June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at Hyatt at The Bellevue June 2

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2017 June Quarterly Meeting and Reception at Hyatt at The Bellevue on Friday, June 2 at 12 p.m. Former Secretary General of Interpol and law clerk to Judge Higginbotham, Ronald K. Noble, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture and the 2017 Sandra Day O'Connor Award will be presented to Carol E. Tracy, executive director of the Women's Law Project…READ MORE


#TakeActionPhilly Convening: Medicaid June 13

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. for an opportunity to learn about how Medicaid works and how lawmakers could cut the program; which populations are particularly at risk of losing coverage; and how lawyers, advocates and citizens can work together to protect this life- and health-saving program. Insuring 2.9 million Pennsylvanians, Medicaid is the largest payer for nursing home care in the state…READ MORE

Deadline May 26: LGBT Rights Ctte. Seeks Nominations for Rosenblum Award

The David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award is open to law students who have shown a commitment to the LGBT community. Nominees must have been enrolled in good standing in an accredited law school in the Greater Philadelphia Area for at least one semester during the 2016-2017 academic year. All such law students are eligible, regardless of orientation or gender identity…READ MORE

Nicole Miller 'Wear With Denim' to Benefit Jeans for Justice May 25 and 26

Dress to impress and join Nicole Miller for an exclusive shopping event, on May 25 at The Bellevue and on May 26 in Manayunk, featuring the designer's new denim collection. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation's "Philly Jeans for Justice" campaign…READ MORE


YLD Networking Happy Hour May 31

Summer is almost here! Let's celebrate a little early with the next YLD Networking Happy Hour at Con Murphy's on Wednesday, May 31 6-8 p.m. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Kaplan Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support, the first 70 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket and all attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers and drink specials.


Con Murphy's is located at 1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. No registration necessary!

YLD-Only CLE - Introduction to Damages and the Use of Economic Experts June 7


Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division and sponsored by EisnerAmper

This CLE program will provide guidance to attorneys regarding the nuances of economic damages calculations and how they are addressed throughout the litigation proceedings. The panel, comprised of individuals with legal and forensic accounting backgrounds, will also examine the uses of financial experts based on real-world experience…READ MORE

Business Law & YLD Speed Mentoring Event June 8

The Business Law Section, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division, once again invites young lawyers and law students to its Business Law & YLD Speed Mentoring Event at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP on Thursday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will engage candidly and meaningfully with seasoned practitioners, who will provide insider tips and practical advice…READ MORE

YLD Diversity Reception at Estia June 15

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 Estia on June 15 at 6 p.m. The co-hosting organizations are:

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia…READ MORE

Deadline June 22: Nominations for Large Firm Mgmt. Ctte. Public Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Awards to be presented to two associates at Philadelphia law firms who have been practicing law for five years or less. The awards will be presented at the City-Wide Summer Associates Reception on Tuesday, July 11…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

Pennsylvania's School Funding Crisis June 6

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division

The education landscape is changing rapidly in Pennsylvania. Advocates have argued that the system for funding schools in Pennsylvania has become so "irrational" and "arbitrary" that the judicial intervention is necessary. Pennsylvania has been identified as having the widest disparities in the nation among its districts, those in the most impoverished areas, who need the most, generally get the least…READ MORE

Ethics & Malpractice Avoidance June 8

Join your colleagues for this 2-hour CLE program, applicable to attorneys in all practice areas, that provides simple tips, pointers, and advice on how to avoid common malpractice pitfalls.

This program will provide guidance to attorneys regarding how to protect themselves and minimize their chances of being sued for malpractice or being subject to other ethical issues. Panelists will address the primary reasons why attorneys are sued, the stages of a representation where attorneys get into trouble, practical steps an attorney can take to minimize risk, as well as professional liability insurance, which is critical in protecting the law firm and the attorney in the event of legal malpractice…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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