Nominations Sought by Jan. 27: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award to be presented at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon.
This award is to publicly acknowledge, recognize and honor an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession. Nominations for the award are accepted from any member of the Philadelphia Bar Association…READ MORE
Renew Your Membership Today!
It is that time of year when we ask you to renew your membership in the nation's oldest association of lawyers. Your membership dues are the lifeblood of our Association, and have not been increased in over seven years. The 2017 PA Senate will be veto-proof so the Bar Association will need to be particularly active on your behalf this year fighting against the sales tax on legal services, and fighting for legislation that improves the laws of our Commonwealth. Additionally, it will be a busy year for the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention in its evaluation of judicial candidates for our state appellate courts and local trial courts.
Renew today. We look forward to your continued membership and welcome your ideas and suggestions on ways to improve our work.
Deborah R. Gross
Philadelphia Bar Association
Tonight: Defender Association & Donafy App Launch Jan. 23
The Defender Association of Philadelphia and Nikki Johnson-Huston, founder of Donafy App and owner of The Law Office of Nikki Johnson-Huston LLC, cordially invite you to the launch of a public/private partnership at Benjamin's Desk on Monday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m…READ MORE
Business Law Section Annual Reception Jan. 31
The Business Law Section invites you to its Annual Reception at Estia on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy food and drink while networking with colleagues and friends. The Section will also honor a few of its own for their contributions to the practice of law:
- Leonard A. Bernstein, Reed Smith LLP: Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award
- Prince Altee Thomas, Fox Rothschild LLP: Albert S. Dandridge III Diversity Award
- Patricia M. Hamill, Conrad O'Brien PC, Business Litigation Committee: Committee Chair of the Year
- Bankruptcy Law Committee: Committee of the Year
Estia is at 1405 Locust St., Philadelphia. Please RSVP by Jan. 26. To register, click here.
LGBT Rights Committee Ingram Award Reception Feb. 9
The LGBT Rights Committee cordially invites you to its Cheryl Ingram Award Reception at the Field House on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. This year's award will be presented to Yolanda French Lollis, managing attorney, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania…READ MORE
HBAPA 16th Annual La Justicia Award Feb. 9
The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania cordially invites you to the 16th Annual La Justicia Award ceremony at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. The 2017 award will be presented to William Gonzalez, executive director, CEIBA, an organization dedicated to the economic development and financial inclusion of Philadelphia's Latino community…READ MORE
Latest Pennsylvania Supreme Court Public Committee, Board & Advisory Group Vacancies
- Board of Law Examiners: Deadline Jan. 31
- PA Lawyers Fund for Client Security: Deadline Jan. 31
- Disciplinary Board: Deadline Jan. 31
- Continuing Legal Education Board: Deadline Jan. 31
- Minor Court Rules Committee: Deadline Jan. 31
For more information on the available vacancies, click here.
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.
CLE - Apple Vs. Samsung: Takeaways From the Smartphone Wars Jan. 25
Join our Intellectual Property Committee for a networking breakfast and a timely CLE program regarding one of the headline grabbing cases in 2016 and moving forward.
This CLE program examines the ongoing litigation regarding design patent protection for the smartphone and covers how appearance and design can be protected through the law…READ MORE
Become a Mediator: VIDEO ENCORE CLE - Mediating a Landlord Tenant Dispute Jan. 27
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 - Dealing with Difficult Situations and Negotiating Outcomes - A Leadership Seminar Jan. 31
Hosted by: Women in the Profession Committee and the First Judicial District Womens' Initiative
Effective leaders are skillful negotiators and undeterred by complexity. In this CLE leadership seminar, featured speaker, Dr. Nataliya Adelson will equip attendees with the innovative strategies needed to excel in difficult situations and at the bargaining table…READ MORE
CLE - An Analysis of Upcoming Changes to the Federal Taxation of Businesses Under the Trump Administration Feb. 1
Hosted by: Business Law Section LLCs and Other Unincorporated Entities (LOUIE), Mergers & Acquisitions, and Venture Capital & Private Equity Law Committees
President-elect Trump made business tax reform a highlight of his campaign, calling for reduced corporate tax rates, reform of the way pass-through entities are taxed and reduced tax on the repatriation of earnings. Portions of the Trump Plan are similar to the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform…READ MORE
Full course calendar here.
Nominations Due March 31: Workers' Comp 2017 Irvin Stander Award
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section is pleased to announce that it is seeking nominations for the annual Irvin Stander Award. This award is given by the Section in memory of Workers' Compensation Judge Irvin Stander, a Philadelphia judge who was well known for his prolific writings on workers' compensation and zoning law…READ MORE
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 of 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.