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Aug. 1, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 32
 |  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:

  • Donnelly & Associates, P.C.
  • Meranze, Katz, Gaudioso & Newlin P.C.
  • Richard L. Vanderslice, P.C.
Bar Stars Tending for Tips Guest Bartending Fundraiser

Stars of the Bar Compete for Your Tips Aug. 18

Come out to Finn McCool's Ale House on Thursday, Aug. 18 and support "Stars of the Bar" guest bartenders as they battle for tips! Members from the Workers' Compensation Section, Bar Leaders and other celebrity guests will be tending bar, competing to "take home" the biggest pot…READ MORE

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

Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Chance to Win New iPad Pro™

Visit all the Bench-Bar sponsors for a chance to win the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro™

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

Nominations Due Aug. 19: Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's prestigious Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. The award will be presented at the Association's Bench-Bar and Annual Conference at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City on Sept. 23…READ MORE

Submissions Due Aug. 19: 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Scholarship

The Philadelphia Bar Association will be holding a lottery to attend the 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, Sept. 23-24 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City…READ MORE

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Save the Date: YLD "Striking Injustice" for Philadelphia Bar Foundation Oct. 6

Save the date for the Young Lawyers Division's annual fundraiser benefiting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. This year's fundraiser "Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides" will be a bowling night, including tournament, at North Bowl on Oct. 6.

Do you want to sponsor a team? A lane? Or see your firm or company name in lights? For a full list of sponsorships and benefits, click here. More details to come!

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.



Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE


CLE - Nursing Home Litigation 101 Aug. 4

As the aging population in our country continues to grow at a steady pace, many of us will have family members living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities because of their physical or mental condition…READ MORE

CLE - Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know Aug. 18

Presented by Raynes McCarty

Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial…READ MORE

CLE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice Aug. 24, 26, 27 and 30

Thanks to an overwhelming response from our membership, the first FREE CLE date for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing, Aug. 24, has been filled.

Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

This 2-hour ethics CLE will feature Shelly Lawson, Vice President at USI Affinity and the head of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) claims for CNA…READ MORE

CLE - Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park Aug. 31

Join your colleagues for this August compliance grand slam!

After the CLE program, experience a night of the "undead" during Zombie Night at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals. At this Phillies Theme Night, fans are encouraged to come dressed up in family-friendly Zombie attire and make-up.

This second course in the Philadelphia Bar Association Entertainment Law CLE series adds the fun factor to earning your two required ethics credits…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: LGBT Rights Committee

The LGBT Rights Committee welcomes ideas and suggestions for upcoming programs, events and initiatives. Please reach out to R. Barrett Marshall, chair, LGBT Rights Committee, with any questions.

Volunteer Panels Needed for Federal Court

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

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

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

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

Business Law Section Brings Mindfulness Series to Members

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Law Section for a series of programs that will introduce you to a mindfulness practice and the benefits that such a practice can bring to your professional career and life…READ MORE

Upcoming Events:


 

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

Business Law Section Brings Mindfulness Series to Members

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Law Section for a series of programs that will introduce you to a mindfulness practice and the benefits that such a practice can bring to your professional career and life.

Rule 1.1 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct provides that "A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client." Inherent in being a competent attorney is the skill of a lawyer to be mindful and centered. The Business Law Section Mindfulness at the Bar Program will provide members an opportunity to learn and experience the benefits of practicing law mindfully.

Mindfulness for lawyers promotes more effective, sustainable work relationships that can positively impact the justice system. Traditional legal training focuses on overcoming external challenges. Mindfulness is an awareness of life in the present moment creating the opportunity to pause, breathe and connect with oneself in order to moderate reactions and respond thoughtfully to clients and colleagues. For the same reasons, practicing mindfulness in law enhances the capacity to be more genuine and present for what arises in interpersonal interactions. Mindfulness can be another tool to enable better focus on and enjoyment of work.

Here is a look at some of the forthcoming programs in the series:

  • Introduction to the Mindful Practice of Law:
    The pressures of legal practice are significant, and lawyers need tools to deal with the pressures they face in order to perform optimally and enjoy their professional and personal lives fully. You will be introduced to the concept of mindfulness, as well as some concrete ideas to help you begin to integrate a stress-reducing mindset into your everyday work life.
  • Mindful Decision Making:
    Learn the definitions of mindful decision-making and how it leads to ethical decision-making. Learn how to make decisions more easily, naturally, peacefully and successfully by giving up stressful decision-making attitudes.
  • Leading Mindfully:
    Learn the definition of mindful leadership, the power to inspire others to follow by leading consciously and unselfishly. Explore the ingredients to mindful leadership including courage, charisma, enthusiasm and non-judgmental awareness.
  • Mindfulness in Practice:
    Practice mindfulness in small groups dealing with various scenarios such as a client meeting, a negotiation, a pro bono representation, even a session between a partner and an associate regarding feedback.

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 - Nursing Home Litigation 101 Aug. 4

As the aging population in our country continues to grow at a steady pace, many of us will have family members living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities because of their physical or mental condition.

This CLE presentation will cover the basics of nursing home litigation from both the plaintiff and defense perspective. Expert practitioners will offer guidance regarding documentation issues that are unique to nursing home litigation, common themes and defenses in typical nursing home litigation and a discussion of strategy concerning expert retention.

This program will outline the following topics:

Pre-Suit/Documentation

  • Documents to request/preserve
  • Hybrid electronic/paper charts
  • Incident reports, 24 hour reports, staffing documents
  • Admissions documents, including arbitration agreement and power of attorney
  • Powers of attorney, raising estates

Arbitration Agreements

  • Are they enforceable?
  • Authority
  • Wrongful death

Common Claims

Wound case

  • Practice standards
  • Interventions
  • Significant co-morbidities and unavoidable wounds

Fall case

  • Interventions
  • Recovery/Impact on Quality of Life

Corporate negligence

  • Staffing claims
  • State regulation regarding staffing, 2.7 PPD

Expert Retention

  • Nursing experts
  • Geriatrician
  • Specialist?
  • Economist

Distribution of funds from recovery

  • Medical and Estate liens
  • Death petitions and special needs trusts

This program will provide attendees with basic tools to successfully litigate these challenging cases.

Nursing Home Litigation 101
2 SUB
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

CLE - Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know Aug. 18

Presented by Raynes McCarty

Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial. Whether you are a first-year litigation associate, senior partner or a solo practitioner come learn new skills that will maximize your effectiveness at deposition.

Preparing for and Taking Depositions

  • Preparing for deposition in today's electronic world
  • Obtain key information effectively from the difficult witness
  • Neutralize the "independent" medical exam witness and subsequent treating physician
  • Special considerations for third-party witnesses

Preparing Your Witness and Defending the Deposition

  • Importance of understanding your case
  • Key points to go over with the witness
  • Use of documents in witness preparation
  • Dealing with non-party witnesses and experts and ethical issues

Strategic Do's & Don'ts For Your Case

  • Getting the testimony you need from particular witnesses
  • Creating the case narrative
  • Properly forming the right type of question
  • "Defensive" and "offensive" questioning of witness

Technology for Today's Deposition

  • Use of text map and iPad app to streamline use of exhibits and flow of deposition
  • Use of smart deps
  • Using deposition technology tools in mediation and/or trial

Ethical Issues

  • Dealing with the difficult opposing counsel
  • Proper Objections
  • Instructions Not to Answer
  • Limits of Proper Questioning
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection

Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know
2 SUB/1 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

CLE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice Aug. 24, 26, 27 and 30

Thanks to an overwhelming response from our membership, the first FREE CLE date for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing, Aug. 24, has been filled.

Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

This 2-hour ethics CLE will feature Shelly Lawson, vice president at USI Affinity and the head of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) claims for CNA. Learn why lawyers are being sued for malpractice. What are the areas of practice where suits are most common? Are letters of disengagement really that important? Why shouldn't lawyers handle a real estate settlement for a friend who needs just a little bit of help? Using your cell phone and iPad for communications with clients is certainly convenient but does it expose you to liability? This two-hour ethics program will delve into the who, what, where and why of being sued for malpractice and how best to avoid it.

Avoiding Legal Malpractice
2 ETH
Aug. 26 - VIDEO ENCORE
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 27 - VIDEO ENCORE
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 30 - VIDEO ENCORE
2 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

CLE - Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park Aug. 31

Join your colleagues for this August compliance grand slam!

After the CLE program, experience a night of the "undead" during Zombie Night at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals. At this Phillies Theme Night, fans are encouraged to come dressed up in family-friendly Zombie attire and make-up.

This second course in the Philadelphia Bar Association Entertainment Law CLE series adds the fun factor to earning your two required ethics credits.

In the first hour, attendees will examine entertainment fee agreements using a sample hourly rate agreement and a contingent fee agreement. The featured speaker, entertainment lawyer, Bernie Resnick, will discuss the ethical requirements of fee agreements, with a focus on attorney’s fees in the sports and entertainment industry.

In the second hour, Resnick will lead a discussion of ethics issues that attorneys typically encounter in the sports and entertainment industry, highlighting Pennsylvania Disciplinary Rules 1.5, 1.7 and 1.8.

Special Notes&58;

  • No walk-in registrations.
  • Tuition includes CLE program, course material, buffet and game ticket.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Parking is NOT included.
  • For questions regarding non-attorney guest ticket, please contact Tara D. Phoenix, Director of Continuing Legal Education at 215-238-6349.

Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park 2 ETH
4 p.m. Registration begins at 3:15 p.m.

Stars of the Bar Compete for Your Tips Aug. 18

Come out to Finn McCool's Ale House on Thursday, Aug. 18 and support "Stars of the Bar" guest bartenders as they battle for tips! Members from the Workers' Compensation Section, Bar Leaders and other celebrity guests will be tending bar, competing to "take home" the biggest pot. Adding to the excitement will be a raffle with prizes including tickets to see Bruce Springsteen. Registration is requested, but not required, and attendees will enjoy deeply discounted food and beverages.

Tips raised by guest bartenders and proceeds from the raffle will go The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation and the Public Interest Scholarships to the 2016 Bench-Bar and Annual, so please be generous!

Finn McCool's Ale House, a Philadelphia Bar Association member benefits provider, is located at 118 S. 12th St., Philadelphia. For more information and to register, click here.

Nominations Due Aug. 19: Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's prestigious Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. The award will be presented at the Association's Bench-Bar & Annual Conference at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City on September 23, during the Welcome Luncheon and Quarterly Meeting.

The award recognizes a jurist who adheres to the highest ideals of judicial service. Any member of the state or federal bench, whether active or retired, who has made a significant, positive impact on the quality or administration of justice in Philadelphia is eligible for consideration. Examples of accomplishments worthy of nomination include innovations in court administration, implementation of pioneering case management techniques, assumption of a leadership role in areas affecting the administration of justice, publication of a significant opinion, article, or other scholarly work, or the like.

Nominations for the Justice Brennan Distinguished Jurist Award should be forwarded to: Brennan Award, Attn: Tracey McCloskey, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or to tmccloskey@philabar.org. All nominations should include the full name, address and telephone number of both the nominee and the person submitting the nomination, a summary of the nominee's accomplishments, and any pertinent supporting material the committee should consider.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, Aug. 19.

Submissions for 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Due Aug. 19

The Philadelphia Bar Association will be holding a lottery to attend the 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, Sept. 23-24 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The lottery is available to public interest and government attorneys who are current members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and who have not received a scholarship within the last five (5) years.

The scholarship will cover full conference registration. However, individuals will be responsible for their own hotel accommodations.

A discounted rate of $165 plus tax is available at Harrah's on Friday, Sept. 23 for Bench-Bar attendees.

To enter the lottery, please submit your name and organization to Tracey McCloskey at tmccloskey@philabar.org by 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 24 via email.

Money for the scholarships will be raised at "Bar Stars Tending for Tips" on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at Finn McCool's Ale House at 12th and Sansom streets. Please join us and invite your friends and colleagues to come out as well to help support the event.

**Registering for the Conference**

If you enter the lottery please DO NOT register for the conference. If your name is NOT selected for one of the scholarships you will be able to register and receive the early-bird discount until Aug. 31.

Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Chance to Win New iPad Pro™

Get stamped by all the sponsors for a chance to win the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro™

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 BLO/OUT™ Blow Dry Bar, 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.

BLO/OUT™ Blow Dry Bar

BLO/OUT™ Blow Dry Bar is the premier blow dry bar taking over the country, turning bad hair days into beautiful hair days!

Whether you are getting ready for a day in court, an evening gala, or just want to look your best, BLO/OUT's two convenient Center City locations are here to help.

Philadelphia Bar Association members can now save twenty percent (Sunday-Thursday) by using code "LAWYERED."

Reserve your BLO/OUT online or call today!

BLO/OUT RITTENHOUSE
1804 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.305.8245

BLO/OUT WASHINGTON SQUARE
29 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.305.8248

BLO

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 pricing 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.

FinnMcCools

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.

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.

Aug. 3
Lateral Moves: Ethical and Legal Consequences of Changing Law Firms
VIDEO Encore
2 ETH
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 4
Nursing Home Litigation 101
2 SUB
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 9
Attorney Ethics Found in Golf and Tennis
1ETH
12-1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 10
So, Have You Updated Your Construction Contract Forms
1 SUB/1 ETH
4-6:15 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

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

Aug. 12
"I Know What You Did Last Weekend" - Effective Use of Social Media in WC Litigation
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Aug. 17
Discovery in a Digital World 2 SUB
4-6:15 p.m. Registration begin at 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 18
Deposition Skills Every Courtroom Litigator Needs to Know
Presented by Raynes McCarty
3 SUB
12-3:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 24
Avoiding Legal Malpractice - FULL
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
2 ETH
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 26
VIDEO ENCORE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
2 ETH
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 27
VIDEO ENCORE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
2 ETH
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 30
VIDEO ENCORE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
2 ETH
2 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

Aug. 31
Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park
Join your colleagues for this August compliance grand slam! 2 ETH
4 p.m. Registration begins at 3:15 p.m.

For questions regarding Philadelphia Bar Association CLE, contact Director of Continuing Legal Education Tara D. Phoenix at 215-238-6349 or tphoenix@philabar.org.

Public Interest Organization Events

Juvenile In Justice: End Solitary Confinement: Exhibit Runs Through Sept. 4

InLiquid, Juvenile Law Center, and photographer Richard Ross present "Juvenile In Justice: End Solitary Confinement," a collaborative multi-site exhibition of photographs, audio recordings of detained youth and a replica of a solitary confinement cell.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 4.

The Central Library is located at 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia..

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 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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