June Quarterly

William G. Bowen to Deliver Higginbotham Lecture June 22; Judge Dembe to Accept O'Connor Award

William G. Bowen Ph.D., president emeritus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former president of Princeton University, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Philadelphia Bar Association's June Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, June 22 at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue…READ MORE


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YLD Diversity Reception June 7

Please join the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and its co-hosts at the Annual Diversity Reception honoring five outstanding local law students at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m…READ MORE


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

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

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

CLE - Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers June 24

Featured Speaker: Past Chancellor John E. Savoth

This course will provide attorneys with the tools to conquer any public speaking engagement…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All submissions must be original and previously unpublished.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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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.

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.

YLD Diversity Reception June 7

Please join the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and its co-hosts at the Annual Diversity Reception honoring five outstanding local law students at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Fernando Chang-Muy, Thomas O'Boyle Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School.

The co-hosting organizations are:

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia

Registration is required in advance and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine. This event is sponsored by Veritext and free for members of the host organizations.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is located at 1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia. For more information and to register, click here.


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Philly VIP Summer Pro Bono Program for Law Students June 9

Philadelphia VIP will host its annual Summer Pro Bono Program for Law Students at the Municipal Court Training Center on Thursday, June 9 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This event is limited to law students only. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided.

The Municipal Court Training Center is located 1339 Chestnut St., 10th Floor, Philadelphia. To register, click here.

William G. Bowen to Deliver Higginbotham Lecture June 22; Judge Dembe to Accept O'Connor Award

William G. Bowen Ph.D., president emeritus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former president of Princeton University, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Philadelphia Bar Association's June Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, June 22 at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Judge Legrome D. Davis of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District for Pennsylvania will make special remarks to introduce Bowen.

At the Mellon Foundation, Bowen created an in-house research program to investigate doctoral education, collegiate admissions, independent research libraries and charitable nonprofits. Author and co-author of books including "The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions," Bowen has received honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Morehouse College and many more. In 2013, he received the 2012 Presidential Medal for the Humanities.

Judge Dembe has served as a mentor and role model to many aspiring woman attorneys. She is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, the Brehon Law Society, Conference of Metropolitan Courts, Temple American Inn of Court and the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Additionally she serves as the chairwoman of the Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees. Judge Dembe was elected to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 1989 after a decade-long career in general practice representing a diverse client base in state and Federal Court on the trial and appellate levels. She was elected to President Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 2008 and held this position until 2013.

The Sandra Day O'Connor Award is presented to a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. New members of the Association's 50-, 60-, 65-, 70- and 75-Year Clubs will also be honored at the event. The Year Clubs recognize attorneys who have been practicing law for 50 years or more. Click here to purchase tickets.

The June 22 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management.

Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section and Law School Outreach Committee will host the "Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series," in the 11th Floor Conference Center on Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and July 7, 14, 21 and 28; from 12-1:30 p.m. On June 9 and 16, the programs will be held in the 10th Floor Board Room. These free programs provide an opportunity for summer law student interns to meet public interest attorneys who are leaders in their field and learn about different types of public interest practice and fellowship opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia area. The series kicks off on June 2 with a program titled "Internship Success to Fellowships and Your First Public Interest Job" featuring current public interest fellows and other newer attorneys in the community. On June 9, a panel titled "Lawyering in the Community" is expected to feature attorneys from Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, Face to Face Legal Center, Good Shepherd Mediation Program, Legal Clinic for the Disabled and SeniorLAW Center. Further details will be provided.

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 - 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.

CLE - Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers June 24

Featured Speaker: Past Chancellor John E. Savoth

One of the most important skills for lawyers is the ability to speak in public, whether it be before a forum of hundreds or a conference room with only a handful of people in attendance. It is expected that all attorneys, not only trial lawyers, have the gift of rising from your seat and providing concise and relevant remarks. That occasion may arise in your professional or personal life.

This CLE course will provide attorneys with the tools to conquer any public speaking engagement in any environment, including courtroom arguments and orations, firm presentations, large audience addresses, toasts and eulogies.

Through the use of video examples, featured speaker and former Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor, John E. Savoth, will offer guidance on effective methods of delivery. Attorneys will learn practical tips and techniques to prepare them for any public speaking event.

Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers
3 SUB
12-3:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 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 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:

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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.

June 21
Pardon My Diversion: An Examination of Philadelphia Diversion Courts
2 SUB
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

June 24
Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers
3 SUB
12-3:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.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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