Recent Continuing Education Programs

Attorney Brown recently attended three, continuing education/webinar programs.

  • February 16, 2011—Filing an Unclaimed Property Report in Pennsylvania;
  • February 24, 2011—Smart Security Solutions for Cloud Computing; and
  • March 1, 2011—DUI Practice for General Practitioners.

The Filing an Unclaimed Property Report in Pennsylvania program summarized the unclaimed property reporting rules for any entity doing business in Pennsylvania. If reports must be filed, reports are due on April 15 of each year. See the Pennsylvania Treasury Unclaimed Property Website for more information about mandatory reporting, identifying unclaimed property in your business, and reporting requirements.

Smart Security Solutions for Cloud Computing frankly addressed the challenges arising as businesses move to “cloud” infrastructure. Challenges addressed include the usual litany of security, encryption, access, end-of-contract data retention, connectivity failures, limits on bandwidth, and service-provider backups. Importantly, the program distinguished the needs of general business and the requirements imposed on regulated industries—financial, medical, legal, etc. In other words, one-size-does-not-necessarily-fit-all when it comes to “cloud” services.

The third program covered Pennsylvania’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) statutes. The presenters, one from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office and one a criminal defense lawyer, provided key insights into the DUI process: stop, drug and alcohol testing, arrest, ARD, trial, and sentencing. Nuances of the DUI law were raised such as the influence of drugs, what constitutes a vehicle, and grounds for stops.