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Dec. 5, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 50
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

The deadline to vote online is Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.


For questions regarding the Philadelphia Bar Association online election, contact Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administration Susan Knight at 215-238-6325 or sknight@philabar.org.

Annual Meeting Luncheon - December 7, 2016 - Introducing our 90th Chancellor Deborah R. Gross

2016 Annual Meeting Introducing Our 90th Chancellor Deborah R. Gross Dec. 7

Join us at the 2016 Annual Meeting Luncheon, introducing our 90th Chancellor Deborah R. Gross, in the Grand Ballroom at Hyatt at The Bellevue on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m…READ MORE

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Public Interest Section 25th Anniversary Celebration Dec. 8

The Public Interest Section will host its 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 8…READ MORE

Update Your Listing for 2017 Legal Directory

It's time to update your listing for the 2017 Legal Directory.

The deadline for any updates or changes for the print version of the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2017 Legal Directory is Monday, Dec. 19. The instructions for updating law firm and individual listings were recently e-mailed to all attorneys and firms listed in last year's directory.

Please follow the link that was sent to you to update your listing. Listings that are not updated or verified will ultimately be eliminated from the database. Any attorney who was not listed in last year's directory should create a listing at www.thelegaldirectory.org.

If you did not receive the email containing a personal URL that will allow you to access and update your listing, or have any other questions, contact email directoriespa@alm.com or call 215-557-2453. To advertise in the directory, contact Donald Chalphin at dchalphin@alm.com or 215-557-2359.

The print directory will be available in late April 2017. To purchase the directory, contact Tracey Footes at 215-557-2346 or tfootes@alm.com.

NOTICE: Business Law Section Annual Meeting Dec. 20

The Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Annual Meeting on December 20, 2016, at 12:00 noon, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting is to elect the Section's officers and members of the Section's Executive Committee, and to adopt amended and restated by-laws for the Section…READ MORE

Section & Committee End-of-Year Celebrations

  • Workers' Compensation Section Annual Holiday Celebration Dec. 7
  • Public Interest Section Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception Celebrating 25 Years Dec. 8
  • Annual Affinity Bar Holiday Party Dec. 12
  • State Civil Litigation Section Annual Reception and Award Presentation Dec. 13
  • Probate and Trust Law Section Annual Meeting and Reception Dec. 14
  • Criminal Justice Section Annual Holiday Reception & Awards Ceremony Dec. 15


  • Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

    The Philadelphia Bar Association, a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, offers CLE courses to lawyers and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. Lawyers and other professionals can turn to the Philadelphia Bar Association for convenient, high-quality, low-cost CLE courses on the latest issues, legislation and regulations.

    CLE - Preparing to Win a Trial and Litigation Trends: Perspectives from Plaintiffs’ and Defense Counsel Dec. 13

    Co-Presented by Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP and Anapol Weiss

    The old maxim still holds true - you win a trial by planning for it from the first day of the litigation.

    This CLE program, presented by experienced litigators, provides three roundtable discussions on how to effectively and efficiently prepare for trial throughout crucial stages of litigation…READ MORE

    CLE - Conducting Business with China: Navigating Law and Culture Dec. 14

    This CLE programs will examine the realities of conducting business with the Chinese, seeing the similarities but more importantly the differences in the Chinese mindset regarding determining suitable business partners. Panelists will discuss the Chinese legal system and the potential traps for the unwary when considering that "once in a lifetime" deal…READ MORE

    CLE - Commercial Litigation and Law Firm Funding Survey, Updates, and Recent Developments Dec. 15

    Co-presented with Summit Legal Resources, LLC, Nationwide Litigation Funding, Inc., and Connolly Gallagher, LLP

    The Philadelphia Bar Association is proud introduce this timely new CLE program delivers a detailed survey of the rapidly growing market of litigation funding and law firm financing by third-parties. This type of innovative financing is being utilized by boutique practices to large, national firms for cases that include contract breaches, business torts, intellectual property infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, shareholder and consumer claims, and class actions and mass torts. Attorneys representing business clients and corporate counsel need to know how non-recourse funding works, and how it can be used to finance meritorious claims, manage firm, corporate and legal department budgets, and reduce the risk of loss…READ MORE

    FREE CLE - Cybersecurity: How to Keep the Sky From Falling Dec. 16

    This is the third FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing. This 2-hour CLE will examine the growing cybersecurity threats to firms' and its clients' data and how to thwart them. Gain a better understanding of how to mitigate cybersecurity risk and maximize the value of yours and your clients' data…READ MORE

    Full course calendar here.

    Volunteer Panels Needed for Federal Court

    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania invites you to join one of its prisoner civil rights and employment panels.

    The members of the prisoner civil rights panel provide legal representation to prison inmates for constitutional violations by law enforcement officers before the inmate was incarcerated that relate to the matter(s) for which the inmate is then incarcerated.

    The employment panel members represent plaintiffs in cases that are brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and state claims which can be properly appended to federal employment claims.

    For further information about joining the prisoner civil rights panel, please contact Panel Coordinators Stephen D. Brown Esq. at (215) 994-2240 or Samuel W. Silver Esq. at (215) 751-2309. To learn more about the employment panel, please contact Panel Coordinators Alan B. Epstein Esq. at (215) 241-8832 or Ari R. Karpf Esq. at (215) 639-0801. The Court's Volunteer Panel Administrator, Elaine Battle, can be reached at (267) 299-7034.

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    Public Interest Organization Events

    Philadelphia VIP Divorce Practice Training Program Dec. 8

    Philadelphia VIP will host a Divorce Practice Training Program at Cozen O'Connor on Thursday, Dec. 8, 8:30-11 a.m. This free program will provide an overview of divorce law, as well as practical information for representing a client in a divorce case in Philadelphia Family Court. Breakfast and materials will be provided. Cozen O'Connor is located at One Liberty Place, 1650 Market St., Philadelphia. Register at www.phillyvip.org.

    Support Center for Child Advocates Annual Toy Drive Delivery Dec. 17

    Support Center for Child Advocates will host its Annual Toy Drive Delivery Day on Saturday, Dec. 17. Location TBD. Contact Moira Mulroney at mmulroney@sccalaw.org or at 267-546-9208 to register. Participants must complete a background check.

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