Neff & Sedacca partner Marc Neff is slated to speak at the upcoming Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers continuing legal education program “Defending Education Professionals and Students” on Oct. 4 at The Inn at Villanova University in Radnor.

The full-day CLE program will feature four in-depth criminal defense topics impacting the education industry.

A practicing criminal defense attorney for more than 30 years, Neff is set to co-present on “Defending the Education Professional.”

He is to be joined by in-house counsel for the Pennsylvania State Education Association to discuss the unique issues teachers face if accused of inappropriate and/or criminal conduct both at work or outside of school.

Other program topics will cover defending students, hazing and common sense responses in cases of child endangerment and abuse allegations.

Neff began practicing law in 1986 and limits his practice to the area of criminal defense.

As founder and managing partner of Neff & Sedacca, he represents clients from a variety of backgrounds, such as corporate executives, entertainment personalities, medical and legal professionals, teachers, public officials and ordinary citizens.

Neff is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Philadelphia bar associations, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Club of Philadelphia.

He is also actively involved with Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

From 2005-2008, Neff served by appointment on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania criminal procedural rules committee.

Neff participates in a variety of lectures and speaking engagements, including various PACDL events.


Attorney Neil T. O’Donnell with the O’Donnell Law Offices presented “Increasing Case Value Through Winning Depositions” in Newport, Rhode Island, at the Connectionology Seminar.

The O’Donnell Law Offices is a Northeastern Pennsylvania personal injury law firm that represents all types of personal injury claims, ranging from auto and trucking accidents to products liability claims to medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.

The firm is located in Kingston.


The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School is scheduled to hold a day-long public symposium, furnishing CLE credits, Sept. 26 at Penn Law, concluding with a keynote address by U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, retired 4-star general and former commander of U.S. Central Command.

The program is titled “Ethical Challenges in the Development of New Weaponry.”

The morning session, “Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence (AI); Biological and Chemical Convergence” is slated to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The afternoon session, “Biological Enhancements and Genetics; Nanotechnology” is set to be held from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m.

The keynote address is to be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., followed by a reception.

This program is approved for 5.0 ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers.

CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well.

Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $200.00 ($100.00 public interest/nonprofit attorneys) cash or check made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

The keynote program is approved for 1.5 ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers.


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