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YLD Networking Happy Hour May 18

Join the Young Lawyers Division and celebrate spring! Come out to the YLD Networking Happy Hour at Pagano's Market & Bar on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket, but there will be appetizers and drink specials for all. Bring your friends and show them what the Philadelphia Bar Association has to offer!

Pagano's Market & Bar is located at 2001 Market St., Philadelphia. No registration required.

The May 18 Networking Happy Hour is sponsored by:

Ricoh

diversity reception

Save the Date: YLD Diversity Reception June 7

Save the date for the YLD Diversity Reception at Chima on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. Registration will open soon.


Bench-Bar & Annual Conference - Harrahs Resort | Atlantic City

Registration Now Open: Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Sept. 23-24

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City…READ MORE

Volunteer Panels Needed for Federal Court

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania invites you to join one of its prisoner civil rights and employment panels.

The members of the prisoner civil rights panel provide legal representation to prison inmates for constitutional violations by law enforcement officers before the inmate was incarcerated that relate to the matter(s) for which the inmate is then incarcerated.

The employment panel members represent plaintiffs in cases that are brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ot 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and state claims which can be properly appended to federal employment claims.

For further information about joining the prisoner civil rights panel, please contact Panel Coordinators Stephen D. Brown Esq. at (215) 994-2240 or Samuel W. Silver Esq. at (215) 751-2309. To learn more about the employment panel, please contact Panel Coordinators Alan B. Epstein Esq. at (215) 241-8832 or Ari R. Karpf Esq. at (215) 639-0801. The Court's Volunteer Panel Administrator, Elaine Battle, can be reached at (267) 299-7034.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE


CLE - Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches May 11

David Wengert, MSW and Pam Walz, Esq. of the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force will be presenting on how to assess, engage with, and represent a client with hoarding behavior. Our focus will be how guardians, practitioners, and care providers can best help their clients and wards that hoard…READ MORE

CLE - Maximizing Your Board Leadership May 12

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program

Young lawyers are very desirable and essential board members. In considering board service, it is critical to understand the board culture and the expectations for leadership…READ MORE

Member Benefits:

New Member Benefits from HotelStorm

The Philadelphia Bar Association is excited to announce a new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to its members…READ MORE

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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Member Benefits:

New Member Benefits from HotelStorm

The Philadelphia Bar Association is excited to announce a new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to its members. HotelStorm negotiates hotel discounts only available to Association members, with discounts up to 55 percent. Simply search the website for your favorite destinations – whether personal or professional – and you'll find savings of 10-55 percent over other online travel agencies.

Members can login to Member Benefits and view instructions and discount code.

37th Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk May 15

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association and Support Center for Child Advocates for the 37th Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, on Sunday, May 15 at 8:30 a.m. This family-friendly event offers fun activities for people of all ages, including the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids Dash, the Caesar Rivise Team Competition, face painting, balloon animals and more. Trainers from Platoon Fitness will be on hand before the race to help you stretch out and get ready to run.

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, is located at 4231 N. Concourse Dr., Philadelphia. For more information and registration, click here.

Barristers' Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala May 21

The Barristers' Association invites you to this year's Awards and Scholarship Gala at the Top of the Tower on Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m. The Barristers' are committed to advancing diversity in the profession by strengthening the pipeline of talented attorneys of color who are building a brighter and more skilled profession. This year, they will present the J. Austin Norris Award to Kenneth Murphy, the A. Leon Higginbotham Award to Hon. Karen Y. Simmons, and the Cecil B. Moore Award to the Thurgood Mathews.

Top of the Tower is located at Three Logan Square, 1717 Arch St., 50th Floor, Philadelphia. Individual tickets and table sponsorships may be purchased online here. For questions about the event, contact V. Amanda Witts.


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Preakness at the Piazza May 21

Preakness at the Piazza is a fundraising event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at The Piazza in Northern Liberties on Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. The event celebrates the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes and features an open bar, great food, live music, fashion contest and more. Preakness at the Piazza has raised more than $331,000 for the MS Society in its three-year history. The event is 21+ and an expected 1,300 young professionals will attend, all dressed to impress in big hats and colorful bow ties. Watch a video from last year's event here to experience the fun. More information can also be found at www.PreaknessAtThePiazza.com and on the event’s Facebook page.

The goal is to raise more than $125,000 for the fight against MS. More than 15,000 people are living with MS in in the Greater Philadelphia region. Most people do not know that multiple sclerosis is a devastating disease of the central nervous system that usually first strikes people when they are in their 20s and 30s. Every dollar raised gets a little bit closer to a world free of MS.

The Piazza is located at 1050 N. Hancock St., Philadelphia. If you have any questions please contact Maria Oberst at maria.oberst@nmss.org or 267-765-5107.

Registration Now Open: Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Sept. 23-24

New Venue for 2016!

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City.

The Association is proud to be hosting the 2016 Bench-Bar at the new, world-class $125 million Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah's Resort. An additional 100,000 square feet of meeting space makes the Waterfront Conference Center the largest meeting facility of its kind from Baltimore to Boston.

Attracting hundreds of lawyers and judges, the annual conference provides attorneys with an opportunity to earn CLE credits while getting a chance to network and socialize with colleagues and members of the judiciary.

For more information and to register, visit PhilaBenchBar.com

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE


CLE - Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches May 11

David Wengert, MSW and Pam Walz, Esq. of the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force will be presenting on how to assess, engage with, and represent a client with hoarding behavior. Our focus will be how guardians, practitioners, and care providers can best help their clients and wards that hoard.

Their presentation will include:

  • An introduction to hoarding behavior
  • How to assess and engage with a client with hoarding behavior
  • Mental health diagnosis associated with hoarding behavior
  • Strategies to intervene in order to secure the safety and well-being of a client with hoarding behavior
  • The role of the guardian, practitioner, or caretaker in intervention.
  • Legal services available for people with hoarding behavior
  • Community resources available to people with hoarding behavior

Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches for Addressing the Person and the Stuff
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

CLE - Maximizing Your Board Leadership May 12

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program

Young lawyers are very desirable and essential board members. In considering board service, it is critical to understand the board culture and the expectations for leadership.

This session will explore the due diligence necessary to ensure a productive board experience and good board stewardship.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Due diligence and expectations for service
  • Effectiveness of board meetings
  • Distinguishing between strategy and tactics
  • Talent management and succession planning

Maximizing Your Board Leadership
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

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.

May 11
Hoarding Intervention and Response: Strategic Approaches for Addressing the Person and the Stuff
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

May 12
Maximizing Your Board Leadership
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

May 13
Litigating Cases Involving Uninsured Employers
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

May 17
DUI Intermediate Punishment Update for Philadelphia County and the new Early Parole Initiative
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

May 19
2016 Eminent Domain Update: Recent Decisions and Developments in Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Law
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

May 23
Understanding Racial Biases Toward Child and Youth Clients - In-Depth Workshop on the APA's Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children Study
1 SUB
12-1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

May 24
Navigating Artists Through the Entertainment Industry
2 SUB
3-5 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.

May 25
Prudent Investment Practices for Nonprofits
2 SUB/1 ETH
12:30-3:45 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

June 2
CLE - AREA Conference: ETHICS
1.5 ETH
9-10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

June 3
CLE - AREA Conference: Economic Damages in PI & Wrongful Death Litigation
1.5 SUB
8:30-10 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

June 4
CLE - AREA Conference: Economic Damages of the Child Plaintiff
1 SUB
9:45-10:45 a.m. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.

June 8
2016 Hot Topics in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Taxes
Wine and cheese refreshments will be served.
2 SUB
4-6 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

June 9
June 2016 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly - Planned Charitable Giving: The Dos and Don'ts from the Donor, the Donee and the AG
2 SUB
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

June 14
HIPAA, Data Breach and Discovery
Happy hour immediately following CLE
2 SUB
3-5 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by:

US Legal Support Logo

June 20
Philadelphia Bar Foundation 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic CLE: Attorney Ethics Found in Golf and Tennis
1 ETH
Waynesborough Country Club, 440 Darby-Paoli Rd., Paoli, Pa.
Program starts at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
VIDEO ENCORE at 4 p.m. Registration for video encore begins at 3:30 p.m.

For questions regarding Philadelphia Bar Association CLE, contact Director of Continuing Legal Education Tara D. Phoenix at 215-238-6349 or tphoenix@philabar.org.

Philadelphia Bar Career Center

The Philadelphia Bar Association's new Career Center, the career hub for the legal community, is now open for business at careercenter.philadelphiabar.org.

The Career Center is geared toward both job seekers and employers. Job seekers can search and apply to more legal-related jobs than other job banks. They can upload an anonymous resume and allow employers to contact them through the Career Center's messaging system. Job seekers can also set up Job Alerts specifying skills, interests and preferred location(s) to receive email notifications when a job is posted that matches their criteria.

Employers can post job openings in front of the most qualified group of legal professionals. Employers can promote jobs directly to Philadelphia Bar Association members via the exclusive Jobs Flash email as well as search the resume database to find qualified candidates.

Employers can post jobs for $250 for 30 days at careercenter.philadelphiabar.org.

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