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...READ MORE

BLS/YLD Speed 180 Program July 8

The Business Law Section, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division, invites young attorneys and law students on Wednesday, July 8 to its Speed 180 Program. The event will be held at Reed Smith at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will engage candidly and meaningfully with seasoned practitioners and coaches, who will provide insider tips and practical advice about the skills needed to be successful in today's legal profession...READ MORE

2015 Annual Affinity Bar Association Quizzo Championship July 14

Love trivia? Possess a wealth of knowledge about all things obscure? Tired of "proving" your skills by yelling at “Jeopardy" contestants on TV?...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



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Minority Shareholder Freezeout Litigation June 23

What happens when a business relationship goes sour?

Sometimes things don't go as planned in a business relationship. When a company's majority shareholders attempt to eliminate the minority shareholders from making decisions, by terminating the shareholder employee or cashing out investments at a low price, this action is referred to as a freezeout. A freezeout often occurs in small corporations where ownership is held by a small group of individuals.

A distinguished panel of industry professionals will walk you through the process of investigating and preparing your case for trial. Panelists will evaluate the various perspectives that will impact your case. Attendees will learn how minority shareholder freezeout cases are tried and defended and take away practical tips to use.

Learn how and when to use experts in your case. Delve into the ethics involved in minority shareholder litigation. Explore the strategies for negotiating and settling your case.

This 6 CLE credit program will be held in Philadelphia, on Tuesday, June 23 at PBI Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm; check-in begins at 8 a.m. For additional information, or to register click here.

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.

BLS/YLD Speed 180 Program July 8

The Business Law Section, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division, invites young attorneys and law students on Wednesday, July 8 to its Speed 180 Program. The event will be held at Reed Smith at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will engage candidly and meaningfully with seasoned practitioners and coaches, who will provide insider tips and practical advice about the skills needed to be successful in today's legal profession.

Attendees will be divided into small groups which will rotate from table to table to discuss focused topics with mentors. Developing one's practice is essential to a successful legal career, and starting early can reap significant benefits. Topics will include practical advice on building your personal brand, developing teamwork and leadership skills, creating value in the work that you do and surviving (and thriving) during your first years as an attorney.

Reed Smith is located at Three Logan Square, 1717 Arch St., Philadelphia. Light refreshments will be served. There is no fee to attend, however, registration is required. For more information or to register, click here.

2015 Annual Affinity Bar Association Quizzo Championship July 14

Love trivia? Possess a wealth of knowledge about all things obscure? Tired of "proving" your skills by yelling at "Jeopardy" contestants on TV?

Come compete against your friends and colleagues on Tuesday, July 14 at the annual installment of the Affinity Bar Association Quizzo Championship. The Quizzo Championship is presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and U.S. Legal Support and will be held at The Fieldhouse at 5 p.m. All are welcome and if you are not a member of one of the participating groups, volunteer your talents to the highest bidder (and consider joining). One hundred percent of the entry fee proceeds go to the winning team's choice of one of the legal public service agencies supported by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

Entry fee is $10 and includes one drink ticket, light hors d'oeuvres, networking from 5-6 p.m. and Quizzo starting at 6 p.m. The Fieldhouse is located at 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia. For more information or to register, click here.

6th Annual Justice For All 5K July 19

On Sunday, July 19, Community Legal Services will join forces with Back on My Feet and Philadelphia Legal Assistance to bring you the 6th Annual Justice For All 5K (#JFA5K). This year's #JFA5K will take place at the end of The Stroehmann in24 Race Weekend at 8 a.m., at the Schuylkill River Running Loop, near Lloyd Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (pre-race meeting at 7:45 a.m.). The brand new partnership will allow the #JFA5K to highlight three organizations that provide services and support to an under-served population in the community. Sharing resources can help more low-income Philadelphians get back on their feet and achieve Justice For All.

For more information, or to register for the #JFA5K, visit http://philadelphia.in24race.com/jfa5k/.

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania 16th Annual Summer Movie Party July 31

On Friday, July 31, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania will host its 16th Annual Summer Movie Party at the William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia. The party begins at 6 p.m., and the film, "Hot Rods to Hell," will be screened at 7:30 p.m.

For ticket and sponsorship information, visit http://www.aidslawpa.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.

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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