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Mary F. Platt is a litigator at Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C., with extensive experience representing corporate clients in individual cases and class actions.
As many members of Philadelphia’s legal community have been asking what they can do to help the community-at-large, “The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice” pro bono volunteerism initiative provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt today issued the following statement on the passing of former Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor, Hon. Thomas N. O’Neill Jr.…
Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfires – we are heartbroken to see the images of the destruction and devastation unleashed upon California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, 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.
In light of a bill from House Republicans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which proposes to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Chancellor Deborah R. Gross issued the following statement…
The Board of Governors will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association.
In light of the recent report issued by the American Tort Reform Association, which designated Philadelphia as a “judicial hellhole,” Chancellor Deborah R. Gross issued the following statement on behalf of the 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association…
On Dec. 5, 2017, Mary F. Platt, 91st Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, delivered the following address at the Bar Association's 2017 Annual Meeting.
For the first time since 2009, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors has updated the Association's membership dues schedule. The Board took the action at its Dec. 4, 2017 meeting.
Judge A. Michael Snyder (Ret.), a Distinguished Neutral at The Dispute Resolution Institute, Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association PNC Achievement Award Committee and vice-chair of the Campaign for Qualified Judges, will serve as Vice Chancellor of the Association in 2018 after running unopposed in the Association's 2017 Annual Election, which culminated at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2017.
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors unanimously adopted a resolution in November, urging adherence to the ratings of judicial nominees by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.