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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Friday, November 03, 2017

12:00 PM

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

Registration Info:
This event is free to members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and includes lunch, each of the panel presentations, and networking opportunities throughout the day. 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 attend this event for free, please contact our Membership Services Manager, Andrea Morris-Tracey, at 215-238-6313 or

Bounty From the Bar Food Drive:
The Young Lawyers Division is requesting nutritious, nonperishable food donations for the "Bounty From the Bar Food Drive" in partnership with Philabundance.

Philabundance food collection boxes are available until Nov. 17 at the Philadelphia Bar Association in the 10th Floor Board Room and in the 11th Floor Conference Center.

Let us work together to help provide some relief for the hungry!

Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers

YLD and Large Firm Management Committee 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 and Large Firm Management Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Friday, Nov.3 from 12 - 5 p.m.

The topics and presenters are:

Advice from the Bench
12:25 - 1:10 p.m.

Stephanie Stecklair, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

Hon. Anne E. Lazarus, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Hon. Daniel J. Anders, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division
Hon. Barbara A. McDermott Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division

You Passed the Bar, Now What: How to Succeed in Your First Year as an Attorney, and How to Gain Experience
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Michael C. Witsch, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Vincent N. Barbera, White and Williams LLP
Laura P. Heacock, Ballard Spahr LLP
Marissa Parker, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Maria N. Testa, Testa & Pagnanelli, LLC

Boosting Your Career with Pro Bono Work
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Turner N. Falk, United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern
District of Pennsylvania

Chancellor Deborah R. Gross, Kaufman, Coren & Ress, P.C.
Krystal Kane, Blank Rome LLP
Dylan J. Steinberg, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Robert S. Tintner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Considerations Before Starting Your Own Solo Practice or Small Firm
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Brad Shuttleworth, Shuttleworth Law

Maureen Farrell, Law Offices of Maureen M. Farrell
Kevin V. Mincey, Mincey & Fitzpatrick, LLC
Ku Yoo, Chang & Yoo, LLP

After the event concludes, we hope that you will be able to join us for a Networking Happy Hour at Field House, 1150 Filbert Street. There will be drink tickets and appetizers.

Thank you to the Networking Happy Hour Sponsor:

Dechert LLP

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