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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.
The New Americans Campaign Philly is soliciting for volunteers. Philadelphia was chosen by NAC, a national group, to be a site in their program to help expand naturalization across the country.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt today issued the following statement on the passing of Hon. John P. Fullam…
The Women in the Profession Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Award.
The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors adopted resolutions in February, in memoriam of Honorable Thomas N. O’Neill, Jr., approving amendments to the Bylaws of the Public Interest Section and regarding proposed changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure with respect to incarceration of the indigent for failure to pay in summary cases.
In light of recent threats by public officials to begin impeachment proceedings against justices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt issued the following statement.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt issued the following statement today in response to the announcement of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s appointment of Marcel S. Pratt to Philadelphia City Solicitor.
The Board of Governors will meet on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt will move the admission of up to 50 members to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday, May 21. The admission ceremony will occur before the full Supreme Court sitting in Washington, D.C.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award to be presented at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Quarterly Meeting and Reception which will take place during an evening this spring.
The LGBT Rights Committee is accepting nominations for the Cheryl Ingram Advocate for Justice Award. Traditionally, the award has gone to a LGBT non-lawyer or a non-LGBT lawyer (to not overlap with GALLOP's annual Michael Greenberg Award, which is awarded annually to a LGBT lawyer). However, this year, the Committee has decided to open the award to any individual who has made substantive contributions to the LGBT community in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement of the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project…