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Category: GKH Seminars

Back to School: Legal Issues at Public Schools

Date:          Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time:          12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Location:    The offices of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP, 2933 Lititz Pike

GKH attorneys Sheila O’Rourke and Jason Asbell will discuss legal issues that arise at public schools, including student rights, freedom of expression in the school context, disciplinary matters, and due process hearings.

A light lunch is included.

To register, call 717.291.1700 or email RSVP@gkh.com.

Mediation: What It Is and Why Do It?

Date:          Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time:          7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Location:    The offices of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP, 2933 Lititz Pike

Why mediation? No, the question you should be asking is, Why not mediation? John Huber and Melvin Hess will discuss the benefits of submitting disputes to mediation, the anatomy of the mediation process, and other ways to resolve disputes. John Huber, a former GKH partner, is a mediator and mediation trainer. He currently serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators and Advoz, the Lancaster-based mediation center. Mel Hess, a partner at GKH, is an experienced litigator and a trained mediator. He has been involved in mediations ranging from backyard disputes to multi-million dollar claims.

A light breakfast is included.

To register, call 717.291.1700 or email RSVP@gkh.com.

Beyond Wills and Trusts: Other Estate Planning Essentials

Date:          Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time:          7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Location:    The offices of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP, 2933 Lititz Pike

Everyone needs a will, but that’s not all you need to accomplish your estate planning goals. Attorneys Elvin Kraybill and Angelo Fiorentino discuss other tools, including:

  • Placing with the will a letter about faith and values;
  • Using a separate memo to direct distribution of certain household and personal effects;
  • Using retirement account beneficiary designations to fund charitable gifts;
  • Donating appreciated property to charity and retaining a lifetime annuity for yourself and your spouse, with remainder to charity after your demise;
  • Designating a primary and alternate beneficiary for retirement accounts, so that the proceeds do not pass under the will;
  • Giving gifts during your lifetime;
  • Ensuring that your estate plan complies with agreements governing business interests;
  • Keeping a separate record of  lifetime gifts that shall be deemed “advancements” that reduce what the recipient otherwise would receive under the will;
  • Benefits and risks of joint accounts or pay-on-death accounts to implement your goals;
  • Titling investment assets to save income taxes after death and increase flexibility for a surviving spouse;
  • Funding a revocable trust;
  • Considering umbrella liability and long-term care insurance coverage;
  • Granting broad powers in a Power of Attorney;
  • Organizing your financial records and leaving instructions, files or a clear paper trail in case of your death or incapacity.
  • Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney.

A light breakfast is included.

To register, call 717.291.1700 or email RSVP@gkh.com.

Unreasonable Searches and Seizures and the Fourth Amendment

Date:          Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time:          12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Location:    The offices of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP, 2933 Lititz Pike

Continuing GKH’s popular series on rights and freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, attorneys Dwight Yoder, Jason Asbell, Justin Bollinger and Sheila O’Rourke will present an overview of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. Learn what constitutes an illegal search or seizure, and what powers are granted to police who have a search warrant. Bring your questions and participate in a lively question and answer time.

A light lunch is included.

To register, call 717.291.1700 or email RSVP@gkh.com.

Right To Know Law and the Sunshine Act

Date:          Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time:          12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Location:    The offices of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP, 2933 Lititz Pike

Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of governmental bodies. In addition, the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act legislates the method by which public meetings are conducted. This seminar explains those laws, clarifies what information is considered “public,” and describes the process by which information may be obtained. Attorneys Dwight Yoder and Sheila O’Rourke will use real-life examples to illustrate how these laws are implemented.

A light lunch is included.

To register, call 717.291.1700 or email RSVP@gkh.com.