in a multitude of community groups, he has been admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Courts and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Fayette County Bar Associations.

    www.vincentjrlaw.com
  • Anthony S. Dedola, Jr., Esq.

    Anthony S. Dedola, Jr., Esq.

    Anthony Dedola has practiced law in Fayette County since 1979, starting out with criminal defense work before focusing on civil law.

    He developed an area of expertise in child dependency law, first as an attorney who represented children's interests and later as solicitor for the county's Children and Youth Services agency, a position he has held since 1989.

    He has experience in municipal law, having served as solicitor for Brownsville Township since 1982. In his private practice, he continues to handle some criminal cases, but is focused primarily on family law, estates, real estate, bankruptcies and other civil matters.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    A Primer on Real Estate Practice
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Course Syllabus
    • 100+ Sample Documents and Forms (Zip File)
    • Video Part One
    • Video Part Two
    • Video Part Three
    • Video Part Four
    • Video Tour of Fayette County Row Offices
    • Course Evaluation (Required)