2019 Fall Conference Curriculum

Thursday, November 14

9:00AM – 10:30 AM Educational Session | Topic: When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court? Presented by Di Graski, Consultant, National Center for State Courts Technology Division

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Educational Session | Topic: National Judicial Opioid Task Force, Presented by Chief Justice Paul Reiber, Supreme Court of Vermont, and Judge Shaun Floerke, 6th Judicial District of Minnesota

 Friday, November 15

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Educational Session | Topic: The Estate of Han Solo: Administration Problems of Galactic Proportions, Presented by Adam T. Gusdorff, Esq. and Jennifer A. Kosteva, Esq., Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Educational Session | Topic: Pennsylvania Guardianship Tracking System, Presented by Judge Paula Francisco Ott, Superior Court of Pennsylvania; Judge Lois E. Murphy, Administrative Judge of the Orphans’ Court, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas; Amy Whitworth, Information Technology Analyst Manager, Administrative Office of PA Courts; and Cherstin Hamel, Director, Office of Elder Justice in the Courts, Administrative Office of PA Courts

 Saturday, November 16

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Educational Session | Topic: A Brief History of Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court, Presented by Neal G. Wiley, Alexander & Pelli, LLC

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Educational Session | Topic: Advocacy from the Bench: Addressing Failed Drug Policy with a Gavel, Presented by Devin A. Reaves, M.S.W., Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Educational Session | Topic: Judges Behaving Badly and Other Ways to Leave the Bench Earlier than Planned, Presented by Colonel Linda Strite Murnane, United States Air Force, Retired