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March 28, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 14
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Philadelphia Bar Association Membership 2016

The Philadelphia Bar Association thanks the following for their 2016 membership renewal and continued commitment and support:

  • Harkins Cunningham LLP
  • Kaufman, Coren & Ress, P.C.
  • SeniorLAW Center


Final Days: Renew Today and Save!

"Your membership dues are the lifeblood of our Association, and we ask that you renew your membership. Over the course of the next year, the Association will roll out additional programs to increase the value of your membership dollars without increasing your dues."

Gaetan J. Alfano
2016 Chancellor
Philadelphia Bar Association

Renew today and take advantage of all the Philadelphia Bar Association has to offer. Renew by March 31 and save $15.



Hon. Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro to Be Presented With 2016 Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award at Spring Quarterly April 5

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2016 Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception at the Hyatt at The Bellevue on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. This year's Spring Quarterly Meeting will be held as an evening networking reception. During the Quarterly Meeting portion, the Association will present the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award and the Andrew Hamilton Gold Box. Following the meeting, members will have the opportunity to network with each other in a relaxed cocktail-reception setting…READ MORE

Martha Hampton Awards Luncheon April 15

Join the Workers' Compensation Section at the 2016 Martha Hampton Awards Luncheon at the Logan on Friday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m…READ MORE



Save the Date: Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Sept. 23-24

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City…READ MORE



Register by March 31: Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf & Tennis Classic June 20

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation and Philadelphia Bar Association are collaborating this year to engage the legal community in promoting access to justice and other shared priorities. You are invited to team up and strongly support equal justice in Philadelphia, while networking and competing in good fun at the 28th Golf & Tennis Classic at Waynesborough Country Club on June 20, 2016…READ MORE

CLE - Lateral Moves: Ethical & Legal Consequences Changing Firm April 27

First of the FREE CLEs for Philadelphia Bar Association Members

Join for a two-hour in-depth discussion of the legal and ethical obligations relating to lateral mobility and firm growth…READ MORE

CLE - The Making of a Murderer: Juveniles, Their Brain Function and Interrogation Methods April 29

Ripped from the headlines of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and People Magazine, the Netflix documentary series "Making A Murderer" has been the talk of the legal community, as well as traditional pop culture circles and social media across the country…READ MORE

New Member Benefits From Zipcar, Lenovo, Verizon, Best Buy, Expedia and More

Visit Member Benefits for full details…READ MORE

Join a Philadelphia Bar Association Committee: Military Affairs Committee

The Military Affairs Committee will be holding a membership meeting to solicit ideas and suggestions for upcoming programs, events and initiatives. Please reach out to J. Denny Shupe or Ryan Peters co-chairs, Military Affairs Committee for the date and time of the meeting.

Business Law Section Brings Mindfulness Series to Members

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Law Section for a series of programs that will introduce you to a mindfulness practice and the benefits that such a practice can bring to your professional career and life…READ MORE

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Public Interest Organization Events

Public Interest Fellowship Program Auction April 1

The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will host the annual Public Interest Fellowship Program Auction on April 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program provides financial support to students who commit their summer to public service legal work. In recent years this annual auction has featured 250 to 300 silent and live auction items, donated by individuals and businesses throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, and across the country. This year marks the 19th anniversary of the event.

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is located at 299 N. Spring Mill Road, Villanova, Pa. For more information, click here.


Women Against Abuse 40th Anniversary Dish It Up April 7

Join Women Against Abuse for its 40th anniversary edition of Dish It Up at World Cafe Live (new location) on Thursday, April 7 at 5:15 p.m. A reception for honored guests and supporters will be held from 5:15-6 p.m. and the chef's competition and program will be held from 6-9 p.m. Dish It Up is Philadelphia's only female chef competition. Premier female restaurateurs will each create an award-winning dish with an element of purple, the official color of the anti-domestic violence movement. The winner will be selected by a panel of expert judges. Pastry chefs will also compete for best purple cupcake, chosen by guests. Women Against Abuse is thrilled to honor Maria Pajil Battle as the 2016 Dish It Up Woman of the Year, and is grateful to Lorina Marshall-Blake of Independence Blue Cross for chairing this year's event. Last year's Dish It Up sold out for the second year in a row, and this year promises to be bigger and better in celebration of Women Against Abuse's 40th anniversary!

Experience the milestones that resulted in greater awareness and resources for victims of domestic violence in Philadelphia. Then stand with them as Women Against Abuse shares the vision for a brighter future, and prepares to build on 40 years of progress in the struggle to end domestic violence. Your financial support advances this powerful legacy.

World Cafe Live is located at 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia. For sponsorship opportunities, tickets and more information, click here.


HAP Annual Benefit April 7

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) Annual Benefit will be held at the Sofitel Philadelphia on Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. The Benefit includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, live music and a silent auction. Event proceeds support HAP's legal services programs.

The Sofitel Philadelphia is located at 120 S. 17th St., Philadelphia. For more information visit homelessadvocacyproject.org or call 215-523-9588.


Support Center for Child Advocates Annual Benefit Reception & Auction April 13

Join Support Center for Child Advocates and help it celebrate 39 years as the nation's leading pro bono and social service advocacy organization at its 2016 Benefit Reception & Auction at the Crystal Tea Room on Wednesday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m.

This year, they proudly honor philanthropists and community leaders Penny and Robert Fox with the 2016 Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award for their commitment to Philadelphia's youth and years of engagement with Child Advocates. Tickets are $50.

The Crystal Tea Room is located at 100 Penn Square East, Wanamaker Building, 9th Floor, Philadelphia. For ticket and sponsorship information, click here.


HIAS Pennsylvania's Annual Golden Door Awards April 19

HIAS Pennsylvania will hold its annual Golden Door Awards at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served at this "reunion" themed event, as the 2016 Golden Door Award Winners are honored. Lubana Al Quntar, a renowned Syrian opera singer, will perform at the event.

The National Museum of American Jewish History is located at 101 S. Independence Mall, Philadelphia. Tickets cost $150 each. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hiaspa.org/goldendoor2016.

Face to Face Annual Auction April 23

Face to Face will hold its 2016 Annual Auction at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy on April 23. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and bidding will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy is located at 2025 Church Road, Wyncote, Pa. Visit www.facetofacegermantown.org to learn more about this important event that raises funds for Face to Face's comprehensive human services programs.

CLE - First Chair: How to Get the Prime Seat at the Counsel Table March 29

Happy Hour with Pop-Up Shop immediately follows the program.

Join for an important discussion about the continuing under-representation of women litigators in first chair positions at trial. This CLE will focus on the findings of the first-of-its-kind empirical study of the widely disparate levels of participation of women and men as lead counsel in civil and criminal litigation. Our distinguished panel will discuss their experiences in the courtroom and provide best practices and strategies that can be implemented by law schools, law firms, courts, clients and individual women litigators to increase the number of women first chair trial lawyers. Program and happy hour that immediately follows sponsored by:


US Legal Support Logo

First Chair - How to Get the Prime Seat at the Counsel Table: The Ethical Considerations of Trial Counsel's Gender Imbalance
1 ETH
4-5 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

Meet the Messengers: Breakfast Program with the Mayor's Communications Team March 30

Co-presented by the Bar-News Media Committee and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Meet the Messengers will be held in the 11th Floor Conference Center on Wednesday, March 30 at 8:30 a.m.

Who is helping to shape the message of the new Mayoral Administration? Mayor Jim Kenney has an ambitious agenda to make Philadelphia a better place to live, work and play. Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association are partnering for an exclusive program open to members of both associations at no cost. Meet the inner circle who will communicate the mayor's agenda as well as plan and execute signature city events.

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Nikki Johnson-Huston, chair, Bar-News Media Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Mike Dunn, deputy director of communications for Mayor James F. Kenney
  • Jeff Guaracino, president & CEO, Welcome America, Inc.
  • Sheila Hess, city representative, City of Philadelphia
  • Lauren Hitt, director of communications for Mayor James F. Kenney
  • Stephanie Waters, digital director, City of Philadelphia

This program is FREE for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Non-members are not eligible to register. Registration is required for all attendees. To register, click here.

Register by March 31: Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf & Tennis Classic June 20

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation and Philadelphia Bar Association are collaborating this year to engage the legal community in promoting access to justice and other shared priorities. You are invited to team up and strongly support equal justice in Philadelphia, while networking and competing in good fun at the 28th Golf & Tennis Classic at Waynesborough Country Club on June 20, 2016. All Sections and Committees of the Association are encouraged to identify four members to participate as a foursome in the Classic. And if your firm or company is associated with a former Chancellor or past Foundation President, we invite you to take part as a Hole Sponsor. Tennis sponsors and players are also welcome. Please register by March 31. Contact Baruch Kintisch, director of marketing and development, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, at 215-238-6334 or bkintisch@philabar.org. For more information or to register for The Classic online, visit the event webpage here.

Mia Yamamoto: From Internment to Inspiration March 31

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens' League, the University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center and the University of Pennsylvania Pan-Asian American Community House proudly presents "Mia Yamamoto: From Internment to Inspiration" at the ARCH Building at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

Born Michael Yamamoto, during WWII in an internment camp, Michael became a successful attorney in Los Angeles, but he had a secret. Then in 2009 Michael transformed to Mia, and has continued to remain one of the most respected, distinguished and successful criminal defense attorneys in Southern California. Yamamoto has tried more than 200 jury trials and represented thousands of clients accused of criminal offenses, including murder, assault, sex offenses, drug offenses, theft, white-collar offenses, regulatory offenses and DUI. Hear her story. This event is cosponsored by Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, Penn Japan Student Association, Penn Asian Pacific Student Coalition, Penn Asian American Law Student Association and Penn Lambda Law.

The ARCH Building at the University of Pennsylvania is located at 3601 Locust Walk, Philadelphia. This event is open to everyone.

Hon. Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro to Be Presented With 2016 Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award at Spring Quarterly April 5

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2016 Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception at the Hyatt at The Bellevue on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. This year's Spring Quarterly Meeting will be held as an evening networking reception. During the Quarterly Meeting portion, the Association will present the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award and the Andrew Hamilton Gold Box. Following the meeting, members will have the opportunity to network with each other in a relaxed cocktail-reception setting.

The 2016 Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award will be presented to Hon. Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The 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.

Immediate-Past Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III will also 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."

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the reception will follow at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 for members, $90 for non-members, $55 for public interest and government members and $55 for YLD members. A special Law Student rate of $25 is also available.
To purchase tickets, click here. The Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception is sponsored by:

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The Naturalization Process: Eligibility and Ethics April 7

Join the Immigration Law Committee for The Naturalization Process: Eligibility and Ethics in the 10th Floor Board Room on Thursday, April 7 at 12 p.m.

Learn how to help legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens. On April 9, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, in conjunction with many community partners, will hold naturalization clinics in and around Philadelphia. The training will cover eligibility requirements, red flag issues to look out for, the interview process and the ethical dilemmas that sometimes arise during this type of application.

There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. TO register, click here.

Business Law Section Brings Mindfulness Series to Members

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Law Section for a series of programs that will introduce you to a mindfulness practice and the benefits that such a practice can bring to your professional career and life.

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 of a lawyer to be mindful and centered. The Business Law Section Mindfulness at the Bar Program will provide members an opportunity to learn and experience the benefits of practicing law mindfully.

Mindfulness for lawyers promotes more effective, sustainable work relationships that can positively impact the justice system. Traditional legal training focuses on overcoming external challenges. Mindfulness is an awareness of life in the present moment creating the opportunity to pause, breathe and connect with oneself in order to moderate reactions and respond thoughtfully to clients and colleagues. For the same reasons, practicing mindfulness in law enhances the capacity to be more genuine and present for what arises in interpersonal interactions. Mindfulness can be another tool to enable better focus on and enjoyment of work.

Here is a look at some of the forthcoming programs in the series:

  • Introduction to the Mindful Practice of Law:
    The pressures of legal practice are significant, and lawyers need tools to deal with the pressures they face in order to perform optimally and enjoy their professional and personal lives fully. You will be introduced to the concept of mindfulness, as well as some concrete ideas to help you begin to integrate a stress-reducing mindset into your everyday work life.
  • Mindful Decision Making:
    Learn the definitions of mindful decision-making and how it leads to ethical decision-making. Learn how to make decisions more easily, naturally, peacefully and successfully by giving up stressful decision-making attitudes.
  • Leading Mindfully:
    Learn the definition of mindful leadership, the power to inspire others to follow by leading consciously and unselfishly. Explore the ingredients to mindful leadership including courage, charisma, enthusiasm and non-judgmental awareness.
  • Mindfulness in Practice:
    Practice mindfulness in small groups dealing with various scenarios such as a client meeting, a negotiation, a pro bono representation, even a session between a partner and an associate regarding feedback.

CLE credit will be offered for eligible programs.

The Business Law Section will also provide members with a resource page on the Philadelphia Bar Association website for more information and new ideas. The Section looks forward to seeing you at the programs.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Katayun I. Jaffari, chair, Business Law Section, at jaffarik@ballardspahr.com.

Giants of the Business Bar: Immediate-Past Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III April 21

Join the Business Law Section for the latest in the Giants of the Business Bar series featuring Immediate-Past Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III at Ballard Spahr LLP on Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Dandridge is chair of the securities practice team and chief diversity officer of the firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. From 1995 to 1998, he served as the associate director (small business and international corporate finance) of the Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission. He was also a member of the SEC's Municipal Finance Group and chairman of the Annual Government Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. Dandridge was a member of the board of governors of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, an adjunct professor of law at the Boston University School of Law's Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law Studies, is a member of the American Law Institute and a lecturer on topics regarding securities issues. Prior to entering private practice, he served as special counsel in the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance.

Dandridge concentrates his practice in municipal and corporate finance matters. He regularly counsels major public companies, broker-dealers and investment advisors with respect to their securities reporting and financing requirements. Dandridge received a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University; his J.D. from Temple University School of Law; and his LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was a fellow at the Center for the Study of Financial Institutions.

Dandridge is a decorated Vietnam Combat Veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded, among many honors, the Bronze Star with Combat "V" Valor and the Purple Heart.

Ballard SPahr LLP is located at 1735 Market St., 48th Floor, Philadelphia. Light refreshments including beer and wine will be provided. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required by Thursday, April 7. To register, click here.

CLE - Lateral Moves: Ethical & Legal Consequences Changing Firm April 27

First of the FREE CLEs for Philadelphia Bar Association Members

Join for a two-hour in-depth discussion of the legal and ethical obligations relating to lateral mobility and firm growth. This CLE program will address: current ethics opinions on point, the relevant Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct, the latest case law and best practices for the moving lawyers and their future and former law firms.

Lateral Moves: Ethical and Legal Consequences of Changing Law Firms
2 ETH
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

CLE - The Making of a Murderer: Juveniles, Their Brain Function and Interrogation Methods April 29

Ripped from the headlines of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and People Magazine, the Netflix documentary series "Making A Murderer" has been the talk of the legal community, as well as traditional pop culture circles and social media across the country.

Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey were convicted of the murder of a young photographer in Manitowoc, Wis. Avery was sentenced to life without parole and Dassey was sentenced to life in prison with first parole eligibility in 2048. Dassey was 16-years-old when he was brought to police headquarters and interrogated without counsel and confessed to complicity with Avery.

This program is a two-hour in-depth analysis of this docuseries examining interrogation methods of juveniles and their brain function. Actual videotape footage of Dassey's interrogation will be shown. The panel includes Dr. Laurence Steinberg, distinguished professor, Temple University Department of Psychology and nationally recognized expert on adolescent development and neuroscience; Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel, Juvenile Law Center; Professor Louis M. Natali Jr., Temple University School of Law; and others.

The Making of a Murderer: Juveniles, their brain function and interrogation methods
2 SUB
2-4:15 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

Deadline May 13: 2016 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Pursuit of Justice" Legal Writing Competition

Submissions are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2016 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Pursuit of Justice" Legal Writing Competition. Law review-quality submissions may be on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. The first place award winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and publication in The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine and on the Association’s website. The award will be presented at an Association event.

The competition is open to full-time and part-time law students in their second or third year at one of the following institutions: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Widener University School of Law (Delaware Campus).

For a complete list of rules, please click here. Please direct additional questions to Thomas H. Chiacchio Jr. at (215) 907-7903 or chiacchio@thclaw.com. Submissions must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Please send submissions to: Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 or to dpetit@philabar.org.

37th Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk May 15

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association and Support Center for Child Advocates for the 37th Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, on Sunday, May 15 at 8:30 a.m. This family-friendly event offers fun activities for people of all ages, including the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids Dash, the Caesar Rivise Team Competition, face painting, balloon animals and more. Trainers from Platoon Fitness will be on hand before the race to help you stretch out and get ready to run.

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, is located at 4231 N. Concourse Dr., Philadelphia. For more information and registration, click here.

Save the Date: Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Sept. 23-24

New Venue for 2016!

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City.

The Association is proud to be hosting the 2016 Bench-Bar at the new, world-class $125 million Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah's Resort. An additional 100,000 square feet of meeting space makes the Waterfront Conference Center the largest meeting facility of its kind from Baltimore to Boston.

Attracting hundreds of lawyers and judges, the annual conference provides attorneys with an opportunity to earn CLE credits while getting a chance to network and socialize with colleagues and members of the judiciary.

For more information, visit PhilaBenchBar.com

Philadelphia Bar Career Center

The Philadelphia Bar Association's new Career Center, the career hub for the legal community, is now open for business at careercenter.philadelphiabar.org.

The Career Center is geared toward both job seekers and employers. Job seekers can search and apply to more legal-related jobs than other job banks. They can upload an anonymous resume and allow employers to contact them through the Career Center's messaging system. Job seekers can also set up Job Alerts specifying skills, interests and preferred location(s) to receive email notifications when a job is posted that matches their criteria.

Employers can post job openings in front of the most qualified group of legal professionals. Employers can promote jobs directly to Philadelphia Bar Association members via the exclusive Jobs Flash email as well as search the resume database to find qualified candidates.

Employers can post jobs for $250 for 30 days at careercenter.philadelphiabar.org.

New Member Benefits From Zipcar, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Verizon, Best Buy, Expedia, and More

Visit Member Benefits for full details.

Zipcar

Philadelphia Bar Association members receive discounted rates on Zipcar membership! This allows members to get reduced rates on their new or existing Zipcar memberships. With hybrids, sedans, minivans, cargo vans and pickups available by the hour or the day, Zipcar is a great solution to all your driving needs.

A member perk that keeps giving:

  • No Application Fee
  • Half Price Annual Membership (only $35)

Current discounted weekday rates:

  • Discounted Hourly Rate: starting at $8.75
  • Business Day Rate (7 a.m.-7 p.m.): $59
  • 24-Hour Day Rate: $69

Zipcar includes gasoline, insurance and 180 miles.

Join today. Simply fill out the online application here. Use the promo code PHLBAR16 to receive $25 in driving credit. Promo code expires April 30, 2016 and is good for two weeks after redemption.

Already a member? Give us a call at 1-866-4ZIPCAR (1-866-494-7227) and select option No. 2 for account assistance, followed by option No. 1 for billing. Let the agent know you'd like to be added to the Philadelphia Bar Association – Members affiliate. Alternatively, you can contact Michael McFarland at mmcfarland@zipcar.com with your existing Zipcard #.

See you on the road soon,

The Zipcar for Business Team

Zipcar

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Take $10 off Rodizio dinner per person Sunday – Thursday (regular price or group packages#&41;. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupons. Chima offers free valet parking. To get this discount please give your business card to your server and mention "CPP-BarAssociation." This offer is valid at Chima Philadelphia only. To learn more about Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, click here.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Located in the historic and iconic PSFS building, The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is a historically modern 4-diamond hotel providing the business and leisure traveler a sophisticated and luxury experience. Providing the most impressive views in the city, the Loews Philadelphia Hotel recently completed a full renovation to include the popular neighborhood restaurant, Bank & Bourbon. The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is located in the heart of Center City surrounded by hundreds of restaurant options, historic landmarks and a variety of shopping. Loews Philadelphia Hotel is currently offering a special rate to all Philadelphia Bar Association members, featuring 20% off the rate of the day. Visit Member Benefits for full details.

New Benefits from NPP

Take advantage of exclusive discounts and special offers now available to Philadelphia Bar Association members through National Purchasing Partners (NPP).

NPP negotiates discounted pricing from prominent companies to help Association members save money on their everyday purchases. Products include wireless service, travel, furniture and more.

This program is free and there is no obligation to purchase. Some of our vendor partners include Expedia, DocuSign, Best Buy and, if eligible, Verizon Wireless.

To learn more about the discounts now available to you and your firm, enroll with NPP today. Once you submit your registration you will receive a confirmation email and be contacted by an NPP representative to explain how the program works.

For help registering or questions regarding discounts, please contact: (800) 810-3909 or customerservice@mynpp.com.

Lenovo

You're in luck! Lenovo's latest innovation meets great deals this March with instant savings up to 38 percent off the hottest technologies from the No. 1 PC maker. For home or home office use, Lenovo has a PC for every user! Visit www.lenovo.com/philadelphiabar to shop and save, plus get FREE shipping on all web orders!

Take advantage of these special offers until March 31, 2016:

  • 38 percent off Lenovo Desktops
  • 23 percent off Lenovo Tablets
  • 20 percent off Lenovo Laptops
  • 15 percent off ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs

Visit www.lenovo.com/philadelphiabar or call 1-800-426-7235, ext. 7040 (M-F: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. EST, Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. EST).

UPS

The Philadelphia Bar Association is proud to bring its members valuable discounts on products and services you need, and is excited to announce the UPS® Savings Program! Plus get 50%* off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll!* Make the most out of your membership and take advantage of competitive rates on UPS® shipping services. Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for an affordable shipping option, UPS understands the importance of speed, reliability and cost.

Save on a broad portfolio of UPS shipping services for you and your business, including:

  • Up to 34%* on UPS Air letters
  • Up to 30%* on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)
  • Up to 32%* on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 18%* on UPS® Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 75%* on UPS Freight® LTL shipments over 150 lbs.
  • 50%* on UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Saver®, UPS Worldwide Express® export, UPS Worldwide Saver® export, and UPS Worldwide Expedited® export shipments for up to four weeks after you enroll.*

You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. Plus, the more you ship, the more you can save.

Take advantage of this valuable member benefit today. To enroll and start saving, or if you have any questions, call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST or visit savewithups.com/philadelphiabar/.

Enrollment in the UPS Savings Program is free for Philadelphia Bar Association members, with no fees or minimum shipping requirements. Once you are signed up, using UPS is easy. Shipments can be processed online and dropped off at any of the 60,000 drop-off points. Or for added convenience, schedule a same-day or future pickup at 1-800-PICK-UPS®.

*Introductory Program discounts will be applied to accounts for Weeks 1 through 4 on the UPS Savings Program. Week 1 includes the date that discounts are applied. Weeks are calculated Sunday through Saturday.

Avis®/Budget® Car Rental

Drive on up to 25 percent off Avis base rates plus other great offers. Life is nonstop. We're here to keep you moving. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. So when you drive off, you'll be ready for whatever the journey brings. As Philadelphia Bar Association members you always receive up to 25 percent off your rental when you use AWD# D423501, plus enjoy additional offers like dollars off, a complimentary upgrade or a free weekend day. With a complimentary membership in Avis Preferred®, you'll travel better, save time and gain access to exclusive offers. Skip the counter and paperwork at many locations and go straight to your car. Visit avis.com/PhiladelphiaBar or call 1-800-331-1212 to make a reservation. Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty.

Adventure awaits. Save up to 25 percent off Budget base rates plus get other sweet deals. When you rent a car, you shouldn't need a handbook. Why not choose simple, smart and easy on the wallet? Then you can focus on getting there and having fun doing it. As Philadelphia Bar Association members you always save up to 25 percent off Budget base rates with offer code (BCD) D836601, plus get other great offers like dollars off, a complimentary upgrade or a free weekend day. Plus with a complimentary membership in Budget Fastbreak, enjoy our fastest, easiest rental experience! Visit budget.com/PhiladelphiaBar or call 1-800-527-0700 to make a reservation. Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also operates the second-largest truck rental business in the United States, through a network of approximately 1,650 locations.

Office Depot

Purchasing office supplies and equipment from Office Depot, members save at least 10 percent off the web price on a wide variety of high-quality office supplies, including paper, organizational products, calendars and planners, ink/toner, computer accessories, furniture and more.

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.

Reedman-Toll Auto World

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 your 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 Museum

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 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.

PNC Perspectives: Home is Where the Economy Is

While 2015 may have begun on a rather quiet note, several events through the summer months last year brought moments of significant volatility to the markets. Leading the way was the question of when the Federal Reserve Board would raise interest rates. As we embark upon 2016, I sat down with Eugene William (Bill) Stone, chief investment strategist with PNC Asset Management Group, who shared his insights on what investors may expect in the coming year, given rising interest rates and other uncertainties both here and abroad…READ MORE

Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses



The Philadelphia Bar Association, a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, offers CLE courses to lawyers and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. Lawyers and other professionals can turn to the Philadelphia Bar Association for convenient, high-quality, low-cost CLE courses on the latest issues, legislation and regulations.

As an added benefit, Philadelphia Bar Association members will be able to receive six free CLE credits that will be offered as three, two-credit courses on dates to be announced.

March 28
Issuing Profits Interests in LLCs - Tax and Benefits Aspects
1.5 SUB
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

March 29
Business Valuation: Pathways for Business Owners to Create Build or Realize Wealth
3 SUB/1 ETH
9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

March 29
First Chair - How to Get the Prime Seat at the Counsel Table: The Ethical Considerations of Trial Counsel's Gender Imbalance
Happy Hour with Pop-Up Shop immediately follows the program.
1 ETH
4-5 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by:


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March 30
Discrimination in a Healthcare Setting
2 SUB
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

March 31
The Essentials of Handling Personal Injury Cases for Clients with Cognitive Impairment
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

April 4
What Can Be Learned from Experienced Consumers of ADR
1 SUB
12-1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

April 5
Introduction to the Mindful Practice of Law
1 ETH
8:30-9:45 a.m. Registration begin at 8 a.m.

April 5
Succession Planning: How to Manage the Elephant in the Room
1 SUB/1 ETH
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

April 7
Compensation Issues for Portfolio Companies, Start-Ups and Other Entrepreneurial Organizations
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

April 19
Business Immigration 101
2 SUB
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

April 22
Voting Rights: Where We Came From and Where We Are Going
1 SUB
12-1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

April 26
Technology Issues for Small and Midsize Law Firms
1 SUB/1 ETH
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

April 27
Lateral Moves: Ethical and Legal Consequences of Changing Law Firms
FREE CLE for Phildelphia Bar Association members in good standing.
2 ETH
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

April 29
The Making of a Murderer: Juveniles, their brain function and interrogation methods
2 SUB
2-4:15 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

April 30
Bridge the Gap
4 ETH
9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

May 13
Litigating Cases Involving Uninsured Employers
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

May 19
2016 Eminent Domain Update: Recent Decisions and Developments in Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Law
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

For questions regarding Philadelphia Bar Association CLE, contact Director of Continuing Legal Education Tara D. Phoenix at 215-238-6349 or tphoenix@philabar.org.

Penn Federalist Society Luncheon March 30

Join the Penn Federalist Society for a discussion with Judge Milan D. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at the University of Pennsylvania, Gittis 214, on Wednesday, March 30 at 12 p.m. Raw politics or constitutional duty? Some thoughts on the historical role of the United States Senate in confirming nominees to the United States Supreme Court and Lower Article III Courts.

There is no registration required. Lunch will be served. Gittis Hall is located at 3501 Sansom St., Philadelphia.

Martha Hampton Awards Luncheon April 15

Join the Workers' Compensation Section at the 2016 Martha Hampton Awards Luncheon at the Logan on Friday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is sponsored by IWP.

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section is pleased to welcome The Honorable Pedro A. Cortés, the Pennsylvania Secretary of State, as its keynote speaker. Cortés was nominated by Governor Tom Wolf on January 20, 2015 and confirmed by the Senate on June 2, 2015. He previously served as Secretary of the Commonwealth from 2003 to 2010. At that time Cortés was the first confirmed Latino Cabinet member and the longest serving Secretary of State in Pennsylvania history.

The Section is pleased to present the 2016 Martha Hampton Award to Jason Krasno, Esq., Partner at Krasno Krasno and Onwudinjo. Mr. Krasno has focused his practice on representing injured workers for the past seventeen years and has distinguished himself by demonstrating extraordinary professionalism and exceptional advocacy. He is well known for his charitable contributions to causes involving children, animal welfare, and fighting cancer. His commitment to civility and integrity in the practice of law and in his personal interactions has earned him the deep respect of his peers and the judiciary. This award commemorates the service, dignity, professionalism and dedication exemplified by Hampton during her years of practice.

Steve Bertil, a third year law student at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, will receive the Irvin Stander award. Mr. Bertil is being honored for his zeal for administrative law as shown through his academic course work, employment, internships, and school activities.

The Section will recognize The Honorable Tina Marie Rago, The Honorable Geoffrey Dlin and Megan L. Dougherty, Esq. for their service as Co-Chairs of the Section in 2015. Additionally, in celebration of our Section's 20th Anniversary, we will make a donation to Community Partnership School on behalf of the Section and pay tribute to all of our previous Section Chairs since the committee's inception in 1979.

And lastly, the Arts in the Court sub-committee will unveil the latest painting in a series of paintings commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act through art.

The Logan is located at One Logan Square, Philadelphia. For more information and to register, click here.

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