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Oct. 3, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 41
 |  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:

  • Landau, Hess, Simon & Choi
  • Law Office of Douglas Earl, LLC
  • Philip A. Smoker, Attorney at Law

Volunteers Needed: YLD Expungement Clinic Nov. 12

More than 700 applicants have filed to have their records sealed or expunged. Visit GetExpunged.org for full details on volunteering and registering for the clinic.

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.

Registration for Expunging & Sealing Criminal Records training now open. CLE program is FREE for expungement clinic volunteers. Dates are Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and , Friday, Nov. 4 at 12 p.m.

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

Pa. Supreme Court Encourages Appointments of Public to Panels, Commissions and Independent Agencies

As part of its desire for wider public participation in the judicial system, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is undertaking a new initiative making it easier for people to
express interest in being appointed by the Supreme Court to advisory panels, commissions, and
independent agencies with the judiciary. For more information from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, click here.

Philadelphia Celebrates the 2016 National Pro Bono Week! Oct. 23-29

Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in a range of pro bono recruitment, recognition and training events that will held during the month of October to commemorate the American Bar Association's National Pro Bono Celebration, a coordinated national effort held during the week of October 23-29 to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services.

National Pro Bono Week will kick off with a series of interactive Pro Bono "Road Shows" introducing pro bono opportunities available in Philadelphia. The Road Shows will be held at law firms and corporations located in Center City Philadelphia from Sept. 26-Oct. 14. To schedule a Road Show, please contact Jodi Schatz at jschartz@SCCALaw.org.

Click here to view the 2016 Calendar of Pro Bono Events that will celebrate pro bono contributions throughout Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee and the Law Firm Pro Bono Committee.

Striking Injustice logo

Registration Open: YLD "Striking Injustice" for Philadelphia Bar Foundation Oct. 6

Get excited for the Young Lawyers Division's annual fundraiser benefiting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation! This year's fundraiser "Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides" will feature a bowling tournament along with other activities at the ultimate Philly hang-out, North Bowl in Northern Liberties, on Oct. 6.

Create your own team! Individuals can create a team of 6-8 and compete in the tournament. Team participation includes registration with open bar, including craft beers, and dinner buffet. Register here.

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:

  • Team Sponsors: Anapol Weiss; Blank Rome LLP; Fox Rothschild LLP; Hogan Lovells US LLP; Kaufman, Coren & Ress, P.C.; White and Williams LLP
  • Additional Sponsors: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; KML Law Group; McCarter & English, LLP; Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP; Post & Schell, P.C.; Reed Smith LLP; Robson Forensic, Inc.; and Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, PC



Philadelphia Bar Foundation Access to Justice Benefit Nov. 5

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation will host The Access to Justice Benefit, the premier party and celebration for Philadelphia's legal community at the Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Join the Foundation to celebrate the Philadelphia legal community's support of access to justice and to recognize the outstanding work of the region's legal aid organizations. The Foundation will present the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award to Marsha Cohen and the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Pro Bono Award to LeVan Law Group LLC. Enjoy a night of great food, drink, and dancing on the scenic waterfront. For more information, please visit philabarfoundation.org/2016-access-justice-benefit.

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 - Be the Judge, Be the Jury… Become an Arbitrator! Oct. 5

Become certified to sit as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas!

With more than 20,000 cases a year concluded at the arbitration level, the Compulsory Arbitration Program in Philadelphia County is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation. Compulsory Arbitration in the First Judicial District is controlled by the arbitration rules of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and the Philadelphia Civil Rules…READ MORE

CLE - Navigating Language Access In Legal Procedure Oct. 6

Presented with the American Translators Association

As a fundamental principle of law, fairness, and the fundamental right to justice, and to promote the integrity and accuracy of judicial proceedings, attorneys, judges and the courts, should provide a sound and reliable system of language access services…READ MORE

CLE - October 2016 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly - Dawn of a New Era: Pennsylvania's 2016 Orphans' Court Rules Oct. 10

Oct. 2016 Probate Qtly. - Dawn of a New Era: Pennsylvania's 2016 Orphans' Court Rules

Hosted by the Probate & Trust Law Section
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, WASHINGTON ROOM, 3rd Fl.

This year (2016) marks the most comprehensive overhaul of Pennsylvania's Orphans' Court Rules in decades. Widespread changes were made to the rules to standardize orphans' court practice across the state and harmonize Orphans' Court procedures with Civil procedure…READ MORE

CLE - Representing Grandparents in Domestic Relations and Dependency Cases: Issues to Consider and Practice Tips Oct. 18

Hosted by the Family Law Section

There are many important issues to consider for attorneys who wish to represent grandparents in domestic relations and dependency matters…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: Labor and Employment Law Committee

The Labor and Employment Law Committee welcomes ideas and suggestions for upcoming programs, events and initiatives. Please reach out to Sidney L. Gold or Sarah R. Lavelle, co-chairs, Labor and Employment 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

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

International Law Committee to Co-Host Korean Ambassador Oct. 5

The International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Pepper Hamilton LLP and the Institute for Corean-AmericanStudies request the pleasure of your company at a lunch conference at Pepper Hamilton on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. They will be welcoming Ambassador Chong Wook Chung, ICAS Fellow, of Korea and a team of his delegation (Goh Kun, Joon-Kyung Kim, Shin Un, and Jaechun Kim). Ambassador Chung will discuss "A Changing Security Architecture in the Northeast Asia and the US-Korea Alliance in the Next US Administration."

Pepper Hamilton is located at 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch streets. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 to Krista McCalla. For the flier, click here.

Securities Regulation Committee Meeting Oct. 20

Please join the Securities Regulation Committee at Ballard Spahr LLP on Oct. 20 as they discuss recent securities law developments and committee plans for the coming months. The Committee appreciates your interest and hopes to see you at the meeting. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the new committee co-chairs if you have questions or would like more information regarding the committee, Richard A. Levan at 610-660-7781 or Peter Jaslow at 215-864-8737. Ballard Spahr LLP is located at 1735 Market St., Suite 5100, Philadelphia.

LatinoJustice: Pro Bono Legal and Grassroots Volunteers Needed for Voter Protection

Oct. 22 (Early Voting) and Nov. 8 (Election Day)

Latino Justice's Nonpartisan Cada Voto Cuenta Election Monitoring Voter Protection Initiative, affiliated with the National Election Protection Coalition, is recruiting bilingual Spanish-speaking legal volunteers. For more information, click here.

WIP Meet 'N Greet Oct. 25

The Women in the Profession Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association would like to invite you to a Meet 'N Greet on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Pyramid Club. Members of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession of the National Bar Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the PICPA, and Women Judges' Initiative of the First Judicial District will also be in attendance. There will be light hors d'oeuvres and drink specials. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

The Pyramid Club is located at 1735 Market St. For more information and to regsiter, click here.

Nominations for Justinian and Brandeis Lifetime Achievement Award Due Nov. 9

The Justinian Society and the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation are seeking nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Memory of Marvin Comisky and Judge G. Fred DiBona, which, if a nominee is selected, will be awarded at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Dec. 7, 2016 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets, Philadelphia.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is not limited to an area of practice or an advocate for a particular cause. Rather, the purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding member of the bench or bar who, at a minimum, satisfies the following qualifications: acts as a superb mentor and advisor to clients, the Bar, the judicial system and/or the community; makes a difference in the lives of others irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation; demonstrates a willingness to do what is right although sometimes unpopular; demonstrates legal acumen or scholarship; and exhibits great humility. A charitable contribution will be made on behalf of the recipient to an organization of the recipient's choice.

Nominations should include the nominee's name, address and a statement of the nominee's qualifications. All nominations should be mailed to the attention of Thomas H. Chiacchio, Jr. at The Chiacchio Firm, 2005 Market St., Suite 840, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 or may be e-mailed to chiacchio@thclaw.com. Nominations must be received no later than Nov. 9, 2016.

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 - Be the Judge, Be the Jury…Become an Arbitrator! Oct. 5

Become certified to sit as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas!

With more than 20,000 cases a year concluded at the arbitration level, the Compulsory Arbitration Program in Philadelphia County is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation. Compulsory Arbitration in the First Judicial District is controlled by the arbitration rules of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and the Philadelphia Civil Rules. Compulsory arbitration was created as a means of efficiently disposing of smaller civil cases and conserving judicial resources by requiring as a first step that such cases be tried before a panel of three local court-appointed attorneys, with the understanding that any party can later appeal from the decision and obtain a new trial.

Experienced practitioners offer guidance and practical strategies to successfully conduct an arbitration and serve as an arbitrator. Receive explanations and examples regarding the following:

  • Definition of the Arbitration program and introduction to the process
  • General roles, responsibilities and E-Filing
  • Substantive/Service Issues
    • Stipulation issues
    • Limited tort vs. Full tort status in motor vehicle personal injury cases
    • § 1722 "paid or payable" argument
    • Act 6 reduction
    • Moorhead
    • Introduction Police Reports
    • Application of the Fair Share Act
    • Cases involving the Plan
    • Special evidentiary issues
  • Ethical Concerns during the arbitration process
  • AND OBTAIN CERTIFICATION TO BECOME AN ARBITRATOR

Hosted by the Compulsory Arbitration Committee of the State Civil Litigation Section and presented with Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Arbitration Program.

Attend a practical and entertaining presentation to learn how to conduct your first or next arbitration.

Be the Judge, Be the Jury…Become an Arbitrator!
2 SUB/1 ETH
2 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 1:30 p.m.

CLE - Navigating Language Access In Legal Procedure Oct. 6

Presented with the American Translators Association

As a fundamental principle of law, fairness, and the fundamental right to justice, and to promote the integrity and accuracy of judicial proceedings, attorneys, judges and the courts, should provide a sound and reliable system of language access services. Persons participating in a legal environment should be able to do so in a language they understand and all parties should be able comprehend one another throughout the proceedings.

This 3-hour interactive CLE session will provide an in-depth look at what is driving the growing need for language access, why it is so important, how it is structured so as to achieve effective results, and when it is required by law.

A prestigious panel of local and state court, government and linguistic experts will offer their unique perspectives and offer guidance regarding the following:
-- Assessment on current meaningful language access status in Pennsylvania
-- Identifying LEP persons
-- Interpreter Services in Legal Proceedings and Courts
-- Obstacles to compliance
-- Document Translations
-- Qualifications of Providers
-- Training and Certification
-- Code of Conduct and Interpreter Ethics
-- Resources

Using case studies, expert practitioners will address the challenges and obstacles, ethical dilemmas and cultural considerations, with practical solutions, technology trends, forecasts and resources.

Navigating Language Access In Legal Procedure
2 SUB/1 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

CLE - October 2016 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly - Dawn of a New Era: Pennsylvania's 2016 Orphans' Court Rules Oct. 10

Oct. 2016 Probate Qtly. - Dawn of a New Era: Pennsylvania's 2016 Orphans' Court Rules

Hosted by the Probate & Trust Law Section
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, WASHINGTON ROOM, 3rd Fl.

This year (2016) marks the most comprehensive overhaul of Pennsylvania's Orphans' Court Rules in decades. Widespread changes were made to the rules to standardize orphans' court practice across the state and harmonize Orphans' Court procedures with Civil procedure.

Join your colleagues and estate law practitioners for the October 2016 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly Meeting as our speakers examine and define the new Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rules, which became effective September 1st.

The following key topics of interest to Philadelphia regional practitioners will be covered:

  • Changes to notice requirements when an Account is filed
  • Changes to Pennsylvania petition practice and pre-hearing procedures
  • Special focus on virtual representation
  • Post-hearing practice and petitions for reconsideration
  • Review of the changes to revised OC and RW Forms

This timely and informative CLE program provides an in-depth understanding of these changes that are key for anyone who appears in Orphans' Court or simply files the occasional petition or Account.

October 2016 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly - Dawn of a New Era: Pennsylvania's 2016 Orphans' Court Rules
2 SUB
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

CLE - Representing Grandparents in Domestic Relations and Dependency Cases: Issues to Consider and Practice Tips Oct. 18

Hosted by the Family Law Section

There are many important issues to consider for attorneys who wish to represent grandparents in domestic relations and dependency matters.

This CLE program will examine the following issues:

  • Standing
  • Proper procedure for court filings
  • Options to consider when becoming involved in custody and dependency cases
  • Ethical considerations when representing grandparents

Expert family law attorneys will review relevant cases and statutory law, along with offering valuable practice tips.

Representing Grandparents in Domestic Relations and Dependency Cases: Issues to Consider and Practice Tips
1.0 SUB/0.5 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

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.

Oct. 5
Be the Judge, Be the Jury… Become an Arbitrator!
2 SUB/1 ETH
2 p.m. - Lunch and registration begin at 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 6
Navigating Language Access In Legal Procedure
2 SUB/1 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 10
October 2016 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly - Dawn of a New Era: Pennsylvania's 2016 Orphans' Court Rules
2 SUB
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Oct. 13
M&A Market and Economy Updates and Insights
1 SUB
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Oct. 14
Fee Reviews and Utilization Reviews - An Overview of What You Need to Know
1 SUB
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Oct. 18
Representing Grandparents in Domestic Relations and Dependency Cases: Issues to Consider and Practice Tips
1.0 SUB/0.5 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 24
Pro Bono Opportunities Day: Navigating the Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Service
2.5 ETH
8:30 a.m. Registration opens at 8 a.m.

Oct. 26
Philadelphia's Sweetened Beverage Tax
1 SUB
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Oct. 27
Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Board Service
1 SUB
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Nov. 1
Expunging & Sealing Criminal Records
1 SUB
6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

Nov. 2
Expunging & Sealing Criminal Records
1 SUB
12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12 p.m.

Nov. 2
Expunging & Sealing Criminal Records
1 SUB
6 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 4
Expunging & Sealing Criminal Records
1 SUB
12 p.m. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 10
2016 Securities Litigation & Regulatory Update
4 SUB/1 ETH
9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 17
Ethics and Incorporating New Technologies in Your Law Practice Digital Marketing
1 SUB/2 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

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

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 Office Depot, Lenovo, the Philadelphia Business Journal, BLO/OUT™ Blow Dry Bar 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.

Office Depot

Optimize your Philadelphia Bar Association membership by taking advantage of the Office Depot Partner Program! Through the Partner Program you now save 10 percent off the web price on more than 30,000 office supplies. Helping you save while working better in your office, home, school, or car.

3 Ways Philadelphia Bar Association Members Benefit:

  • FREE SHIPPING: On orders over $50 (and under 50 pounds)
  • EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS: 10% off the web price
  • CONVENIENT SHOPPING: Online and in-store shopping options

Easy to order, easy to save! Click here to:

  • Setup a Discount Account
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  • New accounts contact 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.
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P.S. Office Depot’s idea center provides a new way to explore, learn and shop.

New Deals From Lenovo

Summer's almost over but Lenovo savings continue!

Now is the time to upgrade your PC with Lenovo's legendary PCs at great summer-end discounts. If for either home or home office use, Lenovo designs and engineers legendary technologies, with top performance! As a Philadelphia Bar Association member, take advantage of INSTANT SAVINGS up to 24% off now through September 30th.

Shop now, with these exclusive offers:

  • Up to 24% off Select Lenovo Laptops
  • Up to 15% off Select ThinkCentre Desktops
  • Up to 15% off Select ThinkPad Laptops
  • Up to 7% off Select Lenovo Tablets

Visit: www.lenovo.com/philadelphiabar

Call: 1-800-426-7235, ext. 7040 (M-F: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. EST, Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. EST)

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.

PBJ

PNC Perspectives: Making Sense of Lower Oil Prices

Since reaching a high point in June 2014, oil prices have been steadily falling. However, the slide in such an important commodity is not the crisis it may seem…READ MORE

Public Interest Organization Events


Public Interest Law Center's Annual Fundraiser Oct. 6

Public Interest Law Center's Annual Fundraiser will be at Fringe Arts on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. with the awards program starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. This year's fundraiser will celebrate the core conviction of democracy: "Of the People, by the People, for the People." Honorees include Nicholas E. Chimicles, partner, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; and Soil Generation, a grassroots coalition of community gardeners and farmers in Philadelphia.

Fringe Arts is located at 140 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia. Valet parking will be available. Tickets, sponsorships, and more information at: www.pubintlaw.org/2016event/.

Good Shepherd Mediation Program’s 10th Annual Shepherds of Peace Dinner and Awards Ceremony Oct. 19

Good Shepherd Mediation Program will host its 10th Annual Shepherds of Peace Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is located at 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia. Information regarding honorees, event sponsorship/advertising, registration, and tickets at www.phillymediators.org/workshops-events/shepherds-of-peace-dinner.

Annual Mary Philbrook Public Interest Celebration Oct. 20

Rutgers University-Camden will host the 31st Annual Mary Philbrook Public Interest Celebration in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Women's Law Caucus, The Rutgers Law-Camden Alunni Association, and the Camden County Bar Association. The event will honor Michael Taub, a Homeless Advocacy Project staff attorney who trains pro bono lawyers all over the country to advocate for homeless veterans. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $20 for students, law graduates from the Classes of '15 and '16 and staff. Contact Rutgers Law School Associate Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest Jill Friedman at jill.friedman@rutgers.edu. For more information, visit law.rutgers.edu/mary-philbrook-public-interest-awards.

Friends of Farmworkers Fall 2016 Fundraiser Oct. 25

The Friends of Farmworkers Fall 2016 Fundraiser will be held at Tequilas Restaurant on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.. Information regarding this year’s honorees and event sponsorship at: www.friendsfw.org/support-our-work/fall-2016-fundraiser/.

PMC Inaugural Fall Benefit Oct. 26

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts's Inaugural Fall Benefit at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Michael Smerconish will be the keynote speaker. The event will feature cool jazz and hot judicial topics. Sponsorship opportunities include: Champion, Reformer, Organizer, Advocate, and Campaigner levels. Single tickets are $150. More ticket information here.

LCD 2016 Fall Celebration Oct. 27

Legal Clinic for the Disabled's (LCD) 2016 Fall Celebration will be at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. The Fall Celebration is an annual fundraiser to help LCD continue the work they do by providing free legal representation to low-income people with physical disabilities in the Philadelphia region to help them overcome legal obstacles that would otherwise affect their independence, health or quality of life. There will be a silent auction with mobile bidding, and cocktails and food by Jimmy Duffy Catering. LCD will honor Frank M. McClellan, professor of law emeritus, Temple University; Duane Morris LLP; and Jeffrey S. Lichtman, Esq. for their commitment to the disabled community in Philadelphia and LCD.

PAFA is located at 118-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. RSVP at: www.lcdphila.org/.

AIDS Law Project Annual Halloween Party Oct. 28

AIDS Law Project's Annual Halloween Party "3rd Annual Boo! at bahdeebahdu: Celebrities Edition" will be at bahdeebahdu on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. The two-part event features a catered dinner with fine wine and live performances, followed by a dance party. Costumes are encouraged.

Bahdeebahdu is located at 1522 N. American St., Philadelphia. Ticket prices: Dinner+Dance Party $200, Dance Party $100. For more information or to buy tickets/sponsorships, visit www.aidslawpa.org/boo-2016/.

CLS 50th Anniversary Party Nov. 3

Community Legal Service's 50th Anniversary Party, celebrating 50 years of justice will be held at Top of the Tower, Three Logan Square, 51st Floor, 1717 Arch St. Ticket and sponsorship information at: clsphila.org/event/cls-50-justice-through-decades.

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