Hosted by the Federal Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association
This half-day annual conference, hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Federal Courts Committee, offers in-depth CLE discussions on legal and practice topics important to the Federal Court Practice community in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The Federal Bench Bar Conference provides a forum for the interchange of ideas among the bench and bar, educates the bar with regard to practice in the courts and encourages civility in the courts.
The Conference will begin with welcome and opening remarks by the Co-Chairs of the Federal Courts Committee, Leslie A. Mariotti, Esq. and Michael Morse, Esq., followed by an introduction of the program by Joseph J. Santarone Jr., Esq.
This year's Conference was planned by Federal Courts Committee Vice Chair, Colleen M. Bannon, Esq.
This conference is historically attended by the many federal practice leaders and members of the judiciary in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and offers an excellent opportunity for education and networking.
8:15 - 8:45 -- Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 - 8:50 -- Conference CLE Remarks
8:50 - 8:55 -- Welcome & Opening Remarks
Leslie A. Mariotti, Esq. and Michael Morse, Esq.
Federal Courts Committee Co-Chairs
8:55 - 9:00 -- Introduction to Program and Panels
Joseph J. Santarone Jr., Esq.
9:00 - 9:45 -- Ethical Issues Arising in Litigation
Honorable Gerald A. McHugh
Timothy R. Lawn, Esq.
Daniel J. Sherry, Esq.
9:45 - 10:00 -- Break
10:00 - 10:40 -- 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules
Honorable Paul S. Diamond
William T. Hangley, Esq.
Dennis R. Suplee, Esq.
10:40 - 11:00 -- Cyber Attacks, Ethics and Law Firms
Leeza Garber, Esq.
11:00 - 11:55 -- Today's Jury Pool: The Impact of Generation Y and Social Media
Honorable Juan R. Sanchez
Ann T. Greeley, Ph.D.
David J. MacMain , Esq.
11:55 - 12:15 -- Reports on the State of Courts
Honorable Petrese B. Tucker, Chief Judge, E.D.Pa
Honorable Magdeline D. Coleman, U.S. Bankruptcy Crt. E.D.Pa
Michael E. Kunz, Clerk of Court, E.D.Pa
12:15 - 1:15 -- Luncheon CLE Presentation
Marsha Levick, Esq., Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center
Program agenda is subject to change.
4 Total CLE credits(3 SUB/1 ETH*) available.
*1 hour of ethics is integrated within the presentation of this conference. An attorney must attend the conference in its entirety to earn the ethics credit. If arriving late or leaving early, the attorney will earn only substantive credit for the amount of time attended.