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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Friday, November 09, 2018

1:00 PM

Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street
11th Floor Conference Center
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Registration Info:

This cost of this event is $10 for members and includes lunch, each of the panel presentations, networking opportunities throughout the day and a reception. Advance registration is required.


If you are not a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the fee to attend is $25. If you'd like to join the Association and receive the member rate of $10, please contact our Membership Services Manager, Andrea Morris-Tracey, at 215-238-6313 or

Are You a Law Student or New Lawyer? Don't Miss YLD Bootcamp!

YLD Bootcamp

Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers presented by the Young Lawyers Division on Friday, Nov.9 from 1 - 5 p.m.

The topics and presenters are:

You Passed the Bar, Now What: How to Succeed in Your First Year as an Attorney, and How to Gain Experience

Melissa A. Martinez, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Moderator)
Mara I. Smith, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads
Rob Ransom, Archer
Jamal Hill, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Angie Yannaris, Dilworth Paxson LLP

Boosting Your Career with Pro Bono Work

Jordan L. Strokovsky, McEldrew Young (moderator)
Elizabeth Fischer, Assistant District Attorney
Timothy McKinney, Support Center for Child Advocates
Allison Merrick, Philadelphia VIP

Considerations Before Starting Your Own Solo Practice or Small Firm

Jordan S. Schlossberg, Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP (moderator)
John J. Branigan, Law Office of John J. Branigan
Jared S. Zafran, Zafran Law, LLC
Andrew T. Bull, Bull Blockchain Law, LLC

Advice from the Bench

Jordan S. Schlossberg, Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP (moderator)
Honorable Frederica Massiah-Jackson, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil
Honorable Paul P. Panepinto, Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge
Peter Divon, Director of Dispute Resolution Center & Discovery Court, First Judicial District

After the event concludes, we hope that you will be able to join us for a Networking Happy Hour. There will be drinks and appetizers.

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