Thursday, October 08, 2015

Bench-Bar & Annual Conference - October 16-17, 2015

Sept. 17 12 p.m. "NUTS & BOLTS" Meeting
10th Floor Board Room
Oct. 9 5 p.m. Candidate Nomination Deadline
Oct. 21 1 p.m. Board of Governors Election Procedures Committee & Elections Committee Meeting
10th Floor Board Room
(Drawing of lots to determine ballot position, and review Campaign Rules & Procedures with candidates)
Oct. 23 5 p.m. Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee Elections Procedure Meeting
11th Floor Conference Center
(Drawing of lots to determine ballot position, and review Campaign Rules & Procedures with candidates)
Nov. 2 5 p.m. Deadline to withdrawal from Election
Nov. 17 11 a.m. Board of Governors Elections Committee Meeting
11th Floor Conference Center
(Meeting with Vice Chancellor, Officer candidates to discuss Election Forum Rules & Guidelines)
Nov. 17 12 p.m. ELECTION FORUM - Vice Chancellor, Officers & Board Members
11th Floor Conference Center
Nov. 19 Ballots Mailed
Dec. 3 10 a.m. Deadline for Receipt of Mail Ballots
Dec. 8 8:30 a.m. ELECTION - Polls Open
Dec. 8 6 p.m. ELECTION - Polls Close

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Today's News

Philadelphia Bar Association Announces Judicial Ratings, Releases Poll Results

Albert S. Dandridge III, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, today announced the results of the Association's investigation into the qualifications of candidates for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court in the Nov. 3 general election. The investigation was conducted by the Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. | read more

Deadline Oct. 9: Honorable Louis H. Pollak Award

The Public Interest Section created this award to honor the memory of Judge Louis H. Pollak, a distinguished jurist who cared deeply about public service and access to justice and who gave time and effort to supporting the public interest legal community through his work with the Bar Association. | read more

Bar Academy: "Disgraced" at the Philadelphia Theatre Company Oct. 29

Disgraced Credits Join the Philadelphia Bar Academy, in partnership with the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and enjoy a performance of the play "Disgraced," winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, at the Suzanne Roberts Theater, on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. "Disgraced" portrays Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer, living in New York and competing for a partnership, who is hiding his upbringing from colleagues. | read more

RESCHEDULED: Heather Jarvis Program

The Student Loan Repayment Options and Public Service Loan Forgiveness program featuring Heather Jarvis has been RESCHEDULED and will be held tomorrow, October 6 at 3 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Inclement weather in North Carolina has prevented Ms. Jarvis from arriving in Philadelphia today. | read more

Deadline Oct. 9: Andrew Hamilton Award

The Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Andrew Hamilton Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 9. | read more

Climate Change and National Security Oct. 14

article image You are invited to attend a complimentary lunch and discussion titled "Climate Change and National Security: People, not Polar Bears" with Rear Adm. David W. Titley (ret.), Ph.D, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Klein K2B, at 12 p.m. Rear Adm. Titley is a professor of practice in meteorology and founding director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Meteorology. | read more

Philadelphia Bar Association Celebrates National Pro Bono Week

Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in the following pro bono recruitment, recognition and training events that will be held during the month of October 2015 to commemorate the American Bar Association's National Pro Bono Celebration, a coordinated national effort held during the week of Oct. 25-31 to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services. | read more

Giants of the Business Bar Oct. 22

The Business Law Section is recognizing Amy Boss, trustee professor, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Wells Fargo History Museum, at 5:30 p.m. Professor Boss is one of the nation's leading commercial law scholars. | read more

Deadline Oct. 13: Nominations Sought for Brennan Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's prestigious Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. The award will be presented at the Association's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8. | read more

Deadline Oct. 13: Nominations Sought for the PNC Achievement Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 PNC Achievement Award. Nominations should be made in writing. Please include a detailed statement setting forth information and reasons why you are recommending the nominee for this award. | read more

Message From the Chancellor: Clemency Project 2014 Seeks Volunteers

As Philadelphia lawyers, the Philadelphia Bar Association asks for your assistance with Clemency Project 2014. Clemency Project 2014 is a working group made up of the American Bar Association, The American Civil Liberties Union, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Federal Public and Community Defenders and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. | read more