More than 120 people gathered for the Young Lawyers Division Holiday Party and Toy Drive at Bru on Dec. 12. Pictured from left are Alex Braden, Samuel Reed III, Robert Devine, YLD Chair Aneesh A. Mehta and incoming YLD Chair Edward F. Beitz. The YLD presented its Craig M. Perry Service Award to Braden, an associate with Reed Smith LLP. The F. Sean Peretta Service Award was presented to Reed, a teacher/consultant with the The Philadelphia Writing Project. The Vision Award was presented to White and Williams LLP and was accepted by Devine. The YLD also collected unwrapped toys for donation to Project HOME and Cradles to Crayons.

Women in the Profession to Honor
Chancellor Wilkinson Dec. 19

Join the Women in the Profession Committee for a casual and festive gathering honoring the work of Kathleen Wilkinson during her year as Chancellor on Thursday, Dec. 19. Kathleen made it her priority to highlight and address issues that are unique to women in the profession. We will hear from Kathleen regarding those efforts and celebrate her many accomplishments during 2013. There will also be an opportunity for some informal networking so be sure to bring your business cards...READ MORE



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WIP to Honor Chancellor Wilkinson Dec. 19

Join the Women in the Profession Committee for a casual and festive gathering honoring the work of Kathleen Wilkinson during her year as Chancellor on Thursday, Dec. 19. Kathleen made it her priority to highlight and address issues that are unique to women in the profession. We will hear from Kathleen regarding those efforts and celebrate her many accomplishments during 2013. There will also be an opportunity for some informal networking so be sure to bring your business cards.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Reentering the Workforce Dec. 17

The Education Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will explore the needs of attorneys who have left the practice of law and now want to return, including: offering programming to address the needs and skills of reentering attorneys with those of employers who are open to hiring attorneys with non-traditional work histories.

Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 17 when Lisa Goldstein of Special Counsel will offer her experience in this area. She will also offer guidance in crafting a resume and learning effective interviewing techniques. The program will be moderated by Catherine H. Agnew of PBA's Education Committee.
Any recent law school graduates or lawyers who wish to reenter the workforce are invited to attend.

Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson believes that "both practicing and non-practicing attorneys interested in contributing their insights and experiences are encouraged to attend." In addition, an update on the activities of the ACE program (Advancing Civics Education) and the recent Youth Court program will also be provided.

The program begins at 4 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Click here to register.

Join Committee on Insurance Practice

Does your practice involve insurance-related issues? If the answer is "yes," you should be a member of the Committee on Insurance Practice.

This is a newly formed committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association dedicated to the issues that litigators on both sides of the aisle who deal with insurance practices face. Best of all, membership in the Committee is free to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Subcommittees will include: GL policies, D & O and E & O, first party/property, subrogation, insurance compliance/regulation, emerging Issues (i.e. cyber insurance), programming committee.

To be added to the listserv for the committee, contact Dawn Petit at dpetit@philabar.org.

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