Course Description

This course provides an overview of best practices for seeking an allowance of appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Topics include:  

  • Preserving and developing your issue
  • Procedural, formal, and substantive requirements
  • Drafting: special and important reasons
  • Answering a PAA
  • The adjudication process
  • Top 10 common mistakes

This course includes video recorded for the Washington County Bar Association's 2020 Winter Bench Bar.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

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

  • Tami Collingwood, Esq. and  Derrick Maultsby, Jr.


    Tami Collingwood, Esq. and Derrick Maultsby, Jr.

    Tami Collingwood, Esq. is an attorney in Microsoft’s Corporate and Legal External Affairs (CELA) team. In her role, she provides legal support for Microsoft’s U.S. commercial enterprise business team for the Great Lakes region, and assists in driving technology transaction sales for Azure cloud services. Additionally, she is a lead field attorney responsible for supporting internal clients and external customer needs, requirements and education for the legal industry (both law firms and corporate legal departments). Her primary legal expertise includes negotiating a wide range of complex cloud and IT commercial agreements such as cloud volume licensing and services, professional and consulting services, and procurement and sourcing for corporate shared services software purchases and implementations (IT, Finance, HR, Marketing etc.). She has additional prior legal experience in HR employment, training and development, and non-compete agreements, OEM and affiliate agreements, corporate and digital marketing, and technical IT mapping for mergers and acquisitions.

    Derrick Maultsby, Jr. is a consultant for Jackson Kelly, PLLC, focusing on Data Privacy, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Consultation, and Emerging Technology Regulation. He has a strong network in the tech sector, both in the Pittsburgh area and nationally, which enables him to connect many individuals and businesses in that sector with an emphasis on growth and relationship building for his clients. Derrick has guided numerous companies through compliance under the General Data Protection Regulation and various other data privacy laws. In addition to his role at Jackson Kelly PLLC, Derrick is a 3L at the Duquesne University School of Law.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Modern Legal Course Materials
    • Modern Legal Part One
    • Modern Legal Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)