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Sept. 21, 2015 | Vol. 16, No. 55
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

Philadelphia Bar Association Celebrates Pro Bono Week Oct. 25-31

Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in the following pro bono recruitment, recognition and training events that will be held during the month of October 2015 to commemorate the American Bar Association's National Pro Bono Celebration, a coordinated national effort held during the week of Oct. 25-31 to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services. Click here to download a calendar of events scheduled in Philadelphia, here to download the Pro Bono Opportunities Guide for Philadelphia and here to download the Directory of Public Interest Legal Organizations.

For more information on this year's Pro Bono Week events, click here.

 

Message From the Chancellor: Clemency Project 2014 Seeks Volunteers

As Philadelphia lawyers, the Philadelphia Bar Association asks for your assistance with Clemency Project 2014. Clemency Project 2014 is a working group made up of the American Bar Association, The American Civil Liberties Union, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Federal Public and Community Defenders and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Fortunately, in recent years there have been changes in the law and charging policies that have relaxed some of the harshest sentencing practices. However, many of these changes are not available to those who were sentenced prior to recent reforms. And that is where the Obama administration's clemency initiative comes into play. The President's clemency initiative presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to reverse the ravages of harsh sentencing policies that have ruined the lives of thousands of non-violent offenders and their families. Through the efforts of Clemency Project 2014, the participating organizations are identifying petitioners who appear to meet the criteria outlined by the Department of Justice and recruiting and training volunteers to assist them in securing clemency. There are countless inmates who can benefit from this program, but they need lawyers to help. And they need lawyers now.

For more information on volunteering, click here.

Forensics: Law and Lab Sept. 21

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section will host a CLE titled "Forensics: Law and Lab." Forensic science is a "hot topic," locally and nationally; and because most attorneys (and judges) do not have a background in science it is critical that they receive updates on legal and scientific developments.

In this CLE, attendees will learn about legal, scientific and policy developments across the nation and hear from the Philadelphia Police Department's crime lab about its resources and practices.

This one substantive credit program will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, 1101 Market St., at 12 p.m. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. For more information or to register, click here.

Pro Bono in the Federal Courts Sept. 22

The Federal Courts Committee will host a panel titled "Pro Bono in the Federal Courts" on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, at 12:30 p.m. In anticipation of National Pro Bono Week in October, federal judges, administrators and practitioners will speak about the opportunities for pro bono litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit. Topics covered will include the appointment-of-counsel process, the types of cases available and recent experiences in pro bono cases in both the federal trial and appellate courts.

The Philadelphia Bar Association is located at 1101 Market St. Registration is free and lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. For more information or to register, please click here.

Civil Rights Committee Sept. 22

The September Civil Rights Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Committee Room South, at 12 p.m. The committee will continue planning events for the fall, including programs on religious exemptions to civil rights laws and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. All people and ideas are welcome.

The Philadelphia Bar Association is located at 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. To register for lunch, click here.

2015 Navy League Annual Dinner Honors Castille

The 2015 Navy League annual dinner will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Merion Cricket Club, at 6 p.m. The Philadelphia Council of the Navy League will present its Commodore Barry Award to Former Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

The Commodore Barry Award is given to a non-active duty person(s) whose character, distinguished military or civilian service and stature draw wholesome comparison to the qualities for which the Philadelphia Council of the Navy League strives.

The Merion Cricket Club is located at 325 Montgomery Ave., Haverford, Pa. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Deadline Sept. 25: Nominations for 2015 Roll of Honor for Pro Bono Service

The First Judicial District recognizes the importance of performing pro bono work in order to ensure justice for the citizens of Philadelphia. It is also important to the First Judicial District to recognize the tremendous effort that many attorneys expend in providing pro bono services to litigants in the Court of Common Pleas or Municipal Court. Consequently, the First Judicial District will publish the Pro Bono Roll of Honor for 2015 and honor those attorneys at a reception on Thursday, Oct. 29.

If you or an attorney you know meets these criteria, please click here and complete the form and forward it by Friday, Sept. 25, to Victoria Johnson at victoria.johnson@courts.phila.gov, by facsimile to 215-686-3748 or mail to Room 336, City Hall, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.

Support Center for Child Advocates Hosts 10th Golf Classic Sept. 28

Support Center for Child Advocates will host its Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 28, at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Attendees will have the choice of playing at either the Wissahickon or Militia Hill golf course.

The Philadelphia Cricket Club is located at 6025 W. Valley Green Rd., Flourtown, Pa. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the golfer luncheon at 11 a.m. and shotgun start/shamble format at 12 p.m. A cocktail reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. More information is available at www.advokid.org.

Dealing With the Problem Employee Sept. 29

Problem employees can be very costly to businesses. Perhaps your job is to advise employers on how to deal with employees who are problems in the workplace. Or maybe you represent a "problem" employee. In this basic level course, you will learn about legal issues you need to understand to advise your clients. You will hear from lawyers who represent employees and employers, giving you both perspectives.

This four substantive credit program will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at PBI Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; check-in begins at 8 a.m. For additional information or to register, click here.

Business in Palestine and Jordan (Rescheduled) Sept. 29

The International Business Initiative, a subcommittee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s International Law Committee, will host a talk with Mohammad Abu Ayyash, former mayor of Beit Ommar, a Palestinian city in Israel, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Committee Room South, at 12 p.m.

In addition to speaking about his business and keys to success, Ayyash also will discuss the challenges of doing business in Palestine and Jordan, including the challenges associated with an area of high unemployment.

The purpose of this talk is to share the other side of business in Israel from the Palestinian perspective. The International Business Initiative heard from Israeli businesses on July 1, live from Tel Aviv. This presentation will be live from Palestine.

The Philadelphia Bar Association is located at 1101 Market St. Registration is free and lunch is $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, click here.

Women's Fall Speed Networking Event Sept. 29

The Women in the Profession Committee will host a women's speed networking event on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 10th Floor Board Room, at 12 p.m. Ring in fall with an informal gathering focused on getting to know one another. Plan on implementing what we have learned throughout the year about networking or bring your own networking techniques to the table.

The speed networking will include attendees spending five-minute intervals with each other in which they will describe their practice areas before moving on to the next attendee. This meeting will provide the perfect opportunity for those who are short on time to network with other committee members.

For more information, please contact the committee co-chairs, Ourania Papademetriou (op@phillyvip.org) or Amber Racine (amracine@raynesmccarty.com).

The Philadelphia Bar Association is located at 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. To register for lunch, click here.

Public Interest Law Center Hosts Annual Event Sept. 29

The Public Interest Law Center will hold its annual event "In Pursuit of the Promise: Education for All" on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at La Peg, from 6-8:30 p.m. The event features an awards program that will run promptly from 6:30-7 p.m., followed by cocktails and food from La Peg. Honorees include H. Laddie Montague Jr. of Berger & Montague, P.C., and the Public Interest Law Center's clients in the statewide school funding lawsuit (brought in partnership with the Education Law Center).

The event also offers a "ticket for a teacher" donation program, which will enable supporters to purchase a ticket to the event that will be donated to a public school teacher.

Tickets cost $150 each. Le Peg is located at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.pubintlaw.org/2015event.

Environmental & Energy Law Committee Meeting and Networking Event Sept. 30

The Environmental & Energy Law Committee will host a networking event along with its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, at 4 p.m. The meeting will feature a program with Anderson Hartzell, regional counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, speaking on the latest developments in state environmental law with an extended Q&A session. The meeting will be followed by a wine and cheese networking reception beginning at approximately 5 p.m.

The Philadelphia Bar Association is located at 1101 Market St. The fee to attend is $9 and includes the program and reception. For more information or to register, click here.

30th Mary Philbrook Public Interest Celebration Sept. 30

The annual Mary Philbrook Public Interest Celebration will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Rutgers University – Camden, Campus Center, from 6-9 p.m. The 2015 Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award will be presented to Hon. Marsha H. Neifield, President Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court. This event will also honor Professor Sally F. Goldfarb and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act and the creation of the Domestic Violence Program at Rutgers University.

Rutgers University – Camden is located at 326 Penn St., Camden. Tickets cost $35 each and are available at www.camlaw.rutgers.edu/philbrook.

On the Edge of Equality Sept. 30

The LGBT Rights Committee will host a CLE titled "On the Edge of Equality: Unresolved Legal Issues for the LGBT Community after the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Rulings." Featured speakers will be Helen E. Casale, shareholder, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller; Rebecca G. Levin, associate, Jerner & Palmer, P.C.; Jeremy C. Rosenbaum, principal, the Law Offices of Jeremy C. Rosenbaum; and Thomas W. Ude Jr., legal and public policy director, Mazzoni Center Legal Services.

This one substantive credit program will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, 1101 Market St., at 12 p.m. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. For more information or to register, click here.

Religious Refusals and Exemptions Oct. 2

The Civil Rights Committee will host a panel titled "Religious Refusals and Exemptions: Religious Opposition to LGBT Rights and Reproductive Freedom" on Oct. 2 at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, at 12 p.m. The panel will offer legal and religious perspectives on free exercise, Hobby Lobby, Kim Davis and more.

Featured speakers will be Rue Landau, executive director, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations; Rose Saxe, senior staff attorney, ACLU LGBT & HIV Project; and Rabbi David Teutsch, Ph.D, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. The panel is cosponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section and Women's Rights Committee.

The Phladelphia Bar Association is located at 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. To register for lunch, click here.

Court-Involved Youth in the 21st Century: Empowerment vs. Protection Oct. 2-3

Temple Law Review is hosting a symposium titled "Court-Involved Youth in the 21st Century: Empowerment vs. Protection" on Friday, Oct. 2, at Temple Unviversity School of Law, Klein Hall, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and on Saturday, Oct. 3, at The Union League of Philadelphia, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The symposium will feature keynote speaker, Emily Bazelon, staff writer at The New York Times. The symposium will expand on the Juvenile Law Center's efforts to address contemporary legal issues facing court-involved youth.

Temple University Beasely School of Law is located at 1719 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. For more information and to register, click here.

Philadelphia VIP Hosts Second "A Taste For Justice" Oct. 5

Philadelphia VIP will be hosting its annual “A Taste for Justice” fundraiser on Monday, Oct. 5, at the Reading Terminal Market, at 5:30 p.m. This invitation-only event will feature guest chef George Sabatino of Aldine. There will also be a brandy and cheese pairing courtesy of Western Grace Brandy and Valley Shepherd Creamery. The event will conclude at Molly Malloy’s where guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction.

Molly Malloy's is located in the Reading Terminal Market, located at 1136 Arch St., Philadelphia.

How One Company's Initiatives Impact Diversity in the Profession Oct. 7

The Women's Rights Committee will host a panel titled "How One Company's Initiatives Impact Diversity in the Profession" on Wednesday, Oct. 7; at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.; at 4 p.m. Featured Spekers will be Helen Gillcrist, senior vice presndent and manager, enterprise legal services, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Angela Taylor, asst. vice president and manager, enterprise legal services, Liberty Mutual Insurance.

The panel is cosponsored by The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc.; Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania; and the Philadelphia Bar Association's Women in the Profession and Civil Rights Committees. Immediately following the panel will be a free networking reception.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. is located at 2000 Market St., Suite 2300, Philadelphia. There is no charge to attend this program; however, registration is required. To register, click here.

Thomas R. Kline School of Law Public Interest Career Reception Oct. 7

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of law invites the local legal community to its annual public interest career reception on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The law school's class of 2015 completed more than 17,000 hours of pro bono service and is confident its current students can exceed that number. Please come and meet these young advocates and discuss your organization's mission and your experience as a public interest attorney.

The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law is located at 3320 Market St., Philadelphia. For more information or to register, please click here.

Free Business Continuity Workshop Oct. 8

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and the Philadelphia Bar Association will present a free business continutiy workshop on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, at 9 a.m. Topics will include continuity of operations planning, corporate emergency access systems, evacuation plans and staying informed when disaster strikes.

The Philadelphia Bar Association is located at 1101 Market St. Registration is required by Monday, Oct. 5. To register, click here.

26th HBAPA-LEF Scholarship Dinner Oct. 8

The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund will be holding its annual scholarship dinner on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the National Society of Colonial Dames, at 5:30 p.m. The 2015 honoree is Arlene Rivera Finkelstein, executive director of the Toll Public Interest Center at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. A keynote address will be given by Alba E. Martinez, principal of the retail investor group at The Vanguard Group.

The National Society of Colonial Dames is located at 1630 Latimer St., Philadelphia. For tickets or sponsorship information, visit www.hbapa.net or call Lorena E. Ahumada at (215) 496-7227.

Turning Global Education into Global Legal Practice Oct. 9

Please join Global Philly 2015 and the Philadelphia Bar Association's International Law Committee for a panel discussion titled “Turning Global Educational Experience into Global Legal Practice,” featuring recent graduates of Philadelphia’s law schools, on Friday, Oct. 9, at Pepper Hamilton LLP, from 12-1:30 p.m.

The panelists will focus on how an international educational experience — whether study or externship abroad, distance learning, research project or other experience during law school — has guided them and can guide you on your path to a legal career with international dimensions.

Pepper Hamilton LLP is located at 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch streets, Philadelphia. Lunch will be provided. Free registration is required. Please RSVP to Beverly Lowe at loweb@pepperlaw.com or (215) 981-4614 by 5 p.m. on Oct. 5.

Deadline Oct. 13: Nominations Sought for Brennan 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 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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 award should be forwarded to: Brennan Award, Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 or to dpetit@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 Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Deadline Oct. 13: Nominations Sought for the PNC Achievement Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 PNC Achievement Award. Nominations should be made in writing. Please include a detailed statement setting forth information and reasons why you are recommending the nominee for this award.

Nominations should be sent to: Brennan Award, Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 or to dpetit@philabar.org.

The criteria for the award are:

  1. Significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice (preferably in Philadelphia);
  2. The absence of prior recognition for this work by the Philadelphia Bar Association;
  3. Distinguished service consistently rendered over a considerable period of time or a single outstanding achievement in a particular year. (The fact that this single achievement may have occurred some years ago is not material so long as it has not been recognized.);
  4. The accomplishment must arise from voluntary activities rather than for service rendered as a paid professional; and
  5. It is preferred that the recipient be a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association not now in public office or directly involved with court operations or any other public service activity.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Juvenile Law Center 40th Anniversary Dinner Oct. 13

The Juvenile Law Center will hold its 40th Anniversary Dinner, celebrating the Juvenile Law Center's accomplishments over the past 40 years and the retirement of Bob Schwartz as executive director, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Hyatt at The Bellevue, at 6 p.m. The program will feature Juan Williams, political analyst, as emcee. The evening's guest speaker will be Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker and senior analyst for CNN. A special performance will be provided by Gloria Reuben, actress, jazz singer and social activist. The dinner will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Hyatt at The Bellevue is located at 200 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to register, please visit www.jlc.org/support/events.

2015 HIAS Pennsylvania Annual Meeting Oct. 14

HIAS Pennsylvania will host its 2015 annual meeting titled "REUNION" on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Jewish Community Services Building, Lindy Board Room, 2nd Floor, from 12-1:30 p.m. This luncheon will celebrate past and present partners, former clients, staff and all friends of HIAS Pennsylvania. The keynote address will be delivered by León Rodríguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The Jewish Community Services Building is located at 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia. Tickets cost $40 each ($30 for nonprofits). Kosher rules will be observed. Register online at www.hiaspa.org/AM2015.

ACLU-PA 2015 Bill of Rights Dinner Oct. 15

The ACLU-PA will hold its 2015 Bill of Rights dinner on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the National Museum of American Jewish History, at 6 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Charles M. Blow, visual op-ed columnist for The New York Times. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will also feature the ACLU-PA annual awards.

The National Museum of American Jewish History is located at 101 S. Independence Mall E., 5th & Market streets, Philadelphia. Purchase tickets online at www.aclupa.org/takeaction/events/2015-bill-rights-dinner.

2015 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference: Special Room Rates Close Sept. 22

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, at Borgata in Atlantic City. Special Borgata hotel room rates are available for attendees until Sept. 22. A rate of $189 (plus tax) for a king room is available Friday, Oct. 16 and a limited number of king rooms are available at $109 (plus tax) Thursday, Oct. 15. You must be a registered attendee of the conference to receive this group rate. Once you are registered for the conference, you will receive instructions on how to reserve your room.

Attracting hundreds of attorneys and judges, the annual conference provides attorneys with an opportunity to earn CLE credits while getting a chance to network and socialize with colleagues and members of the judiciary. Twenty-three seminars and a minimum of eight CLE credits will be available.

Registration is available at benchbar.philadelphiabar.org. Sponsors for the 2015 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, USI Affinity, Veritext, BPU Investments, JAMS The Resolution Experts, LawCash, Robson Forensic, State Civil Litigation Section, ABC Bail Bonds, Family Law Section, Friedman LLP, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, RIMKUS, Widener University Delaware Law School, Bellia Print & Design, The Legal Intelligencer, Robert Half Legal and Sb1 Federal Credit Union®.

63rd Red Mass and St. Thomas More Award Dinner Oct. 20

The St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia invites you to save the date for its annual Red Mass and St. Thomas More Award Dinner to be held on Oct. 20 at 5:15 p.m. This year's recipient of the award is Hon. Gerald Austin (Jerry) McHugh, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The mass will be given at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Dinner and presentation of the award will immediately follow at The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. For tickets, please contact Suzanne K. Mintzer at 215-568-5116 or smintzer@naulty.com.

Good Shepherd Mediation Program Annual Dinner Oct. 21

Good Shepherd Mediation Program will hold its 9th Shepherds of Peace Dinner and Awards Ceremony, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at The Union League of Philadelphia, from 6-9 p.m. This year's event will honor Diane Menio, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly; Milt Cohen, mediator; and Dr. Amy Goldberg & Scott P. Charles, Cradle to Grave.

The Union League of Philadelphia is located at 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. For more information visit http://www.phillymediators.org/.

Giants of the Business Bar: Amy Boss Oct. 22

The Business Law Section is recognizing Amy Boss, trustee professor, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Wells Fargo History Museum, at 5:30 p.m. Professor Boss is one of the nation's leading commercial law scholars. She is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and was the first professor and second woman to have chaired the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Light refreshments including beer and wine will be served. The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo, Thomson Reuters, McGladrey, Ballard Spahr LLP, Dilworth Paxson LLP, Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C. and Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC.

The Wells Fargo History Museum is located at 123 S. Broad St. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required by Tuesday, Oct. 20. For more information and to register, click here.

Save the Date: 2015 National Law-Related Education Conference Oct. 29-30

The American Bar Association Division for Public Education will host the 29th National Law-Related Education Conference exploring the theme “The Bill of Rights in the Digital Era” at the National Constitution Center, on Oct. 29-30. As the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights approaches in 2016, this conference will consider how, and if, the digital era of the 21st century reshapes the understanding and teaching of the fundamental guarantees included in the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

This conference is an opportunity for participants to share law-related content, experiences, best practices, teaching strategies and curriculum with colleagues. The Philadelphia Bar Association is proud to be a sponsor of this conference.

The National Constitution Center is located at 525 Arch St., Philadelphia. For more information or to register, click here.

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.

Discount on MyCase Practice Management Software

MyCase is the premier web-based legal practice management software. Built as a complete platform, MyCase offers features that seamlessly cover all the daily functions that a modern, small law firm requires in one platform at an affordable price. MyCase is offering a 10 percent lifetime discount to Philadelphia Bar Association Members. Visit mycase.com for more information.

Member Benefits from Reedman-Toll, Abington Art Center

Reedman-Toll, in partnership with the Philadelphia Bar Association, is happy to offer all Philadelphia Bar Association members the following discounts at all of our dealerships (Reedman-Toll Auto World, Caitlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Spencer Chevrolet).

  • Receive a two-year maintenance plan with any vehicle purchase.
  • New Vehicle Pricing - 1 percent under invoice on the purchase of any new vehicle in stock (Specialty performance vehicles excluded).
  • Used Vehicle Pricing - $1,000 off advertised selling price on any used vehicle. Some restrictions apply.
  • 10 percent discount on any service performed in our service departments. (Cannot be combined with any other offers. Up to $100 maximum discount)

Reedman-Toll Auto World (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chevrolet, Subaru, Fiat and Jaguar) is located at 1700 East Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA, 19047. For sales, contact Gloria Wagner at 215-757-4961, ext. 200.

Caitlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is at 140 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA, 19046. Contact Terri White at 215-690-3770, ext. 2000.

Spencer Chevrolet is located at 840 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064. Call Fred Stenger at 484-472-6290, ext. 2210.

You must present your Philadelphia Bar Association Membership Card to qualify. Membership cards are available online at philadelphiabar.org in the Member Center section. You must be logged in to your profile to access the Membership Card.

Abington Art Center

Philadelphia Bar Association members are now eligible for a 10 percent discount on store purchases and 10 percent off annual memberships for new Abington Art Center members.

Abington Art Center presents exhibitions, programs and events designed to make the visual arts a part of your world. We believe art should be engaging, approachable and, above all else, fun. At Abington Art Center, you won't just observe art. You'll touch it, feel it, create it and be a part of it. Membership card must be presented to receive discount. Abington Art Center is located at 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA.

Please Touch Museum

Philadelphia Bar Association members can take advantage of specially discounted tickets at the Please Touch Museum for a day out with the family.

To get in on the fun, just visit the Association's Member Benefits page to purchase tickets.

Please Touch Museum was named one of the top 10 children's museums in the country by Parents magazine and is the perfect attraction for families with young children. Adults will enjoy our Centennial Tours of Memorial Hall, complete with historical background of the national landmark and 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.

PNC Perspectives: U.S. Farmers Adapt to Challenges to Feed the World

The U.S. agriculture industry is a major driver of the U.S. economy, but only accounts for about one percent of our country’s gross domestic product (GDP). To read the entire article, click here.

Upcoming CLE Courses

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

Sept. 29
Local, State & Federal Taxes Affecting Real Estate Transactions
4 substantive/0 ethics
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; check-in at 8 .a.m

Dealing with the Problem Employee
4 substantive/0 ethics
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; check-in at 8:00 a.m.

Ethics Potpourri- Do Lawyers Still Need Wisdom in an Information Age? (video)
0 substantive/1 ethics
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm; check-in at 1:00 pm

Sept. 30
How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts and Avoid Common Traps
5 substantive/1* ethics
9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch is included.

PLI - Securities Law and Practice 2015: How the SEC Works
3.5 substantive/0 ethics
1:30-5 p.m.; check-in at 1:00 p.m.

U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law for the General Practitioner
5 substantive/1 ethics
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch is included.

Oct. 1
Contract Clauses- Avoiding Boilerplate An in-depth focus on damages and remedies
4 substantive/0 ethics
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 2
Trial Evidence (PEG)
5 substantive/1 ethics
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; check-in at 8 a.m.
Lunch is included.

Oct.5
Communicating with Clients and Your Colleagues (Video)
2 substantive/1* ethics
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 6
Oct. 2015 Probate & Trust Law Qtly - Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons: How to Navigate the Long and Winding Road
1 substantive/1* ethics
12:30-2:30 p.m.; check-in at 12 p.m.
Lunch is included.

Oct. 7
Unfair Labor Practices for the Non-Union Workplace
2 substantive/1 ethics
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Coaching Your Client through Buying a Business Opportunity
Philadephia Bar Association
1 substantive/0 ethics
12:30-1:30 p.m.; check-in at 12 p.m.

October 7-8
PLI - Pocket MBA Fall 2015: Finance for Lawyers
11.5 substantive/1 ethics
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch is included.

Oct. 8
A Day on Health Law
5 substantive/1 ethics
8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.; check-in at 8 a.m.
Lunch is included.

Oct. 9
Orthopaedic Treatments and Technology: A Day with the Rothman Institute
6 substantive/0 ethics
8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; check-in at 8 a.m.
Lunch is included.

PLI - Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics
Forum 2015 6.5 substantive/0 ethics
9:00 am to 5:15 pm; check-in at 8:30 am
Lunch is included.

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