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

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.

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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.

Civil Practice and Procedure in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Let the judges and key court personnel guide you through common pitfalls and the unwritten rules of Philadelphia practice.

Get practical advice and learn about the administrative and practical details in:

  • Civil Administration
  • First Filings
  • Service of Process, Default Judgments and Judgment Non Pros
  • Discovery
  • Motion Practice
  • Major Jury Cases
  • Complex Litigation Center
  • Commerce Case Management
  • Class Actions
  • Compulsory Arbitration
  • Settlement
  • Trials and Evidence
  • Post-trial Matters
  • Execution Practice

Receive a copy of the new Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual (17th Edition). Be prepared to handle every stage of a case with the ultimate guidebook to practice in the Philadelphia courts.

This 3 CLE credit program will be held in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 17 at PBI Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, or to register click here.

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.

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.

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