#GetExpunged Prescreening Session Oct. 26

The Young Lawyers Division needs help processing more than 1,400 applicants for the Nov. 12 expungement clinic, so they are recruiting volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with free pizza, beer and wine.

The session will be held at the City of Philadelphia Law Department, One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch St., 17th Floor.

Email John Coyle to sign up.

For more info visit www.GetExpunged.org.

Bootcamp

YLD Bootcamp Oct. 28

Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at the seventh annual "YLD Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers," presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division on Friday, Oct. 28…READ MORE

DTI

YLD Networking Happy Hour Oct. 28

Following YLD Bootcamp on Friday, Oct. 28, wind down at The Field House from 5-7 p.m. The first 70 people will receive a drink ticket toward select beer, house wine and well drinks, sponsored by DTI. Everyone will enjoy complimentary appetizers.

No registration required!

Philabundance

"Bounty From the Bar Food Drive" Until Nov. 16

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…READ MORE

Nominations Due Nov. 2 for Peretta and Perry Service 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. 30…READ MORE

PBF

Philadelphia Bar Foundation Access to Justice Benefit Nov. 5

Your generous support of The Access to Justice Benefit on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Independence Seaport Museum at 7 p.m., with a VIP reception at 6 p.m., will help those struggling with poverty, abuse, and discrimination to have access to the full range of legal services…READ MORE

Volunteers Needed: Legal Line Nov. 16

LegalLine is looking for a few more volunteers for the October Legal Line this Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-8 p.m. You'll be fed! Email Erin Lamb to let her know you'll volunteer.

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.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

CLE - Philadelphia's Sweetened Beverage Tax Oct. 26

Hosted by the Tax Section

After several months of discussions Philadelphia has become only the second city and the biggest City in United States to enact a sweetened beverage tax. The tax is not just on sodas…READ MORE

CLE-Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Board Service Oct. 27

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program during National Pro Bono Week

This CLE 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

CLE - VIDEO ENCORE: Be the Judge, Be the Jury... Become An Arbitrator Nov. 3

If you missed the live presentation of this practical and entertaining presentation, you can attend this video encore and learn how to conduct your first or next arbitration

With more than 20,000 cases a year concluded at the arbitration level, the Compulsory Arbitration Program in Philadelphia County is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation…READ MORE

CLE - Ethics and Incorporating New Technologies in Your Law Nov. 17

Hosted by the Law Practice Management Committee

In business development conversations with colleagues, digital marketing is inevitably injected into the conversation as an integral part of a successful overall marketing plan. "Techy" or not, digital marketing remains a challenge for attorneys to implement given the limited amount of resources including the attorney's time and money…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

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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"Bounty From the Bar Food Drive" Until Nov. 16

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. The high-priority food items are listed on their website. Specific items to avoid include: bread, baked goods, water, toiletries and anything with high fructose corn syrup. Furthermore, please avoid foods that are high in sugar, sodium and/or fat. Philabundance food collection boxes are available until Nov. 16 at the Philadelphia Bar Association in the 10th Floor Board Room and in the 11th Floor Conference Center.

Food items are preferred, but monetary donations are also accepted. Click here to donate online.

Any donation will help impact the lives of community members in and around Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Let us work together to help provide some relief for the hungry!

YLD Bootcamp Oct. 28

Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at the seventh annual "YLD Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers," presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division on Friday, Oct. 28 from 12 - 5 p.m. at Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center.

The topics and presenters for the 2016 YLD Bootcamp are:

Interview Skills

  • Lainee Beigel, Career Esquire
  • Jill M. Caughie, Cozen O'Connor
  • Jennifer Lin, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • Amy L. Weiss, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Michael C. Witsch, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, Moderator

Advice from the Bench

  • Hon. Michael Fanning, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Family Division
  • Hon. Jack A. Panella, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Nitza I. Quinones-Alejandro, United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Fernando Rivera, Sidkoff, Pincus & Green, P.C., Moderator
  • Stephanie Stecklair, Berner Klaw & Watson LLP, Moderator

Considerations Before Starting Your Own Solo Practice or Small Firm

  • Joni Berner, Berner, Klaw, & Watson LLP - Family Law
  • Michele Grant, Grant Law Firm - Small Business & Non-Profit Law
  • Brad V. Shuttleworth, Alva & Shuttleworth LLC - Criminal Defense & Trial Work
  • Matthew Toll, Garnick & Toll - Personal Injury
  • Leo M. Mulvihill Jr., Mulvihill LLC, Moderator

You Passed the Bar, Now What?: How to Succeed in Your First Year As an Attorney, and How to Gain Experience

  • Michael Daly, Pogust Braslow & Millrood LLC
  • Robert Bender, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads
  • Dana Gittleman, Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Moderator

The cost is just $10 and includes lunch, each of the panel presentations and networking opportunities throughout the day.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW.

After the event concludes, we hope that you will be able to join us for a YLD Networking Happy Hour at the Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia.

Nominations Due Nov. 2 for Peretta and Perry Service 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. 30.

Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

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. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Nov. 2.

All nominations should be submitted to Dawn Petit at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 or email to dpetit@philabar.org.

Bankruptcy Committee, YLD and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference Present Luncheon with the Bankruptcy Judges Nov. 2

The Bankruptcy Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, invite young bankruptcy practitioners to a unique opportunity to have lunch with the bankruptcy judges of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ("EDPA") on Nov. 2, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the new Philadelphia office of Flaster/Greenberg at 1835 Market St., Suite 1050. The luncheon will provide an informal environment for attorneys practicing in the EDPA to converse with the judges and ask questions about best bankruptcy practice as a young practitioner.

Attending attorneys are not required to bring their own lunches, as lunch will be provided by Flaster/Greenberg free of charge. The luncheon is open to bankruptcy attorneys not past their sixth year of practice and is strictly limited to the first 20 people to respond. Interested parties should contact Evan T. Miller at emiller@bayardlaw.com or Damien N. Tancredi at damien.tancredi@flastergreenberg.com.

Evan and Damien can be reached with any questions at (302) 429-4227 and (215) 587-5675, respectively.

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.

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.

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