YLD Diversity Reception at Chima June 17 - Free Registration

Please join the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Co-hosts: Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at the YLD's Annual Diversity Reception where five outstanding local law students will be honored...READ MORE

Philly Idol: And the Winner is…

Congratulations to Maria Bermudez, the winner of 2015 Philly Idol! A heart-felt thank you goes to all of the talented performers and fans who came out for the Young Lawyers Division's signature event in support of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation last Thursday, June 4...READ MORE

Bar Foundation Golf/Tennis Classic June 15

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation's 27th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic moves to Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli on Monday, June 15...READ MORE

Registration Now Open for Bench-Bar at Borgata

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at Borgata in Atlantic City...READ MORE

Philadelphia Bar Career Center Now Open

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...READ MORE



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YLD Diversity Reception at Chima June 17 - Free Registration

YLD Diversity Scholarship Reception

Please join the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Co-hosts: Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at the YLD's Annual Diversity Reception where five outstanding local law students will be honored.

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients:

  • Lindsey Burgos
    - Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Luz Denise Negron-Bennett
    - Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Effi Taylor
    - Villanova University School of Law
  • Anannya Tripathy
    - Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Jasmine Williams
    - Temple University Beasley School of Law
Keynote Speaker
Virginia G. Essandoh, J.D.

Virginia G. Essandoh, J.D.
Chief Diversity Officer
Ballard Spahr LLP

Chima is located at 1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Free registration for members is required in advance and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. For additional information, or to register, click here.

Sponsor
Veritext Legal Solution

Philly Idol: And the Winner is…

Congratulations to Maria Bermudez, the winner of 2015 Philly Idol! A heart-felt thank you goes to all of the talented performers and fans who came out for the Young Lawyers Division's signature event in support of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation last Thursday, June 4.

We also want to thank the generous sponsors who made Philly Idol a reality:




Martin Law

Blank Rome LLP  Fox Rothschild LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP  Dechert LLP

Landmark Legal Solutions  Heritage Therapeutics

Cozen O'Connor  White and Williams LLP

LGBT Summer Associates Reception June 16

Please join the LGBT Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Tuesday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. as it welcomes up-and-coming members of the legal profession, summer associates, to the Philadelphia legal community. Graciously hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP, this event will provide opportunities for summer associates to network with established professionals, as well as begin to build their peer professional community.

During the reception, the committee will be presenting the first annual David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award to Bob Alexander, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and Theo Ciccarelli Cornetta, Temple University Beasley School of Law. The award honors the memory of David M. Rosenblum, the late legal director of Mazzoni Center, a tireless lawyer and advocate, and an LGBT organizer while in law school.

Ballard Spahr LLP is located at 1735 Market St. Please RSVP by Friday, June 12 to R. Barrett Marshall at bmarshall@mazzonicenter.org

Registration Now Open for Bench-Bar at Borgata

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at Borgata in Atlantic City.

Attracting hundreds of attorneys 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. Twenty-three seminars and a minimum of 8 CLE credits will be available.

Registration is available at benchbar.philadelphiabar.org. Sponsors for the 2015 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, USI Affinity,Love Court Reporting, Inc, BPU Investments, JAMS The Resolution Experts, LawCash, Robson Forensic, State Civil Litigation Section, Bellia Print & Design, Friedman LLP, RIMKUS, Widener University School of Law and The Legal Intelligencer.

Bar Foundation Golf/Tennis Classic June 15

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation's 27th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic moves to Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli on Monday, June 15.

Waynesborough is a par-71 design, featuring four challenging and picturesque par 3s. The level of excitement remains at an unsurpassed high from the first tee to the last putt on the 18th green. Waynesborough's beautiful, two-story tennis pavilion, unveiled in May of 2007, is surrounded by 10 meticulously maintained Har-Tru® courts (six with lighting for evening play) and two recently resurfaced hard courts (one with a backboard).

Golf registration is $475 per person, $350 for judges and YLD members. Registration for tennis is $200. Registration also includes the cocktail reception and dinner. Click here for sponsorship and registration information.

Non-profit Startups: Guiding a Non-profit from Idea to Reality June 15

The Young Lawyers Division will host a Live, Lunch and Learn panel discussion entitled "Non-profit Startups: Guiding a Non-profit from Idea to Reality" on Monday, June 15 at 12 p.m. The goal of the panel is to discuss the process of starting and forming a non-profit; the challenges, pitfalls and issues that face early-stage nonprofits; and the ways founders and board members can prepare for and overcome these issues.

The panel will be held at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, 1101 Market St. For more information, or to register, click here.

LGBT Summer Associate Reception June 16

Please join the LGBT Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Tuesday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. as it welcomes up and coming members of the legal profession, summer associates, to the Philadelphia legal community. Graciously hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP, this event will provide opportunities for summer associates to network with established professionals, as well as begin to build their peer professional community.

During the reception, the committee will be presenting the first annual David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award. The award honors the memory of David M. Rosenblum, the late legal director of Mazzoni Center, a tireless lawyer and advocate, and an LGBT organizer while in law school.

Ballard Spahr LLP is located at 1735 Market St. Please RSVP by Friday, June 12 to R. Barrett Marshall at bmarshall@mazzonicenter.org

The Legal Intelligencer Accepting Nominations for 2015 Lawyers on the Fast Track - Deadline June 26

The Legal Intelligencer is looking for young Pennsylvania attorneys who have impressed their colleagues and superiors with accomplishments including development of new business, promotion of the profession through bar association involvement and exceptional pro bono service.

The Legal Intelligencer will be accepting nominations of candidates under the age of 40 until June 26 at 5 p.m.

For more information, or to nominate a candidate, click here.

Pro Bono Opportunity: Represent Refugee Families in Berks County

The Immigration Law Committee is looking for attorneys to volunteer with the Berks Pro Bono Collaborative to represent families and children detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at Berks County Residential Center (BCRC).

93 individuals are currently detained at BCRC, and the center is likely to double in size in the coming weeks. Most families at BCRC have either a viable asylum or withholding of removal claim based on fear of returning to their countries. Training in immigration law, interpreters and mentoring are available to volunteer attorneys.

The Berks Pro Bono Collaborative is a project of the AILA Pro Bono Committee, Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center and HIAS Pennsylvania.

For more information on this pro bono opportunity, please contact Katelyn Hufe at katelyn@hvlawgroup.com or at (610) 664-6271 or (302) 250-3766.

Philadelphia Bar Career Center Now Open

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. Use the coupon code Philabar20 at checkout for a 20 percent discount on your next single job posting for the initial 60 days the Career Center is live.

Homeless Advocacy Project to Host Young Friends HAPpy Hour June 23

On Tuesday, June 23 the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) will host a Young Friends HAPpy Hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Misconduct Tavern. This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about HAP's mission to provide free legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia and how to become a HAP legal volunteer. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while networking with other young local attorneys and professionals.

Misconduct Tavern is located at 1511 Locust St. Please RSVP by June 22 to Leonora Cravotta at Leonora@haplegal.org or (215) 523-9588.

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