2019 YLD Executive Committee Nominations Due Oct. 10
The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations from any voting member of the YLD interested in serving a three-year term on the Executive Committee. Commencement of Voting of will begin on November 19, 2018 and conclude at 5:30 p.m. on December 5, 2018.
#BenchBar18 Oct. 12-13
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Nominations Due Oct. 25: Peretta, Perry Awards
The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations for the F. Sean Peretta Service Award and the Craig M. Perry Service Award, both presented at the YLD Annual Holiday Party, Award Ceremony and Gift Drive on Nov. 28.
Deadline for nominations is Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.
The F. Sean Peretta Service Award is presented annually to an individual who has devoted substantial time to an innovative or non-traditional program that serves the community. Peretta was a private practitioner who died suddenly at age 31 who was a very involved community activist and a mentor to kids in his home neighborhood. He was viewed as a role model for African-American Youth.
The Craig M. Perry Service Award is presented annually to a young lawyer - 37 years old or younger or within the first three years of practice - who has devoted substantial time and energy to community-oriented activities, including, but not limited to, pro bono and charity work. Perry was a member of the YLD Executive Committee who suffered an untimely death. He was very involved in community service and active in student-related and other YLD programs.
Nominations should include the individual's name, address and a brief statement describing his or her qualifications.
All nominations should be submitted to:
Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or email to email@example.com.
YLD Running Group Kickoff Oct. 10
The YLD Running Group will be kicking off its Fall running season with weekly runs beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m., meeting on the corner of 18th and Cherry streets (1 Logan Square). Whether you are training for a race, working on getting back into shape or just want to knock out a few miles, our group runs are a fun and laid back way to get some fresh air with fellow attorneys. Routes range from 3-5 miles and all levels/paces are welcome to join!
Loan Forgiveness With Heather Jarvis Oct. 16
YLD Pro Bono Oktoberfest Oct. 23
Meet with representatives of pro bono referral programs and public interest law organizations and discuss volunteer opportunities that they offer. This event is free and open to the entire legal community.
Join us for an Oktoberfest celebration including wine, german beer and traditional Oktoberfest delicacies as you gain information about how you can help the community…READ MORE
National Pro Bono Celebration Oct. 21-Oct. 27
Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in a wide range of pro bono recruitment, recognition, and training events in October 2018 to commemorate the American Bar Association's National Pro Bono Celebration, a coordinated national effort held during the week of October 21-27, 2018, to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services…READ MORE
YLD Bootcamp Nov. 9
Bootcamp is back! Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at "Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers" presented by the Young Lawyers Division at the Philadelphia Bar Association on Friday, Nov. 9 from 1 - 5 p.m…READ MORE
The Philadelphia Lawyer Magazine Accepting Submissions for Race and Law Issue
The Editorial Board of The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is soliciting submissions for a forthcoming issue on race and the law. The Board is looking for articles that tell stories from the perspectives of people of all colors who have encountered the law in any way. This issue is slated for spring 2019.
We are looking for shorter articles of 750 words and longer feature-length articles of 1,200-1,500 words. Authors may ask to remain anonymous to protect their privacy. All submissions must be previously unpublished and approved by the Board for publication. No article is guaranteed to be published. For more information and to submit an article for consideration please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
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Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Needed for LRIS Referrals
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has expanded its Product Liability panels in order to better meet the needs of clients requiring assistance with injuries resulting from the use of Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc.
If you have significant experience litigating any of these matters, we invite you to join LRIS. Attorneys wishing to receive referrals for claims involving Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc must represent, or have represented, at least 12 plaintiffs in civil actions involving the same product brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and must have completed a minimum of five hours of CLE in trial tactics, products liability or class actions within the past three years.