Time to Renew Your Membership

Renew Your Membership Today!

Philadelphia Bar Association members have until this Friday, March 31 to renew and save $15 by avoiding a late fee.

Renew today and take advantage of our many new member-only benefits including 6 FREE CLE CREDITS and access to high-quality, low-cost CLE throughout the year!

Today: YLD and International Law Committee Host Gadi Ezra March 28

Join the us and the International Law Committee for a forum with Gadi Ezra, human rights attorney, on Tuesday, March 28 at 12 p.m. Drawing from his personal experience as well as his strong academic and practical background as a human rights lawyer, Ezra examines the complexities of applying the laws of warfare in actual combat, illustrating modern challenges using first-hand experiences…READ MORE

Tonight: YLD Running Group Meet-Up

Every Tuesday the Young Lawyers Division Running Group will meet in front of City Hall, outside of the Dilworth Park Cafe, at 7 p.m. for a 2- or 5-mile run/walk. All in good fun and no one runs alone! No need to register, just show up ready to go. Contact Catelyn McDonough and Jordan Strokovsky for more details.

2017 Spring Qtly

2017 Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception March 29

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2017 Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. After last year's success, this year's Spring Quarterly Meeting will again be held as an evening networking reception…READ MORE


Individual Registration Open for Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides Fundraiser April 27

Back by popular demand, the Young Lawyers Division is again hosting its "Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides" fundraiser to benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Mark your calendars for a fun evening of bowling and beyond…READ MORE


Monthly Happy Hour March 30

Welcome Spring (?) with the YLD at McGillin's Olde Ale House on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket and there will be apps and drink specials, thanks to our generous sponsor Friedman LLP!

McGillin's Olde Ale House is located at 1310 Drury St., Philadelphia. No RSVP required.


Lyon-Philadelphia Bar Association Relationship 20th Anniversary April 20-22

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for the Lyon-Philadelphia Bar Association 20th Anniversary Conference & Networking Reception on April 20-22, 2017, a unique networking, educational and cultural gathering celebrating 20 years of the successful "twinning" relationship between the Philadelphia and Lyon bar associations, exemplified by the annual exchange of lawyer interns between the two cities…READ MORE


Chancellor's Forum With Area Law Deans, Moderated by YLD Chair Matt Olesh April 25

The 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association will host a panel of deans from six area law schools at a Chancellor's Forum moderated by Young Lawyers Division Chair Matthew S. Olesh on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4 - 5:30 p.m…READ MORE



Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

The Philadelphia Bar Association, a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, offers CLE courses to lawyers and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. Lawyers and other professionals can turn to the Philadelphia Bar Association for convenient, high-quality, low-cost CLE courses on the latest issues, legislation and regulations.

As an added benefit, Philadelphia Bar Association members will be able to receive six free CLE credits that will be offered as three, two-credit courses on dates to be announced.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

FREE Philadelphia Bar Association CLE April 17

CLE - Litigation Lessons From the VW Emissions Scandal

Second FREE CLE of 2017 for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

Hosted by the Professional Responsibility Committee, the Business Law Section's Business Litigation Committee and the Young Lawyers Division

What ethics and practical lessons can be learned from this case?

The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal went as far as the in-house legal department. The pitfalls encountered by counsel there confront all litigators…READ MORE

CLE - Equal Pay for Equal Work: State of the Legal Profession March 28

Hosted by the Women in the Profession and the Labor & Employment Law Committees

Women are now the primary breadwinners in almost half of all American families with children-yet women still are not receiving equal pay for equal work, let alone equal pay for work of equal value. Here are a few key facts about the gender wage gap to keep in mind.

Women earn just 79 cents for every dollar made by men…READ MORE

CLE - Effective Nonprofits and Board Promising Practices March 29

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division

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. This CLE will address the special issues facing lawyers who serve as board members, as well as, provide best practices to improve board performance and productivity…READ MORE

CLE - From Criminal Conviction to Civil Nightmare March 30

Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section

We are currently living in era of a self-described, "law and order" President and mass incarceration with the "war on drugs" as a significant byproduct. We are witnessing significant casualties from this "war" and not just the incarcerated defendant who is forced to serve jail time but his/her family and loved ones as well. The punishment continues even after the defendant is released from prison because of the stigma of a conviction. Add to this, immigration legislation forcing entire communities into a panic and threatening the stability of families, work forces, education entities and more…READ MORE

CLE - Directly Invest in Quality K-12th Education March 31

Changes to the Pennsylvania educational tax credit law and ways to leverage taxes and philanthropy

This CLE will focus on the little-known legislative updates to the Pennsylvania Educational Tax Credit Program (EITC), and its related Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

Call for Submissions to The Philadelphia Lawyer

The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is looking for creative and fresh law-related content to publish in upcoming editions. Take your sense of humor or adventure, your urge to critique or your affinity for a special area of law and put pen to paper.

All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. For more information on submission guidelines, email tplmag@philabar.org.


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