Archive: Practice of Law

Philadelphia Legal Name Change Clinic and CLE

BKW attorney Phillip Sylvester attended the Philadelphia Bar Association’s February 1, 2020 legal name change continuing legal education course and clinic that followed immediately thereafter. The course was taught by the Bar Association’s LGBTQ Committee… Read More

Joni Berner on the Business Aspects of Law

For the past five years, Joni Berner has served as a co-panelist for Professor Andrew Lund’s Business Aspects of Law module for 2Ls at Villanova University’s School of Law, her alma mater.  The class allows… Read More

Posted: January 9th, 2020
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Sharing College Costs (Weber v. Weber)

One of the questions that I am often asked in consultations or in connection with dissolving a marriage is “What about college?” Many couples share an expectation that their children will pursue higher education. The… Read More

Posted: August 8th, 2019
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Passing the Starbucks Test (H.Z. v. M.B.)

On February 8, 2019, the Superior Court entered an Order in H.Z. v. M.B., 2019 Pa. Super. 33, which found that Mother was entitled to receive a second paternity test of M.B., despite the receipt… Read More

Posted: March 28th, 2019
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Tears on the Job

In my line of work, January is a busy time, and it’s sure to involve tears. I often think about the world of work being divided into two distinct types of jobs: those where your… Read More

Posted: January 12th, 2019
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Transforming a Family Law Practice to a Peacemaking Practice

Is a limited amount of legal assistance better for clients than no assistance at all? Can lawyers make a living and be proud of their professional practice without engaging in contentious litigation? Are client-centered approaches… Read More