Course Description

This seminar explores various hypothetical situations related to transitioning a lawyer's practice, including the ethical obligations and issues associated with each scenario.  

Topics include:

  • An attorney leaving a practice
  • The sale of a law practice
  • "Involuntary" retirement (disciplinary actions)
  • Incapacity
  • Judicial Incapacity
  • Death and estate issues

This course includes video recorded from a live presentation for the Lycoming Law Association

Course Deadline Notice:

Axom Education will no longer be offering online CLE courses after the December 31st, 2022 compliance deadline.  Any courses purchased from October 15th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022 must be completed by January 10th, 2023 to receive CLE credit.

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

  • Transitioning Your Practice Panel

    Transitioning Your Practice Panel

    Tammy Avery Weber, Esq., CELA, is an Attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber, LLC. When Attorney Weber graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lycoming College in 1983 and moved to Philadelphia to pursue her law degree, she never imagined that one day she would return to Williamsport and become the Managing Principal of one of the most prestigious elder law and estate planning law firms in the country.

    Attorney Weber is proud to be in an elite group of Pennsylvania attorneys who have undergone the extensive process to become a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation under Authorization of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The CELA certification, held by less than 70 attorneys in the state, requires an in-depth, working knowledge of the complex estate and long-term care issues that seniors can face. She is also a VA Accredited Attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Jessica L. Harlow, Esq., is a Shareholder with the firm of Mitchell Gallagher. She joined Mitchell Gallagher in May of 2012. She is concentrating her practice in the defense of civil lawsuits and worker's compensation claims. She became a Shareholder in 2018. Ms. Harlow came to Mitchell Gallagher from a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Charles H. Saylor, of the Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas. She had extensive experience in civil cases as Judge Saylor had a substantial, civil caseload.

    While serving as Judge Saylor's clerk, she also served as a special master in family law and juvenile dependency matters. She was instrumental in the implementation of a Veterans Treatment Court in Northumberland County. Ms. Harlow also served as a co-chair for the Inaugural Adoption Day Committee as well as a member of the DUI, Behavioral Health and Veterans Treatment Court teams.

    Ms. Harlow is admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania courts, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and she is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lycoming Law Association and the Northumberland County Bar Association. In January 2018, she was elected to the Executive Committee of the Lycoming Law Association, and she also serves as Chair of the Social Committee.

    Brian J. Bluth, Esq., is an Attorney with the McCormick Law Firm. He has been with McCormick Law Firm since his admission to the bar in 2001. In 1998, he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a concentration in genetics. He graduated cum laude from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law in 2001 with an Advanced Certificate in Health Law. His practice areas include medical malpractice defense litigation on behalf of Pennsylvania hospitals, health systems, physicians and nurses; and complex civil defense litigation on behalf of insurance carriers, manufacturers, corporations and municipal entities. Mr. Bluth donates his legal services on a pro bono basis, and has been awarded the Lycoming Law Association Equal Access to Justice Award (2006), the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award (2007) and the YWCA Unsung Hero Award (2007) for his pro bono activities.

    In 2011 and 2012, he was selected as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, an honor awarded to no more than two and a half percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania each year. Mr. Bluth has been actively involved with the Ethics Committee at Susquehanna Health and has taught courses in health care administration to graduate students in Williamsport. He has also taught seminars on various issues to area health care providers. Mr. Bluth has served in leadership positions in several local non-profit organizations. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Lycoming County United Way, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Lycoming Law Association (2011 President). He is a member of the Lycoming Law Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association, and is admitted in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Born in Brooklyn, New York City, and raised on Long Island, Mr. Bluth now lives in Williamsport.

    Jennifer Linn, Esq., is a Law Clerk with the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A.) and a 2005 graduate of the Villanova University School of Law (J.D.).

    Corey J. Mowrey, Esq. is a Partner with Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters and Dohrmann. He is a 2009 graduate of Widener University School of Law (J.D.) and a 2005 graduate of Lycoming College (B.A.). He currently serves as the president of his region’s Court Appointed Special Advocates’ board. CASA supports and promotes court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Content
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Materials: Inquiry No. 1992-056 (Printing optional)
    • Materials: Inquiry No. 1998-124 (Printing Optional)
    • Incapacity References (Printing optional)
    • Transitioning Your Practice Part One
    • Transitioning Your Practice Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)