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Gaetan J. Alfano is a member of the esteemed community of Philadelphia lawyers. A consummate professional, he is leading the Philadelphia Bar Association through 2016 to secure a bright future for the Association and its membership.
On behalf of the 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, we write in opposition to
House Bill 1885, which was passed by the General Assembly.
In response to the news regarding the position of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office on the resentencing of individuals who were sentenced as children to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Gaetan J. Alfano, Chancellor of the 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association today issued the following statement.
Over the last few years, we have read reports on the abuses allowed under current civil forfeiture law. These stories demonstrate that civil asset forfeiture reform is long overdue in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano, Chancellor-Elect Deborah R. Gross and Vice Chancellor Mary F. Platt sent a strongly worded letter to members of the House Appropriations Committee in opposition to House Bill 1885, which would impose strict liability on Philadelphia and other sanctuary cities for crimes committed by residents without lawful status.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano joined Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper and other judicial, city and state officials at City Hall to officially open Pennsylvania's first-ever Elder Justice Resource Center.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its coalition partners seek legal volunteers for the legal field program in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Election Day, Nov. 8.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano today issued the following statement…
Response by the Philadelphia Bar Association to the Aug. 15 letter from the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board re: proposed emeritus rule to permit retired and inactive attorneys to provide pro bono services to low-income Pennsylvanians.
Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in a range of pro bono recruitment, recognition and training events that will held during the month of October to commemorate the American Bar Association's National Pro Bono Celebration, a coordinated national effort held during the week of October 23-29 to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services.
At its September meeting, the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors passed a resolution opposing Pennsylvania House Bill 1885, Printer’s No. 3075. This bill has many shortcomings, including the imposition of strict liability on “Sanctuary Cities” for the acts of individuals not lawfully in the United States.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee is inviting interested parties to submit comments regarding proposed amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 1925, with corollary amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 905 and 1922. The proposed amendments are intended to address concerns that have arisen since the 2007 amendments to Rule 1925. Comments may be provided to the Committee and are due October 21, 2016.
The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners has agreed to reciprocity with New Jersey for bar admissions. This has been a longstanding goal of the Philadelphia Bar Association and will benefit Philadelphia practitioners. On April 25, 2016, Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano wrote to the executive director of the Board of Law Examiners urging the Board to approve reciprocity with New Jersey.