Bar Stars Tending for Tips Guest Bartending Fundraiser

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

Guest bartenders from The Philadelphia Bar Association, including Maria Bermudez and Stephanie Stecklair, and The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation team up for one night to SHAKE, STIR and SLING drinks for your gracious and GENEROUS TIPS.

Money raised through tips and raffle tickets will support the 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Scholarship fund and the mission of the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, which gives financial support to those whose hearts have been broken by the sudden illness or sudden loss of life of a loved one.

Raffle prizes include Bruce Springsteen tickets, a pair of Philadelphia Union tickets and a signed soccer ball signed by Union Players Joshua Yaro and Keegan Rosenberry. Attendees will enjoy deeply discounted beverages and food.

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.

Submissions Due Aug. 19: 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Scholarship

The Philadelphia Bar Association will be holding a lottery to attend the 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, Sept. 23-24 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City…READ MORE

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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. The school supply drive will support Turning Points for Children. List of supplies needed and drop-off points to come.

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

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Save the Date: YLD "Striking Injustice" for Philadelphia Bar Foundation Oct. 6

Save the date for the Young Lawyers Division's annual fundraiser benefiting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. This year's fundraiser "Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides" will be a bowling night, including tournament, at North Bowl on Oct. 6.

Do you want to sponsor a team? A lane? Or see your firm or company name in lights? For a full list of sponsorships and benefits, click here. More details to come!

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

Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Chance to Win New iPad Pro™

Visit all the Bench-Bar sponsors for a chance to win the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro™

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

Happy Hour CLE presented by PRECISE, Inc.

Precise

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 - Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know Aug. 18

Presented by Raynes McCarty

Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial…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

CLE - Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park Aug. 31

Join your colleagues for this August compliance grand slam!

After the CLE program, experience a night of the "undead" during Zombie Night at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals. At this Phillies Theme Night, fans are encouraged to come dressed up in family-friendly Zombie attire and make-up.

This second course in the Philadelphia Bar Association Entertainment Law CLE series adds the fun factor to earning your two required ethics credits…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:

Visit Member Benefits for full details.

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BLO/OUT™ Blow Dry Bar is the premier blow dry bar taking over the country, turning bad hair days into beautiful hair days!

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.

Philadelphia Bar Association members can now save 20 percent (Sunday-Thursday) by using code "LAWYERED."

Reserve your BLO/OUT online or call today!

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1804 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.305.8245

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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.

Application Due Sept. 16: Board Observer Program

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation, in partnership with the YLD and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association (DLSC), has developed the Board Observer Program (BOP). This initiative gives young lawyers practicing in Philadelphia the opportunity to learn more about local legal aid and other nonprofit organizations, to develop leadership skills necessary to serve on such boards, and to succeed in their future careers.

 

Now in its fifth year, the BOP has won a national award from the National Conference of Bar Foundations for innovative and successful bar foundation/bar association partnerships. Looking to be a part of 2016-17 class? Individuals interested in being an observer should apply with the Board Observer Application HERE by Friday, September 16. Organizations should apply with the Expressions of Interest Application HERE by Friday, September 9.

Submission instructions are located in the applications above. Questions or comments? Please contact Jessica Hilburn-Holmes at 215-238-6347.

Submissions for 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Due Aug. 19

The Philadelphia Bar Association will be holding a lottery to attend the 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, Sept. 23-24 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The lottery is available to public interest and government attorneys who are current members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and who have not received a scholarship within the last five (5) years.

The scholarship will cover full conference registration. However, individuals will be responsible for their own hotel accommodations.

A discounted rate of $165 plus tax is available at Harrah's on Friday, Sept. 23 for Bench-Bar attendees.

To enter the lottery, please submit your name and organization to Tracey McCloskey at tmccloskey@philabar.org by 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 24 via email.

Money for the scholarships will be raised at "Bar Stars Tending for Tips" on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at Finn McCool's Ale House at 12th and Sansom streets. Please join us and invite your friends and colleagues to come out as well to help support the event.

**Registering for the Conference**

If you enter the lottery please DO NOT register for the conference. If your name is NOT selected for one of the scholarships you will be able to register and receive the early-bird discount until Aug. 31.

Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Chance to Win New iPad Pro™

Get stamped by all the sponsors for a chance to win the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro™

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 - 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 - Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know Aug. 18

Presented by Raynes McCarty

Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial. Whether you are a first-year litigation associate, senior partner or a solo practitioner come learn new skills that will maximize your effectiveness at deposition.

Preparing for and Taking Depositions

  • Preparing for deposition in today's electronic world
  • Obtain key information effectively from the difficult witness
  • Neutralize the "independent" medical exam witness and subsequent treating physician
  • Special considerations for third-party witnesses

Preparing Your Witness and Defending the Deposition

  • Importance of understanding your case
  • Key points to go over with the witness
  • Use of documents in witness preparation
  • Dealing with non-party witnesses and experts and ethical issues

Strategic Do's & Don'ts For Your Case

  • Getting the testimony you need from particular witnesses
  • Creating the case narrative
  • Properly forming the right type of question
  • "Defensive" and "offensive" questioning of witness

Technology for Today's Deposition

  • Use of text map and iPad app to streamline use of exhibits and flow of deposition
  • Use of smart deps
  • Using deposition technology tools in mediation and/or trial

Ethical Issues

  • Dealing with the difficult opposing counsel
  • Proper Objections
  • Instructions Not to Answer
  • Limits of Proper Questioning
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection

Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know
2 SUB/1 ETH
12 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.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.

CLE - Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park Aug. 31

Join your colleagues for this August compliance grand slam!

After the CLE program, experience a night of the "undead" during Zombie Night at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals. At this Phillies Theme Night, fans are encouraged to come dressed up in family-friendly Zombie attire and make-up.

This second course in the Philadelphia Bar Association Entertainment Law CLE series adds the fun factor to earning your two required ethics credits.

In the first hour, attendees will examine entertainment fee agreements using a sample hourly rate agreement and a contingent fee agreement. The featured speaker, entertainment lawyer, Bernie Resnick, will discuss the ethical requirements of fee agreements, with a focus on attorney’s fees in the sports and entertainment industry.

In the second hour, Resnick will lead a discussion of ethics issues that attorneys typically encounter in the sports and entertainment industry, highlighting Pennsylvania Disciplinary Rules 1.5, 1.7 and 1.8.

Special Notes&58;

  • No walk-in registrations.
  • Tuition includes CLE program, course material, buffet and game ticket.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Parking is NOT included.
  • For questions regarding non-attorney guest ticket, please contact Tara D. Phoenix, Director of Continuing Legal Education at 215-238-6349.

Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park 2 ETH
4 p.m. Registration begins at 3:15 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.

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
Presented by Raynes McCarty
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.

Aug. 31
Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park
Join your colleagues for this August compliance grand slam! 2 ETH
4 p.m. Registration begins at 3:15 p.m.

Sept. 28
Leading Mindfully
1 SUB
8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.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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