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Nov. 24, 2014 | Vol. 15, No. 85
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
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Boxing Legend Larry Holmes
at Nov. 26 Chancellor's Forum:
Champions of Negotiation

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 26 as we welcome retired world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, his boxing career attorney Judge Jack Panella, and Judge Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde, a retired boxer and daughter of Joe Frazier, as they discuss their careers and experiences negotiating contracts and the many provisions of a match...READ MORE
 

Nov. 26 Chancellor's Forum: Champions of Negotiation

Professional boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world, creating superstars such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Larry Holmes. But, who really understands what happens behind-the-scenes, negotiating contracts and compensation, licensing for match footage, and how a match will be promoted on television?

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 26 as we welcome retired world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, his boxing career attorney Judge Jack Panella, and Judge Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde, a retired boxer and daughter of Joe Frazier, as they discuss their careers and experiences negotiating contracts and the many provisions of a match.

Judge Jack Anthony Panella was elected statewide to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in 2003, and sworn into office as an appellate judge on January 9, 2004. From 1982 to 1991, Judge Panella maintained his law practice as a sole practitioner; his clients included Larry Holmes and the late Al Loquasto, a former professional race car driver champion.

Larry Holmes, known as "The Easton Assassin," was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1978 to 1985, with a professional record of 69 wins, six losses and 44 knockouts. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 8, 2008, and is second only to Joe Louis for the longest title run in heavyweight history.

Judge Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde was elected Municipal Court Judge in 2007. She earned her BA in Justice from American University and JD from Villanova University School of Law. On the second floor of Joe Frazier's Gym, for approximately 17 years, she practiced law and served as in-house counsel for Smokin' Joe Frazier Inc. Judge Frazier-Lyde also is a professional and amateur Sports Hall of Famer. She is a former five-time champion boxer who began boxing at age 37. She has won world championships in three different weight classes, with nine knockouts. Judge Frazier-Lyde and her father, former world heavyweight champion Smokin' Joe Frazier, are the first father and daughter world champions in world boxing history.

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. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Judge Krause on Nomination Process Nov. 24

Judge Cheryl Krause of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will discuss the nomination and confirmation process and her first impressions of her new position at the Monday, Nov. 24 meeting of the Appellate Courts 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.

Prof. Lawrence Tribe on Supreme Court Nov. 24

Professor Lawrence Tribe will dig deeply into the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial "activism” to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles at the Monday, Nov. 24 CLE program "Uncertain Justice."

The undercurrents he reveals suggest a strikingly different vision for the future of our country, one that is sure to be hotly debated. You will be a more effective and knowledgeable participant in legal battles and political discussions by taking part in this conversation. In this talk, Tribe travels well beyond the interesting. What he has to say is vitally important.

This program will be held at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. Check-in begins at 12 p.m. and lunch is included. For additional information or to register, click here.

Recent Trends in Israeli Law Nov. 25

Dean Ron Harris of the Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law will discuss recent trends in Israeli common and civil law at a breakfast program is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Dean Harris, a professor of law, earned an LL.B., B.A. and M.A. in history from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. He joined the TAU Law School in 1993 and served as its Vice Dean from 2006-2008.

There is no cost to attend this program, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. A continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Lawyers Helping Lawyers Nov. 25

An attorney in distress as a result of drugs, alcohol, gambling or depression may fall into the trap of professional misconduct, malpractice, loss of relationships, harm to his or her health and sometimes a premature death.

Laurie Besden, deputy director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, will provide the Women in the Profession Committee with an overview of the organization's services and provide guidance on how to spot and help attorneys who may be in distress - before it's too late.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 12 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Click here to register.

Annual Evidence Refresher with Jules Epstein Nov. 25

Professor Jules Epstein will review the latest cases on the law of evidence in Pennsylvania and in some instances, national and federal decisions at his annual evidence refresher at the Tuesday, Nov. 25 meeting of the Criminal Justice Section.

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.

Build Nonprofit's Standing through Event Planning Dec. 1

Hear about the challenges of nonprofit boards when planning events at the Young Lawyers Division Live Lunch & Learn program on Monday, Dec. 1.

Learn what makes the events successful, how young lawyers can get involved in planning the events, and how events and fundraisers build community standing and overall sustainability. Speakers are Baruch Kintisch, principal, Pathway Strategies LLC; William Babcock, development director, Pennsylvania Innocence Project; and Barbara Grimaldi, director of development and communications, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. The program will be moderated by Wendy S. Smith.

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.

President Judge on Mental Health Court Dec. 2

President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas will discuss the First Judicial District's Mental Health Court Program at the Tuesday, Dec. 2 meeting of the Legal Rights of Persons With Disabilities Committee.

The meeting will held at 9 a.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. There is no charge to attend this meeting, however registration is required. Click here to register.

Making the Leap into Private Practice: Part 2 Dec. 3

Wondering what happens after deciding to start your own firm? In the second installment of the sold-out "Making the Leap into Private Practice" panel and the final session of the Law Firm Laboratory series, a diverse cross-section of panelists will discuss what they did to build their newly-started practices into successful, established practices on Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Panelists will discuss what happens after branching out on your own, how to find and retain clients, how to distinguish yourself from other practices, and what it takes to grow. With topics ranging from how they got their first clients to what marketing strategies they have used, this informative and insightful program is one you won't want to miss.

Panelists are Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey Law LLC; Kevin V. Mincey, Mincey & Fitzpatrick, LLC; Lee A. Schwartz, Lee A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law; and Rhonda Hill Wilson, Law Offices of Rhonda Hill Wilson, P.C.

There is no cost to attend the 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. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register.

Workers' Comp Holiday Reception Dec. 3 at Cescaphe

The Workers' Compensation Section Annual Holiday Reception will be Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cescaphe Ballroom, 923 N. 2nd St.

Admission is $50 for section members and $80 for non-members. Admission is complimentary for judges. The reception includes top-shelf open bar, extensive hors d'oeuvres, a delectable buffet and valet parking. Attendees are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Click here to register by Monday, Dec. 1. Please note there will be a $10 increase for walk-ins at the door. Tickets will not be distributed for this event

Probate & Trust Law Annual Reception Dec. 4

The Probate and Trust Law Section Annual Meeting and Reception will be Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, 10 Avenue of the Arts.

Admission is complimentary to members of the Probate and Trust Law Section. The reception includes open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Click here to register by Tuesday, Dec. 2. Tickets will not be distributed for this event

Thank you to our sponsors BDO USA, LLP; Pennsylvania Trust Company; Senior Care of Pennsylvania; and Sotheby's.

Family Law Section Annual Dinner Dec. 4 at Westin

The Family Law Section will present the the Herbert R. Weiman Sr. & Jr. Award to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille at its Annual Dinner and Award Presentation on Thursday, Dec. 4.

The event will be held at The Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $75 for section members and First Judicial District employees and $85 for non-members. Admission is complimentary for judges. Registration includes a drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres and a three-course dinner. A cash bar will be available.

Reserved tables of 10 are available upon request to Tracey McCloskey at tmccloskey@philabar.org. Advance registration is required by Monday, Dec. 1. Click here to register. To receive a full refund, cancellations are required by Monday, Dec. 1. Tickets will not be distributed for this event.

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.

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

Labor Law Symposium Dec. 5

Take in-depth look at labor law issues at PBI's Labor Law Symposium 2014 on Friday, Dec. 5. Join your colleagues and the experienced faculty to discuss some of the principal labor law issues today.

Explore the challenges ahead as the faculty delves into regulatory changes, case law and employee versus management issues not only in Pennsylvania but also around the country.

This 6 substantive credit program, including ethics, will be held Friday, Dec. 5 at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and lunch is included. For additional information or to register, click here.

Dandridge to Outline Agenda at Dec. 9 Annual Meeting

Chancellor-Elect Albert S. Dandridge III, a partner with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, will outline his plans for 2015 at the Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Click here to purchase tickets for this event.

The Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award will be presented to Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner. Mark A. Aronchick, a shareholder in Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller and former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, will be presented with the PNC Achievement Award at the Annual Meeting Luncheon, which begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. The Bar Association will also honor the winner of the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Pursuit of Justice" Legal Writing Competition.

Election of officers and members of the Board of Governors will also be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Ballroom Level of the Hyatt at The Bellevue. Officers to be elected are Vice Chancellor, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and five members of the Board of Governors for three-year terms.

Ballots were mailed on Thursday, Nov. 20, and must be received at the offices of the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4. Anyone not returning a ballot in a timely fashion may still vote in person on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Candidates for office are: Deborah R. Gross, Vice Chancellor; Jacqueline G. Segal, Secretary; Wesley R. Payne IV, Treasurer; Judge A. Michael Snyder (ret.), Assistant Secretary; Mary F. Platt, Assistant Treasurer; Maureen Farrell, Steve Harvey, Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Ira S. Lefton, Kevin Mincey, Jeffrey N. Rosenthal and Julia Swain, Board of Governors (elect five).

The Annual Meeting Luncheon is sponsored by Love Court Reporting.

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.

Ethics in ADR Dec. 10

Arbitration and mediation present some of the same ethical challenges as a trial. Learn about obligations, challenges and pitfalls to avoid in ethical decision making at the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee CLE "Ethics in ADR" on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Through the use of vignettes, retired judges and present mediator/arbitrators Judge Richard B. Klein and Judge Sandra Mazer Moss will review possible ethical pitfalls in the context of alternative dispute resolution). The program will qualify for one hour of ethics CLE credit and should provide some lighter moments during the presentation.

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.

Public Interest Law Day CLE, Reception Dec. 10

The Public Interest Section will present its Annual Public Interest Law Day CLE program on Wednesday, Dec. 10 with an array of hot topics in public interest law for public interest attorneys, pro bono practitioners, judges and private practice attorneys who are interested in learning more about public interest law and cutting-edge issues affecting the pro bono legal community.

This full-day CLE program will offer 6 substantive and 2 ethics CLE credits and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register for the CLE program.

The opening panel presentation will address how a hypothetical family navigates changes in the law and policy in areas such as public benefits, same-sex marriage, prisoner rights and consumer housing. The closing plenary will feature a discussion on "The New Jim Crow In the City of Brotherly Love," and how the disproportionate number of people of color in the criminal justice system has affected people's civil access to justice.

Following the opening session, attendees will be able to attend two of the following six breakout sessions: Your Client and Their Debt: Understanding How Bankruptcy and Debt Collection Protections Affect Low-Income Clients; Individual Representation for System Change; Communication Challenges with Clients; Employment Law for the Non-Employment Practitioner; Voter ID: A Model for Integrating Advocacy and Litigation; and Vicarious Trauma and Attorney Burnout: Maintaining Effective Representation In the Midst of Client Crisis.

Immediately following the CLE program, the Public Interest Section will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Philadelphia Marriott, 1201 Market St. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the presentation of the Andrew Hamilton Award for distinguished service in public interest law. This year the Public Interest Section is delighted to present The Hon. Louis H. Pollak Award to Judge Edmund Spaeth (retired) of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, for his decades of service and work toward the public interest and access to justice.

The Awards Ceremony will also feature the selection of the Higginbotham Summer Fellowship, created 10 years ago to provide a stipend to support the work of a summer law intern at a Philadelphia Bar Foundation grantee organization. Third-year law students from local law schools will also be honored for their pro bono work with the presentation of the Annual Law Student Awards. The ceremony will also feature the announcement of 2013 recipients of the Morris Shuster Public Interest Loan Repayment Program by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. The reception will follow the Awards Ceremony, featuring an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Click here to register for the reception.

Joint Happy Hour Dec. 11 at Black Sheep

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Brehon Law Society and Justinian Society will hold a joint happy hour Thursday, Dec. 11 at Black Sheep, 247 S. 17th St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Socialize, network and enjoy food and drink specials.

Tax Section Annual Meeting Dec. 11

Tax Section Annual CLE Meeting and Dinner will be Thursday, Dec. 11 at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, 10 Avenue Of The Arts.

Expert practitioners will provide an update on state developments involving E-Commerce and the treatment of digital goods and services, including software, cloud computing, web-based services, web hosting and electronic data processing from 3 to 5 p.m. Click here to register for CLE credit.

A reception will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening speaker is J. Andrew Crompton, chief of staff and counsel to President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. Click here to register for dinner, which does not include CLE credit.

Dining Out CLE Dec. 11

Gain insights for your restaurant and hospitality-industry clients at PBI's "Dining Out" CLE on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Topics include Philadelphia Regulations and Guidelines Concerning Food Establishments; Licenses for Starting and Operating a Restaurant; Insurance, Coverage, Undocumented Workers Claims, Discrimination Claims and Liability for Intentional Actions of Employees; Dram Shop, Liquor Liability and Other Fun Facts; Raids, Fires and Floods: A History of Pennsylvania Alcohol Laws and the Calamities Associated With Them; and Table Manners – How to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls.

This full-day CLE will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. A wine and cheese tasting and a sommelier to explain the origins and appropriate pairings for each of the wines follows the program. Many thanks to Tria for its sponsorship. Click here to register.

YLD Holiday Party Dec. 16 at Four Seasons

The Young Lawyers Division Annual Holiday Party, Award Ceremony and Gift Drive will be Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Four Seasons Philadelphia, 1 Logan Square.

The Craig M. Perry Service Award will be presented to Kimberly Takacs of ACE Group. The F. Sean Peretta Service Award will be presented to Stephany Gordon of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. The Vision Award will be presented to The Legal Intelligencer.

Attendees are asked to help support Project HOME and Cradles to Crayons and bring an unwrapped toy or gift or make a monetary donation. The event is sponsored by Kaplan Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support.

Admission is $45 for YLD members, $55 for Bar Association members, $75 for non-members, $35 for YLD public interest or government attorney members and $25 for law student members. Admission includes open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, burger and lobster roll sliders and Italian Market pasta station. Please note there will be a $10 increase for walk-ins at the door. Full refunds require 24 hour cancellation notice. Tickets will not be distributed for this event. Click here to register by Friday, Dec. 12.

UM/UIM Motorist Coverage, Limited Tort CLE Dec. 17

Understand the basics of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in Pennsylvania and learn how to evaluate the limited tort plaintiff at a Wednesday, Dec. 17 CLE program.

Attend in the morning, afternoon or all day. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Criminal Justice Section Reception Dec. 18

The Criminal Justice Section Annual Holiday Reception and Awards Ceremony will be Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Crystal Tea Room Atrium on the 9th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Section will present the Thurgood Marshall Award posthumously to Prof. Edward D. Ohlbaum. The Henry Czajowski Award will be presented to The Court Reporter and Interpreter Administration
of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Janet C. Fasy, Deputy Court Administrator.

Admission is $50 for public interest and government attorney members, law student members, public defenders and members of the First Judicial District's Court Interpreters Office. Admission is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Admission for judges is complimentary. Admission includes beer, wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, carving station and music. Please note there will be a $10 increase for walk-ins at the door. Tickets will not be distributed for this event. Click here to register by Monday, Dec. 15.

State Civil Litigation Section Reception Dec. 18

The State Civil Litigation Section will honor U.S. District Court Judge Gerald A. McHugh at its Annual Reception on Thursday, Dec. 18 at Estia, 1405 Locust St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

Registration is $40 for members and $60 for non-members and includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres and buffet. Click here to register. Please note there will be a $10 increase for walk-ins at the door. Tickets will not be distributed for this event. The State Civil Litigation Section Annual Reception is sponsored by Love Court Reporting, Inc.

District of N.J. Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy

Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for a bankruptcy judgeship in the District of New Jersey, seated in Camden. A bankruptcy judge is appointed to a 14-year term pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 152.

To be qualified for appointment an applicant must:

(a) Be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and a member in good standing of every other bar of which they are members.

(b) (1) Possess, and have a reputation for, integrity and good character; (2) possess, and have demonstrated, a commitment to equal justice under the law; (3) possess, and have demonstrated, outstanding legal ability and competence; (4) indicate by demeanor, character, and personality that the applicant would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed; and (5) be of sound physical and mental health sufficient to perform the essential duties of the office.

(c) Not be related by blood or marriage to (1) a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; (2) a member of the Judicial Council of the Third Circuit; or (3) a judge of the district court to be served, within the degrees specified in 28 U.S.C. § 458, at the time of the initial appointment.

(d) Have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years. The Judicial Council may consider other suitable legal experience as a substitute for the active practice of law. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. The annual salary for this position is currently $183,172. Persons shall be considered without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, or religious affiliation. The name of the candidate selected for the position will be published for public comment prior to appointment. The name of the person selected will also be submitted to the Director of the Administrative Office, who shall request background reports by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The application process is entirely automated. No paper applications will be accepted.

Applications must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Applications must be submitted only by the potential nominee personally. To apply, go to www.ca3.uscourts.gov for more information or call the Circuit Executive's Office at 215-597-0718.

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.

PNC Perspectives: Caregivers' Financial Health

In this month's interview, we sat down with Joanne Shallcross, senior wealth planner at PNC Wealth Management®, who holds both a J.D. and a master's degree in nursing, to discuss how a little planning can go a long way in helping caregivers protect their financial health. Click here to read the entire article.

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. 24
Uncertain Justice (PEG)
3 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Bridge the Gap 2014
4 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Finance For Lawyers
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4 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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