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June 20, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 26
 |  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:

  • Carroll, McNulty & Kull, LLC
  • Popper & Yatvin
  • Rosen, Schafer & DiMeo

June Quarterly

Registration Deadline Today: William G. Bowen to Deliver Higginbotham Lecture June 22; Judge Dembe to Accept O'Connor Award

William G. Bowen Ph.D., president emeritus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former president of Princeton University, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Philadelphia Bar Association's June Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, June 22 at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue…READ MORE



Today: Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf & Tennis Classic WITH CLE 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

Email Scam Alert: Phishing Attempt

It has come to our attention that some members of several state bar associations including Florida, Georgia, Nevada and California received a fraudulent email indicating that a complaint has been made against their firm. This email is not coming from the bar association and is an attempt to phish members.

The email includes directions to click on a link, which purports to be a copy of the complaint. Bar members in the impacted states are being advised by their bar associations not to click on the link, as it appears to be an attempt to put "ransomware" on the affected computer.

The state bar associations impacted have sent warnings to their audiences, but this scam may continue to spread. The Philadelphia Bar Association encourages its members to remain vigilant regarding suspicious emails that could potentially be fraudulent, including those with links or attachments.

Notice to Philadelphia Bar Association Members

Pursuant to Section 1100 of the Philadelphia Bar Association bylaws, notice is hereby given to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association that the following amendments to the bylaws of the Philadelphia Bar Association were considered at the March 31, 2016 Board of Governors meeting and were approved for submission to the members at the June Quarterly meeting to take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2016…READ MORE


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

Exciting New Format for Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Sept. 23-24: Register Today

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

Legislative Action Center: 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



Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE


CLE - Pardon My Diversion? - An Examination of Philadelphia Diversion Courts June 21

This CLE course will examine the process behind and procedures of Philadelphia County diversion courts in criminal cases…READ MORE

CLE - Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers June 24

Featured Speaker: Past Chancellor John E. Savoth

This course will provide attorneys with the tools to conquer any public speaking engagement…READ MORE

CLE - Mediating a Landlord Tenant Dispute June 28

Happy hour and training for volunteer attorneys to handle landlord tenant disputes.

In 2009, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Philadelphia Bar Association launched the successful Landlord Tenant Appellate Mediation Program (LTAMP)…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

Join a Philadelphia Bar Association Committee: Government & Public Service Lawyers

The Government & Public Service Lawyers Committee is soliciting for ideas and suggestions for upcoming programs, events and initiatives. Please reach out to Gino J. Benedetti, chair, Government & Public Service Lawyers 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: Next CLE July 14

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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Notice to Philadelphia Bar Association Members

Pursuant to Section 1100 of the Philadelphia Bar Association bylaws, notice is hereby given to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association that the following amendments to the bylaws of the Philadelphia Bar Association were considered at the March 31, 2016 Board of Governors meeting and were approved for submission to the members at the June Quarterly meeting to take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at noon at the Hyatt at The Bellevue.

Amendments to Bylaws Article IV, as follows:

ARTICLE IV - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Section 400. Elections Committee; Composition.

  1. There shall be an Elections Committee which shall consist of the Immediate Past Chancellor, who shall serve as Chair, and at least 10 Members, all of whom shall be appointed by the current Chancellor with approval of the Board, reflecting the diversity of the Association. The Secretary shall be an ex officio member of the Elections Committee.

  2. No member of the Elections Committee, other than an ex officio member, may be a candidate for any office of the Association in the year in which such member serves on the Elections Committee.

Section 401. Duties and Procedures of the Elections Committee.

  1. The Elections Committee shall actively seek eligible candidates for the offices and positions to be filled and the Committee shall actively seek and recruit candidates of diverse backgrounds, including those who have been historically underrepresented as officers and members of the Board.

  2. As often as the Committee shall determine, but in any event not less than on three separate days the last of which shall not be less than 60 days prior to the commencement of voting Annual Meeting, the Secretary shall cause a notice to be Published listing the offices to be filled at said Annual Meeting and requesting nominations for such offices.

  3. The Elections Committee shall adopt such rules and procedures as it shall deem appropriate for the conduct of its business to the extent not inconsistent with these Bylaws.

  4. The Elections Committee shall not endorse, evaluate or rank any candidate.

Section 402. Nominating Procedure.

A Member may become a candidate for an office of the Association or for the Board of Governors, by:

  1. Filing with the Secretary, at least 60 days prior to the commencement of voting Annual Meeting, nominations in writing which, for candidates of the Board, must be signed by at least 25 Members who are entitled to vote; for candidates for Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, shall be signed by at least 35 Members who are entitled to vote; and for candidates for Vice-Chancellor, shall be signed by at least 100 Members who are entitled to vote; and,

  2. Submitting a written authorization, in a form to be provided by the Elections Committee, for the Disciplinary Board to release any record of discipline on such person; and,

  3. Submitting such biographical information as the Elections Committee may reasonably request.

Section 403. Election Forums.

  1. No later than 90 days prior to the commencement of voting Annual Meeting, the Elections Committee shall schedule one or more 'Election Forums' to allow each candidate for office to make an oral presentation. The forums shall take place within 60 days of the commencement of voting Annual Meeting, after the period for submission of nominating petitions has closed.

  2. The Elections Committee shall set and publish guidelines and procedures for the forums and for the wide dissemination to the Members of the candidates' qualifications and forum presentations.

  3. The Chair of the Elections Committee or designee will preside over the forum(s), which shall be open to the Members.

Section 404. Final Candidates.

The Secretary shall have Published at least 20 days before the commencement of voting each Annual Meeting a list of the candidates to be voted upon at such meeting in alphabetical order. In addition, the Secretary shall cause a list of the candidates to be Published one time within seven days prior to the commencement of voting Annual Meeting.

Section 405. Removed.

This section has been removed.

Section 406. Voting.

  1. If there is a contest for any office to be filled, reasonable opportunity shall be given for the reception of votes.

  2. The election shall be by

    (1) secret mailed ballot and

    (2) paper ballot or voting machine.

    In addition, Members may vote

    conducted electronically over the Internet to the extent permitted by law pursuant to procedures established by the Board to preserve the confidentiality of the Member's vote and the integrity of the voting process. Voting machines, if available, shall be preferred for in-person voting, unless there is an election at which there is no contest. The position of the nominee on the ballot shall be determined by lot. The drawing of lots shall be conducted by the Judge of Elections not less than 25 days before the commencement of voting Annual Meeting in the presence of the nominees and/or their representatives. The form of the ballot shall be prescribed by the Board. A ballot shall be sent by the Association by mail to every Association member eligible to vote at least two weeks prior to the date set for the Annual Meeting. A mailed ballot shall not be counted unless it has been received at the office of the Association no later than 10:00 a.m. three business days prior to the date set for the Annual Meeting and in such manner as to preserve the confidentiality of the Member's vote. The Judge of Elections shall announce the results of the election after the polls have closed.

  3. If any position to be filled in an election is uncontested after the close of nominations, the name of the candidate shall not appear on the ballot and the Secretary shall cast a unanimous ballot in favor of such nominee.

  4. The polls shall be open for voting on the day of the Annual Meeting at such times and places as shall be determined by the Chancellor in consultation with the Board. Voting shall commence on a date to be determined by the Board of Governors no less than fourteen days prior to the date set for the Annual Meeting and shall end on the day of the Annual Meeting. When the election results are known, they shall immediately be posted on the Association website.

Section 407. Appointment of Election Officials; Report.

If there is more than one nominee for any office, the Chancellor shall appoint from among the Members, with the consent of the Board, a Judge of Elections and at least two tellers. The Judge of Elections shall have the power to resolve any dispute regarding the validity of any vote cast, and the Judge's decision shall be final and binding on all parties. The report of the Judge and tellers as to the results of the election shall be made to the Chancellor, who shall forthwith cause the names of those elected to be Published.

Section 408. Voting Qualifications.

If a Member is delinquent in the payment of dues, including those of the then current year, such Member shall not be entitled to vote at the Annual Election. A Member who cures such delinquency at any time prior to voting shall be eligible to vote.

Business Law Section Brings Mindfulness Series to Members: Next CLE July 14

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.

The next CLE course titled "Mindful Decision-Making" will be held on Thursday, July 14.

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 Kathy I. Jaffari, chair, Business Law Section, at jaffarik@ballardspahr.com.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

CLE - Pardon My Diversion? - An Examination of Philadelphia Diversion Courts June 21

This CLE course will examine the process behind and procedures of Philadelphia County diversion courts in criminal cases. Our faculty will review costs and fees in criminal diversion programs. Is diversion court "priced to sell," or have we priced people out of the "market?" The following will be covered within this CLE presentation:

Brief overview of Philly’s diversionary programs

  • Benefits to the defendant
  • Benefits to the public (cost savings, reduced recidivism?)

Paying for diversionary programs

  • What are the associated costs?
  • What does the defendant have to pay?
  • Where does the money go?
  • Compare cost of diversionary programs to typical court costs imposed on criminal defendants

What happens when someone is offered participation in a diversionary program but are unable to afford it?

  • How often do people opt out of diversionary programs because they are too expensive?
  • Are indigency waivers available?
  • If so, how is indigency determined?
  • At what point in the plea bargaining process is indigency assessed?
  • Is this determination made in a formal court proceeding? If not, how?
  • Are there standards for who is entitled to free diversionary programs?

Should we offer diversionary programs that are not accessible to everyone equally?

  • Does this exacerbate racial and economic inequalities in the criminal justice system?
  • What does Philly do well in terms of making these programs available to the most vulnerable people in society, and what can be improved on?
  • What Philly models should be imported to other counties?
  • What do other counties do better (if anyone knows)?

Expert panel answers your "need-to-know" questions when considering Diversion programs.

Pardon My Diversion? - An Examination of Philadelphia Diversion Courts
2 SUB
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

CLE - Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers June 24

Featured Speaker: Past Chancellor John E. Savoth

One of the most important skills for lawyers is the ability to speak in public, whether it be before a forum of hundreds or a conference room with only a handful of people in attendance. It is expected that all attorneys, not only trial lawyers, have the gift of rising from your seat and providing concise and relevant remarks. That occasion may arise in your professional or personal life.

This CLE course will provide attorneys with the tools to conquer any public speaking engagement in any environment, including courtroom arguments and orations, firm presentations, large audience addresses, toasts and eulogies.

Through the use of video examples, featured speaker and former Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor, John E. Savoth, will offer guidance on effective methods of delivery. Attorneys will learn practical tips and techniques to prepare them for any public speaking event.

Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers
3 SUB
12-3:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 p.m.

CLE - Mediating a Landlord Tenant Dispute June 28

Happy hour and training for volunteer attorneys to handle landlord tenant disputes.

In 2009, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Philadelphia Bar Association launched the successful Landlord Tenant Appellate Mediation Program (LTAMP). Through LTAMP, volunteer lawyers admitted to practice at least four years meet with parties in landlord tenant disputes that have been appealed from Municipal Court to the Court of Common Pleas before trial and attempt to bring the parties to an agreement through mediation. LTAMP saves the court valuable trial time and provides lawyers with an opportunity to use transactional and contract skills in a pro bono setting.

The goal of LTAMP is not only to help mediate and resolve landlord-tenant disputes, but reduce the number of cases that must be tried, thus making for a more efficient appellate process in the Court of Common Pleas.

In this CLE course, lawyers will learn the rules of LTAMP, review landlord-tenant law, mediation techniques, the documents used at mediation and hear typical case scenarios.

Attendees MUST agree to handle at least one mediation within 30 days of the course in order to receive CLE credits.

This program may be particularly attractive to transactional lawyers, whose negotiating skills will be well utilized.

Mediating a Landlord Tenant Dispute
2 SUB
4-6 p.m. Registration begin at 3:30 p.m.

Today: Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf & Tennis Classic WITH CLE 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 Deadline Today: William G. Bowen to Deliver Higginbotham Lecture June 22; Judge Dembe to Accept O'Connor Award

William G. Bowen Ph.D., president emeritus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former president of Princeton University, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Philadelphia Bar Association's June Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, June 22 at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Judge Legrome D. Davis of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District for Pennsylvania will make special remarks to introduce Bowen.

At the Mellon Foundation, Bowen created an in-house research program to investigate doctoral education, collegiate admissions, independent research libraries and charitable nonprofits. Author and co-author of books including "The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions," Bowen has received honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Morehouse College and many more. In 2013, he received the 2012 Presidential Medal for the Humanities.

Judge Dembe has served as a mentor and role model to many aspiring woman attorneys. She is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, the Brehon Law Society, Conference of Metropolitan Courts, Temple American Inn of Court and the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Additionally she serves as the chairwoman of the Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees. Judge Dembe was elected to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 1989 after a decade-long career in general practice representing a diverse client base in state and Federal Court on the trial and appellate levels. She was elected to President Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 2008 and held this position until 2013.

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. New members of the Association's 50-, 60-, 65-, 70- and 75-Year Clubs will also be honored at the event. The Year Clubs recognize attorneys who have been practicing law for 50 years or more. Click here to purchase tickets.

The June 22 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management.

2016 Annual Affinity Bar Association Quizzo Championship July 21

Love trivia? Possess a wealth of knowledge about all things obscure? Tired of "proving" your skills by yelling at "Jeopardy" contestants on TV?

Come compete against your friends and colleagues at the annual installment of the Affinity Bar Association Quizzo Championship at Field House on Thursday, July 21 at 5 p.m. Presented by the Young Lawyers Division, this event is open to the entire legal community. If you are not a member of one of the participating groups, volunteer your talents to the highest bidder (and consider joining)!

To participate, you must register in advance. Deadline to register is July 19.

Networking: 5-6 p.m.

Quizzo starts at 6 p.m.

Entry Fee - $10

One hundred percent of the entry fee proceeds go to the winning team's choice of one of the legal public service agencies supported by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. This event is sponsored by:

US Legal Support Logo

Attendees will receive a drink ticket and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, world-class Quizzo by Quizzomaster Ed Beitz, a chance to win a prize gift basket filled with items donated by the participating groups and a chance at eternal glory by having your team's name engraved on the coveted Quizzo Championship trophy!

Field House is located at 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia. For more information and to register click here.

Exciting New Format for Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Sept. 23-24: Register Today

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. This year's conference begins at a new time on Friday, 10:30 a.m., and will feature new CLE and other fun conference activities.

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 on the new format for 2016 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 Orangetheory Fitness, Finn McCool's Ale House, Brü Craft & Wurst, Brooks Brothers, Zipcar, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Verizon, Best Buy, Expedia and More

Visit Member Benefits for full details.

Lenovo

Ball games, cookouts, pool parties and summer deals from Lenovo!

June brings a home run of instant savings on Lenovo's award winning technologies. As a Philadelphia Bar Association member you can take advantage of this month's special offers up to 29 percent off select grand slam performing Laptops, Desktops, Tablets, Accessories and more! Don't forget to prepare for rainy days, upgrade your warranty service!

Shop now, save and enjoy!

  • Up to 29% off Lenovo Desktops
  • up to 27% off Lenovo Laptops
  • up to 20% off Lenovo Tablets
  • up to 15% off ThinkPad Laptops and ThinkCentre Desktops

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).

Orangetheory Fitness

With Orangetheory Fitness, Philadelphia Bar Association Members can take advantage of affordable group personal training at our very best price. Discover all the benefits of being a member of Orangetheory Fitness! Stop by a studio and our staff members will explain the options so you can choose what's best for you. First time? Drop in for a free session.

About OTF

Base. Push. All out. Fitness, meet science. The idea of Orangetheory is this: a 60-minute workout designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates "Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption," or EPOC. It's what burns calories after your workout and gives you noticeable, lasting results with Orangetheory Fitness.

Corporate rates for Philadelphia Bar Association Members are valid at our Center City, Doylestown-Warrington and Willow Grove locations only. Questions? Contact Rob Ferrall at (215) 543-3833.

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Finn McCool's Ale House

Philadelphia Bar Association members can take advantage of special prcing at Finn McCool’s Ale House, conveniently located on the corner at 12th and Sansom streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s Midtown Village. We proudly feature 17 draft beers including Irish standards and local craft brews. While you visit our Ale House ask to see our menu. We offer tasty appetizers like our Finn’s Philly Rolls, burgers and sandwiches, and all your favorite traditional Irish dishes. Our weekly evening events, Quizzo and Karaoke, will bring fun and diversity to your experience.

Philadelphia Bar Association members save 20 percent (excluding Happy Hour) and 10 percent during Thursday Happy Hour.

Show your Philadelphia Bar Association membership card (available in the Member Center*) to receive the discount.

*Members must be logged into the site to access their membership card.

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Brü Craft & Wurst

Philadelphia Bar Association members can take advantage of special pricing from Brü Craft & Wurst, an indoor bierhall and wursthaus in the middle of Midtown Village at Chestnut and 13th streets in Philadelphia.

Acthung! Enjoy 39 drafts loaded on tap with a full blitz of domestic and import bottles. Their food is not for the faint of appetite. Come by yourself or bring your friends, so long as they are strong.

Association members save 20 percent off their total check during lunch hours, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Show your Philadelphia Bar Association membership card (available in the Member Center*) to receive the discount.

*Members must be logged into the site to access their membership card.

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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.

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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.

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.

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 Road, 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.

June 21
Pardon My Diversion: An Examination of Philadelphia Diversion Courts
2 SUB
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

June 24
Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers
3 SUB
12-3:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

June 28
Mediating a Landlord Tenant Dispute
2 SUB
4-6 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Wine and cheese refreshments will be served.

July 14
Mindful Decision-Making
1 ETH
8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

July 19
Mitigation and Reentry Planning In Juvenile Life Without Parole Resentencings: Responding to Montgomery v. Louisiana
3 SUB
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.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

Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section and Law School Outreach Committee will host the "Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series," in the 11th Floor Conference Center on Thursdays, June 23 and 30; and July 7, 14, 21 and 28; 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.

Click here to download a copy of the 2016 schedule.

Philadelphia Summer Public Interest Reception 2016 July 14

The Law School Outreach Committee of the Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association cordially invites you to the Philadelphia Summer Public Interest Reception 2016 at Ballard Spahr LLP on Thursday, July 14 at 5 p.m. Generously hosted and sponsored this year by Ballard Spahr LLP, this event celebrates summer law student work in public interest and public service organizations in and around Philadelphia and provides an opportunity for students and public interest/public sector attorneys to get to know each other better in an informal setting. Dress code is business attire. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.

Ballard Spahr LLP is located at 1735 Market St., Philadelphia. Registration is required by Wednesday, July 6. For more information and to register, click here.

AIDS Law Project Annual Summer Movie Party Aug. 19

AIDS Law Project will host its Annual Summer Movie Party at William Way Community Center on Friday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. This year's film, "Boom!" (1968) starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, will be screened at 7:30 p.m.

William Way Community Center is located 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $20 online or $25 at the door. More information and ticket sales are available at www.aidslawpa.org.

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