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April 11, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 16
 |  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:

  • Dilworth Paxson LLP
  • Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.
  • Willig, Williams & Davidson


$15 Savings End Friday, April 15: Renew Today!

"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 to take advantage of all of the fantastic member benefits from vendors like Zipcar, Expedia, Lenovo and more, especially six free CLE credits from Philadelphia Bar Association CLE with membership.

More advantages of Philadelphia Bar Association membership include&58;

  • Networking and Potential Referral Sources
  • A "Voice" in Strengthening Your Profession
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Byline Opportunities
  • Community Service Opportunities

We remain committed to supporting public interest organizations through our charitable arm, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Your annual dues statement suggests an additional contribution to be made to the Foundation.

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



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…READ MORE

Deadline to Register April 12: 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

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



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

Join a Philadelphia Bar Association Committee: Women in the Profession Committee

The Women in the Profession Committee is soliciting for ideas and suggestions for upcoming programs, events and initiatives. Please reach out to Amber M. Racine or Jennifer S. Coatsworth co-chairs, Women in the Profession Committee.

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

Upcoming Events:


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

You are cordially invited to help Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) celebrate 39 years as the nation's leading pro bono legal and social service advocacy organization at its Annual Benefit Reception & Auction at The Crystal Tea Room on Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m. This year's event will 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. Registration includes a cocktail reception and a slient and live auction.

The Crystal Tea Room is located in the Wanamaker Building at 100 E. Penn Square, Philadelphia. For more information and tickets, click here.

Deadline to Register April 12: 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.

Criminal Justice Section Meeting with Judge Lerner April 18

Join the Criminal Justice Section at its meeting in the 11th Floor Conference Center on Monday, April 18 at 11:45 a.m. The meeting will feature Hon. Benjamin Lerner (ret.), deputy managing director for criminal justice, City of Philadelphia, and Julie Wertheimer, chief of staff, criminal justice, City of Philadelphia.

For more information and 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.

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.

Annual Commerce Court Reception April 28

You are cordially invited to the Annual Commerce Court Reception hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section's Business Litigation Committee at the Westin Philadelphia Hotel on Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. This year's reception will honor current Commerce Court judges Hon. Patricia A. McInerney, Supervising Judge; Hon. Ramy I. Djerassi; Hon. Gary S. Glazer; and former Commerce Court judge Hon. Pamela P. Dembe. Registration includes a reception with an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

The Westin Philadelphia Hotel is located at 99 S. 17th St., Philadelphia. Registration is required by Friday, April 22. For more information and to register, click here.

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.

SeniorLAW Center Gala May 4

You are cordially invited to the SeniorLAW Center Gala at The Crystal Tea Room on Wednesday, May 4 at 6 p.m. At this year’s gala, SeniorLAW Center will again honor "6 over 60," remarkable older Pennsylvanians whose efforts have had a profound impact on the community and other advocates for elder justice. Click here to see the honorees.

You are also invited to considering sponsoring this year's gala. Sponsors enjoy numerous benefits and recognition, including invitations to the gala and prominent sponsor logo placement in the gala event book, at the venue and on the website. In addition, your message will reach over 3,000 members of the legal, aging, social service, health care and other professional communities.Click here to view the sponsorship information.

The Crystal Tea Room is located in the Wanamaker Building at 100 E. Penn Square, Philadelphia. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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.

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. Contact Baruch Kintisch, director of marketing and development, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, with any questions at 215-238-6334 or bkintisch@philabar.org. For more information or to register for The Classic online, visit the event webpage 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 Brooks Brothers, Zipcar, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Verizon, Best Buy, Expedia, and More

Visit Member Benefits for full details.

Brooks Brothers

All Philadelphia Bar members have the opportunity to enroll for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card. As a Brooks Brothers Corporate Member, you will receive an everyday 15% Savings* on full priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores, by phone and online at Brooks.Brothers.com.

How can you start receiving this wonderful benefit today?

Members can login to Member Benefits and view instructions and discount code.

* Valid on full priced merchandise at all Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores, by phone and online at BrooksBrothers.com (for shipments to U.S. or Canada only).  In order to receive your discount online, your billing and shipping address must match the address provided when enrolling for a Corporate Membership Card.  Please present your membership card to receive your discount in stores.  Use of this card constitutes acceptance of all published Corporate Membership program terms and conditions.  Discount cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion and does not apply to taxes, shipping and handling, monogramming, engraving, alterations or personalization.  Excludes charitable items and gift card purchases, Made to Measure and Special Order clothing purchases and applies to select watches and select Brooks Brothers shoe styles only.  No adjustment on previous or future purchases.  If you return all or some of the merchandise, the dollar value of this discount will not be refunded or credited to your account.  This Program may be modified or cancelled by Brooks Brothers at any time.  For member assistance please call Corporate Incentive Services toll-free at 1.866.515.4747, M-F 9am – 5 pm, ET.  For store locations please visit www.BrooksBrothers.com/stores.

BrooksBrothers

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

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

Spring forward with a new Lenovo PC! April showers you with instant savings up to 24 percent off select innovative technologies, accessories and more from the No. 1 PC maker in the world! If for home or home-office use, Lenovo has the smart device for every user! Shop now and save!

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.

April 12
ABA Lead Law Leadership Training (Pt. 1): Lead Yourself-Lead Your Clients
3 SUB
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

April 12
ABA Lead Law Leadership Training (Pt. 2): Lead Your Firm-Lead Your Community
3 SUB
12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

April 18
The Ins and Outs of the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law
Happy hour immediately following CLE sponsored by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
2 SUB
3-5:15 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 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.

Public Interest Organization Events

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.

Nationalities Service Center's Global Tastes 2016 May 3

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) invites you to attend Global Tastes 2016, an evening of delicious food and great music in celebration of the diverse international communities, at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center on Tuesday, May 3 from 6-9 p.m. At this event, John Chou, executive vice president and general counsel of AmerisourceBergen, will be honored as the winner of the annual Nationalities Service Center Award, given to an immigrant or a child of immigrants who demonstrates the extraordinary value that new Americans bring to this country and state. The event will also honor Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes (ret.) and the American Red Cross of Eastern PA for their pro-bono support of NSC's medical interpreter training program.

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is located at 100 North Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.globaltastes.org.

Pennsylvania Innocence Project Annual Celebration May 11

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project will host its Annual Celebration at WHYY Studios on Wednesday, May 11 from 6-9 p.m. The celebration will begin with a cocktail party. The program will feature Kenneth Thompson, district attorney for Kings County, N.Y. (Brooklyn), recognized nationally for the creation of his office's highly successful Conviction Review Unit (CRU). Thompson will receive the Hero of Justice Award; Bradley Bridge, Defender Association of Philadelphia, will receive the Maureen Rowley Award; and the Edward D. Ohlbaum Volunteer Award will be presented to Jeffrey Bresch and Katelyn Matscherz, Jones Day. Tickets cost $150 each ($50 per ticket for public interest attorneys).

The WHYY Studios are located at 150 N. 6th St., Philadelphia. For more information and to register, visit innocenceprojectpa.org.

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