Due Oct. 11: Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2018 YLD Executive Committee

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 20, 2017 and conclude at 5:30 p.m. on December 5, 2017…READ MORE

Email Scam Alert: Phishing Attempt

It has come to our attention that some members of the Philadelphia Bar Association have received fraudulent emails from “Janet Coleman” requesting payment on an overdue invoice with an attachment. Do not open the email or the attachment. This email is not coming from the Association and is an attempt to phish members.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chief Technology Officer Barry Greenspan at 215-238-6327.


Election Forums Oct. 17, Oct. 26 and Oct. 31

Come join your colleagues to meet the candidates who are running for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors. In a series of forums, you will hear why they are running and what value-add they would bring as leaders to the Association…READ MORE

Volunteers Needed for 2017 Youth Courts

Youth Courts is back in session at School of the Future. This year the program will be working with a veteran teacher in her classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:40 a.m. The program will be teaching the students about what Youth Courts is, and how to apply the knowledge we give them. The school will start holding Youth Court hearings around Thanksgiving. The program is looking for lawyers and law students to volunteer – this is a great way opportunity for pro bono hours! If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Alison Russell at russella@whiteandwilliams.com and David Trevaskis at david.trevaskis@pabar.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

Reclaiming Vacant Properties: What You and Your Clients Need to Know About the Philadelphia Land Bank Oct. 17

Hosted by the Real Property Section

In March of this year, the Philadelphia City Council approved the Philadelphia Land Bank's 2017 Strategic Plan. With the approval, the Land Bank's revised acquisition and disposition policies took effect. Hear our authoritative panel, which includes the newly appointed Philadelphia Land Bank Executive Director, discuss the use of land banks for revitalization of vacant, abandoned and blighted property…READ MORE

The Real Life 'Scandal' Fixer Oct. 18

Advanced Crisis and Reputation Management for You & Your Clients

Presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association and The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia

Crisis management is a critical organizational function. Failure can result in serious harm to stakeholders, losses for an organization or end its very existence. Receive guidance from an experienced crisis management attorney what to do when scandal or crisis hits you or your clients…READ MORE

Running Philadelphia's Elections in the Contemporary Media Moment Oct. 23

Hosted by the Government & Public Service Lawyers Committee

The current media focus on voting and elections and the rapid flow of news cycles makes running an election in Philadelphia a uniquely challenging event. This was particularly apparent during the 2016 General Election, but applies generally to all elections in Philadelphia.

In this timely and practical CLE program, panelists from the City of Philadelphia Law Department, City Commissioners, Police Department and District Attorney's Office will review the city’s management of a full election cycle with a focus on the requirements of the Election Code…READ MORE

Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Board Service Oct. 25

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program

This 2-hour CLE program will provide training on the basics of nonprofit board service, including charitable issues raised under state and federal laws for current board members…READ MORE

Lines Drawn: The Modern Political and Legal Campaign Against Gerrymandering Nov. 6

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division

This timely CLE program will address gerrymandering, particularly in Pennsylvania. Panelists will outline how the maps are currently drawn (both state and federal); detail the work performed by Fair Districts PA, and review the proposed bills (SB22 and HB722) advocating for an independent citizens commission via a Pennsylvania constitutional amendment…READ MORE

Bridge the Gap Nov. 7

Tell Your Colleagues - the BRIDGE THE GAP course is available at the Philadelphia Bar Association

In recent years, the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania has recorded an increasing number of complaints filed against newly admitted attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct which directly relate to the practical aspects of operating a law office…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.


Behavioral Psychology of Giving, 2017 Pro Bono Task Force Report Oct. 17

Join us for what promises to be a very candid and informative discussion on the current state of pro bono and patterns of giving and giving back. This special Chancellor's Forum will explore the motivation behind giving, and serve as the unveiling of the Association's 2017 Pro Bono Task Force Report, which updates the original Pro Bono Task Force Report the Association issued in 2002…READ MORE

Nominations Sought for Prestigious YLD Peretta & Perry Service Awards Due Oct. 18

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. 30. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017…READ MORE

Opportunities for Natural Disaster Relief

Hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes – we are heartbroken to see the images of the destruction and devastation unleashed upon Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and Mexico. As natural disasters continue to strike it is important now, more than ever to mobilize our communities and help however possible.

If interested in donating or volunteering your services…READ MORE

YLD Dog Day Oct. 22

Attention all dog owners and dog lovers. The YLD is hosting a morning meet-up on Oct. 22, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. Bring your dog, tennis balls and coffee for a morning event at Schuylkill Banks Dog Park. Come watch the dogs play and socialize with your fellow YLD members before noon. Look for a YLD sign at the dog park. All are welcome. Please contact Arly Smith-Pearson with any questions. As this is a weather dependent event, please provide Arly with your email address to let her know you will be joining, so she can advise everyone of any change of plans.


Community Forum: Pennsylvania Appellate Court Candidates Oct. 30

The Philadelphia Bar Association and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts will host candidates for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Superior Court of Pennsylvania and Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania at a Community Forum on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library's Skyline Room…READ MORE

2017 Philadelphia Events: National Pro Bono Celebration

For a full calendar of National Pro Bono Celebration events in Philadelphia…READ MORE

Legislative Action Center: Support the Expansion of Protections Under the Pa. 'Hate Crimes' Law

Just as Pennsylvania was founded on the principles of liberty and tolerance, the Philadelphia Bar Association has a long-standing history of support for the protection and equal treatment under the law for all citizens. Senate Bill 96 and House Bill 505, seeking to expand the definition of ethnic intimidation, follow in that same tradition… READ MORE

2017 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Access to Justice Benefit Nov. 4

Be part of uniting our community for legal aid on a night you won't want to miss. The Access to Justice Benefit will be #GettingJusticeDone on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Mütter Museum. Our 2017 Award Honorees will be the stars of the night! The evening will also feature a silent and live auction, a live painter, delicious bites by Catering by Design and sounds by the Big House Band. Whether you're purchasing a sponsorship or ticket, and we want to see YOU there…READ MORE

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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