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Nov. 3, 2014 | Vol. 15, No. 79
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
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Understanding the Science
Behind Climate Change
at Nov. 6 Chancellor's Forum

We hear about climate change and its effects every day in the news, but how many of us really understand the science behind the news? Join us as we welcome Richard B. Alley, Ph. D., (pictured above) of Pennsylvania State University, who will discuss the science of climate change, how it occurs, what causes it, and what can be done to stop it at a Thursday, Nov. 6 Chancellor's Forum...READ MORE
 

Chancellor's Forum on Climate Change Nov. 6

We hear about climate change and its effects every day in the news, but how many of us really understand the science behind the news?

Join us as we welcome Richard B. Alley, Ph. D., of Pennsylvania State University, who will discuss the science of climate change, how it occurs, what causes it, and what can be done to stop it at a Thursday, Nov. 6 Chancellor's Forum.

Dr. Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, and has ranged from Antarctica to Greenland to help learn the history of Earth's climate and whether the great ice sheets will fall in the ocean, flooding our coasts. With more than 240 scientific publications, Dr. Alley has served on many advisory panels. He participated in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He has been asked to provide advice to the highest levels of government, and been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. He hosted the recent PBS miniseries Earth: The Operators' Manual, and has been compared to a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan for his enthusiastic efforts to communicate the excitement and importance of the science to everyone.

After Dr. Alley's presentation, Robert B. McKinstry Jr. will provide some brief comments on what is being done from a technical and legal perspective to combat climate change.

McKinstry is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr LLP, where he heads the firm's Climate Change and Sustainability Initiative. He was counsel of record for the group of amici climate scientists supporting the petitioners in Massachusetts v. EPA, the 2007 Supreme Court decision that held that the EPA has the authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Click here to register.

Co-Parenting Counseling, Intervention Nov. 3

Join the Family Law Section for an insider's look at co-parenting counseling, anger management classes and batterers' intervention programs on Monday, Nov. 3.

Speakers include Judge Doris A. Pechkurow, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; Talia Eisenstein, Psy.D., Center for Psychological Services in Ardmore and director of the Children of Divorce Parent Education Program in Montgomery County; and Tony Lapp, co-director of Menergy in Philadelphia.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Click here to register.

Securities Litigation & Regulatory Update Nov. 5

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute's "2014 Securities Litigation & Regulatory Update" will feature discussions of significant developments in the securities laws, as well as changes in the business and legal environment on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

The program is cosponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association Securities Regulations Committees. Attendees will hear from regulators and practitioners regarding hot topics and trends and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will be explored.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at The CLE Conference Conference on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Former DA Abraham, Author at Nov. 5 Event

Archer Mayor, author, Vermont death investigator and police detective, will team up with former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham to compare notes on real and fictitious crime, rural vs. urban crime on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Come hear how they handled hundreds of cases and stories - with professionalism, humor and even some moxie. The free program begins at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Free Library, 1901 Vine St and includes free refreshments and TastyKakes.

Handling a Slip, Trip and Fall Case Nov. 5

Let PBI's panel of experienced plaintiff and defense attorneys lead you through the law, the mechanics and practicalities of handling a slip, trip and fall case - from initial client contact through depositions and settlement negotiations on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

The program will be held from 12 to 4:15 p.m. at The CLE Conference Conference on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Political Risk in Overseas Business Nov. 5

Frank Plantan Jr., co-director of the International Relations Program at The University of Pennsylvania, will address risk issues businesses must be aware of in dealing with and traveling to foreign countries. This includes precautions to take, current high-risk countries, situations that pose the greatest risk and strategies to deal with risk at the Wednesday, Nov. 5 meeting of the International Business Initiative Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Elder Law Update Nov. 6

Earn 3 substantive CLE credits at PBI's "Elder Law Update" on Thursday, Nov. 6 where you'll be able to catch up on the year's highlights and learn the significant developments.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at The CLE Conference Conference on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Linda Hill on Leadership on Nov. 6

Linda Hill, a Harvard Business School leadership scholar, is well versed in the challenges faced by 21st century leaders. Hill was named as one of Thinkers50 top 10 management thinkers in the world and has produced award-winning leadership seminars.

Hill will join the Arts + Business Council on Thursday, Nov. 6 to discuss the research revealed in her new book, Collective Genius, which explains that for truly innovative organizations, leaders create the context for their team to innovate rather than simply pursuing a vision of their own making.

Hill will outline alternative leadership styles and explain how to create an environment in which others are both willing and able to innovate from 8 to 10 a.m. at Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street and The Parkway. Tickets are $35 and VIP tickets, which include a copy of Hill's book, preferred seating and access to a pre-event meet and greet with the author, are $75. Click here to register.

Real Property Section Annual Meeting, Reception Nov. 6

The Real Property Section Annual Meeting and Reception will be Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 1901 JFK Blvd.

The Section will honor The Middleton Partnership, recipient of the 2014 Good Deed Award, which will be accepted by Project H.O.M.E. The Middleton Partnership's generous donors are providing transformational leadership that leverages public and private funders working together to end homelessness in Philadelphia. Stuart Ebby, recipient of the 2014 Harris Ominsky Award, will be recognized for his pre-eminence as a Philadelphia real estate lawyer.

The event is sponsored by Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller and Ballard Spahr LLP. Sponsorships are welcome! Contact Tracey McClosley at the Philadelphia Bar Association at tmccloskey@philabar.org or Judy Berkman at judy.berkman@rhls.org.

Registration ends Nov. 3. Tickets are $35 for YLD members and public interest and government attorney members, $40 for Section members, $55 for non-members and $25 for law student members. Click here to register.

Termination and Workers' Comp Benefits CLE Nov. 7

An analysis of the complicated issues involved when a workers' compensation claimant is fired for cause. Is termination of employment for cause a bar to the receipt of benefits? Is an award of wage loss benefits dependent upon the timing of the termination for cause? What types of employee behavior constitute "bad faith"? Is the current case law consistent with the most recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court reasoning? These issues will be explored through an interactive presentation at a Nov. 7 CLE program.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Judge Pollak, Hamilton Award Nominations Sought

The Public Interest Section is accepting nominations for the Honorable Louis H. Pollak Award and the Andrew Hamilton Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 7.

The Pollak Award was created to honor the memory of Judge Pollak, a distinguished jurist who cared deeply about public service and access to justice and who gave time and effort to supporting the public interest legal community through his work with the Bar Association. The award does not come with any monetary amount, but rather serves as recognition of both the legacy of leadership Judge Pollak left behind and of the service of the awardee. This award will be given annually to a judge who embodies Judge Pollak's commitment to public service. Nominations may be self-nominations, made by members of the judiciary, or made by members of the public interest community.

The Pollak Award committee will look for a jurist who, in efforts to increase access to justice or in dedication to the public interest legal community, has demonstrated a single achievement (excluding any decision in any matter before the jurist); sustained commitment or efforts which inspire others.

Judges of any level, whether active or retired will be considered. The committee will make efforts to, whenever possible, alternate between federal and state judges each year.

Nominations are encouraged and should be sent either by mail or email to Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or dpetit@philabar.org.

Andrew Hamilton Award nominees must be a legal services advocate or public defender employed by, or associated with, an organization whose purpose is to serve persons who cannot afford to pay for legal representation, or be a public-interest lawyer working with a nonprofit organization serving a charitable or public interest purpose. In addition, nominees must have substantial experience in legal services, indigent defense or public interest law and must currently be employed in one of these capacities. Members of the selection committee will consider such factors as personal vision and commitment; critical nature of the problems addressed by the nominee's advocacy; innovative nature of the nominee's work; outcomes and results achieved through effective advocacy; the difficulty of achievement; and community commitment.

Nominations are encouraged and should be sent either by mail or email to Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or dpetit@philabar.org.

Andrew Hamilton Benefit Gala Nov. 8

Join the Philadelphia Bar Foundation on Saturday, Nov. 8 for a memorable evening commemorating the Foundation's 50th Anniversary! The milestone will be celebrated at the annual Andrew Hamilton Benefit Gala, at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall.

The Louis H. Pollak Champion of the Public Interest Award to will be presented to former Chancellor Robert C. Heim by Kenneth C. Frazier, chair and CEO of Merck & Co. In addition, George D. Gould will receive the 2014 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award and Mincey & Fitzpatrick, LLC will be honored with the 2014 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Pro Bono Award.

A record number of lawyers and supporters are expected to join the celebration of 50 years of impact and justice for all. Click here to purchase tickets.

Chancellor's Forum Nov. 10: Inside Drexel's Largest Gift

The Monday, Nov. 10 Chancellor's Forum will focus on discussing the future course for the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and the Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy. Both Kline and Dean Dennis will discuss the challenges in law school education and the unique path that the Kline School of Law is charting, with an emphasis on the place of Drexel University's Kline School of Law in the Philadelphia legal community and its relationship with the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Kline is a founding partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Kline & Specter, P.C., practicing in the area of catastrophic personal injury and mass tort litigation. Kline is a past president of the Inner Circle of Advocates, described by The Washington Post as "a select group of 100 of the nation's most celebrated trial lawyers." Kline, who has a litany of professional accolades, has been selected as Pennsylvania's No. 1 lawyer for 11 consecutive years (2004-2014) by the independent, peer-review rating service Super Lawyers. Kline became a national spokesperson for the victims of Jerry Sandusky, and was interviewed on local and national television. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Drexel University. The law school at Drexel University is now named the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, which has as a component, the Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Roger Dennis is the Founding Dean of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia. He was formerly the Provost at Rutgers University-Camden as well as the Dean at the Rutgers-Camden School of Law. He clerked for Judge Richard McLaren of the U.S. District Court in Chicago before working in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and practicing at Skadden, Arps in Washington, D.C. He earned his B.S. in Speech from Northwestern University and is a magna cum laude graduate of Northwestern University School of Law where he was selected for the Order of the Coif. Dean Dennis has held an elected seat in the American Law Institute since 1991 and has served in leadership positions on numerous committees of the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association.

There is no cost to attend this program, which begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Click here to register.

Attachment Theory in Custody Cases CLE Nov. 11

Become more familiar with the term "attachment" and explore what it is and why it is important to understand, especially in making decisions for children in the first three years of life at a Tuesday, Nov. 11 CLE program.

Discover the surprisingly interesting and complex nuisances of attachment and how it may well be the new emerging issue in family and custody law.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at The CLE Conference Conference on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

How Much is Your Space Worth Nov. 12

How do you know the true value of your office space? In the "How Much is Your Space Worth?" program of the X, Y, Z's of Real Estate Program Series on Wednesday, Nov. 12, real estate experts Carol Huff and Joe Pasquarella will discuss the valuation of leases, and spaces ranging from the small home workplace to the large skyscraper. They will also discuss how owners and landlords can affect lease values, as well as how values can change based on the cycles of the economy.

Carol Huff, principal at Real Estate Investment Strategies, has spent more than 35 years in the commercial real estate business representing tenants. During this time, she has also saved her clients tens of millions of dollars in lease-related billings and prevented major problems from surfacing in the future once a lease is signed.

Joe Pasquarella is the senior managing director of Integra Realty Resources in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley. He has been actively engaged in real estate valuation and consulting since 1973, and has extensive experience valuing regional malls, central business district office buildings, warehouses, hotels and parking garages.

There is no cost to attend this program, which begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Click here to register.

Investigative Roles of OFCCP Nov. 14

Edward Rogers and Haile Hirpe of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), will present an overview on the investigative roles and responsibilities of the OFCCP at the Friday, Nov. 14 meeting of the Human Resources & Employee Relations Committee.

OFCCP enforces affirmative action and equal employment opportunity contractual requirements for entities that do business with the federal government.

Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m. at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, P.C., United Plaza, 19th Floor, 30 S. 17th St. Please RSVP to Nicole Gasiorowski at ngasiorowski@cohenseglias.com.

Thank you to the Business Law Section Annual Sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

Shuster Fellowship Applications Due Nov. 14

As a result of the generous philanthropy of Morris M. Shuster, The Morris M. Shuster Public Interest Fellowship Program provides educational loan repayment assistance in the form of forgivable loans to selected qualifying attorneys employed full-time by Philadelphia Bar Foundation grantee organizations.

Practicing legal services attorneys who have been employed at a nonprofit for a minimum of three years may be eligible for up to $2,500; those who have been in practice for a minimum of five years may be eligible for up to $5,000. The guidelines as well as the 2014 Application and Eligibility Verification Form are available by clicking here.

Applications with accompanying documentation must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Hilburn-Holmes, 215-238-6347 or jhilburnholmes@philabar.org.

Forensic Collection of Social Media Nov. 19

Greg Cancilla, director of forensics, RVM Enterprises, Inc., will provide an overview of digital computer forensics with an emphasis on social media, mobile devices, cloud storage and web-based email in light of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model at the Wednesday, Nov. 19 meeting of the State Civil Litigation Section.

There is no cost to attend this program, which begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Click here to register.

SSA Officials to Meet with Committee Nov. 21

Brian O'Donnell, acting deputy regional chief counsel of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Victor Pane, supervisory attorney from SSA Region III, Office of General Counsel, will be the guest speakers at the Friday, Nov. 21 meeting of the Social Security Disability Benefits Committee.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Barristers' Turkey Drive Nov. 22

The Barristers' Association is gearing up for its Annual Turkey Drive, where Thanksgiving dinner packages are provided to hundreds of families. This year's Turkey Drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at Cozen PAL Center, 732 N. 17th St. To donate to the Turkey Drive, please visit phillybarristers.com. To volunteer, email Amber Racine at amracine@raynesmccarty.com.

Board of Governors Candidates Forum Nov. 17

All members of the Philadelphia Bar Association are invited to attend an Election Forum to hear from candidates seeking offices in the Association's 2014 Annual Election. The forum will be held on Monday, Nov. 17, featuring Board of Governors candidates.

There are seven candidates seeking five seats on the Board of Governors. The candidates are Maureen Farrell, Steve Harvey, Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Ira S. Lefton, Kevin Mincey, Jeffrey N. Rosenthal and Julia Swain.

The forum will be moderated by Elections Committee Chair and Immediate-Past Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson. There is no cost to attend this program, which begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Click here to register.

Bar to Elect Officers, Board Members Dec. 9

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Annual Election of officers and members of the Board of Governors will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Ballroom Level of the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Officers to be elected are vice chancellor, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer and five members of the Board of Governors for three-year terms.

According to Article IV, Section 406, Paragraph B, "The election shall be by (1) secret mailed ballot and (2) paper ballot or voting machine. In addition, members may vote electronically over the Internet to the extent permitted by law pursuant to procedures established by the Board to preserve the confidentiality of the Member's vote and the integrity of the voting process. Voting machines, if available, shall be preferred for in-person voting, unless there is an election at which there is no contest. The position of the nominee on the ballot shall be determined by lot. The drawing of lots shall be conducted by the Judge of Elections not less than 25 days before the Annual Meeting in the presence of the nominees and/or their representatives. The form of the ballot shall be prescribed by the Board. A ballot shall be sent by the Association by mail to every Association member eligible to vote at least two weeks prior to the date set for the Annual Meeting. A mailed ballot shall not be counted unless it has been received at the office of the Association no later than 10 a.m. three business days prior to the date set for the Annual Meeting and in such manner as to preserve the confidentiality of the member's vote. The Judge of Elections shall count the mailed ballots after the polls have been closed."

Ballots will be mailed Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 and are due by Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at 10 a.m.

Candidates for the 2014 Election are:

Vice Chancellor - Deborah R. Gross
Secretary - Jacqueline C. Segal
Treasurer - Wesley R. Payne IV
Assistant Secretary - Judge A. Michael Snyder (ret.)
Assistant Treasurer - Mary F. Platt

Board of Governors (elect five):

Maureen Farrell
Steve Harvey
Kathleen Kirkpatrick
Ira S. Lefton
Kevin Mincey
Jeffrey N. Rosenthal
Julia Swain

YLD to Elect 7 to Executive Committee

Ten candidates are running for seven seats on the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee in the Tuesday, Dec. 9 election.

The candidates are Ryan Briskin, Mario D’Adamo III, Caitlin M. Donnelly, Melanie J. Foreman, Dana Gittleman, Lindsay H. Schoonmaker, Ashley K. Shea, Franklin R. Strokoff, Thomas J. Szymanski and Anna B. Will. Executive Committee members serve three-year terms.

Balloting for members of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Ballroom Level of the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Ballots will be mailed on Thursday, Nov. 20 and must be returned to the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2955 by Thursday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.

Note: Only members in good standing of the Association's Young Lawyers Division may cast votes in this election. Attorneys are members of the Division if (1) they have not yet reached or reached the age of 37, or (2) they have not yet reached or reached the third anniversary of their first admission to the bar of any state.

Notice to Philadelphia Bar Association Members

Pursuant to Section 1100 of the Philadelphia Bar Association Bylaws, notice is hereby given to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association that the following amendment to the Bylaws of the Philadelphia Bar Association were considered at the September 22, 2014 Board of Governors meeting and were approved for submission to the members at the Annual Meeting to take place on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at noon at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue.

Amendments to Section 208 of the Bylaws, as follows:

Section 208. The Board.
A. The members of the Board entitled to vote, shall be
1. the Officers, all of whom shall serve for a term co-extensive with their respective terms of office;
2. the immediate past Chancellor;
3. the immediate past Chair of the Board;
4. a representative of each Section designated by the Section and then serving as a member of the highest executive body of the Section who shall serve for a term of one year (provided that no such representative shall serve for more than three consecutive one-year terms); the Chair of each Section shall notify the Chair of the Board on or before December 31 of each year of the identity of the person designated by the Section to serve as a member of the Board during the following calendar year as a representative of the Section;
5. 15 persons elected by the Members as provided in Section 300(A)(1)(c), consisting of three classes of five Members each, who shall serve for a term of three years, one class being elected each year;
6. threesix persons appointed by the Chancellor pursuant to Section 208(C), each of whom shall serve for a term of three years, onetwo personpeople being appointed each year; and
(a) In order to transition the 208(A)(6) appointments from three members with three year terms to six members with three year terms, the 2015 Chancellor shall on or before January 15, 2015, appoint two members to a term ending December 31, 2017, the 2016 Chancellor shall on or before January 15, 2016, appoint two members to a term ending December 31, 2018, and the 2017 Chancellor shall on or before January 15, 2017, appoint two members to a term ending December 31, 2019. As of January 15, and each year thereafter, the Chancellor shall appoint two members to a three year term as defined by 208(A)(6);
7. the Chair and Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division; and
8. a Dean of one of the accredited area law schools identified on a list established by the Board of Governors, which Dean shall be designated by the Deans of such law schools, in a manner approved by the Board of Governors, to represent the Deans at any number of meetings.
B. The Chancellor immediately prior to the immediate past Chancellor , the President of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the Editor of The Philadelphia Lawyer, the Editor of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, the Association's delegates to the American Bar Association's House of Delegates, the Association's Zone Governor to the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Board of Governors, and the Presidents of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals, the Greater Philadelphia Legal Marketing Association and the Philadelphia Legal Secretary's Association shall be entitled to be present and to be heard at all meetings of the Board as ex officio non-voting members of the Board.
C. On or before January 15 of each year, the Chancellor, upon consideration of the recommendations from the Committee on Diversity in the Profession with respect to such appointments, shall appoint twoa Members who is aare members of a racial minority, the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community or other diverse individuals as a members of the Board, pursuant to Section 208(A)(6).
D. The Chancellor may also appoint a Member as Counsel to serve at the Chancellor's pleasure as an ex officio non-voting member of the Board.
E. No member of the Board may designate another person to represent such member at a meeting of, or to cast any vote in the deliberations of, the Board.
Please note not all of the changes were highlighted in last week's Bar Reporter Online.

Deadline for Judicial Commission Candidates is Dec. 5

The Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention of the Philadelphia Bar Association evaluates the qualifications of persons seeking appointment or election to the Philadelphia Common Pleas and Municipal Courts. Individuals who wish to be considered for appointment or who are considering filing for the 2015 primary election as judicial candidates should contact the Commission on Judicial Selection & Retention c/o Charles J. Klitsch, Esq., the Bar Association's Director of Public and Legal Services, to obtain a Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, the Commission's Guidelines for Evaluation of Attorney and Judge Candidates and Bylaws of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

In order to ensure that each candidate receives a full and fair evaluation, the completed questionnaire must be returned by Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 to "Judicial Commission" at 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2911.

All candidates who have previously been evaluated by the Commission must submit to a new review if they choose to run in the 2015 primary election. Under the Commission's Guidelines, any candidates who do not participate in the Commission's evaluation process will receive "Not Recommended" ratings if they continue to pursue either appointment or election.

Kenneth Murphy, Esquire
2014 Chair, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention

Public Interest Events, Trainings Scheduled

Representing Homeless Vets CLE Nov. 6

Homeless Advocacy Project will conduct a CLE training on representing homeless veterans before the Veterans Administration on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch streets. This 3-hour substantive CLE training program is open to current and prospective HAP legal volunteers. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, contact HAP's Michael Taub at mtaub@haplegal.org. VA accreditation is required prior to the CLE.

Advanced Divorce Training CLE Nov. 7

Philadelphia VIP will present the pro bono CLE training "Advanced Divorce Training: Equitable Distribution" on Friday, Nov. 7 from 12 to 2:15 p.m. at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, One Penn Center, 19th Floor, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will receive 2 substantive CLE credits in exchange for taking a VIP case within six months. To register, visit phillyvip.org.

Penn Sparer Symposium Nov. 14

The 34th Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium “Law 2.0: Progress and Challenges for Justice in the Digital Age” will be held Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Law, 3501 Sansom St. The keynote speaker is Mark O’Brien, co-founder and executive director of Pro Bono Net. Panels will include the following topics - The Role of Social Media and Online Activism in Social and Political Movements; Technology and Access to Legal Services; Technology, Sustainable Development, and the Law; To Regulate or Not to Regulate: Should Net Neutrality Be Required by Law?; and Criminal Law and Technology: Solutions and Potential Problems. This event is free and open to all. Online registration for the 2014 Sparer Symposium and information about CLE credits for the program is available by clicking here.

LCD Fall Celebration Nov. 14

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will host its Fall Celebration & Silent Auction Friday, Nov. 14 at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, 220 S. 17th St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a cocktail reception, whiskey tasting, dinner stations from across the globe, silent/live auction and live music. For tickets and information, please visit lcdphila.org.

Get One Month Free with Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles

Association members can now showcase their professional profile on the website of the oldest association of lawyers in the United States and receive one month free.

With Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles, members can enhance their business development efforts by having their full professional profile displayed on the Philadelphia Bar Association's website at philadelphiabar.org.

Additionally, "snapshots" of each profile with attorney photo, firm name and practice synopsis rotate directly on the homepage of the Association's website, linking to the attorney's full profile. All profiles are searchable by attorney name or firm name.

As a bonus, participants also receive a customized link to their Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles full-profile page, which they can use for promotional purposes on their website, blog, social media and other marketing vehicles.

To maintain exclusivity, only 300 profiles are available as part of this unique service. The service adds instant value to Association membership.

Association members can join Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles for only $975 a year. With the first month free, that's 13 months of Lawyer Profiles for the price of 12. Members can visit philadelphiabarlawyerprofiles.com to take a tour of the service. Profiles can be created in just a few easy steps, and are instantly posted to the Association's website for immediate viewing by colleagues, friends, family and potential clients everywhere.

Biographical profile fields that are displayed include photo, firm/practice name, position held, firm size, social media links, years in practice, degrees, accomplishments, bar memberships, publications, court admissions and CLE. Up to three areas of practice can be displayed.

For questions about Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles, contact Lana Ehrlich at American Lawyer Media, at 215-557-2392 or lehrlich@alm.com. For technical questions, contact Barry Greenspan, chief technology officer, at 215-238-6327 or bgreenspan@philabar.org.

Applicants Sought for FJD Judicial Fellowship Program

Philadelphia judges are seeking to host law school graduates as judicial fellows to provide the graduates with substantive legal experience while benefitting the court system with additional legal talent, as part of the First Judicial District's Judicial Fellowship Program. Now in its fourth year, the Judicial Fellowship Program was created in 2011 to address the difficult hiring climate for lawyers that many recent law graduates were facing.

The Judicial Fellowship Program aims to provide high-caliber law graduates with substantive experience in the law, and to support the Court in carrying out key functions. Fellows volunteer their time, have the same responsibilities as regular paid judicial law clerks, and gain the benefit of training by judges in the Philadelphia courts. Judicial fellows' service helps our high-volume court system maintain its superior quality of service to the Philadelphia community. Judges help judicial fellows by mentoring and providing legal experience that will enhance their competitiveness for paid employment as new lawyers.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Lisa M. Rau developed the program with help from Professor Chapin Cimino of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law as well as faculty and administrators from career services offices at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Temple University Beasley School of Law. The Judicial Fellowship Program quickly expanded and now welcomes graduates from law schools from across the country. The Philadelphia Bar Association has been a constant supporter of the Judicial Fellowship Program.

The application process is streamlined and selective. Prospective judicial fellows apply directly via email to judges with whom they are interested in working. Judges select judicial fellows from those applicants who apply to them directly. The list of judges with available positions for judicial fellows is provided on the Judicial Fellowship Program's website. Each judge and fellow team designs a flexible schedule (minimum of 20 hours per week) that ensures reliable service to the judge but permits the fellow to seek a paid position elsewhere. Judicial fellows do not commit to any length of service enabling them to leave the fellowship with two weeks' notice to their judge upon obtaining paid employment.

As of September 2014, more than 61 judges have volunteered to host judicial fellows and the court has hosted 175 judicial fellows from 36 different law schools. The vast majority of judicial fellows who have left their fellowship departed for paid jobs using their legal skills.

For additional information and fellowship application forms, please visit www.courts.phila.gov/jfp

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 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 Musuem

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 Bar 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.

Upcoming CLE

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.

Monday, Nov. 3
Movie Magic: How the Masters Try Cases
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Litigating Condominium & Homeowner Association Cases
4 substantive CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Ethics Potpourri - An Old, Dead Poet's Take on Justice, Mercy & Getting Mine: A Lawyer's Life and The Merchant of Venice (Video)
1 ethics CLE credit
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
How to Obtain and Use Digital Evidence
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Maxims Monarchy and Sir Thomas More (Video)
2 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
12 to 3:15 p.m.

Ethics Potpourri - Being Tech Savvy is the New Rule (Video)
1 ethics CLE credit
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Premises Liability Litigation: Focus on the Slip, Trip and Fall Case
4 substantive CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

2014 Securities Litigation & Regulatory Update
4 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Landing Your Practice Safely, Ethically and Successfully
2 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
1 to 4:15 p.m.

Managing Disasters and Business Risk in Law Firms
2 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 6
Elder Law Update
3 substantive CLE credits
9 to 12:15 p.m.

Effectively Conducting Workplace Investigations (Video)
3 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 6 – Friday, Nov. 7
PLI - Negotiating Commercial Leases
11.5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 7
Medical School for Lawyers: Into the Anatomy Lab
6 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 10
Mechanics' Liens in Pennsylvania
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Fair Use and Copyright in the Digital Age - Are the Standards Changing?
2 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

*Earn as many as 4 credits on your computer, at your convenience at PBI's Online Campus, at www.onlinecle.pbi.org. More than 300 classes are available, including nearly 50 one-hour ethics programs. 24/7 CLE.


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