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Dec. 5, 2013
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 14, No. 93
 

Fedullo to Outline Agenda at Dec. 10 Annual Meeting

Chancellor-Elect William P. Fedullo, of counsel to Rosen, Schafer & DiMeo LLP, will outline his plans for 2014 at the Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Dec. 6.

Sayde J. Ladov, a partner at Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd, P.C. 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. Also at the event, the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award will be presented to U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma L. Shapiro.

The luncheon will be held in conjunction with the Association's Annual Election of Bar officers and members of the Board of Governors. There being no opposition for the following offices, a unanimous ballot will be cast for these individuals who will be elected to the offices as noted: Vice Chancellor, Gaetan J. Alfano; Secretary, Jacqueline G. Segal; Assistant Secretary, Judge A. Michael Snyder (ret.); Treasurer, Wesley R. Payne IV; and Assistant Treasurer, Mary F. Platt. There being no opposition, a unanimous ballot will also be cast for the following candidates for Board of Governors: Lawrence Felzer, Lauren McKenna, Jeremy A. Menkowitz, Peter Newman and Erin Siciliano.

In addition, seven seats are available on the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. Committee members serve three-year terms.

There being no opposition for the YLD Executive Committee, a unanimous ballot will be cast for these individuals who will be elected to the Executive Committee as noted: Katie L. Bailey, Vincent N. Barbera, Grant Berger, Melanie S. Carter, Leo M. Mulvihill Jr., Brandon R. Sher and Keely James Stewart.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Morgan Lewis' Chair-Elect McKeon on Leadership Dec. 5

Jami Wintz McKeon is Chair-Elect of Morgan Lewis and practice group leader of the firm's Litigation Practice. She is responsible for the strategic and day-to-day operation of the Litigation Practice, made up of 700 litigators in 25 global offices. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 5 for a conversation with McKeon at our Chancellor's Leadership Institute program.

Morgan Lewis announced on Oct. 1 that the firm's partnership elected McKeon to suceed Francis M. Milone as Chair of the firm. McKeon will serve as Morgan Lewis's first woman Chair. Her five-year term begins Oct. 1, 2014 after a one-year transition.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. There is no cost to attend this program. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Register Now for Annual Section, Committee Receptions

The State Civil Litigation Section Annual Reception is Monday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Estia, 1405 Locust St. Tickets are $40 for section members, $25 for law student members and $60 for non-members. Tickets include open bar, hors d'oeuvres and buffet stations. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe will be honored and special recognition will be given to the good works for Philadelphia VIP. Click here to register by Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The Probate and Trust Law Section Annual Meeting and Reception is Monday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ballroom South at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, One Logan Square. The reception is complimentary to members of the Probate and Trust Law Section and is sponsored by BDO USA, LLP; Pennsylvania Trust Company; and Sotheby's. The reception includes open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Click here to register by Thursday, Dec. 5. Tickets will not be distributed for this event.

The Criminal Justice Section Annual Holiday Reception and Awards Ceremony is Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 220 S. 17th St. The Justice Thurgood Marshall Award will be presented to Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland (Ret.). The Henry Czajowski Award will be given to Common Pleas Courtroom Operations Michael Spaziano, Chief, and Administrative Officers Michelle Arlene, Robert Busillo, Janette Coladonato, Gino Giacomucci and Michael Lanzalotti. The event includes open bar and and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $55 for members, $45 for public interest and government attorney members and $65 for non-members. Click here to register by Friday, Dec. 6.

The Public Interest Section Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception is Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Crystal Tea Room Atrium on the 9th Floor of the Wanamaker Building. Tickets are $50 for public interest and government attorney section members, $65 for public interest and government attorneys and $75 for non-members. Click here to register.

The Young Lawyers Division Annual Holiday Party, Award Ceremony and Gift Drive is Thursday, Dec. 12 at Brü Philly, 1318 Chestnut St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The events features the presentations of The Craig M. Perry Service Award to Alex Braden of Reed Smith LLP; The F. Sean Peretta Service Award to Samuel Reed III, Teacher/Consultant, The Philadelphia Writing Project, Teacher, Beeber Middle School; and The Vision Award to White and Williams LLP. Celebrate the end of the year with holiday cheer and friends of the YLD. Help support Project HOME and Cradles to Crayons and bring an unwrapped toy or gift or make a monetary donation! Tickets are $45 for YLD members, $55 for Association members, $35 for YLD public interest or government employee members, $25 for law student members and $75 for non-members. Tickets include open bar and buffet stations. Click here to register by Tuesday, Dec. 10.

The Tax Section Annual CLE Meeting and Dinner will be Monday, Dec. 16 beginning at 2:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue of The Arts, 2nd Floor Petite Ballroom. The program begins with the CLE program "Tax Consequences of Litigation Settlements and Awards" from 3 to 5 p.m. Two substantive CLE credits as well as 2.0 CPA credits are available. Click here to register for CLE. Join us for dinner following the CLE program with evening speaker Paul Levy, President and CEO, The Center City District. Click here to register for dinner.

The Family Law Section Annual Dinner and Award Presentation will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St., 52nd Floor. The Herbert R. Weiman Jr. Award will be presented to Ourania "Rainy" Papademetriou of Philadelphia VIP. Tickets are $75 for members and First Judicial District employees and $85 for non-members. Includes drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres and a three-course dinner. Cash bar available. Advanced registration is required by Friday, Dec. 13. Click here to register.

The Senior Lawyers Professional and Public Service Committee Holiday Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Palm, 200 S. Broad St. The event is complimentary for members of the committee. Click here to register.

Primer on Mechanics Liens and Bond Claims Dec. 5

Mechanics' liens and bond claims are among the most powerful weapon in the arsenal of an unpaid contractor, subcontractor, or supplier. However, the ability to use these powerful tools can easily be lost if strict attention is not paid to the statutes governing such claims. This Thursday, Dec. 5 CLE program will provide an overview of the requirements of the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law, including how a lien can be lost, and the nuances in Pennsylvania and Federal Bond laws. Click here to register.

Annual Evidence Update CLE Dec. 9

The Criminal Justice Section annual evidence update on Monday, Dec. 9 with Prof. Jules Epstein will focus on both Pennsylvania and national developments, including new hearsay decisions, the law governing objections and waiver of claims, a Crawford update, and a brief survey of issues regarding electronically stored information, text messages, e-mail, and social media page contents.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. and the CLE begins at 12:30 pm. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. 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 is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Choice of Entity Issues: LLC or S Corporation Dec. 9

The Monday, Dec. 9 Small Business Committee CLE will address the tax and non-tax implications of choosing an LLC or an S corporation as the most appropriate business entity for your smaller business clients. The discussion will focus on the tax issues regarding the receipt of compensation for services or passive income, in light of recent tax law changes. While on the non-tax side, limited liability companies offer greater flexibility in ownership, governance, fiduciary duties and transfer restrictions; corporations provide greater certainty as to legal requirements. Click here to register.

Public Interest Law Day CLE Dec. 11

The Public Interest Section will hold its annual Public Interest Law Day CLE on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

This full-day program "Brave New World: Changing Rules and Changing Landscapes in Public Interest Law" will offer 5 substantive and 1 ethics CLE credits and will present a wide 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.

The opening panel presentation will address how a hypothetical family navigates changes in the law and policy in areas such as family law, public benefits, unemployment, and school discipline. There will be two breakout sessions where attendees can choose from three different seminars. The closing plenary will discuss innovative tools, tips & ethical challenges of serving self-represented litigants.

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. Click here for more information.

Class Actions in France, Europe Dec. 11

The International Law Committee will discuss class actions in France and Europe with presentations by three visiting lawyers from France who are participating in the Philadelphia Bar Association exchange program with the Lyon Bar Association on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch streets. Kindly Respond to Beverly Lowe at loweb@pepperlaw.com or 215.981.4614. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are required. Lunch will be provided.

3D Printing Ramifications CLE Dec. 12

As the cost of 3D printing equipment has declined, 3D printing has entered the mainstream becoming increasingly available to the general public. The Intellectual Property Committee CLE program "Disruptive Technologies: The Growth of 3D Printing and Ramifications for Business and the Law" will offer an introduction to 3D printing and explore the legal implications that may arise from its widespread use.

This Thursday, Dec. 12 program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $33.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $28.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. and the CLE begins at 12:30 pm. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Support Fellow Corporate Counsel Peers Dec. 12

Philadelphia Business Journal and presenting sponsor Ogletree Deakins will honor the region's inhouse counsel at a prestigious awards program on Thursday, Dec. 12 at The Union League of Philadelphia beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Keynote remarks will be presented by U.S. Attorney Zane D. Memeger. CLICK HERE to register. There is a special $10 discount for Philadelphia Bar Association Members who use the promotional code 2013PBJCC at checkout.

The event is sponsored by: Archer & Greiner, P.C. For more information, contact Jennifer Wolf at jenniferwolf@bizjournals.com.

Expert MedMal Testimony from the Expert Dec. 12

Clifford A. Rieders will be the guest speaker at the Medical Legal Committee CLE program "Expert Testimony in a Medical Malpractice Case from the Expert" on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. and the CLE begins at 12:30 pm. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. 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 is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

WIP to Honor Chancellor Wilkinson Dec. 19

Join the Women in the Profession Committee for a casual and festive gathering honoring the work of Kathleen Wilkinson during her year as Chancellor on Thursday, Dec. 19. Kathleen made it her priority to highlight and address issues that are unique to women in the profession. We will hear from Kathleen regarding those efforts and celebrate her many accomplishments during 2013. There will also be an opportunity for some informal networking so be sure to bring your business cards.

The meeting 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 non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Judge Stabile to Address Appellate Courts Committee Dec. 19

Judge Victor P. Stabile, recently elected to Pennsylvania Superior Court, will share his expectations of becoming a Superior Court judge at the Thursday, Dec. 19 meeting of the Appellate Courts 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 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Business Law Section Annual Meeting Dec. 23

The Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, Dec. 23 at 12 p.m. at Bar Association Headquarters, 10th Floor Boardroom, 1101 Market St. The business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting is to elect Section officers.

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Business Law Section that the following nominations for Section officers for one-year terms beginning January 1, 2014 will be considered: Graham R. Laub, Vice Chair; Rachel E. Branson, Treasurer; Anne Marie Aronson, Secretary; and Katayun I. Jaffari, Communications Officer. The 2013 Vice Chair of the Section, Michael D. Ecker, will automatically become the 2014 Chair of the Section, as provided in Article III, Section 3 of the Bylaws. E. David Chanin and Sarah B. Gelb will continue to serve their three-year terms begun January 1, 2013. Phyllis Horn Epstein will continue to serve her three-year term begun on January 1, 2012. Curtis L. Golkow is a candidate for a three-year term commencing on January 1, 2014.

Section members may submit additional nominations for the above-stated positions no later than December 18, 2013 by filing a petition, signed by at least 35 members in good standing with the Section. Additional nominations should be sent to Rachel E. Branson, Secretary, Business Law Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor, 1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Affinity Bar Holiday Party Dec. 18 at Chima

The annual Joint Affinity Bar Association Holiday Party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 1901 JFK Blvd. The event will feature appetizers, meat carving station, cash bar and an opportunity to network with some awesome lawyers! The event is sponsored by Asian Pacific American Bar Association-PA; The Barristers' Association; Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia; Hispanic Bar Association-PA; NBA Women Lawyers Division; Philadelphia Bar Association; and South Asian Bar Association. There is no charge to attend. APABA-PA will be collecting donations for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

Public Interest Events, Trainings Scheduled

• Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program on Divorce Practice in Philadelphia on Friday, Dec. 6 from 12 to 2:15 p.m. at Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St. Lunch will be provided. Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within six months of the training will earn two free substantive CLE credits. Click here to register. For more information, contact Tracie Johnson at (215) 523-9567 or phillyfellow@phillyvip.org.

• The Women's Law Project will hold its 40th Anniversary Party on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5:45 to 8 p.m., at Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St. This event will feature a silent auction, wine and beer open bar, food and entertainment. For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets online, please visit www.womenslawproject.org.

• The Juvenile Law Center will host the webinar "Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems," on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. It will provide child welfare and juvenile justice professionals with information and strategies to improve transition planning for system-involved youth with disabilities and special needs. It will also highlight the benefits and services these youth may be eligible for as they transition, including SSI and Medicaid waivers. For more information or to register, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/760241630.

• The Juvenile Law Center will host the webinar "Education for Kids in Care: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know," on Monday, Dec. 16, from 12 to 1 p.m. It will provide information on how to protect and advance the education rights of clients through effective courtroom practices. It will include an overview of juvenile court rules focused on education; the role of educational decisionmakers; and model orders and sample findings regarding education, among other topics. For more information or to register, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/303968438.

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PNC Perspectives: Understanding Exchange-Traded Notes

In this month's interview, we sat down with the Philadelphia Investment Director for PNC Wealth Management®, David F. Huting, CFA, to discuss some of the characteristics of exchange-traded notes. Click here to read the entire article.
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