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    Mary F. Platt is a litigator at Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C., with extensive experience representing corporate clients in individual cases and class actions.

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  • 2018 YLD Expungement Clinic Feb. 3

    Expungement Clinic Graphic The first 2018 Young Lawyers Division Expungement Clinic will be held at the Marian Anderson Rec Center at 740 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, on Saturday, Feb. 3. In 2016 and 2017, the YLD helped hundreds of individuals expunge their records via its city-wide clinics. They will be continuing this good work with more clinics this year. Only Philadelphia County misdemeanor records are elgible for expungement.

  • Chancellor Mary F. Platt on the Passing of Former Chancellor Hon. Thomas N. O’Neill Jr.

    Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt today issued the following statement on the passing of former Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor, Hon. Thomas N. O’Neill Jr.…

  • Opportunities for Natural Disaster Relief

    Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfires – we are heartbroken to see the images of the destruction and devastation unleashed upon California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and Mexico. As natural disasters continue to strike, it is important now, more than ever, to mobilize our communities and help however possible.

  • Chancellor Strongly Opposes Bill to Eliminate Student Loan Forgiveness Program

    In light of a bill from House Republicans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which proposes to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Chancellor Deborah R. Gross issued the following statement…

  • Board of Governors Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 (Agenda)

    The Board of Governors will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association.

  • Chancellor Rebukes ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Label

    In light of the recent report issued by the American Tort Reform Association, which designated Philadelphia as a “judicial hellhole,” Chancellor Deborah R. Gross issued the following statement on behalf of the 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association…

  • The Inaugural Address of Mary F. Platt, 91st Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association

    Mary F. Platt photo On Dec. 5, 2017, Mary F. Platt, 91st Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, delivered the following address at the Bar Association's 2017 Annual Meeting.

  • Board of Governors Adopts New Dues Schedule for 2018

    For the first time since 2009, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors has updated the Association's membership dues schedule. The Board took the action at its Dec. 4, 2017 meeting.

  • Judge Snyder Elected Vice Chancellor; 5 Gain Board of Governors Seats

    Judge A. Michael Snyder photo Judge A. Michael Snyder (Ret.), a Distinguished Neutral at The Dispute Resolution Institute, Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association PNC Achievement Award Committee and vice-chair of the Campaign for Qualified Judges, will serve as Vice Chancellor of the Association in 2018 after running unopposed in the Association's 2017 Annual Election, which culminated at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2017.

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