Course Description

This course provides an overview of new rules for Petitions for Small Estates in Pennsylvania.  The course includes a discussion of the changes from prior law, practice pointers, and the impact on future representation of small estates.


This course includes video recorded from a CLE presentation via Zoom for the Franklin County Bar Association.

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.  If you are taking this course for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE) 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

  • Alexandra M. Sipe, Esq.

    Partner, Bybel Rutledge

    Alexandra M. Sipe, Esq.

    Alexandra M. Sipe is a partner of Bybel Rutledge LLP where she is chair of the Wealth, Estate, Trust Planning and Administration Division. Ms. Sipe focuses on estate planning for individuals, advising individual and corporate fiduciaries on trust and estate administration legal issues and real estate transactions.

    Ms. Sipe crafts creative and practical trust and estate solutions for her clients. Employing a collaborative approach with a team of estate planning professionals, she delivers well-rounded solutions with active participation from her client’s additional advisory professionals.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Small Estates Course Materials
    • Petitions for Small Estates Part One
    • Petitions for Small Estates Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)