Candidates for YLD Executive Committee: Vote Online Now
This year, nine candidates are seeking election to seven seats available on the YLD Executive Committee. Committee members serve threeyear
Members received their ballots in an email on Monday, Nov. 21 with instructions. Online voting will end on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Only
members in good standing of the Association's Young Lawyers Division may cast
votes in this election. Attorneys are members of the Division if (1) they have not
yet reached or reached the age of 37, or (2) they have not yet reached or reached
the third anniversary of their first admission to the bar of any state.
Candidates for office are:
- Robert H. Bender Jr.
- Eli H. Klein
- Negar M. Kordestani
- Hillary N. Ladov
- Catelyn McDonough
- Jason W. Poore
- Stephanie Stecklair
- Andre J. Webb
- Michael C. Witsch
For more information on the candidates, click here.
YLD Annual Holiday Party, Award Ceremony and Gift Drive Nov. 30: Register by Nov. 23
Celebrate the end of the year with holiday cheer and friends of the YLD at Top of the Tower on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Help support Turning Points for Children by donating new pajamas, books or toys.
At the party, we're proud to be presenting the F. Sean Peretta Service Award to Meghan Claiborne, John Coyle and Jamie Gullen; the Craig M. Perry Service Award to Philip D. Amoa; and the Vision Award to U.S. Legal Support, Inc.!
The party is generously sponsored by U.S. Legal Support and Ardent Credit Union.
Top of the Tower is located at 1717 Arch St., Three Logan Square, 50th Floor, Philadelphia. Please register by Nov. 23. For more information and to register, click here.
2016 Annual Meeting Introducing Our 90th Chancellor Deborah R. Gross Dec. 7
Join us at the 2016 Annual Meeting Luncheon, introducing our 90th Chancellor Deborah R. Gross, in the Grand Ballroom at Hyatt at The Bellevue on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m…READ MORE
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 - Bridge the Gap Nov. 22
Tell Your Colleagues - 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
CLE - Annual Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence Refresher With Professor Jules Epstein Nov. 29
Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section
This annually anticipated and widely acclaimed one hour evidence law refresher, presented by Professor Jules Epstein, will examine recent evidence decisions in Pennsylvania, as well as the law of witness and mental health record privilege. Professor Epstein will also highlight new developments in the area of forensic science evidence in the courtroom…READ MORE
CLE - VIDEO ENCORE: Mediating a Landlord Tenant Dispute Nov. 30
Lunchtime training for volunteer attorneys to handle landlord tenant disputes.
In 2009, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Philadelphia Bar Association launched the successful Landlord Tenant Appellate Mediation Program (LTAMP). Through LTAMP, volunteer lawyers admitted to practice at least four years meet with parties in landlord tenant disputes that have been appealed from Municipal Court to the Court of Common Pleas before trial and attempt to bring the parties to an agreement through mediation. LTAMP saves the court valuable trial time and provides lawyers with an opportunity to use transactional and contract skills in a pro bono setting…READ MORE
CLE - Mindfulness in Practice Dec. 1
Business Law Section Mindfulness Series
Join us for the fourth and final program in the Business Law Section Mindfulness series. Building on the Introduction to Mindfulness, Mindful Decision-Making and Leading Mindfully CLE programs, this program explores mindfulness in your everyday practice. The program centers around interactive activities to apply mindfulness in your work with a focus on ethics…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 firstname.lastname@example.org.