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ECBA Seminars
From 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm

A Live Seminar Presented by the Coalition of Attorneys and Physicians in Erie (CAPE). This is a cooperative & interactive coalition of the ERIE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION and the ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY.

This seminar has been approved by the PA CLE Board for 2 hours of CLE credit. (1 hour Substantive; 1 hour Ethics. Must stay for the entire program to obtain the Ethics credit)

  • $39 (ECBA members)
  • $29 (member Judges)
  • $49 (Non-members)

6:30 - 6:40 p.m. - Opening remarks / Presentation of Hypotheticals
                                   Robert C. LeSuer, Esquire
                                   Shareholder, Elderkin Law Firm
6:40 - 7:00 p.m. - "The Sorry State of the Law: Current Legal Duties Relating to Adverse Event
                                   Disclosure and the Proposed Apology Statute."
                                   Joy M. Sadaly, Esquire
                                   Peter W. Yoars, Jr., Esquire
7:00 - 7:20 p.m. - "Apology Laws and the Courtroom: Inequality Under Law?"
                                   Eric J. Purchase, Esquire

7:20 - 7:40 p.m. - "Does 'Sorry' Work? - Effectiveness of Disclosure/Apology in Reducing Medical
                                   Negligence Claims"
                                   Marcia H. Haller, Esquire
                                   J. Alexander Dale, Ph.D

7:40 - 8:00 p.m. - "Hippocrates Without Hypocrisy: Stances of the Profession and the Physician
                                   Perspective"
                                   Mark Kauffman, DO
                                   Thomas D. Falasca, DO
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - General / Panel Discussion
                                   Christopher C. Clark, DO
                                   Robert C. LeSuer, Esquire

There will be a Social Hour from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel. The Social Hour will consist of heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Registration Cost: See Registration Form For Details
Location: Sheraton Bayfront Erie Hotel (3 State Street, Erie, PA 16507)
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