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Bar Stars Tending for Tips – Guest Bartending Fundraiser Aug. 18

The Philadelphia Bar Association together with the The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation will be hosting a guest bartending networking event at Finn McCool's on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5-8 p.m. to raise money through tips for The Barkann Foundation and to fund the Association's Public Interest & Government Attorney scholarships for the 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference.

Come out and support your colleagues, your Guest Bar "Star" Tenders, as they shake, stir and sling drinks for your gracious tips.

Registration requested by not required. Finn McCool's Ale House is located at 118 S. 12th St. at the corner of Sansom Street. For more information and to register, click here.

Special Counsel

YLD Networking Happy Hour and School Supply Drive Aug. 23

Beat the heat and join the Young Lawyers Division at its networking happy hour and school supply drive at Uptown Beer Garden on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. The first 75 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket and there will be appetizers and drink specials. Details on the school supply drive will be announced soon!

Uptown Beer Garden is located in the courtyard at 1735 Market St., Philadelphia. The happy hour is sponsored by Special Counsel.

Bench-Bar & Annual Conference - Harrahs Resort | Atlantic City

Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Brennan Award to Be Presented

Brennan Award to be presented during Quarterly Meeting

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City…READ MORE

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

CLE - Nursing Home Litigation 101 Aug. 4

As the aging population in our country continues to grow at a steady pace, many of us will have family members living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities because of their physical or mental condition…READ MORE

CLE - So, Have You Updated Your Construction Contract Forms? Aug. 10

Happy Hour hosted by the Construction law Committee

This CLE program will actually explain risk transfer provisions in construction contracts so that you can effectively protect your construction-related clients…READ MORE

CLE - Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics Aug. 17

Happy Hour CLE presented by PRECISE, Inc.

Bench-Bar & Annual Conference - Harrahs Resort | Atlantic City

The exponential growth of data creation in modern society continually impacts litigation from cyber exposure risk management to computer forensics best practices…READ MORE

CLE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice Aug. 24, 26, 27 and 30

Thanks to an overwhelming response from our membership, the first FREE CLE date for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing, Aug. 24, has been filled.

Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

This 2-hour ethics CLE will feature Shelly Lawson, Vice President at USI Affinity and the head of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) claims for CNA…READ MORE

Member Benefits:

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Call for Submissions to The Philadelphia Lawyer

The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is looking for creative and fresh law-related content to publish in upcoming editions. Take your sense of humor or adventure, your urge to critique or your affinity for a special area of law and put pen to paper.

All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. For more information on submission guidelines, email tplmag@philabar.org.


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Volunteer Opportunity: Young Friends of Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project

The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) uses direct service and policy advocacy to transform the experiences of kids prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system. They partner with court-involved youth, their families and lawyers to develop holistic, humanizing narratives that mitigate the facts of each case; get cases transferred to the juvenile system; and make crucial connections to community resources providing education, healthcare, housing and employment. Their ultimate goal is to keep children out of adult jails and prisons.

For more information on how to volunteer, click here.

Member Benefits:

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Whether you are getting ready for a day in court, an evening gala, or just want to look your best, BLO/OUT's two convenient Center City locations are here to help.

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Volunteer Panels Needed for Federal Court

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania invites you to join one of its prisoner civil rights and employment panels.

The members of the prisoner civil rights panel provide legal representation to prison inmates for constitutional violations by law enforcement officers before the inmate was incarcerated that relate to the matter(s) for which the inmate is then incarcerated.

The employment panel members represent plaintiffs in cases that are brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ot 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and state claims which can be properly appended to federal employment claims.

For further information about joining the prisoner civil rights panel, please contact Panel Coordinators Stephen D. Brown Esq. at (215) 994-2240 or Samuel W. Silver Esq. at (215) 751-2309. To learn more about the employment panel, please contact Panel Coordinators Alan B. Epstein Esq. at (215) 241-8832 or Ari R. Karpf Esq. at (215) 639-0801. The Court's Volunteer Panel Administrator, Elaine Battle, can be reached at (267) 299-7034.

Final Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series July 28

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section and Law School Outreach Committee will host the final program of the "Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series," in the 11th Floor Conference Center on Thursday, July 28 from 12-1:30 p.m. These 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.

Click here to download a copy of the 2016 schedule.

Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Brennan Award to Be Presented

Brennan Award to be presented during Quarterly Meeting

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City.

The Association is proud to be hosting the 2016 Bench-Bar at the new, world-class $125 million Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah's Resort. An additional 100,000 square feet of meeting space makes the Waterfront Conference Center the largest meeting facility of its kind from Baltimore to Boston. This year's conference begins at a NEW TIME on Friday, 10:30 a.m., and will feature new CLE and other fun conference activities.

Attracting hundreds of lawyers 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.

For more information on the new format for 2016 and to register, visit PhilaBenchBar.com

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE


CLE - Nursing Home Litigation 101 Aug. 4

As the aging population in our country continues to grow at a steady pace, many of us will have family members living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities because of their physical or mental condition.

This CLE presentation will cover the basics of nursing home litigation from both the plaintiff and defense perspective. Expert practitioners will offer guidance regarding documentation issues that are unique to nursing home litigation, common themes and defenses in typical nursing home litigation and a discussion of strategy concerning expert retention.

This program will outline the following topics:

Pre-Suit/Documentation

  • Documents to request/preserve
  • Hybrid electronic/paper charts
  • Incident reports, 24 hour reports, staffing documents
  • Admissions documents, including arbitration agreement and power of attorney
  • Powers of attorney, raising estates

Arbitration Agreements

  • Are they enforceable?
  • Authority
  • Wrongful death

Common Claims

Wound case

  • Practice standards
  • Interventions
  • Significant co-morbidities and unavoidable wounds

Fall case

  • Interventions
  • Recovery/Impact on Quality of Life

Corporate negligence

  • Staffing claims
  • State regulation regarding staffing, 2.7 PPD

Expert Retention

  • Nursing experts
  • Geriatrician
  • Specialist?
  • Economist

Distribution of funds from recovery

  • Medical and Estate liens
  • Death petitions and special needs trusts

This program will provide attendees with basic tools to successfully litigate these challenging cases.

Nursing Home Litigation 101
2 SUB
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

CLE - So, Have You Updated Your Construction Contract Forms? Aug. 10

Happy Hour hosted by the Construction law Committee

This CLE program will actually explain risk transfer provisions in construction contracts so that you can effectively protect your construction-related clients.

Due to the inherent risk in construction projects, contractual risk transfer provisions are important whether you represent owners/developers, contractors or subcontractors. Too many practitioners do not understand the importance or meaning of standard insurance requirements in construction contracts, or what constitutes an enforceable indemnification provision. As a result, they rely on form contracts that contain indemnification and insurance provisions that are out-of-date or were poorly drafted in the first place.

Hear a practical and entertaining overview of indemnification provisions and insurance requirements in construction contracts so that you can better protect your clients. Featured speaker, Jonathan Cass, will use his superior intellect, charm and handsome good looks to translate risk transfer provisions that appear to be incomprehensible gobbledygook into something akin to English.

This presentation will include:

  • A discussion of the importance of indemnification provisions and how to draft them so that they are enforceable
  • An analysis of different indemnification provisions including the standard AIA provisions, and an exemplar provision from a major general contractor
  • Explanations of the insurance requirements that you should be including in your contracts, and what the requirements actually means in plain English
  • The necessity of builders' risk insurance during construction and what it does and does not cover

So, Have You Updated Your Construction Contract Forms?
1 SUB/1 ETH
4 p.m. Registartion begins at 3:30 p.m.

CLE - Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics Aug. 17

Happy Hour CLE presented by PRECISE, Inc.

Bench-Bar & Annual Conference - Harrahs Resort | Atlantic City

The exponential growth of data creation in modern society continually impacts litigation from cyber exposure risk management to computer forensics best practices. The proliferation of mobile devices, new communication methods, and web-based platforms presents opportunities for hackers to steal data and creates discovery situations best left to computer forensics experts to assist with.

Our featured speakers will examine, in detail, the following issues affecting data discovery:

Cybersecurity Risk Management

  • Security audits
  • Breaches and attacks
  • Ransomware
  • Data breach lifecycle

Computer Forensics

The Modern Digital Environment

  • Social Media
  • Smart Phones
  • Cloud-Based Data
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

This CLE presentation will explore cybersecurity risk management and cover some of the most interesting areas of electronic data sources that have changed the landscape of investigations and provide interesting stories of how those have had implications on real-world cases.

Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics
2 SUB
4-6:15 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

CLE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice Aug. 24, 26, 27 and 30

Thanks to an overwhelming response from our membership, the first FREE CLE date for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing, Aug. 24, has been filled.

Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

This 2-hour ethics CLE will feature Shelly Lawson, vice president at USI Affinity and the head of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) claims for CNA. Learn why lawyers are being sued for malpractice. What are the areas of practice where suits are most common? Are letters of disengagement really that important? Why shouldn't lawyers handle a real estate settlement for a friend who needs just a little bit of help? Using your cell phone and iPad for communications with clients is certainly convenient but does it expose you to liability? This two-hour ethics program will delve into the who, what, where and why of being sued for malpractice and how best to avoid it.

Avoiding Legal Malpractice
2 ETH
Aug. 26 - VIDEO ENCORE
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 27 - VIDEO ENCORE
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 30 - VIDEO ENCORE
2 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses



The Philadelphia Bar Association, a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, offers CLE courses to lawyers and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. Lawyers and other professionals can turn to the Philadelphia Bar Association for convenient, high-quality, low-cost CLE courses on the latest issues, legislation and regulations.

As an added benefit, Philadelphia Bar Association members will be able to receive six free CLE credits that will be offered as three, two-credit courses on dates to be announced.

July 26
Nuts & Bolts of Pennsylvania's Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA): Practice and Procedure in Philadelphia
VIDEO Encore
3 SUB
12:30-3:45 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

July 27
What Dealmakers Need to Know About M&A Insurance, D&O Insurance and Operational Insurance
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

July 29

Bridge the Gap - FULL
4 ETH
9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 3
Lateral Moves: Ethical and Legal Consequences of Changing Law Firms
VIDEO Encore
2 ETH
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 4
Nursing Home Litigation 101
2 SUB
12-2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 9
Attorney Ethics Found in Golf and Tennis
1ETH
12-1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 10
So, Have You Updated Your Construction Contract Forms
1 SUB/1 ETH
4-6:15 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 11
Strictly Speaking: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers
VIDEO Encore
3 SUB
12-3:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 12
"I Know What You Did Last Weekend" - Effective Use of Social Media in WC Litigation
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Aug. 17
Discovery in a Digital World 2 SUB
4-6:15 p.m. Registration begin at 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 18
Deposition Skills Every Courtroom Litigator Needs to Know
3 SUB
12-3:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 24
Avoiding Legal Malpractice - FULL
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
2 ETH
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 26
VIDEO ENCORE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
2 ETH
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 27
VIDEO ENCORE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
2 ETH
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 30
VIDEO ENCORE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
2 ETH
2 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

For questions regarding Philadelphia Bar Association CLE, contact Director of Continuing Legal Education Tara D. Phoenix at 215-238-6349 or tphoenix@philabar.org.

Philadelphia Bar Career Center


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.

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