Election Forums Oct. 31 and Nov. 6

CANCELLED: Oct. 26

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


2017 Philadelphia Events: National Pro Bono Celebration Oct. 22-28

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

YLD & Large Firm Management Committee Bootcamp and Happy Hour Nov. 3

Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at "Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers" presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Large Firm Management Committee on Friday, Nov. 3 from 12 - 5 p.m. After Bootcamp, come to a Networking Happy Hour at Field House. There will be drink tickets and appetizers courtesy of USI Affinity…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

Workers' Compensation Section Halloween Happy Hour Oct. 26

Eat, drink and be scary at the Wildly Wicked Workers' Compensation Section Halloween Happy Hour upstairs at Finn McCool's on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m…READ MORE


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

Donate to Philabundance Through 'Bounty From the Bar Food Drive' Until Nov. 17

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division is requesting nutritious, nonperishable food donations for the "Bounty From the Bar Food Drive" in partnership with Philabundance. One in six people are struggling with hunger in America, with Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley being two of the hardest hit regions…READ MORE

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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.

For more information on LRIS, please click here.  You may also contact Charles J. Klitsch at cklitsch@philabar.org or 215-238-6326.

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.

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

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

2017 Securities Litigation & Regulatory Update Nov. 2

Co-hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Securities Regulations Committee and the New Jersey Bar Association Securities Law Committee

As regulations continue to change and lawsuits, investigations and enforcement actions continue apace, it is critical that securities practitioners and litigators keep up with the latest developments. Join colleagues from both sides of the Delaware River for an annual update in securities litigation and regulatory practice with a full-day program that explores and profiles significant developments and trends in securities laws…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

Educational Forum: Addiction and the Legal Profession Nov. 13

Sponsored by Caron Treatment Centers

Addiction and the Legal Profession

Addiction and alcohol/substance abuse is a significant problem in the legal profession. Given that the stresses of the legal profession frequently cause anxiety and depression issues among attorneys, the quick and frequent coping mechanism may become alcohol, drugs or both. An attorney's addiction doesn't just affect that attorney, but can negatively affect the firm and/or clients of that attorney. We need to understand what the warning signs are so we can help ourselves and fellow lawyers…READ MORE

The Criminalization of Poverty in America Nov. 14

Presented by Community Legal Services, Inc., the Philadelphia Bar Association and Public Citizens for Children & Youth

The purpose of the criminal justice system generally is thought to be to punish people who commit crimes such as assault, theft and drug sales. But many low income people are entangled in the system for issues more related to their poverty. Poor people find themselves charged with crimes because of their mental illness, homelessness, noncompliance with public benefits rules or child support orders and misbehavior in schools. The criminal justice system itself presents stiff financial terms that fall heavily on those without means, such as cash bail and court fines and costs…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

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


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Visit Member Benefits for full details on all exclusive member benefits of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

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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