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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

5:30 PM

Reed Smith LLP
Three Logan Square
1717 Arch Street, Suite 3100
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Registration Info:
There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required.


Business Law & YLD Speed Mentoring Event and Book Drive

Following up on this summer's successful Speed Mentoring program, the Business Law Section in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division once again invites young lawyers and law students to attend a roundtable mentoring program to engage candidly and meaningfully with seasoned practitioners and coaches, who will provide insider tips and practical advice focused on the substantive legal business skills needed to be successful in today's legal profession.

Attendees will be divided into small groups which will rotate from table to table to discuss focused topics with mentors. Developing one's practice is essential to a successful legal career, and starting early can reap significant benefits. Designed as a companion to the summer program which was focused on soft skills, topics for this roundtable will focus on how best to represent your business clients by identifying issues that businesses confront across the legal spectrum and providing tips and advice about how to recognize these issues and find the resources to help your clients resolve the issues.

The summer program was sold out, so we encourage you to register early. If you are interested in serving as a mentor for the program, please contact Robert Graff at or Amy McVeigh at

Boots on the Ground Community Initiate - Enhancing Our Service to Our Community

"Books from the Bar"

The Philadelphia Bar Association established its Boots on the Ground Community Initiative this year to encourage its members to partner with community service organizations and find opportunities to enhance service within Philadelphia. The Business Law Section has partnered with the local organization Books Through Bars, an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to reducing recidivism and promoting successful reentry into society through the education of incarcerated individuals. The Section will be collecting books at this event as part of an ongoing book drive to support the initiative.

Below is a list of the permissible types of books. (Please note that many prisons do not permit hardcover books of any kind.)

Legal Books:
Black's Law Dictionary (any edition)
Recent federal, state, and local procedural rules
Caselaw textbooks (paper only)
Professional Development:
Resume writing
Interview skills
Introductory college level textbooks
GED and ESL study guides
Basic math and grammar books
Automotive, electrical, plumbing, and construction guides
Starting a small business
Finance and accounting
Marketing and branding
Negotiation skills

Books should be less than 5 years old, except if the content is not outdated and the books are in great physical condition.

Thanks for your support!

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