Working Together to Improve the City June 10
Philadelphia City Councilman James Kenney, along with Center City District CEO Paul Levy and Pennsylvania Convention Center General Manager Ahmeenah Young to discuss key issues affecting the City and its lawyers and law firms at a Tuesday, June 10 Chancellor's Forum.
Discussion topics will include tax reform, city revitalization, the role of government and the role of the Bar Association.
The Forum begins at 12 p.m. and will be held in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market Street, 11th floor. Register online now for this event.
Providing Information About Physicians Today
The Health Care Law Committee will discuss providing information about physicians at its meeting today (Thursday, June 5).
Panelists include Kathleen M. Chancler, Julia E. Gabis and Annemarie Martin-Boyan. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here
to RSVP for this program.
Luncheon to Honor Chief Justice Castille Today
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, with partner the Philadelphia Bar Association and corporate partners Blank Rome LLP and Aqua America, will host a luncheon honoring Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille today (Thursday, June 5).
The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at The Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut Streets. Tickets are $75 for Chamber and PBA members and $100 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets for this event. For more information, call (215) 790-3613.
Sections Plan Spring Social Events
The Real Property Section
will hold its annual spring reception today (Thursday, June 5) at 5:30 p.m. at the Trump Tower Philadelphia Showroom at One Liberty Place, 1650 Market St., 57th floor. The event is co-hosted by the Young Lawyers Division. Tickets are $20 for Real Property Section and YLD members and $25 for non-section members. Beer, wine, summer cocktails and special menu tastings from Starr Restaurants are included. Click here
to purchase tickets for this event. The reception is sponsored by Agoos/Livera Architects.
The Family Law Section will welcome new Family Court judges at its annual spring reception on Tuesday, June 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trump Tower Philadelphia Showroom at One Liberty Place, 1650 Market St., 57th floor. Tickets are $50 for Section members, $55 for non-Section members and $45 for employees of the First Judicial District. Click here to register online.
Federal Bench-Bar Conference June 6
Seven federal judges and a host of top practitioners will be among the panelists for the Federal Courts Committee's Federal Bench-Bar Conference
on Friday, June 6 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St.
The program, offering 3 substantive CLE credits, begins with opening remarks by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Harvey Bartle II, Committee Chair Charles S. Marion and Vice Chair Craig D. Mills.
Tuition, which includes a course book, breakfast and lunch, is $185 for members of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or any other county bar association. Tuition is $165 for members admitted after Jan. 1, 2004; $215 for nonmembers; $99 for paralegals attending with an attorney; $129 for paralegals attending alone; $100 for judges and judicial law clerks; and $90 for judges and judicial law clerks admitted after Jan. 1, 2004. Registrations received more than three days before the conference qualify for these early registration rates. Click here to register.
Workers' Comp Lunchtime CLE Program June 6
The Workers' Compensation Section will hold a lunchtime CLE program on Friday, June 6 where attendees will learn the details and interaction of Regulation 32, the Heart & Lung Act and Workers' Compensation.
Panelists for the program include Judge Tina Rago of the Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication; and attorneys Hilary S. Cornell, W. Michael Mulvey and Maria Terpolilli.
The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years, and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. If you wish to register in advance please visit pbi.org
or call PBI Customer Service at (800) 932-4637.
Lunch will be available for an additional $7.50. Click here
to purchase lunch for this program.
Justice McCaffery at State Civil Quarterly Meeting June 11
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery will present a new view on the Supreme Court at the Wednesday, June 11 quarterly meeting of the State Civil Litigation Section.
The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here
to RSVP for this program.
YLD Happy Hour June 12 at Mexican Post
Join the YLD on Thursday, June 12 for a happy hour from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mexican Post (16th and Cherry streets). Drink tickets are available and are good for margaritas, wine and beer. Drinks are $2 off after tickets run out. Heavy appetizers will be served.
The YLD will be collecting new and used ties for the Philadelphia Comprehensive Center for Fathers
' Work-N-Style for Men program in conjunction with this happy hour. Work-N-Style is the only men's clothing referral program in the tri-state area that provides low income fathers in Philadelphia with ready-to-wear clothing for interviews, court hearings and special events.
Lawyer's Coach on Improving Profits, Performance June 17
Phyllis Sisenwine, master certified coach, will discuss ways to increase profits and improve performance at a June 17 program sponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Committee and the Marketing Committee of the Law Practice Management Division.
Sisenwine has an international practice providing coaching services to law firms and lawyers. Her expertise in coaching lawyers has allowed her to be known internationally as "The Lawyer's Coach." In addition to being a successful coach, Phyllis is a sought-after professional speaker, author, columnist, and frequent radio and television guest.
The program will be held in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here
to RSVP for this program.
Women in the Profession Committee Summit June 18
The Women in the Profession Committee will hold its first Women in the Profession Summit
at The CLE Conference Center on Wednesday, June 18 beginning at 12 p.m. The summit will focus, in part, on the best practices for the retention and promotion of women lawyers.
The program will feature a keynote address by Charisse Lillie, vice president of human resources for Comcast Corporation and senior vice president of human resources for Comcast Cable. Summit attendees will receive two substantive and two ethics CLE credits.
for more information or to register.
Building and Motivating Teams June 24
Ross DeSimone of Corporate Psychological Resources Center and Russell Rado, manager of training and professional development, Duane Morris LLP, will discuss building and motivating teams at the Tuesday, June 24 session of the Associate Training Program Business Skills Series.
The program begins at 8 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Breakfast will be provided. Admission is $25. The program is presented by the Law Practice Management Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Association of Legal Administrators Philadelphia Chapter.
Former New Orleans Mayor Morial to Address Bar June 30
Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Association's Monday, June 30 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon
A lifelong champion of individual rights, Judge Higginbotham had a legal career that spanned nearly half a century. Since Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, delivered the first Higginbotham lecture in 1999, notables such as Juan Williams, Charles J. Ogletree, Chaka Fattah, Cornel West, Kweisi Mfume and Gwen Ifill have filled the role. New members of the Association's 50-, 60-, 65- and 70-Year Clubs will also be honored at the event. The Year Clubs recognize attorneys who have been practicing law for 50 years or more.
Morial served two distinguished four-year terms as mayor of New Orleans from 1994-2002. During that time, he also served as president of the United States Conference of Mayors in 2001 and 2002. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets are $55 for Association members and $60 for non members. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Register Online to Volunteer for Civics Program
Advancing Civics Education (A.C.E.) is a program launched by the Philadelphia Bar Association in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia to provide supplemental civics education — in areas such as fundamental principles of citizenship, democracy and dispute resolution — to ninth-grade public school students.
An understanding of civics, legal systems and civic participation is vital to the success of future generations. A.C.E. brings civics to life for Philadelphia high school students. This effort will complement the hard work of teachers and principals to create a bridge from middle school to high school that focuses upon each citizen's rights and responsibilities within our community, our Commonwealth and our rapidly changing world.
Attorneys can now register online for this program by clicking here.
Attorneys Needed to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
Pro bono attorneys are needed to help low-income homeowners facing foreclosure in a new pilot program requiring conciliation conferences.
Through the Residential Mortgage Foreclosures Diversion Pilot Program, instituted in April by Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas President Judge C. Darnell Jones II and Judge Annette M. Rizzo, hundreds of homeowners will be offered free housing counseling in advance of this conciliation conference and an opportunity to negotiate to save their homes.
This diversion program has garnered national attention but will need the involvement of pro bono attorneys to help clients work out an affordable loan modification or payment arrangement.
Volunteer attorneys should expect to spend one morning or afternoon per month to attend conciliation conferences for several clients in one day. (After the first several months, the court’s backlog from the postponed April and May sheriff sales will be reduced and should ease the time commitment.) This volunteer work requires only attending the conciliation conference and making some pre-conference calls to client and opposing counsel. Training will make volunteers aware of when further litigation should be pursued by another attorney.
Due to the tremendous response, a second training will be held on Monday, July 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., and will include Judge Rizzo as well as borrowers' and lenders' attorneys. Attorneys will receive two hours of free substantive CLE credit if they attend two complete morning or afternoon conciliation sessions. Breakfast will be provided through the joint support of the Business Law and Real Property Sections of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Please RSVP your attendance at the training, including your contact information, to Philadelphia VIP at email@example.com or call 215-523-9550. For more information, contact Stefanie F. Seldin at 215-523-9564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra Day O'Connor Award Nominees Sought
The Women in the Profession Committee is seeking nominations for the 2007 Sandra Day O'Connor Award. Deadline for nominations is Thursday, July 31.
The award is conferred annually on a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. The award presentation will be made during the October Quarterly Meeting.
The committee established the award in 1993 to recognize the important contributions that women attorneys in Philadelphia have made to the legal profession.
That year, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presented the first award to U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma L. Shapiro. The award has since been presented to the late Juanita Kidd Stout, former justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; Deborah R. Willig, first woman Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association; Professor Marina Angel, of the Temple University Beasley School of Law faculty; Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Dolores K. Sloviter (former Chief Judge); U.S. District Court Judge Anita B. Brody; Leslie Anne Miller, first woman president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; Lila G. Roomberg of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; the late Judge Judith J. Jamison; Ellen T. Greenlee, chief defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphia; former Chancellor Audrey C. Talley; U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie O. Rendell; Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Phyllis W. Beck; Roberta D. Pichini and Lynn A. Marks.
Click here to download a nomination form.
3 Steps to an LPM Vendor/Consultant Referral
It only takes three steps for Bar members to receive a Law Practice Management Division Vendor/Consultant referral.
If you need help choosing and implementing new billing software, finding a bookkeeper, marketing your firm, developing a firm Web site or handling human resources issues, we have the consultants to assist you.
First, members should call the LPM hotline at 215-238-6314. Members can then discuss with a Program Counselor the type of assistance that is needed.
Then members receive a referral. A referral through this program entitles Bar members to a free, one-hour consultation with the selected vendor/consultant. Subsequent services may be negotiated between the member and vendor/consultant directly.
For more information, visit the Law Practice Management Division on the Bar Association Web site by clicking here.
Bench-Bar Annual Conference Registration Open
Registration is now open for the Association's 2008 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference
on Sept. 19-21 at Bally's Atlantic City.
This year's conference is expected to bring together more than 500 lawyers and judges from the Philadelphia area for three days of CLE programming that lets practitioners and the judiciary share ideas and best practices. The theme of this year's conference is "The Sound of Philadelphia."
Registration for the full three days of the conference is $549 for those members who register by Aug. 15. That rate includes all meals and CLE. For public interest attorneys, government attorneys and members of the Young Lawyers Division who register by Aug. 15, the full conference registration fee is $399. Other one-day and two-day registration packages are available. For those prices, visit philadelphiabar.org.
Bally's Atlantic City offers a world-class spa, salon, fitness center and 18 restaurants to meet every craving. Experience the Old West at Bally's Wild Wild West Casino with nearly 74,000 feet of gaming accessible via a short walkway connected to Bally's.
Bally's is now accepting hotel reservations for attendees. Book early for the best rates: rooms on Thursday, Sept. 18 are $99; rooms Friday, Sept. 19 are $144, and Saturday, Sept. 20 rooms range from $189 to $209. A limited number of rooms are available for the $189 rate on Saturday night. Call 1-800-345-7253 for reservations and mention you are attending the Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference to get these special room rates.
AABADV Immigration CLE Program June 11
The Asian American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley will present the CLE program "Latest Immigration Issues in Labor and Employment Law" on Wednesday, June 11 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1701 Market St.
Attendees will receive 1 substantive CLE credit. This seminar will cover latest developments in the intersection between immigration and labor/employment law. Panelists include Karen Detamore, executive director of Friends of Farmworkers and Elena Park, immigration lawyer and member of Cozen O'Connor. Paul Weller, partner at Morgan Lewis and board member of VIP, will moderate.
The cost of the program is $15 for AABADV members current with their dues (includes lunch), and $30 for non-members. Attendees will receive 1 substantive CLE credit. To RSVP and purchase a ticket online ($1 surcharge fee will apply), click here
. For more information, or to make a promise to pay at the door, contact Suzan Chau at email@example.com.
All attendees must register by Friday, June 6 to be given access to the building and ensure their lunch will be ordered.
Public Interest Training, Events Scheduled
Philadelphia VIP and Women Against Abuse will hold a free custody training CLE program on Friday, June 27 at 12 p.m. at the offices of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, 1600 Market St., Suite 3600. The CLE credit is free for all attorneys who agree to take a pro bono case. Lunch will be provided at the training. To reserve your space, call Philadelphia VIP at (215) 523-9550.
Friends of Farmworkers will hold its Annual Benefit Event on Tuesday, June 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street & the Parkway. Tickets are $80. Yvette Long, immediate-past president of PA Legal Aid Network; Will Gonzalez, executive director of CEIBA; and Thomas Wilkinson of Cozen O'Connor will be honored at this event. For ticket information, call 215-733-0878.
The Juvenile Law Center will hold a Benefit and Silent Auction, on Thursday, June 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Independence Visitors Center at 6th and Market Streets. To order tickets, visit jlc.org. For more information contact Rosie McNamara-Jones at (215) 625-0551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania will present its 9th Annual Summer Movie Party on Friday, June 20. This year’s film is "Soul Hustler," starring Fabian. The party starts at 6 p.m. The screening is at 7:30 p.m., at Digitas Health, 229 S. 18th St. Tickets are $20. For more information, please call the AIDS Law Project at 215-587-9377.
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center will present a free pro bono training program, "Fear-Based Cases in Deportation Proceedings: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture Claims," from on Thursday, June 26 from 12 to 2:15 p.m., at Ballard Spahr LLP, 1735 Market St., 51st Floor. Designed for practitioners with little or no previous experience with immigration litigation, this training program will provide an overview of the fear-based claims available to detained immigrants in deportation proceedings as well as an introduction to general detention issues. Topics to be discussed will include an introduction to immigration law and Immigration Court concepts and an overview of fear-based claims including Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture relief. Participants will receive two free CLE credit hours in exchange for handling a pro bono case referred by PIRC (approval for two CLE credits is pending with the PA CLE Board). To register for this program, please send an e-mail with the participating attorney's name, firm or agency name if applicable, and a contact address, e-mail address and telephone number to Maria McCollum at email@example.com. The registration deadline is Friday, June 20.
The Public Interest Section will celebrate the work of its summer public interest interns and the agencies that sponsor them on Thursday, July 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the offices of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhodes, LLP, 123 S. Broad St. The Law School Outreach Committee and the Public Interest Section are most grateful to Montgomery McCracken for generously sponsoring this event.
Justinians to Honor Mayor Nutter June 9
The Justinian Society will honor Mayor Michael Nutter at its Annual Meeting Election and Scholarship Luncheon on Monday, June 9 at 12 p.m. at the Union League, 140 S. Broad St.
Tickets are $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Table sponsorships are available. For more information, visit justinian.org
. Proceeds to benefit The Justinian Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Carville to Speak at SeniorLAW Anniversary Gala June 12
Political analyst James Carville will be the guest speaker at the SeniorLAW Center's 30th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, June 12 at The Ballroom at the Ben, 834 Chestnut St.
Founded by leaders of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1978, SeniorLAW Center (formerly Judicare) provides free legal services, community education and advocacy for more than 10,000 senior citizens in Pennsylvania each year. Special sponsorship opportunities, including the exclusive SeniorCircle reception with Carville, are available. Information is available at seniorlawcenter.org or contact Larry Felzer at 215-701-3203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBA-WLD Scholarship Breakfast June 13
The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division will hold its annual scholarship breakfast on Friday, June 13 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, 1701 Locust St.
The WLD will celebrate the recipients of the Sadie T.M. Alexander Book Award, the Doris May Harris Image Award and the special inaugural presentation of the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Scholarship.
For tickets please contact Barbara Ash at Barbara.Ash@phila.gov or (215) 683-5139. For sponsorship information please contact Adiah Ferron at ferrona@BallardSpahr.com or (215) 864-8523.
The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division was formed to address the challenges to advancement in the legal profession faced by women of color in the Philadelphia area, including minimized opportunities to form networks and find mentors with similar interests and backgrounds.
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