Special Events Calendar 2013
On Thursday, January 31, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Community Legal Services will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new CLS North Philadelphia Law Center, 1410 West Erie Ave., Philadelphia. RSVP by January 24 to Lauren Talarico at email@example.com or 215-981-3716.
On Thursday, January 31, the Greater Philadelphia Area Law School Consortium will host the Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Career Fair Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 pm., at Morgan Lewis, 1701 Market Street, Philadelphia. The PIPS Fair reception is an opportunity for public interest and government employers to meet law students from all of the area law schools. Please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4941320623 or email Liz Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 24, 2013.
On Wednesday, February 27, Mazzoni Center will present their Fourth Annual Open Bar event to raise funds for and awareness about the agency's Legal Services, which is the only program offering free legal services tailored towards low-income LGBT individuals in Pennsylvania. The Reception will be held at the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, from 5:30-7:00 PM, and will feature wine, beer, soft drinks, and hearty hors d'oeuvres, along with the presentation of this year's Justice in Action Awards, as well as a special award to the Dechert LLP law firm. The cost is $50 for the reception ($20 public interest rate). To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Perry Monastero at email@example.com or 215-563-0652 x 222.
On Friday, March 15, the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Toll Public Interest Center will be hosting the 32nd Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA. The theme of this year’s event is “Entering, Living, and Leaving: Debating the Broken Door of Immigration Law.” Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served, and a reception will be held following the Symposium. All are welcome.
March 18, Philadelphia VIP will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony, at the Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact Christina Rodriquez at 215-523-9551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20, PLAN Annual Awards Dinner. The Honorable Ronald D. Castille, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, will be the featured keynote speaker and will receive the Outstanding Leadership in Support of Legal Services Award. At this event, the 2013 Excellence Awards. will be presented to the award winners, which include Judy Berkman, David Trevaskis, Kerry Smith and Elizabeth Goodell. A social hour will take place from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, immediately followed by a buffet dinner. The event will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers. For more information and to register online visit www.palegalaid.net/services/leadership/awards.
March 28, HIAS Pennsylvania and the Penn Law Immigrants’ Rights Project will present the return of "De Novo," a theatre production written and directed by Jeffery Solomon and put on by his New York City based theatre company, Houses on the Moon. The production will take place at 7 p.m., in the Penn Law Fitts Auditorium, 3501 Sansom Street and will be followed by a talk-back with the cast and local immigration advocates and cocktail reception. The play follows the story of Edgar Chocoy, a Guatemalan boy who came to the United States in search of his mother and escape from the gang in his hometown that had given the "green light" to kill him when he tried to defect. Shortly after arriving, Edgar is caught by US immigration authorities and put into deportation proceedings. Written entirely from trial transcripts, interviews and legal documents, "De Novo" shows the flaws in our current immigration legal system and the struggles young immigrants face. Tickets cost $30 and may be purchased at www.hiaspa.org/events/de-novo-at-penn.
On Thursday, April 4, Rutgers Association for Public Interest Law will hold its annual Evening Auction at 6:30 p.m., in the faculty lounge at Rutgers School of Law – Camden This event is open to all. The auction features dinner (or in one case, drum lessons) with various professors, tickets to a variety of cultural and sporting events, gift certificates to restaurants and entertainment on both sides of the river and more! For more information call Pam Mertsock-Wolfe at 856-225-6406.
On Friday, April 5, Legal Clinic for the Disabled will hold its 3rd Annual Casino Night from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., at Reed Smith LLP, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia. This event will feature more authentic casino games, bigger prizes, and more special chances to win throughout the night, all with a great view of the city. Each ticket includes: $2000 in gaming chips, open bar, food, great prizes, and music. Tickets may be purchased at www.lcd.eventbrite.com. All questions can be directed to Ben at email@example.com.
On Tuesday, April 9, the Juvenile Law Center will hold its Spring Celebration in New York, from 6 :00 to 8:00 p.m., at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Times Square Tower. This event will feature guest speaker, Walter E. Dellinger, honoree Honorable Judith S. Kaye, and emcee Juan Williams. RSVP requested by April 5. Registration is available online at www.jlc.org/support or call (215) 625-0551.
On April 10, Support Center for Child Advocates will hold its Annual Benefit Reception and Auction, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia. This event will feature a cocktail party, silent and live auction, and awards ceremony, which will include the presentation of the Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award to Mark Solomon and recognition of the following Distinguished Advocates: Michael E. Adler (Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP), Andrea R. Broad (Big Brothers Big Sisters of America), Bruce Lev (LevLane), Lawrence H. Pockers (Duane Morris LLP), Carrie B. Rosen (Cozen O’Connor), Michael and Bill Rouse (ESF Camps and ESF Dream Camp Foundation), Heather A. Steinmiller (Connor Strong Companies) and Nancy Anne Walker (Walker Law Offices, P.C.). To purchase tickets or sponsorship, visit www.advokid.org. For more information, please contact Cate Galbally at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-546-9216
On April 11, Scenic Philadelphia is hosting a get together for friends and supporters from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the American Sardine Bar in South Philadelphia at 18th and Federal Street, a convenient walk from center city and a 4 block walk from the Broad Street Line (Ellsworth stop). A $20.00 donation includes light fare & beer generously donated by American Sardine Bar and Kenzinger. There will also be door prizes and drink specials for the Scenic supporters! We have a lot of information to share about our recent activities. For tickets contact Jim Mullen at email@example.com or call 215-731-1775.
On April 11, The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) will hold its Annual April Benefit event from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The event will be held at the Sofitel, and will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres along with a silent and live auction. All proceeds received that evening will support HAP’s mission to provide free civil legal services to Philadelphia’s homeless and shelter population. The event draws more than 250 people including business and legal professionals who work in and around greater Philadelphia. Since 1990, HAP has provided $45 million in legal assistance to more than 32,000 clients. Tickets cost $100 each. For ticket sales please contact Andee Bloch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-523-9598.
On April 13, Face to Face will hold its 2013 Annual Auction, "Celebrating the Hospitality of Face to Face", at Ancillae Assumpta Academy, 2025 Church Road, in Wyncote. This event will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an auction. All the proceeds will support the programs provided by Face to Face, which benefit the residents of the Germantown community. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $45 at the door. To learn more about attending, sponsoring or donating to this event contact Susan O'Hagan Marley, Director of Development at Face to Face at (215)849-0179 or email@example.com.
On Wednesday, April 17, SeniorLAW Center will hold its 35th Anniversary Gala at the historic Ballroom at the Ben, 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. This event will honor SeniorLAW Center’s 2013 Partner of the Year, Pepper Hamilton LLP, and honor the inaugural inductees into the SeniorLAW Center Hall of Fame, including founders and leaders Kenneth Shear, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Bar Association; Richard N. Weiner, Esq., founding Board Chair; Stephen A. Feldman, Esq., of Feldman and Feldman; Paul Carlin, now Executive Director of the Maryland State Bar Association, Marlene Kline, Esq., and Shari J. Odenheimer, Esq., of Blank Rome LLP. The event will feature a cocktail hour and silent auction from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner and honors from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the Girard Academic Music Program Jazz Ensemble. To reserve tickets or for more information visit www.seniorlawcenter.org or call 215-701-3208.
April 23, HIAS Pennsylvania will hold its Annual Golden Door Awards Celebration, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Westin Hotel. This year’s event is themed “For the Children,” the answer given by most immigrants when asked why they came to the United States.
On Tuesday, April 23, HIAS Pennsylvania will hold its Annual Golden Door Awards Celebration, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Westin Hotel. This year’s event is themed “For the Children,” the answer given by most immigrants when asked why they came to the United States. At this event, HIAS will honor Albert Boscov and Lenin Agudo, District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, Resa Rudney, and the Dr. Zam Lam Thang Family. Musical guests Art Myron, the High School of Creative and Performing Arts Jazz Quintet and the Refugee Youth Violin Ensemble will be featured at the event. Individual tickets are $150/person and can be purchased online at www.hiaspa.org/events/golden-door-2013. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Marisa Falcon, Development and Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-832-0940.
Sunday, April 28, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Pro Bono Office and Physicians for Social Responsibility are holding, Legs Against Arms Race and Celebration of PEACE Event, at St. Joseph's University. The Race begins at 9 am. An educational program with youth court demonstration and town meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact David Trevaskis at David.Trevaskis@pabar.org.
On Wednesday, May 8, the Arts & Business Council will hold its 2013 Awards Celebration from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., at Vie, 600 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Among those being honored are Keith Joseph of Ballard Spahr and Maura McKenna of Lexus Nexus, 2013 PVLA Volunteers of the Year; Melissa Blanton of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, 2013 Business on Board Volunteer of the Year; and artist Claes Oldenburg, 2013 Anne d'Harnoncourt Award Winner for Artistic Excellence. Tickets and event details are available at www.artsandbusinessphila.org/awards2013.
On Wednesday, May 8, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project's 4th Anniversary Celebration will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, in Philadelphia. The theme of this year's event is Voices of Innocents and will include a reception, dinner and entertainment by the Philadelphia Girls Choir and exoneree William Michael Dillon. This event will also feature the presentation of the 2013 Hero of Justice Award to Denise Foderaro Quattrone and the 2012 Maureen Rowley Award to Charlotte Whitmore. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.innocenceprojectpa.org.
On Thursday, May 9, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will present an "Evening of Comedy That Cares" on Thursday, May 9 at Helium Comedy Club with comedian Myq Kaplan, a 2010 "Last Comic Standing" finalist. The event includes open bar and a buffet dinner. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Helium Comedy Club is located at 2031 Sansom St. The early bird deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, April 25. The last day to purchase tickets is Tuesday, May 7. The event will benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. To purchase tickets visit the registration page.
May 9, PA Innocence Project Annual Event
On Friday, May 10, the Women's Law Project (WLP) will present the 3rd Annual Myra Bradwell Award and Reception at Independence Visitors' Center, 1 North Mall West, 6th & Market Streets, Philadelphia. The 2013 Myra Bradwell Award Recipient is Maria Bello, actor and international women's rights activist and former telephone counselor for WLP. The event will begin with a VIP Reception with Maria Bello at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Award Presentation and Reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $250 for the VIP Reception with Maria Bello and reserved seating for the Award Presentation and Reception, or $100 for the Award Presentation and Reception. Current members of the Myra Bradwell Society are guests of WLP. To purchase tickets visit www.womenslawproject.org.
May 9-11 Equal Justice Conference, St. Louis, MO
May 14, PBA Pro Bono Program
On May 16, Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS) is commemorating its 40th Anniversary with a Celebration from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets in Philadelphia. The purpose of the event is to thank and recognize everyone who has helped RHLS serve individuals in need. To register to attend this event or to make a donation in honor of RHLS visit http://rhls40.eventbrite.com. Information may also be found at RHLS's website www.rhls.org.
On Sunday, May 19, the Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 34th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Martin Luther King Drive to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m.; race start time at 8:30 a.m. For information and registration, please visit http://phillybarcharityrun.com or contact Cate Galbally at (267) 546-9216 or email@example.com.
On June 5, Community Legal Services will hold its 24th annual Breakfast of Champions, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., at Top of the Tower, 3 Logan Square, 1717 Arch Street. The event, which is generously sponsored by the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, celebrates the commitment of individuals, law firms, and foundations to the cause of equal access to justice for all.
At this year's Breakfast of Champions, CLS will honor Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP with the Hall of Fame Award. CLS will also recognize Raynes McCarty and Dechert LLP's Joseph A. Tate, Esq. with Champion of Justice Awards, and present Equal Justice Awards to Cynthia Harmon and Gail Thompkins of CLS, and to Mark S. Schwartz, Esq. of Regional Housing Legal Services.
The Honorable Mark I. Bernstein, Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, will give the morning's keynote address.
To register for this free event, or for more information, please visit http://clsbreakfast2013-es2005.eventbrite.com/?rank=3#
June 13, Juvenile Law Center Spring Celebration in Philadelphia, 6 00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Arts Ballroom, Philadelphia. More details coming soon!
June 24, Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s Golf & Tennis Classic
Friday, September 27, 2013 LCD will host its annual Celebration and Silent Auction
Thursday, October 10, ACLU of PA 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner at the National Museum of American Jewish History
Wednesday, October 16, Good Shepherd’s 7th Annual Shepherds of Peach Dinner and Award Ceremony
Thursday, October 17, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia Social Justice Gala
November 16, 35th Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation Andrew Hamilton Gala
December 3 Philadelphia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Election
December 11, Annual Public Interest Law Day CLE Program and the Public Interest Section’s Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception. Further details will be provided.