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Dec. 12, 2013
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 14, No. 95
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Chancellor's Reception Jan. 7
at Hyatt at The Bellevue

All members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to a complimentary reception in honor of William P. Fedullo, 87th Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. No RSVP is necessary. This is the event in which even the city's busiest legal luminaries patiently wait in line to wish the new Chancellor and each other good luck in the year ahead. The Chancellor's Reception is sponsored by Navigant.
 

Join Committee on Insurance Practice

Does your practice involve insurance-related issues? If the answer is "yes," you should be a member of the Committee on Insurance Practice.

This is a newly formed committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association dedicated to the issues that litigators on both sides of the aisle who deal with insurance practices face. Best of all, membership in the Committee is free to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Subcommittees will include: GL policies, D & O and E & O, first party/property, subrogation, insurance compliance/regulation, emerging Issues (i.e. cyber insurance), programming committee.

To be added to the listserv for the committee, contact Dawn Petit at dpetit@philabar.org.

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.

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.

Generating Revenue for Nonprofits Dec. 16

The most pressing question nonprofit leaders and board members have is how to generate sustainable revenue and diversify the revenue stream.

At the Monday, Dec. 16 Live, Lunch and Learn program "Getting on Board," you'll learn what revenue sources are available to nonprofit organizations; the pros and cons of each; the importance of a nonprofit strategy; optimizing organizational structure; about the other "I" word - impact; where board members' roles end and staff member roles begin; and three important ways every board member can serve on nonprofit boards.

Get on board, learn more about the nonprofit sector, and take away lots of ideas that will help you be a hero on board the nonprofit organization you serve.

Gail Bower is the speaker for the program, beginning at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Bower transforms organizational complexity into strategies that result in sustainable revenue, increased growth, and greater value. Author of How to Jump-start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough Times, she's a professional consultant, coach, writer, and speaker, with more than 25 years experience in marketing and managing some of the country's most important events, festivals and sponsorships.

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.

Reentering the Workforce Dec. 17

The Education Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will explore the needs of attorneys who have left the practice of law and now want to return, including: offering programming to address the needs and skills of reentering attorneys with those of employers who are open to hiring attorneys with non-traditional work histories.

Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 17 when Lisa Goldstein of Special Counsel will offer her experience in this area. She will also offer guidance in crafting a resume and learning effective interviewing techniques. The program will be moderated by Catherine H. Agnew of PBA's Education Committee. Any recent law school graduates or lawyers who wish to reenter the workforce are invited to attend.

Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson believes that "both practicing and non-practicing attorneys interested in contributing their insights and experiences are encouraged to attend." In addition, an update on the activities of the ACE program (Advancing Civics Education) and the recent Youth Court program will also be provided.

The program begins at 4 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Click here to register.

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.

Register Now for Annual Section, Committee Receptions

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.

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.


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.

Juvenile Law Center Webinar Dec. 16

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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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.

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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