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March 5, 2015 | Vol. 16, No. 19
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

Philabundance Food Collection
at March 10 Quarterly Meeting

As part of Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III's Boots on the Ground Community Initiative, the Philadelphia Bar Association is partnering with Philabundance to host a food donation collection at the Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, March 10. Philabundance food donation bins will be located near the entrance of the Grand Ballroom, as well as Philabundance staff members who can further inform you on their efforts to drive hunger from our community. Attendees are encouraged to bring high-priority items for Philabundance. Approximately one pound of food is equivalent to one meal...READ MORE
 

Philabundance Food Collection at March 10 Quarterly

As part of Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III's Boots on the Ground Community Initiative, the Philadelphia Bar Association is partnering with Philabundance to host a food donation collection at the Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, March 10.

Philabundance food donation bins will be located near the entrance of the Grand Ballroom, as well as Philabundance staff members who can further inform you on their efforts to drive hunger from our community. Attendees are encouraged to bring high-priority items for Philabundance. Approximately one pound of food is equivalent to one meal.

Ari Melber, a lawyer and a co-host of MSNBC's "The Cycle," will be the keynote speaker at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Tuesday, March 10 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon. Judge Nelson A. Diaz, a partner at Dilworth Paxson LLP, will receive the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award at the event. Visit philadelphiabar.org to purchase tickets.

The Sotomayor Award publicly acknowledges, recognizes and honors an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.

Judge Diaz served on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas from 1981 through 1993. He was the youngest judge elected to the court and the first Latino judge in Pennsylvania history. He also served as the city solicitor of Philadelphia and was appointed by President Clinton to be the general counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he focused on reforming public and mixed-use housing programs. He is also chair of Dilworth Paxson’s diversity committee.

Melber also writes about law and politics for MSNBC.com and other publications. Melber anchors and writes an MSNBC series on inequities in the criminal justice system, Presumed Guilty, and he is a guest host for MSNBC shows such as "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "All In with Chris Hayes."

Melber also is a correspondent for The Nation magazine, the oldest political weekly in America, a contributor to Reuters, and his writing has been published by many major media outlets.

Immediate-Past Chancellor William P. Fedullo will be honored at the event. He will be presented with a gold box, a replica of the one presented to Andrew Hamilton for his defense of John Peter Zenger in 1735. The gold box is presented annually to the immediate-past Chancellor and is inscribed with the message "acquired not by money, but by character."

Additionally, The Justinian Society and the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation will present the Lifetime Achievement Award in Memory of Marvin Comisky and Judge G. Fred DiBona to Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The award is presented to an outstanding member of the bench or bar who acts as a superb mentor and advisor to clients, the Bar, the judicial system and/or the community; makes a difference in the lives of others irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation; demonstrates a willingness to do what is right although sometimes unpopular; demonstrates legal acumen or scholarship; and exhibits great humility.

The March Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets are $65 for members; $55 for YLD members, public interest and government members; $25 for law student members; and $75 for non-members. Visit philadelphiabar.org to purchase tickets.

Oppose Sales Tax on Legal Services in PA

Currently, legal services are exempt from the sales tax in Pennsylvania. However, Governor Wolf's budget proposal would broaden the application of the sales tax to include many professional services, including most legal services. Visit our Legislative Action Center to learn more.

The Philadelphia Bar Association believes that it is bad public policy to impose a sales tax on legal services. This is not a tax on attorneys. Rather, it is a tax on the individuals who seek legal help, often at a time when they are most vulnerable and stressed.

The proposed tax would be harmful to individuals, in that many people who are financially struggling may forego hiring an attorney and suffer the consequences inherent with lack of representation.

A sales tax on legal services would also be harmful to Pennsylvania's law firms, as clients would seek legal representation from firms in the vast majority of states that do not have such a tax. To save clients money, firms that have offices in multiple states will shift legal work to offices outside of Pennsylvania. The tax would also place an administrative burden on Pennsylvania lawyers in charging, accounting for and paying to the Commonwealth sums owed on fees collected from clients.

The Philadelphia Bar Association urges its members to contact their state legislators to discuss with them the negative implications of expanding the sales tax to include legal services. A personal contact, either face-to-face or by telephone, can be highly persuasive. An incisive letter is another effective tool to get your point across. Use the format letter on our Legislative Action Center page to get started. Be sure to personalize the letter to increase the likelihood that your point of view will be noticed. Take action today on the issues that will make Pennsylvania a better place to live and work.

Due Diligence in Business Transactions March 6

Get a comprehensive review of due diligence essentials, including important tips to help you cover all of the bases, at PBI's "Due Diligence in Business Transactions" on Friday, March 6.

The program, co-sponsored by the Business Law Section, will be held from 12 to 4:15 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Lunch is included. A total of 4 CLE credits are available, one of which may be applied toward ethics. Click here to register.

Solving Driver's Licensing Problems March 6

Imagine yourself without a driver's license. What if you have a long commute and are diagnosed with a medical condition that results in a license suspension? What if you were a cab or truck driver? How would you earn your living without a license?

Attorneys are called on regularly to assist clients whose driving privileges are threatened or have been revoked. Click here for more information on this March 6 CLE program at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. A total of 6 CLE credits are available.

March 9 is Deadline for YLD Talent Show Performers

Performers interested in appearing on stage at the YLD Talent Show have until Monday, March 9 to submit their information. Musicians, bands, comedians, dancers, magicians, poets, impressionists and other performers are needed for the YLD Talent Show on June 4 at World Cafe Live.

Space is limited to 10 performers and each performance must be five minutes or less. Candidates are asked to provide a brief description of their performance and must be available between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. Each performer must provide their own equipment. Microphones will be provided.

Candidates can send submissions (including video clips, if available) to Tracey McMcCloskey at tmccloskey@philabar.org. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 9. Candidates will be notified by March 16 if they have been selected to perform. The YLD Talent Show will benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

For more information about the YLD Talent Show, please contact Tracey McMcCloskey at tmccloskey@philabar.org

Issues Related to Pa. Death Penalty March 9

Dana Cook, deputy director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation, will discuss current issues related to the death penalty in Pennsylvania at the Monday, March 9 meeting of the Civil Rights Committee.

The program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the 11th Floor Committee Room South at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Click here to register.

March 10 Reception Honors New Federal Judges

The Eastern District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker will host a reception in honor of the district's six newest judges on Tuesday, March 10. New judges include Judge Edward G. Smith, Judge Gerald A. McHugh, Judge Wendy Beetlestone, Judge Mark A. Kearney, Judge Gerald J. Pappert and Judge Joseph F. Leeson Jr.

The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Union League, 140 S. Broad St. Admission is free for members of the Federal Bar Association and $50 for non-members. Click here to register. An RSVP is required by March 3.

For more information on becoming a member of the Federal Bar Association, please visit
www.fedbar.org.

Conflicts of Interest CLE March 11

The Insurance Programs Committee will present the CLE program "Conflicts of Interest: Recognizing Them, Waiving Them and Knowing When You Can't" on Wednesday, March 11.

Panelists are Carl "Hank" Delacato, Jr., Gibbons P.C.; Arthur W. "Terry" Lefco, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.; and Douglas R. Widin, Reed Smith LLP.

The program has been approved for 1 ethics CLE credit, and qualifies attendees for the 7.5 percent premium discount on their coverage through the endorsed CNA LPL program. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Click here to register.

Insurance in Plain Language March 11

Representatives from the Philadelphia Bar Association's endorsed insurance broker, USI Affinity, will discuss health care and malpractice coverage issues at the Wednesday, March 11 meeting of the Solo, Small and Mid-Size Firm Management Committee.

As the landscape of all forms of insurance changes, making decisions about coverage can be daunting, particularly when the terminology is dense and unclear. The program will address coverage in plain language.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Click here to register.

Mindfulness and Meditation in the Practice of Law

Rule 1.1 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct provides that "A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client." Inherent in being a competent attorney is the skill to be mindful and centered in order to handle the several stresses one might be confronted with throughout the day.

From dealing with co-workers and adversaries of a variety of personalities to providing services for demanding clients, all attorneys - and particularly young and new attorneys - can benefit from practical tips and strategies about how to focus mental energy to the task at hand without letting the stress be overwhelming.

Featuring a legal consultant, mindfulness instructors, professional and life coaches, and legal practitioners, this Thursday, March 12 CLE program will provide attorneys with such practical tips and ideas to better focus on "work-life balance," deal with demanding needs, and find ways to meditate and be more mindful on a daily basis. The program is presented by the Young Lawyers Division.

The program has been approved for 1 ethics CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Judge McHugh at PA Bar Dinner March 12

U.S. District Court Judge Gerald A. McHugh will discuss "The 'Vocation' of Judicial Service: Reflections of a New Judge" at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Philadelphia Regional Dinner on Thursday, March 12.

The evening starts with a reception at 6 p.m. at Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Logan Square. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Click here to register.

21st Annual Health Law Institute March 12-13

PBI's 21st Annual Health Law Institute is the "can't miss" event of the year for everyone practicing health law in Pennsylvania.

Topics include a year in review panel discussion, the possible end of malpractice litigation and much more. This two-day program will be held Thursday and Friday, March 12-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Click here to register.

Traumatic Brain Injuries/Concussions CLE

Dr. Bryan X. DeSouza of Lankenau Medical Center will examine the cause, treatment and recovery issues related to a traumatic brain injury or concussion at a Friday, March 13 CLE program presented by the Workers' Compensation Section.

Practitioners Christopher A. DiMeo, Carpenter, McCadden & Lane, LLP and Eric B. Pearson, Pearson Koutcher Lawwill, along with Judge Sandra Craig, will add legal best practices for handling these cases.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Language Access in PA Courts March 16

A CLE program "Opening the Courthouse Doors to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Individuals: Language Access in PA Courts and Administrative Agencies" will be held Monday, March 16 from 12 to 4:15 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets.

The program will highlight language access requirements that affect judges, court and agency staff, attorneys, and LEP clients, will offer advice and tools for effectively and ethically representing LEP clients, and will discuss strategies for working with interpreters before and during judicial proceedings. The CLE program will provide 3 substantive credits and 1 ethics credit. More information and online registration are available at www.pbi.org.

Commercial Litigation Institute March 18

Get insight on various aspects of commercial litigation from eight judges, as well as from attorneys who practice across the broad range of "commercial litigation," many of them partners at some of the nations largest firms, at a Wednesday, March 18 CLE program.

A total of 6 CLE credits are available, 2 of which may be applied toward ethics. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Meet New Federal Judges March 18

The newest members of the bench from U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will discuss their experiences so far on the bench, the transition from bar to bench, any noteworthy or important procedures they have adopted, and other useful information at the Wednesday, March 18 meeting of the Federal Courts Committee.

Judges expected to attend include Judge Wendy Beetlestone, Judge Mark A. Kearney, Judge Joseph F. Leeson Jr. and Judge Gerald J. Pappert. Schedule permitting, Judges Gerald A. McHugh Jr., Edward G. Smith and Marilyn Heffley may also attend.

The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Supreme Court Candidates Forum March 19

Several of the candidates seeking election to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will participate in Decision 2015, an interactive forum hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association, on Thursday, March 19 at 12 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Conference Center. Click here to register.

Decision 2015 will be a 90-minute moderated forum, during which candidates will be asked to make a statement about why they seek election to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, followed by a question-and-answer opportunity with members of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Panelists who have confirmed their participation in the forum include:

• Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen, Superior Court, Allegheny County
• Judge Christine L. Donohue, Superior Court, Allegheny County
• Judge Kevin M. Dougherty, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
• Judge John H. Foradora, Court of Common Pleas, Jefferson County
• Judge Michael George, Court of Common Pleas, Adams County
• Judge Anne E. Lazarus, Superior Court, Philadelphia
• Judge Judith Ference Olson, Superior Court, Allegheny County
• Justice Correale F. Stevens, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
• Judge David N. Wecht, Superior Court, Allegheny County
• Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County

The program will be moderated by Carl A. Solano, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Appellate Courts Committee. Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III will offer welcoming remarks at the event, which begins at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets.

There is no cost to attend this program. However, advance registration is required. Lunch is available for $15 for those who register in advance. Click here to register.

Boating Law and Liability CLE March 20

Join the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on March 20 for a "Boating Law and Liability" CLE and discover why you don't know as much about boating and the law as you should.

Hear from attorneys who specialize in maritime law; a judge who authors a treatise on travel law, including cruise law and other boating related issues; members of the U.S. Coast Guard; boating safety instructors; and other experts in the field.

The program will be held from 12 to 4:15 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Effective Nonprofits and Board Promising Practices March 25

Are you serving on a nonprofit board or considering it? Come learn what an attorney acting as a board member needs to understand about his or her legal and fiduciary duties and how to effectively advance the organization's goals and mission on Wednesday, March 25 at the Young Lawyers Division Live, Lunch and Learn program.

Attendees may learn the special issues facing lawyers who serve as board members, as well as the best practices to improve board performance and productivity. Fernando Chang-Muy, Thomas O'Boyle Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania School of Law, is the featured speaker.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register for lunch.

Barristers' Building Your Brand Program March 26

The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc. will host "Building Your Personal Brand Seminar and Panel Discussion" on Thursday, March 26 at the offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Through this program, the Barristers' will provide insight and stimulating discussion on how attorneys can effectively build and maintain their personal brands. The program will feature a presentation by Kimberly S. Reed of the Reed Development Group LLC, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Lloyd Freeman (Archer & Grenier, P.C.) and featuring Alex B. Norman (Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.), Nikki Johnson-Huston (The Law Office of Nikki Johnson-Huston LLC), and Scott W. Reid (U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania).

The program will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Marshall Dennehey's Conference Center, 2000 Market St. There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. RSVP to phillybarristers@gmail.com.

O'Connor Award Nomination Deadline March 30

The Women in the Profession Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 Sandra Day O'Connor Award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 30. Click here for the nomination form.

The award is conferred annually on 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.

Please send nominations to the attention of: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or by email to dpetit@philabar.org.

Bar Academy at African American Art Exhibit

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association Academy for a private guided tour of the exhibition "Represent: 200 Years of African American Art" on Wednesday, April 1 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and hear about the amazing contributions of African American artists. Click here to purchase tickets.

"Represent: 200 Years of African American Art" highlights selections from the Museum's exceptional holdings of African American art and celebrates the publication of a catalogue examining the breadth of these noteworthy collections. With work by renowned artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, and Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition showcases a range of subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions. Since the Museum's acquisition of Tanner's painting "The Annunciation" in 1899, its collections of African American art have grown significantly, especially during the last three decades.

The tour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Tickets are $20 for members and $40 for members plus a guest. Click here to purchase tickets.

HAP 25th Anniversary Benefit April 9

Join Homeless Advocacy Project at it's 25th Anniversary Benefit on Thursday, April 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 S. 17th St.

Admission includes complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. A silent auction will also be held. All proceeds from the Annual Benefits go to support Homeless Advocacy Project. Click here for ticket information.

The Homeless Advocacy Project exists to meet the legal and advocacy needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. With a legal staff of eight and a corps of 350 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students, HAP engages in direct outreach to homeless individuals in need of legal services.

For more information including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Leonora Cravotta at 215-523-9588 or Leonora@haplegal.org.

SeniorLaw Center Gala May 14

SeniorLAW Center will honor six remarkable individuals over 60 years of age at our 2015 Gala on Thursday, May 14 at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets.

Join Senior Law Center in recognizing the extraordinary contributions of seniors in our community by nominating a remarkable older Pennsylvanian for this award. Self-nominations will be accepted. Online submissions greatly preferred. If necessary, submissions by email or first class mail will be accepted to 6over60@seniorlawcenter.org or to Karen C. Buck, Esq., Executive Director, SeniorLAW Center, 1500 JFK Blvd., Suite 1501, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 27.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities and details.

Get Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court May 18

The Philadelphia Bar Association will move up to 50 of our members for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court on Monday, May 18. The admission ceremony will be made to the full court sitting in Washington, D.C.

The court’s requirements for a group admission ceremony are very comprehensive. To review these requirements and to download the forms for admission please visit ww.supremecourt.gov for the link for the Bar Admissions Form and Bar Admissions Instructions. Please read the instructions carefully. Once you have determined that you are eligible for admission, please print out and complete the Admission Form. The instructions and guidelines are very specific and must be followed scrupulously. Do not fold the application or use staples. Use paper clips only.

Once you have successfully completed the Admission Form, please mail it along with a check made payable to the Philadelphia Bar Association. The cost to attend the ceremony is $225 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association which includes your application fee and a continental breakfast. Please include an additional $25 if you are an Association member and plan to bring a guest. If you are not a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the fee is $325. Per the Supreme Court's rule, each inductee is permitted to bring only one guest. Please send payment to: Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Do not send the application directly to the Supreme Court.

The event will be on a first-come, first-served basis and all applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23. If you have any questions regarding this event, contact Dawn Petit at 215-238-6367 or dpetit@philabar.org.

Public Interest Trainings, Events

PLAN Excellence Awards Banquet March 24

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) will hold the PLAN Excellence Awards Banquet Tuesday, March 24 at the Hilton Harrisburg, One North Second St. in Harrisburg. The event will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m, followed by the awards banquet at 6 p.m. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra McCloskey Todd will be the featured speaker. At this event, the 2015 Excellence Awards will be presented to the individuals, groups, and/or organizations that have established excellence and diligence improving the availability and quality of civil legal services for low-income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania. Tickets cost $60 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.palegalaid.net.

Women Against Abuse Fundraiser March 26

Women Against Abuse will hold its annual fundraiser, Dish It Up, on Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at WHYY, 150 N. 6th St. This night of food, fun and fashion will feature amazing dishes from premier female restaurateurs, as well as purple-themed desserts from the most talented pastry chefs in the city. Tickets cost $110 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.womenagainstabuse.org.

Discount on MyCase Practice Management Software

MyCase is the premier web-based legal practice management software. Built as a complete platform, MyCase offers features that seamlessly cover all the daily functions that a modern, small law firm requires in one platform at an affordable price. MyCase is offering a 10 percent lifetime discount to Philadelphia Bar Association Members. Visit mycase.com for more information.

Member Benefits from Reedman-Toll, Abington Art Center

Reedman-Toll, in partnership with the Philadelphia Bar Association, is happy to offer all Philadelphia Bar Association members the following discounts at all of our dealerships (Reedman-Toll Auto World, Caitlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Spencer Chevrolet).

• Receive a two-year maintenance plan with any vehicle purchase.

• New Vehicle Pricing - 1 percent under invoice on the purchase of any new vehicle in stock (Specialty performance vehicles excluded).

• Used Vehicle Pricing - $1,000 off advertised selling price on any used vehicle. Some restrictions apply.

• 10 percent discount on any service performed in our service departments. (Cannot be combined with any other offers. Up to $100 maximum discount)

Reedman-Toll Auto World (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chevrolet, Subaru, Fiat and Jaguar) is located at 1700 East Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, Pa., 19047. For sales, contact Gloria Wagner at 215-757-4961, ext. 200.

Caitlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is at 140 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pa., 19046. Contact Terri White at 215-690-3770, ext. 2000.

Spencer Chevrolet is located at 840 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, Pa. 19064. Call Fred Stenger at 484-472-6290, ext. 2210.

You must present Philadelphia Bar Association Membership Card to qualify. Membership cards are available online at philadelphiabar.org in the Member Center section. You must be logged in to your profile to access the membership card.

Abington Art Center

Philadelphia Bar Association members are now eligible for a 10 percent discount on store purchases and 10 percent off annual memberships for new Abington Art Center members.

Abington Art Center presents exhibitions, programs and events designed to make the visual arts a part of your world. We believe art should be engaging, approachable and, above all else, fun. At Abington Art Center, you won’t just observe art. You’ll touch it, feel it, create it and be a part of it. Membership card must be presented to receive discount. Abington Art Center is located at 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, Pa.

Please Touch Musuem

Philadelphia Bar Association members can take advantage of specially discounted tickets at the Please Touch Museum for a day out with the family.

To get in on the fun, just visit the Bar Association's Member Benefits page to purchase tickets.

Please Touch Museum was named one of the top 10 children's museums in the country by Parents magazine and is the perfect attraction for families with young children. Adults will enjoy our Centennial Tours of Memorial Hall, complete with historical background of the national landmark and 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.

PBI Launches New Website

With a mobile-friendly layout, enhanced online learning experience, legal blog and comprehensive catalog, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's new website is just the beginning of the new PBI.

Please be aware that all PBI customers will have to create a new user account when logging in to the new site for the first time. It should only take a few moments, and the changes will enable PBI to better meet your needs.

Also, please note, at this time PBI will be unable to accept Discover cards online as a payment method for registration. All customers will be notified when this payment method is available again.

PBI's Customer Service team will be available to help and can be reached at 1-800-932-4637 or
info@pbi.org if you have any questions.

PNC Perspectives: Stronger U.S. Economy Expected

In this month's interview, we sat down with PNC Chief Economist Stuart Hoffman, who forecasts that U.S. economic growth this year will be the best since 2003. Click here to read the entire article.
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