Volunteers Needed Tonight: LegalLine May 18

All hands on deck! Volunteers are needed for tonight's LegalLine in the LRIS offices from 5-8 p.m. Please spread the word to your firms and colleagues who may be interested. Please email Erin Lamb or Anna Will know if you're able to volunteer.


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Tonight: 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:

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Tonight: PBA Civil Litigation Section Philadelphia Regional Dinner Featuring Lynn A. Marks May 18

The Pennsylvania Bar Association cordially invites you to its Philadelphia Regional Dinner at The Logan on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. This year's guest speaker will be Former Executive Director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Lynn A. Marks. Frequently quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Legal Intelligencer on issues affecting the justice system in Pennsylvania, Marks will address her long career at Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, which has taken positions on merit selection, jury service, judicial discipline, court funding and bias.

The Logan is located at One Logan Square, Philadelphia. The registration deadline is May 11. For more information and to register, click here.


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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 - Navigating Artists Through the Entertainment Industry May 24

First course in the Entertainment Law CLE Series

In this two-hour substantive law program, entertainment lawyer Bernie Resnick will focus and offer guidance on Synchronization Licenses…READ MORE

CLE - Prudent Investment Practices for Non-Profits May 25

This course is specifically designed for Investment Stewards of non-profit endowments and foundations and those that advise them…READ MORE

Member Benefits:

New Member Benefits from Orangetheory Fitness, Finn McCool's Ale House, Brü Craft & Wurst

The Philadelphia Bar Association is excited to announce new member benefits with Orangetheory Fitness, Finn McCool's Ale House, Brü Craft & Wurst…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:

Visit Member Benefits for full details.

Orangetheory Fitness

With Orangetheory Fitness, Philadelphia Bar Association Members can take advantage of affordable group personal training at our very best price. Discover all the benefits of being a member of Orangetheory Fitness! Stop by a studio and our staff members will explain the options so you can choose what's best for you. First time? Drop in for a free session.

About OTF

Base. Push. All out. Fitness, meet science. The idea of Orangetheory is this: a 60-minute workout designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates "Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption," or EPOC. It's what burns calories after your workout and gives you noticeable, lasting results with Orangetheory Fitness.

Corporate rates for Philadelphia Bar Association Members are valid at our Center City, Doylestown-Warrington and Willow Grove locations only. Questions? Contact Rob Ferrall at (215) 543-3833.

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Finn McCool's Ale House

Philadelphia Bar Association members can take advantage of special prcing at Finn McCool’s Ale House, conveniently located on the corner at 12th and Sansom streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s Midtown Village. We proudly feature 17 draft beers including Irish standards and local craft brews. While you visit our Ale House ask to see our menu. We offer tasty appetizers like our Finn’s Philly Rolls, burgers and sandwiches, and all your favorite traditional Irish dishes. Our weekly evening events, Quizzo and Karaoke, will bring fun and diversity to your experience.

Philadelphia Bar Association members save 20 percent (excluding Happy Hour) and 10 percent during Thursday Happy Hour.

Show your Philadelphia Bar Association membership card (available in the Member Center*) to receive the discount.

*Members must be logged into the site to access their membership card.

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Brü Craft & Wurst

Philadelphia Bar Association members can take advantage of special pricing from Brü Craft & Wurst, an indoor bierhall and wursthaus in the middle of Midtown Village at Chestnut and 13th streets in Philadelphia.

Acthung! Enjoy 39 drafts loaded on tap with a full blitz of domestic and import bottles. Their food is not for the faint of appetite. Come by yourself or bring your friends, so long as they are strong.

Association members save 20 percent off their total check during lunch hours, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Show your Philadelphia Bar Association membership card (available in the Member Center*) to receive the discount.

*Members must be logged into the site to access their membership card.

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Sold Out: 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.


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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.

Saturday Soup Bowl Volunteers Needed June 4

Young Lawyers Division volunteers are needed to help serve soup BRIGHT AND EARLY for the Saturday Soup Bowl at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion on Saturday, June 4 from 7-9 a.m.

The Saturday Soup Bowl is a soup kitchen run by community volunteers at Saint Mark's located at 1625 Locust St. since 2003. You can read more about it here. But beginning on Saturday, June 4, for about eight weeks, renovations will take place in the Parish Hall where guests are seated. Renovations will expand the space, allowing for more homeless/indigent men and women, sometimes families, to be seated in the future. The regulars have been informed of the temporary relocation, but the Saturday Soup Bowl could use the help of the YLD with the transition.

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion is located at 2111 Sansom St., Philadelphia. Email Lily Dideban, long-time Saturday Soup Bowl volunteer, at with any questions.

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 - Navigating Artists Through the Entertainment Industry May 24

First course in the Entertainment Law CLE Series

In this two-hour substantive law program, entertainment lawyer Bernie Resnick will focus and offer guidance on Synchronization Licenses. A music synchronization license, or "sync" for short, is a music license granted by the holder of the copyright of a particular composition, allowing the licensee to synchronize ("sync") music with some kind of visual media output (film, television shows, advertisements, video games, accompanying website music, movie trailers, etc.).

The work in negotiating and securing sync licenses for artists is key to a successful license. This CLE will cover legal and practical issues relating to modern music licensing.

Resnick will show film clips, discuss the process of selecting music for Hollywood projects and provide a glimpse behind the curtain of the real-world details used during negotiation strategies. He will also examine contractual provisions using a sample Synchronization Rights and Master Use License.

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

CLE - Prudent Investment Practices for Non-Profits May 25

This course is specifically designed for Investment Stewards of non-profit endowments and foundations and those that advise them. It is for trustees, attorneys, accountants, investment advisors and investment committee members and board members of eleemosynary institutions. The course will focus the legal requirements and the corresponding best practices of investment fiduciaries as outlined in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA) and very specifically, the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).

Featured speaker Paul Brahim, chief executive officer, BPU Invetment Management, Inc., will:

  • Explore seven global fiduciary precepts
  • Define who is an Investment Fiduciary and their respective roles and responsibilities
  • Identify best practices of investment stewards and their corresponding legal substantiation

The presentation will conclude with an interactive session where attendees will review an investment policy statement; asset allocation policy; spending policy; investment due diligence, implementation, investment costs; and monitoring for a non-profit.

Prudent Investment Practices for Non-Profits
2 SUB/1 ETH
12:30-3:45 p.m. Lunch and registration begins 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 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 7
Nuts & Bolts of Pennsylvania's Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA): Practice and Procedure in Philadelphia
3 SUB
12:30-3:45 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.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 10
2016 Federal Bench Bar Conference
3 SUB/1 ETH
9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m.

June 10
COMP BAR NO MORE: Third Party Common Law Suits Against Employers Now Permitted in Latent Occupational Injury Cases
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 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 15
Medication Misadventure Cases: 10 Tips for Attorneys
1 SUB
12-1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

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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