Register Today: 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 12-13
Join Philadelphia Bar Association members, judges and colleagues for another entertaining and educational weekend at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. as we present the 2018 Bench Bar & Annual Conference. This year's conference again boasts 23 sessions affording lawyers and judges up to 9 CLE credits, as well as 9 CJE credits that clearly offer something for everyone.
Register early and stay tuned for added programming, finalized course descriptions and confirmed faculty…READ MORE
Tomorrow: #TakeActionPhilly June 13
Join us for the next #TakeActionPhilly convening on June 13! We'll be hosting "Public Charge: New Threat to Immigrant Communities and Our City" with experts in policy, social services and healthcare to discuss how this change will affect our communities and our city and what actions you can take to help…READ MORE
June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon Feat. Higginbotham Lecture by Ken Frazier, O'Connor Award Presented to Judge Jacqueline Allen June 20
Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2018 June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at The Bellevue Hotel on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 p.m. Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture.
The 2018 Sandra Day O'Connor Award will be presented to Hon. Jacqueline F. Allen, Administrative Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division. The Sandra Day O'Connor Award is presented to 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…READ MORE
Nominations Due June 22: LFMC Public Service Awards
Nominations are being accepted for Philadelphia Bar Association's Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Awards to honor and recognize two young attorneys for their exceptional pro bono or public service work. Eligible attorneys must have practiced law for five years or less in private practice or the public sector. The awards will be presented at the City-Wide Summer Associate Reception on Wednesday, July 11 at Water Works…READ MORE
Business Law Section Networking Happy Hour June 13
Get to know the members of the Business Law Section at its happy hour at Tir Na Nog on June 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Light appetizers will be served and the first 50 attendees will receive two drink tickets (One drink ticket will get a domestic draft, and two drink tickets will be good for a craft beer or one glass of wine) courtesy of the happy hour's generous sponsor, Diamond State Financial Group…READ MORE
Law School Outreach Committee Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series
On Thursdays June 14, 21 and 28; and July 12, 19 and 26; the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section Law School Outreach Committee will host the "2018 Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series" from 12-1:30 p.m. These free programs provide an opportunity for summer law student interns to meet public interest attorneys who are leaders in their field and learn about different types of public interest practice and fellowship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area…READ MORE
Workers' Compensation Section Spring Party June 14
Join the Workers' Compensation Section for an early summer clam bake by the river's edge at Water Works by Cescaphe in Philadelphia with top-shelf open bar! Enjoy one of the city's most picturesque settings with columned walkways, a vintage gazebo, the Art Museum perched dramatically above and Boathouse Row stretched out along the Schuylkill River just beyond…READ MORE
LGBT Rights Committee Summer Associate Reception June 14
Please join the LGBT Rights Committee as it welcomes incoming members of the profession, summer associates, to the Philadelphia legal community. Graciously hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP, the Committee hopes that this event will provide opportunities for summer associates to network with established professionals and their peers.
In addition, the Committee will be presenting the fourth annual David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award…READ MORE
Residential Foreclosure Prevention Program: 10 Years of Saving Homes June 14
You're invited to celebrate 10 years of saving homes by the Philadelphia Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program in Court Room 653, City Hall, on Thursday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow in the Law Library, Room 600. RSVP is required… READ MORE
2018 Federal Bench-Bar Conference June 15
The 2018 Federal Bench-Bar Conference, hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Federal Courts Committee in collaboration with the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, is a half-day educational event that is always eagerly anticipated by federal court practitioners and judges. An informal, educational favorite continues, with CLE and networking with colleagues and judges! More details to come…READ MORE
Giants of the Business Bar: Ann C. Mulé June 19
This Business Law Section event recognizes legal giants impacting the practice of business law in Philadelphia and beyond, and serves as a learning and networking opportunity.
Ann C. Mulé, Associate Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware
Ann C. Mulé, a former chair of the Business Law Section, is a recognized leader in the corporate governance field, whose expertise and insights have helped to shape the governance landscape for companies, boards of directors, shareholders and many other governance constituencies…READ MORE
Family Law Section Summer Solstice Reception June 21
Celebrate the longest day of the year with Family Law Section friends and colleagues on the Stenton Terrace of The Logan on June 21. Enjoy savory bites and cocktails while celebrating the beginning of summer…READ MORE
Philadelphia Summer Public Interest Reception 2018 July 12
The Public Interest Section's Law School Outreach Committee cordially invites you to the Philadelphia Summer Public Interest Reception 2018 at Ballard Spahr LLP on Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Generously hosted and sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP, this event celebrates the exceptional public service of students and lawyers in and around Philadelphia, and gives all an opportunity to meet and mingle over refreshments and light appetizers. Registration is required by Thursday, July 5…READ MORE
Save the Date: 'Striking Injustice' YLD Bowling Fundraiser Sept. 26
Sponsorship opportunities available now!
We're back at North Bowl for the annual YLD fundraiser benefitting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation! Mark it on your calendar, Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! For sponsorship opportunities, click here.
Registration information will be available soon.
Volunteers Needed: The Philadelphia New Americans Campaign
The New Americans Campaign Philly is soliciting for volunteers. The NAC transforms the way aspiring citizens navigate the path to becoming new Americans. It is committed to connecting lawful permanent residents to trusted legal assistance and critical information that simplifies the naturalization process…READ MORE
Latest Pennsylvania Supreme Court Public Committee, Board & Advisory Group Vacancies
- Interest on Lawyer Trust Account Board (IOLTA): Deadline June 30
For more information on the available vacancies, click here.
Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Needed for LRIS Referrals
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has expanded its Product Liability panels in order to better meet the needs of clients requiring assistance with injuries resulting from the use of Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc.
If you have significant experience litigating any of these matters, we invite you to join LRIS. Attorneys wishing to receive referrals for claims involving Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc must represent, or have represented, at least 12 plaintiffs in civil actions involving the same product brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and must have completed a minimum of five hours of CLE in trial tactics, products liability or class actions within the past three years.
For more information on LRIS, please click here. You may also contact Charles J. Klitsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-238-6326.
Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Funding the Future of Legal Aid
Please consider making a gift to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2018. With your support, the Foundation strengthens the provision of free legal services in our justice system and the delivery of civil legal aid in Philadelphia. Through various programs, services and partnerships, in conjunction with annual grants and other support provided to almost 40 legal aid nonprofit partners, the Foundation promotes access to justice for all people in the community. You can make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people in need across Philadelphia and our region by donating today. DONATE TODAY!
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.
Best Practices in Settlement Conferences before United States Magistrate Judges June 19
Hosted by the Labor and Employment Committee
Federal magistrate judges are key in the settlement of civil cases in the federal courts. Settlement is an expedient necessity that permits the courts to function. This CLE program, featuring United States magistrate judges, will examine settlement conferences involving labor and employment cases. The judges will discuss best practices and offer guidance to practitioners to achieve a successful outcom…READ MORE
Pennsylvania Tax Treatment of Digital Assets June 18
Hosted by the Tax Section
Digital revolution descended upon us and states now must explore the taxation of digital assets. Although not clearly defined in Pennsylvania, digital assets generally may include digitally stored content, online accounts and files stored on digital devices, such as computers, tablets and smartphones…READ MORE
What You Should Know About Pre-Dispute Arbitration in the Elder Law Setting June 27
Hosted by the Elder Law Committee
Pre-Dispute Arbitration clauses are found in a number of contexts including consumer finance contracts, non-disclosure agreements and employment contracts. The use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in the health care setting has grown significantly, making it imperative that elder law practitioners and guardians understand the effects of the clause and how to best proceed…READ MORE
The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Jail Detainers June 28
Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section
Merriam-Webster defines "detainer" as "a writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to hold a person in custody."
According to a recent study, literally half of the citizens in Philadelphia county custody are there due to probation and parole detainers. That number does not include all of the other types of writs/holds/detainers which keep people in jail…READ MORE
Is Good Health and Well-Being Our Ethical Obligation? June 29
Hosted by the Professional Responsibility and Wellness Committees
This 1-hour presentation will explore whether well-being should be included in the definition of competence under Rule 1.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct or whether it should be referenced solely in the Comments to the Rules…READ MORE
Full course calendar here.
The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice - Public Interest Organization Volunteer Opportunities
The Philadelphia Bar Association's new pro bono volunteerism initiative "The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice" provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy. This one-stop-shop allows the city's legal-aid nonprofit organizations to know who is interested in assisting by giving volunteers the opportunity to add their name to a list for these groups to access if they need additional support for a particular cause.
For a list of volunteer and pro bono organizations and opportunities, click here.
Philadelphia World Heritage Day June 20
Join HIAS PA, the Philadelphia Regional Refugee Provider’s Collaborative, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Mayor Kenney for a celebration to honor and highlight the stories and contributions of Philadelphia’s refugees to our city. The event will take place at City Hall with crafts and music on Wednesday, June 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and the Philadelphia premiere of film "This is Home: A Refugee Story," fresh off its premiere at Sundance 2018 at 6:45 p.m…READ MORE
Mighty Writers Wanted!
Mighty Writers, a nonprofit whose mission is to teach kids to think and write with clarity, is looking for mentors! Studies have shown that having a mentor results in improved outcomes for youth, yet two-thirds of young people don't have one. Mighty Writers wants to change that, and they're hoping to partner with the Philadelphia Bar Association to provide students with the caring and committed mentors they seek…READ MORE