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Dec. 11, 2014 | Vol. 15, No. 90
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
 

Dec. 17 Chancellor's Forum: Champions of Negotiation

speaker photosProfessional 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, Dec. 17 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.

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.

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.

Summary of President's Immigration Order Dec. 11

Whether you represent individuals, employers, employees or a mixture of both, you should know and understand the potential impact of the president's Executive Order and the more settled impact of the extremely useful U.S. immigration "U" visa status.

Set aside for victims of certain qualifying crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation, or prosecution of criminal activity (such as murder, manslaughter abduction, abusive sexual abduction, abusive sexual contact, blackmail, domestic violence, extortion, etc.) the U visa is now being utilized in workplace violation situations.

The program will be presented by the Immigration Law Committee and is co-sponsored by the ACE Committee, Civil Rights Committee, Corporate In-House Counsel Committee, Criminal Justice Section, Delivery of Legal Services Committee, LGBT Rights Committee and Women's Rights Committee.

The program will be held Thursday, Dec. 11 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.

Child and Spousal Support CLE Dec. 11

PBI's CLE program "Child and Spousal Support: Back to the Basics" on Thursday Dec. 11 will take you from A to Z on handling both spousal and child support cases.

Registrants will receive a complete case law and legislative update - from what's passed to what's pending. These are the decisions that can help shape your practice - streamline your own research at this program.

This 4 substantive credit program will be held at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For additional information or to register, click here.

Collecting and Enforcing Judgments CLE Dec. 12

Whether you engage in collection or general civil practice, there are certain things you need to know. Participate in discussion, ask questions and hear from the masters on the basic structure of execution practice in Pennsylvania; how to enforce judgments against real estate; exemptions; fair debt collection practices and more on Friday, Dec. 12.

This 4 substantive CLE credit program will held at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For additional information or to register, click here.

Short Sales, Deeds in Lieu, Receiverships Dec. 12

As foreclosures continue to rise, lenders and borrowers are increasingly turning to short sales as a viable workout solution. Where a short sale isn't a possibility, lenders are often exploring Deeds-In-Lieu (D-I-L) of Foreclosure or appointing receivers to mitigate losses, as well as avoid fraud and mismanagement.

The Friday, Dec. 12 CLE "Short Sales, Deeds in Lieu, Receiverships" is designed to educate attorneys for lenders and borrowers alike in the nuances which arise in short sales, D-I-Ls and receiverships so they can advise clients when traditional foreclosure isn't their best solution.

This 4 substantive CLE credit program will held at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, from 12 to 4:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. For additional information or to register, click here.

Prison Commissioner King on Corrections Law Dec. 16

Prison Commissioner Leon King will discuss hot topics in the law of corrections, the ethics of the legal system being used to create and sustain the "New Jim Crow" system, and the use of the law to perpetuate legalized violence and marginalization in communities at the Tuesday, Dec. 16 meeting of the Civil Rights 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.

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.

Business Law Section Annual Meeting Dec. 17

The Business Law Section will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 12 p.m. at Epstein, Epstein & Shapiro, 1515 Market St., 15th Floor. The business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting is to adopt amended bylaws for the Section and to elect Section officers.

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Business Law Section that, pursuant to Article IX of the Section’s Bylaws, the Section will consider adoption of amendments to the Bylaws. Click here to read the Bylaws.

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Business Law Section that the following nominations for Section officers for one-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2015 will be considered: Katayun I. Jaffari, Vice Chair; Anne Marie Aaronson, Treasurer, Sarah B. Gelb, Secretary, and E. David Chanin, Communications Officer. The 2014 Vice Chair of the Section, Graham R. Laub, will automatically become the 2015 Chair of the Section, as provided in Article III, Section 3 of the Bylaws.

Rachel E. Branson, Marcel S. Pratt and Brad M. Rostolsky are nominated as candidates for continued service on the Executive Committee of the Section and Jeffrey L. Vagle is nominated as a candidate for service on the Executive Committee of the Section beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

Section members may submit additional nominations for the above-stated positions no later than Dec. 12, 2014 by filing a petition, signed by at least 35 members in good standing with the Section. Additional nominations should be sent to Anne M. Aaronson, Secretary, Business Law Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Workers' Comp Practice in Pa., N.J. and Del. Dec. 17

Workers' compensation practice is regulated on a state-by-state basis, so there can be important differences in the way employers handle their workers' compensation exposures in various states and important differences in benefits.

A Wednesday, Dec. 17 CLE is designed to address the variations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware workers' compensation practice and procedure as well as their consequences.

The program will be held from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Lunch is included. Click here to register.

Bankruptcy Committee CLE Dec. 18

The Bankruptcy Committee will present the CLE program "Adventures In Avoidance Actions: What You Need to Know to Navigate Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Litigation" on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy practitioners will benefit from this overview of avoidance actions in bankruptcy. Expert practitioners will discuss the fundamentals of avoidance actions in bankruptcy, recent cases within the Third Circuit related to indirect transfers, the ordinary course of business defense, as well as the Uniform Law Commission's recent proposed amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. In addition, faculty will highlight the unique aspects of avoidance actions arising when there has been a Ponzi scheme. Finally, the practical aspects of these cases, including negotiating resolutions will be addressed.

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 $8.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12.50 for nonmembers. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

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

Criminal Law Update CLE Dec. 18

Increase your ability to effectively handle criminal litigation. Get current on case law, statutes, rule changes and receive an annual federal and state law update at the Criminal Law Update CLE on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Four total CLE credits are available, 1 of which may be applied toward ethics. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. The CLE program will be held from 12 to 4:15 p.m. Click here for more information.

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 Court Reporter, Digital Recording and Interpreter Administration, 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.

Legal Directory Updates Due by Dec. 19

It's time to update your listing for the 2015 Legal Directory.

The deadline for any updates or changes for the print version of the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2015 Legal Directory is Dec. 19. The instructions for updating law firm and individual listings recently were sent 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 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 John Crodian at jcrodian@alm.com or 215-557-2333.

To advertise in the directory, contact Donald Chalphin at dchalphin@alm.com or 215-557-2456.
The print directory will be available in May. To purchase the directory, contact Anetra Smith at 215-557-2453 or asmith@alm.com.

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: Small Business Owners Plan Raises

In this month's interview, we sat down with Salvatore J. Patti, senior vice president, who heads up PNC Commercial Banking in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, to discuss some of the interesting findings from PNC's semi-annual business owner survey.Click here to read the entire article.
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