September 22, 2003
State Bench-Bar Conference Oct. 23The State Civil Committee, Criminal Justice and Family Law Sections, in co-sponsorship with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, are reviving a past tradition with the Thursday, Oct. 23 presentation of the State Bench-Bar Conference.
The day of sessions will feature Philadelphia judges and attorneys addressing topics of interest to civil trial attorneys, commercial litigators, family law practitioners, and criminal prosecutors and defense attorneys. The conference will be held at the PBI-PBEC Education Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building at 8:15 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
The morning will begin with a "State of the Court" address by the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court President Judge Frederica A. Massiah-Jackson and Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Administrative Judge James J. Fitzgerald III. Over the next four hours of the program, attendees will have an opportunity to choose among one of three different sessions each hour, tailoring a program that fits their particular practice needs and interests.
In the last half hour, all attendees will have a chance to address their questions to a panel of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judges.
The program will provide a 2 ½-hour recess for lunch so that anyone with tickets will have time to attend the Association's October Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon at the Philadelphia Marriott.
At the end of the seminar, all attendees are invited to attend a cocktail reception in the Atrium on the 9th floor of the Wanamaker Building. The entire Pennsylvania Supreme Court has been invited to attend the reception. The reception will be held in cooperation with the Lawyers Club of Philadelphia and begins at 5:30 p.m.