Archive: Publications

Cirko v. Commissioner of SSA

At the heart of Cirko is that claimants have statutory rights to due process hearings before an ALJ with a valid appointment and that harm is presumed from the fact that they did not have a hearing before a properly appointed officer.

Posted: May 11th, 2020

What To Do While Stuck At Home: Case Management Self-Health Check

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) and Pennsylvania Law Weekly  Family Lawyers:  It’s a Good Time for a Case Management Self-Health Check As my kids have grown from young elementary school students to middle school… Read More

Posted: April 21st, 2020

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

2020 Best Law Firms – U.S. News & World Report

It’s official:  Berner Klaw & Watson was again named to the Best Lawyers®-U.S. News & World Report 2020 list of Best Law Firms for Family Law and Family Law Mediation for Metropolitan Tier 1 in… Read More

Posted: November 1st, 2019

2020 Best Lawyers®

Joni Berner, Margaret Klaw, Megan Watson and Eileen Murphy have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list. Margaret Klaw was also named as a Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers is the oldest and… Read More

Posted: August 15th, 2019

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