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Aug. 15, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 34
 |  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:

  • Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
  • Krzywicki & Associates, P.C.
  • Law Office of Adam S. Bernick
Robson

Bench-Bar Sponsor Spotlight: LawCash®

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Visit their website www.LAWCASH.com® or call 1-800-LAWCASH.

Deadline for early bird pricing is Aug. 26. For more information on 2016 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference and to register, visit PhilaBenchBar.org.

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

Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Early Bird Registration Ends Aug. 26

Save $70 with early bird registration by Aug. 26.

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

Call for Volunteer Attorneys: YLD Expungement Clinic Nov. 12

Having a criminal record expunged or sealed can dramatically improve a person's life by allowing him or her to pursue permanent employment or housing opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them. Effective Nov. 12, 2016, Pennsylvania will allow individuals who have served their sentence and have remained free of arrest or prosecution for 10 years to petition the court to have their records of conviction for misdemeanors of the second and third degree be sealed from public view.

On Nov. 12, 2016, the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, in partnership with Community Legal Services and key members of the criminal, legal, and judicial communities, will conduct a pro bono criminal record expungement and sealing clinic. The clinic will take place at six locations throughout Philadelphia from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Organizers will be seeking volunteer attorneys and law students to assist with processing petitions at the clinic and to handle follow-up hearings for contested petitions. Details on registering to volunteer to follow.

If you have any questions regarding this volunteer opportunity, please contact John Coyle or Meghan Claiborne at phillygetexpunged@gmail.com.

Association Bylaws Amendment: Article V to Provide the Board of Governors With the Authority to Determine Member Dues

The Board of Governors unanimously adopted a resolution on July 20 amending Philadelphia Bar Association Bylaws Article V to provide the Board with the authority to determine, on an annual basis, member dues of each class of membership…READ MORE

Bar Stars Tending for Tips Guest Bartending Fundraiser

Bar Stars Tending for Tips — Guest Bartending Fundraiser Aug. 18: New Raffle Prizes Added!

Guest bartenders from The Philadelphia Bar Association, including members of the Workers' Compensation Section, and The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation team up for one night to SHAKE, STIR and SLING drinks for your gracious and GENEROUS TIPS…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

YLD School Supply Drive Through Aug. 23

It's that time of year again. School is almost back in session and the Young Lawyers Division is hosting its annual school supply drive. Donations will benefit Turning Points for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families in raising safe, healthy, educated and strong children…READ MORE

Respond by Sept. 2: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee

The Civil Procedural Rules Committee is planning to propose to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania the amendment of Pa.R.C.P. Nos. 1653 and 1656 governing actions upon mechanics’ liens, for the reasons set forth in the accompanying explanatory report…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. Thank you to the sponsors to date:

  • King Pins - $2,000: Anapol Weiss; White and Williams LLP
  • The Dudes - $1,500: Robson Forensic
  • Alley Allies - $1,000: KML Law Group
  • Microsoft

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 - Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics Aug. 17

Happy Hour CLE presented by PRECISE, Inc.

Precise

The exponential growth of data creation in modern society continually impacts litigation from cyber exposure risk management to computer forensics best practices…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 - 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

CLE - Life & Legacy: An Analysis of the Opinions of Justice Louis D. Brandeis Sept. 7

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the confirmation of Justice Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and the Philadelphia Bar Association present this evening CLE program with Professor Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution CenterREAD 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: Immigration Law Committee

The Immigration Law Committee welcomes ideas and suggestions for upcoming programs, events and initiatives. Please reach out to Wendy Castor Hess, chair, Immigration Law 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 Sept. 28

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:


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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: Next CLE Sept. 28

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. The next Philadelphia Bar Association CLE in the series titled "Leading Mindfully" will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28. For more information and to register, click here.

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 - Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics Aug. 17

Happy Hour CLE presented by PRECISE, Inc.

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

The exponential growth of data creation in modern society continually impacts litigation from cyber exposure risk management to computer forensics best practices. The proliferation of mobile devices, new communication methods, and web-based platforms presents opportunities for hackers to steal data and creates discovery situations best left to computer forensics experts to assist with.

Our featured speakers will examine, in detail, the following issues affecting data discovery:

Cybersecurity Risk Management

  • Security audits
  • Breaches and attacks
  • Ransomware
  • Data breach lifecycle

Computer Forensics

The Modern Digital Environment

  • Social Media
  • Smart Phones
  • Cloud-Based Data
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

This CLE presentation will explore cybersecurity risk management and cover some of the most interesting areas of electronic data sources that have changed the landscape of investigations and provide interesting stories of how those have had implications on real-world cases.

Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics
2 SUB
4-6:15 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.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 - 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:

  • 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.

CLE - Life & Legacy: An Analysis of the Opinions of Justice Louis D. Brandeis Sept. 7

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the confirmation of Justice Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and the Philadelphia Bar Association present this evening CLE program with Professor Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

Learn whether Justice Brandeis's opinions have stood the test of time and remain relevant today.

Join your colleagues for an entertaining and informative CLE presented by Professor Jeffrey Rosen regarding his new book Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet, published on the centennial of Brandeis' confirmation to the Supreme Court. A leading legal expert Jeffrey Rosen explores Brandeis' life, work and legacy, revealing him as a true heir to Jefferson and the most far-seeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century.

Rosen's presentation reflects on why Brandeis matters today and how Brandeis blended the ideals of conservatives, who demand small government and liberals, who advocate a stronger social welfare state, into a vision of democracy that emphasized both freedom and economic justice. Rosen will highlight how Brandeis waited 125 days between his nomination and his confirmation a hundred years ago on June 1, 1916, and his confirmation battle was the most contentious in Supreme Court history. Once he joined the Court, Brandeis wrote some of the most influential opinions on issues we are still grappling with today, including privacy, free speech, and excesses of corporate and federal power. He was also the first Jewish justice, the leader of the American Zionist Movement, a powerful advocate for the role of education in democracy, and a jurist whose emphasis on facts transformed the way the Court does business.

All attendees are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception immediately following the CLE presentation.

Life & Legacy: An Analysis of the Opinions of Justice Louis D. Brandeis
1 SUB
5 p.m. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.

Bar Stars Tending for Tips Aug. 18: New Raffle Prizes Added!

Guest bartenders from The Philadelphia Bar Association and The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation team up for one night to SHAKE, STIR and SLING drinks for your gracious and GENEROUS TIPS.

Money raised through tips and raffle tickets will support the 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Scholarship fund and the mission of the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, which gives financial support to those whose hearts have been broken by the sudden illness or sudden loss of life of a loved one.

Raffle prizes include:

  • Bruce Springsteen tickets
  • 2 Philadelphia Phillies Diamond Club tickets
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings tickets
  • Philadelphia Union tickets and a signed soccer ball signed by Union players Joshua Yaro and Keegan Rosenberry
  • Overnight stay with valet parking at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
  • 1-year Zipcar Membership plus $50 in driving credits

Attendees will enjoy discounted beverages and food.

Registration requested by not required. Finn McCool's Ale House is located at 118 S. 12th St. at the corner of Sansom Street. 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.

YLD School Supply Drive Through Aug. 23

It's that time of year again. School is almost back in session and the Young Lawyers Division is hosting its annual school supply drive. Donations will benefit Turning Points for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families in raising safe, healthy, educated and strong children.

Members are encouraged to donate new school supplies at donation drop-off locations at the following firms up until August 23:

  • Anapol Weiss (Catelyn McDonough): One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St., Suite 1600, Philadelphia
  • Rawle and Henderson (Erin Lamb): 1339 Chestnut St., 16th Fl., Philadelphia
  • Reed Smith LLP (Lindsey R. Harteis): Three Logan Square, Suite 3100, 1717 Arch St., Philadelphia
  • Wade Clark Murphy (Hillary Ladov): 1515 Market St., Suite 2050, Philadelphia
  • Berner Klaw & Watson (Stephanie Stecklair): 1528 Walnut St., Suite 1100, Philadelphia
  • Fox Rothschild LLP (Matthew S. Olesh): 2000 Market St., Philadelphia (lobby)

Supplies needed:

  • Backpacks
  • Ruled Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pencil cases
  • Crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Rulers
  • Erasers

Take advantage of the Association's discounted pricing on school supplies through member benefit provider, Office Depot. The school supply drive will culminate at the YLD happy hour at Uptown Beer Garden, 1735 Market St., Philadelphia on Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations.

Business Law Section: Backpacks From the Bar

In continuation of Immediate-Past Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge's Boots on the Ground community service initiative, the Business Law Section has created Backpacks From the Bar, a new program that will provide school supplies to children attending Philadelphia public and charter schools. This year, Backpacks from the Bar is partnering with Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS) located in Southwest Philadelphia. SLACS opened its doors in 2007 with the goal of giving children in Southwest Philadelphia hope and a vision for a successful and meaningful future. The school serves as a catalyst for the rejuvenation of the entire area, developing its scholars into leaders who will serve as role models for the community and beyond.

Backpacks From the Bar is aiming to provide 60 backpacks filled with the required school supplies, enough to give every second grader at SLACS a full backpack. They need your help!

A registry at Target has been created where anyone can purchase school supplies for the students; the link is located here: Backpacks From the Bar Registry at Target. The cost of filling one backpack with all necessary school supplies is approximately $30 plus taxes and shipping, but donations of any size are welcome. If you choose to donate, please choose the option at checkout to have the supplies shipped directly to SLACS so they receive it by Aug. 25. On Aug. 29, the Section will be distributing the filled backpacks to the second graders at SLACS.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Siegel or Marcel Pratt. Also, if you are interested in helping pack the backpacks, please let Eric or Marcel know!

Thank you for supporting the students!

Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Early Bird Registration Ends Aug. 26

Save $70 with early bird registration by Aug. 26.

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 the Philadelphia Business Journal, 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 and More

The Philadelphia Bar Association offers its members a wide variety of discounts and other special pricing from loacal and national vendors. Find discounts and special pricing on retail items, travel, entertainment and more. Visit Member Benefits for full details.

Philadelphia Business Journal

Special members-only subscription to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The discounted price for Philadelphia Bar Association members is $85 for a one-year print and digital subscription. That's a savings of $30! Two- and three-year subscriptions are also available at a discounted rate.

Added Bonus: Your subscription will include a copy of the 2016 and 2017 Book of Lists.

To receive this offer please visit: www.pbj.com/Jason85.

Questions? Contact Jason Garrison at (215) 238-5126 or jgarrison@bizjournals.com.

4th Annual Corporate Counsel Awards

This year the Philadelphia Business Journal will honor the top Corporate Counsels and top Rising Stars for an awards program at the Ballroom at the Ben on Sept. 8, 2016.

To register, please visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/135952. Discounted tickets available to Philadelphia Bar Association members – enter PROMO CODE PHILBAR2016 at checkout.

PBJ

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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.

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PNC Perspectives: Selling Your Business in a Volatile Market

How much should stock market volatility affect your decision to sell your business? Quite a bit—but perhaps not for the obvious reasons. The environment for equities is not likely to play as great a role in the actual sale of your business as it is in what you are going to do with the proceeds…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.

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. 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.

Sept. 7
Life & Legacy: An Analysis of the Opinions of Justice Louis D. Brandeis
Wine and cheese reception immediately following CLE program
1 SUB
5 p.m. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 8
Everything You Wanted to Know About Treatment Court (But Were Afraid to Ask)
1 SUB
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Sept. 9
Understanding the New DOL Fiduciary Rule: Are You Ready to Advise Your Clients?
Presented with The American College of Financial Services 2 SUB/1 ETH
9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Sept. 12
The ACA's Impact on Medical Malpractice Litigation
1 SUB
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 13
Governance and Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Board Leaders 1 ETH
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Sept. 15
Uniform Trust Code: New Jersey v. Pennsylvania
2 SUB
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Sept. 27
Ethical Issues and Your Fee Agreement
1 ETH
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Sept. 28
Leading Mindfully
1 SUB
8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 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

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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