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    Mary F. Platt

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    Mary F. Platt is a litigator at Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C., with extensive experience representing corporate clients in individual cases and class actions.

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    As many members of Philadelphia’s legal community have been asking what they can do to help the community-at-large, “The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice” pro bono volunteerism initiative provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy.

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  • Opportunities for Natural Disaster Relief

    Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfires – we are heartbroken to see the images of the destruction and devastation unleashed upon California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and Mexico. As natural disasters continue to strike, it is important now, more than ever, to mobilize our communities and help however possible.

  • Chancellor’s Reception Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

    The Chancellor’s Reception originally scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 has been rescheduled to the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 16 due to the inclement weather. While the date has changed, the time and venue remain the same. We look forward to seeing you in the Grand Ballroom at Hyatt at The Bellevue from 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 16.

  • Chancellor Strongly Opposes Bill to Eliminate Student Loan Forgiveness Program

    In light of a bill from House Republicans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which proposes to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Chancellor Deborah R. Gross issued the following statement…

  • Board of Governors Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 (Agenda)

    The Board of Governors will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association.

  • Chancellor Rebukes ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Label

    In light of the recent report issued by the American Tort Reform Association, which designated Philadelphia as a “judicial hellhole,” Chancellor Deborah R. Gross issued the following statement on behalf of the 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association…

  • The Inaugural Address of Mary F. Platt, 91st Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association

    Mary F. Platt photo On Dec. 5, 2017, Mary F. Platt, 91st Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, delivered the following address at the Bar Association's 2017 Annual Meeting.

  • Board of Governors Adopts New Dues Schedule for 2018

    For the first time since 2009, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors has updated the Association's membership dues schedule. The Board took the action at its Dec. 4, 2017 meeting.

  • Judge Snyder Elected Vice Chancellor; 5 Gain Board of Governors Seats

    Judge A. Michael Snyder photo Judge A. Michael Snyder (Ret.), a Distinguished Neutral at The Dispute Resolution Institute, Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association PNC Achievement Award Committee and vice-chair of the Campaign for Qualified Judges, will serve as Vice Chancellor of the Association in 2018 after running unopposed in the Association's 2017 Annual Election, which culminated at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2017.

  • Board of Governors Unanimously Adopted Resolution at November Meeting

    The Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors unanimously adopted a resolution in November, urging adherence to the ratings of judicial nominees by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.

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