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2021 CE Wrap Up Harrisburg Area
Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Category: PFDA Events

2021 CE Wrap Up - Harrisburg Area

Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Highmark Caring Place - 3 Walnut St #200, Lemoyne, PA 17043
*Masks required at all locations

Price: PFDA Members: $25 per credit | Nonmembers: $100 per credit

(NOTE: Members must be logged in when registering to receive the member rate.) 




Following the Funeral:
Possible Civil Legal Claims for a Grieving Family 



Katelyn D. Edwards, Senior Associate, Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. and Robert F. Daley, Principal Attorney, Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C
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2-3 p.m.
- 1 CE Credit -

An introductory presentation on the various wrongful death and negligence claims that can be brought by Pennsylvania families who have lost loved ones due to the neglect or wrongful actions of another.  Topics include the vastly overlooked negligence that occurs in our nursing homes, pharmaceutical and medical claims, and various personal injury actions.  Funeral directors play an integral part in discussing their findings with families in a dignified and caring way, and attorneys are able to assist these families in having their claims acknowledged and effectuating change within our healthcare and work safety fields. 

The Role of the State Board of Funeral Directors in the Disciplinary Process


Wesley J. Rish, Esq.
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3-4 p.m.
- 1 CE Credit -

Wesley Rish is former legal counsel to the State Board of Funeral Directors and will provide an overview of the disciplinary process of the Board.  Mr. Rish will address the obligations of a funeral director when contacted by a state investigator regarding potential violations of the Funeral Director Law and what a funeral director may expect if formal charges are filed.  He will also review recent disciplinary cases issued by the Board

Reviving the Independent Funeral Home


Josh Bloom, Funeral Director - Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks, Inc.
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4-5 p.m.
- 1 CE Credit - 

This session is intended to bring a different lens to the funeral home’s approach. The speaker spent most of his career helping communities improve their historic Main Streets. He uses that framework to illustrate how strategy, creativity, empathy, and care of the environment can foster a new way of thinking about the role and philosophy of the funeral director and the funeral home.

 Cyber Security



Justin Harris, Federated Insurance

5-6 p.m.
- 1 CE Credit -

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about a security breach or incident involving the loss of sensitive data to hackers. We will discuss several layers of risk management that will help reduce a business’s exposure, as well as coverage options available to transfer this risk to an insurance carrier. Cyber-crime is the fastest growing and most dynamic exposure in business today. We’ll address strategies to minimize that risk. 

*All classes have been approved by the PA State Board