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June 15, 2015 | Vol. 16, No. 42
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
 

Philadelphia Bar Career Center Now Open

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. Use the coupon code Philabar20 at checkout for a 20 percent discount on your next single job posting for the initial 60 days the Career Center is live.

Bar Foundation Golf/Tennis Classic June 15

Country Club Photo

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation's 27th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic moves to Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli on Monday, June 15.

Waynesborough is a par-71 design, featuring four challenging and picturesque par 3s. The level of excitement remains at an unsurpassed high from the first tee to the last putt on the 18th green. Waynesborough's beautiful, two-story tennis pavilion, unveiled in May of 2007, is surrounded by 10 meticulously maintained Har-Tru® courts (six with lighting for evening play) and two recently resurfaced hard courts (one with a backboard).

Golf registration is $475 per person, $350 for judges and YLD members. Registration for tennis is $200. Registration also includes the cocktail reception and dinner. Click here for sponsorship and registration information.

Non-profit Startups: Guiding a Non-profit from Idea to Reality June 15

The YLD will host a Live, Lunch and Learn panel discussion entitled "Non-profit Startups: Guiding a Non-profit from Idea to Reality" on Monday, June 15 at 12 p.m. The goal of the panel is to discuss the process of starting and forming a non-profit; the challenges, pitfalls and issues that face early-stage nonprofits; and the ways founders and board members can prepare for and overcome these issues.

The panel will be held at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, 1101 Market St. For more information, or to register, click here.

YLD Diversity Reception at Chima June 17 - Free Registration

Please join the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Co-hosts: Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at the YLD's Annual Diversity Reception honoring five outstanding local law students.

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients:

  • Lindsey Burgos
    - Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Luz Denise Negron-Bennett
    - Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Effi Taylor
    - Villanova University School of Law
  • Anannya Tripathy
    - Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Jasmine Williams
    - Temple University Beasley School of Law

Chima is located at 1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Free registration for members is required in advance and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. For additional information, or to register, click here.

Civil Practice and Procedure in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas June 17

Let the judges and key court personnel guide you through common pitfalls and the unwritten rules of Philadelphia practice.

Get practical advice and learn about the administrative and practical details in:

  • Civil Administration
  • First Filings
  • Service of Process, Default Judgments and Judgment Non Pros
  • Discovery
  • Motion Practice
  • Major Jury Cases
  • Complex Litigation Center
  • Commerce Case Management
  • Class Actions
  • Compulsory Arbitration
  • Settlement
  • Trials and Evidence
  • Post-trial Matters
  • Execution Practice

Receive a copy of the new Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual (17th Edition). Be prepared to handle every stage of a case with the ultimate guidebook to practice in the Philadelphia courts.

This 3 CLE credit program will be held in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 17 at PBI Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, or to register click here.

Federal Bench-Bar Conference June 19

U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Novak, the lead prosecutor in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted to date for his role in the Sept. 11 attacks, will be the keynote speaker at the Federal Courts Committee Federal Bench-Bar Conference on Friday, June 19.

Judge Novak will discuss the investigation and trial. The 4 CLE credit conference will be held at he Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, 10 Avenue of the Arts.

The Federal Bench-Bar Conference is a half-day educational event that is attended by federal court practitioners and judges. Attendees will spend the morning hearing panel presentations by both judges and practitioners on topics of current interest in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Presentations include "Effective Advocacy before Federal Magistrate," with U.S. District Court Judges David R. Strawbridge, and Timothy R. Rice; U.S. Magistrate Judge Marilyn Heffley; and attorneys Stephen G. Console, Console Law Offices; Caren Litvin, Law Offices of Caren Litvin; and Gino Benedetti, general counsel at SEPTA.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Thomas L. Ambro and Cheryl Ann Krause will be among the panelists for "Federal Appellate Advocacy - Best Practices." Additional panelists include Robert Zauzmer, assistant U.S. attorney, Appellate Chief, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Brett G. Sweitzer, chief of appeals, Federal Community Defender Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Nancy Winkelman, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.

"The Fun Parts of a Trial - Opening, Cross-Examination and Closing" will feature U.S. District Court Judge Paul S. Diamond; Dennis R. Suplee, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; former Chancellor Abraham C. Reich, Fox Rothschild LLP; and Carolyn P. Short, Reed Smith LLP.

Panelists for "Federal Sentencing Trends 10 Years After United States v. Booker and Sentencing Advocacy" are U.S. District Court Judges Cynthia M. Rufe and Mitchell S. Goldberg; along with Lou Lappen, first assistant United States Attorney; Leigh Skipper, chief Federal Defender; and Marc S. Raspanti, Pietragallo, Gordon, Alfano, Bosick & Raspanti, LLP.

Federal Courts Committee Vice Chairs Leslie A. Mariotti and Michael A. Morse of Pietragallo, Gordon, Alfano, Bosick & Raspanti, LLP are the course planners. Visit pbi.org for more information about the Federal Bench-Bar Conference.

Homeless Advocacy Project to Host Young Friends HAPpy Hour June 23

On Tuesday, June 23 the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) will host a Young Friends HAPpy Hour from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Misconduct Tavern. This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about HAP's mission to provide free legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia and how to become a HAP legal volunteer. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while networking with other young local attorneys and professionals.

Misconduct Tavern is located at 1511 Locust St. Please RSVP by June 22 to Leonora Cravotta at Leonora@haplegal.org or (215) 523-9588. 

The Legal Intelligencer Accepting Nominations for 2015 Lawyers on the Fast Track - Deadline June 26

The Legal Intelligencer is looking for young Pennsylvania attorneys who have impressed their colleagues and superiors with accomplishments including development of new business, promotion of the profession through bar association involvement and exceptional pro bono service.

The Legal Intelligencer will be accepting nominations of candidates under the age of 40 until June 26 at 5 p.m.

For more information, or to nominate a candidate, click here.

Registration Now Open for Bench-Bar at Borgata

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at Borgata in Atlantic City.

Attracting hundreds of attorneys 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. Twenty-three seminars and a minimum of 8 CLE credits will be available.

Registration is available at benchbar.philadelphiabar.org. Sponsors for the 2015 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, USI Affinity, Love Court Reporting, Inc, BPU Investments, JAMS The Resolution Experts, LawCash, Robson Forensic, State Civil Litigation Section, Friedman LLP, RIMKUS, Widener Law, Bellia Print & Design and The Legal Intelligencer.

Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section Law School Outreach Committee will host the "Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series," from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, 1101 Market St. on the following dates: June 25, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, and August 6.

The 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. To download a schedule of the programs, please click here.

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.

Member Benefits from Reedman-Toll, Abington Art Center

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 Bar 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: Concentrated Investment Portfolios

Some investors, particularly company executives who are compensated in part with shares, can end up with very large positions in one stock. Such concentrated exposure to one company may represent more risk than a person may be comfortable assuming. In this month's interview, we sat down with Paul Gordon, senior investment advisor with PNC Wealth Management® in Philadelphia, to talk about a few strategies that investors can employ to help reduce that risk. Click here to read the entire article.

Upcoming CLE Courses

The following courses are cosponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. All courses are at The CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, except as otherwise noted. Registration begins 30 minutes before course start time.

June 15
Winning at Trial (Video)
5 substantive/1 ethics
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 16
Equal Justice Under the Law: The Magna Carta After 800 Years
4 substantive/0 ethics
12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; check-in at 11:30 a.m.

June 16
Direct File Juvenile Cases - Your Minor Client Has Been Charged as an Adult - What Now?
Philadelphia Bar Association 1 substantive/0 ethics
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; check-in at 12 p.m.

The Intersection of Legal and Mental Health Issues in Custody Cases (Video)
5 substantive/1 ethics
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 17
Civil Practice and Procedure in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
3 substantive/0 ethics
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 18
Pennsylvania's Power of Attorney-What You Need to Know-Six Months After Enactment
3 substantive/0 ethics
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Effective Decision Making for Lawyers
5 substantive/1* ethics
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 19
Revisiting Irving Younger's 10 Commandments (PEG)
5 substantive/1* ethics
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; check-in at 8 a.m.

The Strategic Mediator (Video)
6 substantive/0 ethics
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

2015 Federal Bench Bar Conference
4 substantive/0 ethics
8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:15 a.m.

June 22
Clarence Darrow: Crimes Causes and the Courtroom
2 substantive/1* ethics
12 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.; check-in at 11:30 a.m.

June 23
Communicating with Colleagues and Clients
2 substantive/1* ethics
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

PLI - Audit Committees & Financial Reporting 2015: Recent Developments & Current Issues
5 substantive/1 ethics
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 24
Fire At-Will in Pennsylvania
3 substantive/0 ethics
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

PLI - Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2015
5 substantive/1 ethics
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 25
Gain the Edge - Negotiation Strategies
4.5 substantive/1.5* ethics
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

PLI - Internal Investigations 2015
6 substantive/0 ethics
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Workers' Compensation: Meet the Doctors
3 substantive/0 ethics
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 26
Powerful and Ethical - Witness Preparation (PEG) (Video)
5 substantive/1* ethics
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 29
The best Retirement and Estate Plans for Attorneys
5 substantive/1* ethics
8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; check-in at 8 a.m.

Sentencing in Pennsylvania State Courts
4 substantive/0 ethics
12 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; check-in at 11:30 a.m.

PLI - International Employment Law 2015
6 substantive/1 ethics
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

June 30
Mergers & Acquisitions: Developments and Practice Tips
4 substantive/2 ethics

*Earn as many as 4 credits on your computer, at your convenience at PBI's Online Campus, at http://www.pbi.org/help/about-distance-education. More than 300 classes are available, including nearly 50 one-hour ethics programs. 24/7 CLE.


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