Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2018 June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at The Bellevue Hotel on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 p.m. Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture.
Prior to joining Merck, Frazier was a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLC. He sits on the boards of PhRMA, Weill Cornell Medicine, Exxon Mobil Corporation and Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia.
The 2018 Sandra Day O'Connor Award will be presented to Hon. Jacqueline F. Allen, Administrative Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division. The Sandra Day O'Connor Award is presented to a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community.
Judge Allen has served the judiciary for 25 years in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, having been elected first in 1993. Before rising to the position of Administrative Judge, she was a team leader in the Trial Division, supervising all major civil cases. Meanwhile, she served for more than 10 years as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Education Committee, as a presenter and leader for the New Judges Training Conference, and has served as chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Foundation of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter. Outside of her life in court, she serves as a leader in the philanthropic efforts of the Presbyterian Community Ministries of the Delaware Valley.
New members of the Association's 50-, 60- and 65-Year Clubs will also be honored at the meeting. The Year Clubs recognize attorneys who have been practicing law for 50 years or more.
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