Course Description

This course will provide an overview of recent changes to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), and Act 29 of 2018 which re-enacted Act 10.

This course includes video recorded for the Washington County Bar Association's 2019 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

For full biographies, please see the course materials.

Judge Valarie Costanzo currently serves on the Washington County Court of Common Pleas, where she presides over criminal trials, summary appeals, DUIs, and fines and costs hearings.

Leslie L. Ridge, Esq. is a Deputy District Attorney in Washington County, where she is in charge of the Special Victims Investigative Unit, supervises the trial list attorneys, and is involved in the prosecution of Major Crimes.

M. Jacob Mihalov is an Assistant Public Defender in Washington County, where he is responsible for all manner of criminal cases from misdemeanors to homicides.

Course curriculum

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    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Presentation Slides
    • Course Handouts
    • SORNA Part One
    • SORNA Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)