Law Week Volunteers Needed for Lawyer for a Day, Goldilocks Trial

Volunteers are needed for two of the Young Lawyers Division's signature Law Week events, Lawyer for a Day and the Goldilocks Trial during the last week of April...READ MORE

YLD Sponsors Essay Contest for High School Juniors, Seniors

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest. A $1,000 college scholarship will be awarded to a Philadelphia high school junior or senior (public, private, parochial or charter school) who writes the winning essay...READ MORE

YLD Law Week Poster Contest Open to 4th, 5th, 6th Graders

Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students from Philadelphia public, private, parochial and charter elementary schools are invited to create a poster depicting the 2014 Law Week poster theme
"What can you do to help make sure everyone has the right to vote?"...READ MORE

Volunteer at Support Center for Child Advocates Annual Benefit April 22

Support Center for Child Advocates needs 10 YLD members to volunteer for an hour selling 50/50 tickets at its Annual Benefit Reception & Auction on Wednesday, April 22 at the Crystal Tea Room. Volunteers will receive FREE admission to the event, which is regularly $125. For more information or to volunteer contact Erica Rae Cline at ecline@morganlewis.com.

36th Annual 5K Run/Walk May 17
in Fairmount Park

The Philadelphia Bar Association's 36th Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates has a new wrinkle this year - a one-mile dash. More than 1,000 runners and walkers are expected at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park (4231 Avenue of the Republic) on Sunday, May 17. The one-mile dash begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, to register, or to volunteer, visit phillybarcharityrun.com.




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Law Week Volunteers Needed for Lawyer for a Day, Goldilocks Trial

Volunteers are needed for two of the Young Lawyers Division's signature Law Week events, Lawyer for a Day and the Goldilocks Trial during the last week of April.

Lawyer for a Day (Thursday, April 30) pairs high school students with volunteer attorneys who show them the real practice of law. Small student groups are paired off to spend the morning with attorneys and observe real trials in City Hall, Family Court and the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice. The students then enjoy a luncheon at the Philadelphia Bar Association where they are able to describe and compare their experiences in an open forum and hear from a well-known keynote speaker. To volunteer, please contact shabrei.parker@gmail.com.

During the Goldilocks program (Friday, May 1), second-graders from around the city are invited to City Hall to attend the trials of Goldilocks, Big Bad Wolf and Jack (of Beanstalk fame). Volunteers are needed to act in these trials. The event will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. To volunteer, contact mforeman@alumni.law.upenn.edu.

YLD Sponsors Essay Contest for High School Juniors, Seniors

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest. A $1,000 college scholarship will be awarded to a Philadelphia high school junior or senior (public, private, parochial or charter school) who writes the winning essay on the question: The Voting Rights Act is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. If you were chosen to advise soon-to-be U.S. citizens at their naturalization ceremony, what would you tell them is the greatest success of the Voting Rights Act over the last 50 years?

Entries must be received by Friday, April 17 at 12 p.m. Essays will be judged on merit, with adherence to the above theme being a significant criterion for judging. Essays should be at least 1,000 words and typed or printed legibly. Please include your name, address, telephone number and school on a cover sheet accompanying your essay. Essay titles will not count toward the word requirement.

Mail or email essays to: Jeff Lyons, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or chackeressay@philabar.org.

The winner will be invited to read their winning essay at the Naturalization Ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia on Friday, May 1. The Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest is sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

YLD Law Week Poster Contest Open to 4th, 5th, 6th Graders

Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students from Philadelphia public, private, parochial and charter elementary schools are invited to create a poster depicting the 2014 Law Week poster theme
"What can you do to help make sure everyone has the right to vote?"

First prize is a $125 gift card; second prize receives a $50 gift card and third prize is a $25 gift card. All entries must be received by Friday, April 17, 2015 at 12 p.m.

Posters should be produced on standard 22''X 28'' poster board. Include your name, address, telephone number and school on the back of the poster. Submit posters during business hours to: Jeff Lyons, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Law Week Poster Contest is sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. All posters become property of the Philadelphia Bar Association once received.

Effective Nonprofits and Board Promising Practices March 25

Are you serving on a nonprofit board or considering it? Come learn what an attorney acting as a board member needs to understand about his or her legal and fiduciary duties and how to effectively advance the organization's goals and mission on Wednesday, March 25 at the Young Lawyers Division Live, Lunch and Learn program.

Attendees may learn the special issues facing lawyers who serve as board members, as well as the best practices to improve board performance and productivity. Fernando Chang-Muy, Thomas O'Boyle Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania School of Law, is the featured speaker.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register for lunch.

CLE Ethics Fun With Sean Carter April 7

Sean Carter, founder of Lawpsided Seminars, a company devoted to solid legal continuing education with a healthy dose of laughter, will present his CLE "Ethics Fun" on Tuesday, April 7.

Two sessions and four ethics CLE credits are available for this program. In the morning session, hear about the worst ethics violations of the year in the legal profession. Learn the "winners" of this year's awards for: Best Support Accomplice in Illegal Activity, Best Over-Animated Courtroom Outburst, Best Original Excuse; and so much more. Recap instances of egregious unethical behavior and learn how you can avoid the most common ethical violations

In the afternoon, examine if your legal marketing efforts can put you in jeopardy and explore the topic of lawyer jokes, whether they have any basis in fact and what they say about our adherence to the rules of professional conduct.

The program begins at 9 a.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

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