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May 9, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 20
 |  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:

  • Law Offices Of Jonathan Wheeler, P.C.
  • Pearson Koutcher Law
  • Weir & Partners LLP

Bench-Bar & Annual Conference - Harrahs Resort | Atlantic City

Registration Now Open: 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

Support HB 1336 and SB 44, the Merit Selection Bills

Please support House Bill 1336 and Senate Bill 44, which would introduce merit selection of appellate court judges in Pennsylvania.

Dear Colleagues:

For more than 50 years, the Philadelphia Bar Association has campaigned for merit selection of appellate court judges in Pennsylvania. The issue is so important to the Association that merit selection is written into our bylaws…READ MORE

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 CompetitionREAD MORE

Award Noms. Due May 13: Philadelphia Bar Foundation Annual Benefit Nov. 5

Join the Philadelphia Bar Foundation to celebrate the Philadelphia legal community's support of access to justice and to recognize the outstanding work of the region's legal aid organizations at its Annual Benefit at the Independence Seaport MuseumREAD MORE

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Chancellor's Forum: Philadelphia's Proposed Soda Tax May 18

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for Chancellor's Forum on the Proposed Philadelphia Soda Tax in the 11th Floor Conference Center on Wednesday, May 18 at 4 p.m…READ MORE



Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE


CLE - Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches May 11

David Wengert, MSW and Pam Walz, Esq. of the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force will be presenting on how to assess, engage with, and represent a client with hoarding behavior. Our focus will be how guardians, practitioners, and care providers can best help their clients and wards that hoard…READ MORE

CLE - Maximizing Your Board Leadership May 12

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program

Young lawyers are very desirable and essential board members. In considering board service, it is critical to understand the board culture and the expectations for leadership…READ MORE

CLE - DUI Intermediate Punishment Update for Philadelphia County and the new Early Parole Initiative May 17

Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section

Philadelphia has succeeded in obtaining a grant from the MacArthur Foundation to build a program to reduce recidivism and provide diversion from traditional prosecution for non-violent offenders…READ MORE

CLE - Navigating Artists Through the Entertainment Industry May 24

First course in the Entertainment Law CLE Series

In this two-hour substantive law program, entertainment lawyer Bernie Resnick will focus and offer guidance on Synchronization Licenses…READ MORE

CLE - Prudent Investment Practices for Non-Profits May 25

This course is specifically designed for Investment Stewards of non-profit endowments and foundations and those that advise them…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…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: Federal Courts Committee

The Federal Courts Committee is soliciting for ideas and suggestions for upcoming programs, events and initiatives. Please reach out to Michael A. Morse or Leslie A. Mariotti, co-chairs, Federal Courts Committee, with any questions.

Volunteer Panels Needed for Federal Court

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania invites you to join one of its prisoner civil rights and employment panels.

The members of the prisoner civil rights panel provide legal representation to prison inmates for constitutional violations by law enforcement officers before the inmate was incarcerated that relate to the matter(s) for which the inmate is then incarcerated.

The employment panel members represent plaintiffs in cases that are brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and state claims which can be properly appended to federal employment claims.

For further information about joining the prisoner civil rights panel, please contact Panel Coordinators Stephen D. Brown Esq. at (215) 994-2240 or Samuel W. Silver Esq. at (215) 751-2309. To learn more about the employment panel, please contact Panel Coordinators Alan B. Epstein Esq. at (215) 241-8832 or Ari R. Karpf Esq. at (215) 639-0801. The Court's Volunteer Panel Administrator, Elaine Battle, can be reached at (267) 299-7034.

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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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.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE


CLE - Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches May 11

David Wengert, MSW and Pam Walz, Esq. of the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force will be presenting on how to assess, engage with, and represent a client with hoarding behavior. Our focus will be how guardians, practitioners, and care providers can best help their clients and wards that hoard.

Their presentation will include:

  • An introduction to hoarding behavior
  • How to assess and engage with a client with hoarding behavior
  • Mental health diagnosis associated with hoarding behavior
  • Strategies to intervene in order to secure the safety and well-being of a client with hoarding behavior
  • The role of the guardian, practitioner, or caretaker in intervention.
  • Legal services available for people with hoarding behavior
  • Community resources available to people with hoarding behavior

Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches for Addressing the Person and the Stuff
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

CLE - Maximizing Your Board Leadership May 12

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program

Young lawyers are very desirable and essential board members. In considering board service, it is critical to understand the board culture and the expectations for leadership.

This session will explore the due diligence necessary to ensure a productive board experience and good board stewardship.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Due diligence and expectations for service
  • Effectiveness of board meetings
  • Distinguishing between strategy and tactics
  • Talent management and succession planning

Maximizing Your Board Leadership
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

CLE - DUI Intermediate Punishment Update for Philadelphia County and the new Early Parole Initiative May 17

Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section

Philadelphia has succeeded in obtaining a grant from the MacArthur Foundation to build a program to reduce recidivism and provide diversion from traditional prosecution for non-violent offenders. To address its overreliance on incarceration, Philadelphia will implement a range of strategies that will limit jail admissions, reduce case processing times, increase pretrial supervision and services and reduce reliance on cash bail.

The city will also create new opportunities for the diversion of individuals who are a low risk to public safety, as determined by a new needs assessment tool. These individuals will be supervised through community-based alternatives to jail.

This CLE program will address the new protocols for early parole in Philadelphia County as a part of this effort, as well as important updates in the new DUI/Intermediate Punishment program.

Attend this exciting program to hear all about the new protocols that will affect your practice and your clients; as well as learn the important updates in the new DUI/Intermediate Punishment program.

DUI Intermediate Punishment Update for Philadelphia County and the new Early Parole Initiative
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

CLE - Navigating Artists Through the Entertainment Industry May 24

First course in the Entertainment Law CLE Series

In this two-hour substantive law program, entertainment lawyer Bernie Resnick will focus and offer guidance on Synchronization Licenses. A music synchronization license, or "sync" for short, is a music license granted by the holder of the copyright of a particular composition, allowing the licensee to synchronize ("sync") music with some kind of visual media output (film, television shows, advertisements, video games, accompanying website music, movie trailers, etc.).

The work in negotiating and securing sync licenses for artists is key to a successful license. This CLE will cover legal and practical issues relating to modern music licensing.

Resnick will show film clips, discuss the process of selecting music for Hollywood projects and provide a glimpse behind the curtain of the real-world details used during negotiation strategies. He will also examine contractual provisions using a sample Synchronization Rights and Master Use License.

Navigating Artists Through the Entertainment Industry
2 SUB
3-5 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.

CLE - Prudent Investment Practices for Non-Profits May 25

This course is specifically designed for Investment Stewards of non-profit endowments and foundations and those that advise them. It is for trustees, attorneys, accountants, investment advisors and investment committee members and board members of eleemosynary institutions. The course will focus the legal requirements and the corresponding best practices of investment fiduciaries as outlined in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA) and very specifically, the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).

Featured speaker Paul Brahim, chief executive officer, BPU Invetment Management, Inc., will:

  • Explore seven global fiduciary precepts
  • Define who is an Investment Fiduciary and their respective roles and responsibilities
  • Identify best practices of investment stewards and their corresponding legal substantiation

The presentation will conclude with an interactive session where attendees will review an investment policy statement; asset allocation policy; spending policy; investment due diligence, implementation, investment costs; and monitoring for a non-profit.

Prudent Investment Practices for Non-Profits
2 SUB/1 ETH
12:30-3:45 p.m. Lunch and registration begins at 12 p.m.

Jewish Law Day May 10

The Committee of Judges and Lawyers, The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and VAAD: The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia cordially invite you to the 34th Jewish Law Day at the Jewish Community Services Building on Tuesday, May 10 at 5 p.m.

Jewish Law Day will honor Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Justice David Wecht and Superior Court of Pennsylvania Judge Alice Beck Dubow. The guest speaker will by Dr. G. Terry Madonna, professor of public affairs and director of the Center for Politics at Franklin and Marshall College.

Jewish Law Day is free of charge and open to the entire community.

The Jewish Community Services Building is located at 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia. Funding for Jewish Law Day is provided entirely through voluntary contributions. To register and/or make a voluntary contribution to Jewish Law Day visit www.brandeislawsociety.org.

Decade of Discovery: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion May 11

You are cordially invited to a viewing of the documentary titled "Deacade of Discovery" in Drexel University's URBN Center Annex Auditorium on Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Shown across the country, the celebrated documentary is set at the White House and unfolds the story of a government attorney on a quest to find a better way to search White House email and a teacher who took a stand for civil justice on the electronic frontier.

A distinguished panel immediately following the film will explore the topic further, discussing current headlines such as Secretary Clinton's emails and the FBI's case with Apple.

The event will begin with a reception followed by the screening and panel. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

The URBN Center Annex is located at 3401 Filbert St., Philadelphia. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

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.

Award Noms. Due May 13: Philadelphia Bar Foundation Annual Benefit Nov. 5

Join the Philadelphia Bar Foundation to celebrate the Philadelphia legal community's support of access to justice and to recognize the outstanding work of the region's legal aid organizations at its Annual Benefit at the Independence Seaport Museum on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. The Foundation will also honor the winners of the Pro Bono Award and the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award while enjoying a night of great food, drink and dancing on the scenic waterfront.

For more information, please contact Baruch Kintisch, director of marketing and development, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, at (215) 238-6334 or bkintisch@philabar.org.

Click here to submit your award nominations before 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

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 Drive, Philadelphia. For more information and registration, click here.

Chancellor's Forum: Philadelphia's Proposed Soda Tax May 18

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for Chancellor's Forum on the Proposed Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax in the 11th Floor Conference Center on Wednesday, May 18 at 4 p.m.

The proposed Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax would add a 3-cents-per-ounce tax to all sugary drinks sold in Philadelphia. For proponents of the tax, it is a way to fund much-needed services such as universal Pre-K, community schools and major park renovations. It may also address certain public health concerns if citizens think twice about the purchase of sugary drinks that can lead to increased health problems, particularly for those living in poverty. For critics of the Sugary Drink Tax, it is an additional financial burden to Philadelphia businesses that will be passed down to consumers. This discussion will feature experts in the tax field, business leaders and City representatives who will speak to the issues of tax policy and how to raise needed revenue to achieve fiscal stability that will support critical programs and services for the citizens of Philadelphia now and into the future.

Moderated by Julia Terruso, staff writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer; panelists include Susan Gobreski, director for community schools, City of Philadelphia; Daniel H. Grace, secretary-treasurer, Teamsters Local 830; Professor Jan C. Ting, Temple University Beasley School of Law; and Lauren Vidas, president, Hazzouri and Associates. Additional panelists will be announced.

This Chancellor's Forum is FREE for members. A wine and cheese reception will immediately follow. For more information and to register, click here.

PBA Civil Litigation Section Philadelphia Regional Dinner Featuring Lynn A. Marks May 18

The Pennsylvania Bar Association cordially invites you to its Philadelphia Regional Dinner at The Logan on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. This year's guest speaker will be Former Executive Director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Lynn A. Marks. Frequently quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Legal Intelligencer on issues affecting the justice system in Pennsylvania, Marks will address her long career at Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, which has taken positions on merit selection, jury service, judicial discipline, court funding and bias.

The Logan is located at One Logan Square, Philadelphia. The registration deadline is May 11. For more information and to register, click here.

Barristers' Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala May 21

The Barristers' Association invites you to this year's Awards and Scholarship Gala at the Top of the Tower on Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m. The Barristers' are committed to advancing diversity in the profession by strengthening the pipeline of talented attorneys of color who are building a brighter and more skilled profession. This year, they will present the J. Austin Norris Award to Kenneth Murphy, the A. Leon Higginbotham Award to Hon. Karen Y. Simmons, and the Cecil B. Moore Award to the Thurgood Mathews.

Top of the Tower is located at Three Logan Square, 1717 Arch St., 50th Floor, Philadelphia. Individual tickets and table sponsorships may be purchased online here. For questions about the event, contact V. Amanda Witts.

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.

Registration Now Open: 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 and to register, 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 HotelStorm, Brooks Brothers, Zipcar, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Verizon, Best Buy, Expedia and More

Visit Member Benefits for full details.

HotelStorm

The Philadelphia Bar Association is excited to announce a new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to its members. HotelStorm negotiates hotel discounts only available to Association members, with discounts up to 55 percent. Simply search the website for your favorite destinations – whether personal or professional – and you'll find savings of 10-55 percent over other online travel agencies.

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

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 percent 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.

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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.

May 9
ABA Lead Law Leadership Training (Pt. 1): Lead Yourself - Lead Your Clients
Buy One, Get One FREE Spring CLE Special - Buy the morning course, get the afternoon FREE. LAST CHANCE TO GET 6 credits for one low price!
3 SUB - Video
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

ABA Lead Law (Pt. 2): Lead Your Firm-Lead Your Community
3 SUB - Video
12:30-3:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12 p.m.

May 11
Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches for Addressing the Person and the Stuff
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

May 12
Maximizing Your Board Leadership
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.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 17
DUI Intermediate Punishment Update for Philadelphia County and the new Early Parole Initiative
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.

May 23
Understanding Racial Biases Toward Child and Youth Clients - In-Depth Workshop on the APA's Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children Study
1 SUB
12-1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

May 24
Navigating Artists Through the Entertainment Industry
2 SUB
3-5 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.

May 25
Prudent Investment Practices for Nonprofits
2 SUB/1 ETH
12:30-3:45 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

June 2
CLE - AREA Conference: ETHICS
1.5 ETH
9-10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

June 3
CLE - AREA Conference: Economic Damages in PI & Wrongful Death Litigation
1.5 SUB
8:30-10 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

June 4
CLE - AREA Conference: Economic Damages of the Child Plaintiff
1 SUB
9:45-10:45 a.m. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.

June 8
2016 Hot Topics in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Taxes
Wine and cheese refreshments will be served.
2 SUB
4-6 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

June 9
June 2016 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly - Planned Charitable Giving: The Dos and Don'ts from the Donor, the Donee and the AG
2 SUB
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

June 14
HIPAA, Data Breach and Discovery
Happy hour immediately following CLE
2 SUB
3-5 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by:

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June 20
Philadelphia Bar Foundation 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic CLE: Attorney Ethics Found in Golf and Tennis
1 ETH
Waynesborough Country Club, 440 Darby-Paoli Rd., Paoli, Pa.
Program starts at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
VIDEO ENCORE at 4 p.m. Registration for video encore begins at 3:30 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

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.

Mazzoni Center Elixir Gala May 20

Mazzoni Center will host its annual celebration and fundraiser Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala at Lubert Plaza, Jefferson University, on Friday, May 20 from 5:30-10 p.m. This event includes live entertainment, delicious food, an open bar and a silent auction. All proceeds will help support Mazzoni Center’s move to its new location at Broad and Bainbridge streets in the summer of 2017.

Lubert Plaza, Jefferson University, is located at 1001 Locust St., Philadelphia. To purchase tickets online, visit www.mazzonicenter.org/elixir-2016.

Peace Begins With You June 10

Good Shepherd Mediation Program (GSMP) will hold its 2016 "Peace Begins with You" event at The Union League of Philadelphia on Friday, June 10 at 8 a.m. This event features a free, continental breakfast to raise money and provide information about the programs and services offered by GSMP. Participants will be asked to consider making a contribution.

The Union League of Philadelphia is located at 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Register online at http://www.phillymediators.org/workshops-events/peace-begins-with-you-breakfast.

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