Register Today: Chancellor's Reception Jan. 7
All members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to a complimentary reception in honor of Rochelle M. Fedullo, 92nd Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Monday, Jan. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Bellevue Hotel.
Join us in wishing Shelli, a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, good luck in the year ahead and enjoy the company of your friends and colleagues in the legal community. Registration is requested…READ MORE Year-End Celebrations Business Law Annual Reception Jan. 16
You are cordially invited to the Business Law Section Annual Reception at the Pyramid Club on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy food and drink while networking with colleagues and friends. They will also honor a few of their own for their contributions to the practice of law, including Roberta L. Jacobs-Meadway with the Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group with the Albert S. Dandridge III Diversity Award, Peter Jaslow and Richard A. Levan of the Securities Regulation Committee with the Committee Chairs of the Year award and the Business Litigation Committee with the Committee of the Year award…READ MORE FREE CLE Course Conflicts of Interests - Current Cases, Hot Topics, Best Practices and Tips for Obtaining Informed Consents (2 ETH)
FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
This interactive program will explore common issues that arise around conflicts of interest in the practice of law. Using hypothetical scenarios as a launching point, panelists will provide an overview of the relevant Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Responsibility as they are applied. Panelists will refer to recent developments in the case law, guidance opinions and other resources. The discussion will conclude with a review of the consequences for failure to identify and address conflicts of interest.
VIDEO ENCORE: Friday, Dec. 28, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Deadline Jan. 11: LGBT Rights Committee Ingram Award
The LGBT Rights Committee is now accepting nominations for the Cheryl Ingram Advocate for Justice Award, which is awarded annually to any individual who has made substantive contributions to the LGBT community in Philadelphia. Cheryl A. Ingram served as the director of policy administration for the Philadelphia Bar Association. She also served on the board of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP), including a term as its treasurer. Cheryl successfully advocated for GALLOP's evolution into an effective bar association by assisting in the creation of a website, endorsing of bar candidates and advocating for more visibility and involvement in the greater Philadelphia legal community.
Please email your nominations to Christa Levko and Ian Evans by Jan. 11, 2019. Nominations should include a short (less than a page) explanation as to why you feel this person is deserving of the Award. Also, if you wish to be on the Nominating Committee, please let Christa and Ian know.
The Philadelphia Lawyer Magazine Accepting Submissions for Race and Law Issue
The Editorial Board of The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is soliciting submissions for a forthcoming issue on race and the law. The Board is looking for articles that tell stories from the perspectives of people of all colors who have encountered the law in any way. This issue is slated for spring 2019.
We are looking for shorter articles of 750 words and longer feature-length articles of 1,200-1,500 words. Authors may ask to remain anonymous to protect their privacy.
All submissions must be previously unpublished and approved by the Board for publication. No article is guaranteed to be published. For more information and to submit an article for consideration please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Needed for LRIS Referrals
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has expanded its Product Liability panels in order to better meet the needs of clients requiring assistance with injuries resulting from the use of Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc.
If you have significant experience litigating any of these matters, we invite you to join LRIS. Attorneys wishing to receive referrals for claims involving Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc must represent, or have represented, at least 12 plaintiffs in civil actions involving the same product brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and must have completed a minimum of five hours of CLE in trial tactics, products liability or class actions within the past three years.
For more information on LRIS, please click here. You may also contact Charles J. Klitsch at email@example.com or 215-238-6326.
MontCo Appointment of Conflict Counsel on Criminal Cases
Notice is hereby given that commencing Sept. 4, 2018, the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County has instituted a new application process to be considered for inclusion on the Conflict Appointment List. All attorneys, including those on such list, must complete the new application process to be considered…READ MORE
Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Funding the Future of Legal Aid
Please consider making a gift to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2018. With your support, the Foundation strengthens the provision of free legal services in our justice system and the delivery of civil legal aid in Philadelphia. Through various programs, services and partnerships, in conjunction with annual grants and other support provided to almost 40 legal aid nonprofit partners, the Foundation promotes access to justice for all people in the community. You can make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people in need across Philadelphia and our region by donating today. DONATE TODAY!
Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses
The Philadelphia Bar Association - your partner in justice - is a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, as well as an accredited Pennsylvania Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) provider, offering CLE and CJE courses to lawyers, judges and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region.
Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. VIDEO ENCORE: The Legal and Practical Implications Facing Employers with a Remote Work Force in the U.S. and Abroad
A 2018 study found that more than 60 percent of the world's work force works at least one day a week away from the office and that more than half of all employees work half the week remotely. The rise of the "remote work force" however also comes with new practical and legal challenges for employers to navigate. This luncheon CLE will examine the following challenges, among others: immigration and visas, tax nexus, foreign worker compensation and other insurance issues, management and productivity, and organizational policy issues. Register
Full course calendar here.
The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice - Public Interest Organization Volunteer Opportunities
The Philadelphia Bar Association's new pro bono volunteerism initiative "The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice" provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy. This one-stop-shop allows the city's legal-aid nonprofit organizations to know who is interested in assisting by giving volunteers the opportunity to add their name to a list for these groups to access if they need additional support for a particular cause.
For a list of volunteer and pro bono organizations and opportunities, click here.