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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 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.
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.
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.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement of the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project…
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt today issued the following statement on the passing of former Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor, Hon. Thomas N. O’Neill Jr.…
Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfires – we are heartbroken to see the images of the destruction and devastation unleashed upon California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and Mexico. As natural disasters continue to strike, it is important now, more than ever, to mobilize our communities and help however possible.
In light of a bill from House Republicans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which proposes to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Chancellor Deborah R. Gross issued the following statement…