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Summer-Long School Supply Drive

As part of Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III's Boots on the Ground Community Initiative, the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is continuing the school supply drive launched at the June 9 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon. Donations will benefit Turning Points for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families in raising safe, healthy, educated and strong children...READ MORE


SOLD OUT*: 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


Beyond iPad Basics: Find Out How to Get the Most Out of Your iPad July 17

If you have an iPad and want to know how to use it effectively in your practice, don't miss this exciting program...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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Summer-Long School Supply Drive

As part of Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III's Boots on the Ground Community Initiative, the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is continuing the school supply drive launched at the June 9 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon. Donations will benefit Turning Points for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families in raising safe, healthy, educated and strong children.

Members are encouraged to donate new school supplies at the happy hour or at donation drop-off points at the following firms up until Aug. 13:

  • Fox Rothschild LLP - 2000 Market St., 20th Floor
  • Margolis Edelstein - 170 S. Independence Mall W., Suite 400E
  • Mincey & Fitzpatrick, LLC - Two Penn Center, 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1525
  • Rawle & Henderson, LLP - The Widener Building, 1339 Chestnut St., 16th Floor

Supplies Needed:

  • Books
  • Brain Games
  • Calculators
  • Construction Paper
  • Highlighters
  • Lunch Boxes/Bags
  • Marble Notebooks
  • Markers
  • Math Activities
  • Pens in Blue/Black and Red Ink
  • Planners or Agendas
  • Protractors
  • Sharpened Pencils, Erasers and Rulers
  • Small Ruler and Pencil Cases

The summer-long school supply drive will culminate at the YLD happy hour at Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom St., Philadelphia on Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT*: 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.

*This event is sold out. Advance registration required for admittance.

Beyond iPad Basics: Find Out How to Get the Most Out of Your iPad July 17

If you have an iPad and want to know how to use it effectively in your practice, don't miss this exciting program.

Brett Burney and Paul Unger will teach you how to edit documents in Microsoft Word, organize PDF files in GoodReader or PDF Expert and give presentations with PowerPoint, Keynote and TrialPad. They will also provide a variety of tips for protecting data, flying safe in the cloud, using e-mail, social networking, task management, calendaring and much more.

Bring your iPad for hands-on instruction. You will have the opportunity to practice tasks such as loading documents onto the iPad, printing, note-taking, performing legal research and giving presentations. You'll get answers to your questions as the presenters discuss and demonstrate these and more professional tasks that can be accomplished on the iPad.

This 6 CLE credit program will be held in Philadelphia, on Friday, July 17 at PBI Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; check-in begins at 8 a.m. Lunch is included. For additional 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/.

Gourmet Tasting, Demonstration at Gran Caffè L'Aquila July 22

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Beat the heat and join the Philadelphia Bar Association Bar Academy for a gelato and coffee tasting at the renowned Gran Caffè L'Aquila on Wednesday, July 22.

The event will include exclusive demonstrations on coffee roasting and on the craft of gelato making. Guests will enjoy a sampling of gastronomic gelato, dessert gelato, coffee and soft drinks. The demo and tasting will take place right in front of the gelato lab and coffee roasting station to give guests an experience they are sure to remember. This evening is perfect for those seeking an authentic (and sweet) taste of Italy.

Tickets are $35 for members and $70 for a member plus a guest. Space is limited, so purchase tickets today. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace: Avoiding Baby Bump Blunders July 29

Learn what the pregnancy discrimination laws do and do not require from employers. Get advice on how to handle job modification requests, leave requests and reinstatement to better understand how to reduce your clients' legal risks.

Pregnancy discrimination has received a good deal of attention recently from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employers need to be aware of the obligations imposed on them by the EEOC's new guidance. Here is your opportunity to make sure your clients are in tune with the latest developments.

This 3 CLE credit program will be held in Philadelphia, on Friday, July 29 at PBI Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For additional information or to register, click here.

4th Annual JLC Quizzo Fundraiser July 30

Juvenile Law Center will host its 4th Annual Quizzo fundraiser at Fergie's Pub, 1214 Sansom St., Philadelphia on July 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Teams of 3 to 8 people will compete in a fun, fast-paced game of Quizzo! The first-place team will win $100 off its tab, and the second team will have $50 of its tab covered. Exciting prizes will be raffled off throughout the evening.

The cost of the event is $20 per person. Register online at www.jlc.org.

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/.

Public Speaking for Lawyers, Featuring John Savoth Aug. 6

The art of public speaking is a critical component of a practicing attorney's professional life and very different from courtroom advocacy. This program will help you develop skills to present a coherent, concise message in meetings with potential clients, in public hearings and more.

Savoth, formerly Of Counsel to Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC, served as the Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 2012. His trial practice focused on personal injury cases involving construction accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, dram shop (bars and taverns) liquor liability and the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Aside from lecturing on trial practice and the rules of professional conduct, Mr. Savoth has developed his public speaking skills over the last 25 years as an attorney and as Chancellor, where he was called upon to speak to various sized groups on many different topics and issues relevant to the role of the practicing attorney.

This 3 CLE credit program will be held in Philadelphia, on Friday, Aug. 6 at PBI Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, 12-3:15 p.m.; check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is included. For additional information or to register, click here.

Save the Date: EducationWorks Presents Edgar Cahn Social Justice Award Sept. 10

EducationWorks is pleased to bring Edgar Cahn to Philadelphia to present the Edgar Cahn Social Justice Award to Zane David Memeger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Memeger's leadership has resulted in innovative and inspirational legal work in the eastern part of Pennsylvania in the areas of prisoner reentry, crime prevention and violence reduction. His work has been recognized by multiple awards and by his appointment to the U.S. Attorney Advisory Council by Attorney General Eric Holder. He maintains that position under new Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Cahn is a former speechwriter for Attorney General Robert Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and high level U.S. Department of Justice officials. A founder of Antioch Law School, he wrote the famous Yale Law Journal article that jump started the movement for free legal services for indigent American citizens and has arguably been the nation's most successful public interest lawyer in the past half century.

EducationWorks hopes the event will inspire a new generation of social activists to increase opportunity and freedom, reduce discrimination and exclusion and promote a more just America.

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, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, RIMKUS, Widener University Delaware Law School, 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).

Ninety-three 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 16, 23 and 30, and Aug. 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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