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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.
As many members of Philadelphia’s legal community have been asking what they can do to help the community-at-large, “The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice” pro bono volunteerism initiative provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy.
Chancellor Mary F. Platt, on behalf of the Philadelphia Bar Association, issued the following statement today condemning the hateful act of intimidation against the Honorable Karen Y. Simmons on Dec. 11…
The Board of Governors will meet on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Chancellor Mary F. Platt issued the following statement on behalf of the Philadelphia Bar Association in response to the 2018-2019 report recently issued by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF), ranking the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas sixth on its list of “Judicial Hellholes” and placing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on its “Watch List.”…
Individuals who wish to be considered for appointment, or who are considering filing for the 2019 primary election as judicial candidates, should visit the Judicial Commission page on the Philadelphia Bar Association website to obtain a Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, the Commission's Guidelines for Evaluation of Attorney and Judge Candidates, and the Bylaws of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Lauren P. McKenna, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, was the chair of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Legal Writing Competition in 2018 and a Chancellor’s Appointment to the Board of Governors in 2017 after serving as a member from 2014-2016, and serving as its chair in 2016. McKenna will serve as Vice Chancellor of the Association in 2019 after running unopposed in the Association's 2018 Annual Election, which culminated at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2018.
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors adopted two resolutions in November, opposing proposed rules expanding the definition of “public charge” for immigrants and limiting access to fee waivers for indigent immigrants.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt issued the following statement today on the passing of Former Chancellor Seymour Kurland: