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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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 Field House 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. Field House is located at 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia. This event is open to the entire legal community. To participate, you must register in advance. Deadline to register is July 12. 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, Veritext, BPU Investments, JAMS The Resolution Experts, LawCash, Robson Forensic, State Civil Litigation Section, Family Law Section, Friedman LLP, RIMKUS, Widener Law, Bellia Print & Design 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.

Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section Law School Outreach Committee will host the "Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series," from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, 1101 Market St. on the following dates: July 9, 16, 23 and 30, and August 6.

The 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. To download a schedule of the programs, please click here.

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