Feb. 4, 2019 | Vol. 20, No. 6
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

Time to Renew Your Membership

Time to renew your membership for 2019! Click here and continue to take advantage of all the Philadelphia Bar Association has to offer.

Did You Know ?
The Philadelphia Bar Association's CLE program was named the #1 Continuing Legal Education Provider in the Legal Intelligencer’s "Best Of" for 2018.

Liberty & Justice: Moving From Some to ALL Feb. 8 (5 CLE Credits Avail.)

Join us for Liberty & Justice Conference: Moving from Some to All, on Friday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy. The Philadelphia Bar Association and Philadelphia area law schools are again bringing together practitioners, law students and community activists from throughout the region to discuss issues of importance in social justice lawyering. This second annual conference will feature progressive, social justice advocates from the Philadelphia area gathered to address critical topics in social justice lawyering, such as, legalized exclusion - the racial wealth divide, human toll of U.S. immigration policies, ethics and lawyer activism, criminal justice reform, LGBT youth in foster care and homelessness, restorative justice, participatory defense and more. Preregistration is required; space is limited. 5 CLE credits are available; substantive or ethics are determined by the sessions attended…READ MORE

Justinian Luncheon Honoring Chancellor Shelli Fedullo Feb. 12

The Justinian Society will be honoring Chancellor Rochelle M. Fedullo and special guest ESPN March Madness "Bracketeer" Joe Lunardi at The Union League of Philadelphia on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m…READ MORE

Nominations Due March 20: Workers' Compensation Irvin Stander Award

The 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. Judge Stander was also a founder of the first law school course on workers' compensation at Temple University Law School, now the Temple University Beasley School of Law…READ MORE


Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Needed for LRIS Referrals

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has expanded its Product Liability panels in order to better meet the needs of clients requiring assistance with injuries resulting from the use of Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc.

If you have significant experience litigating any of these matters, we invite you to join LRIS. Attorneys wishing to receive referrals for claims involving Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc must represent, or have represented, at least 12 plaintiffs in civil actions involving the same product brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and must have completed a minimum of five hours of CLE in trial tactics, products liability or class actions within the past three years.

For more information on LRIS, please click here.  You may also contact Charles J. Klitsch at cklitsch@philabar.org or 215-238-6326.

Applications Due March 8: Foundation Judge Marutani Fellowship

The Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship provides a stipend to subsidize a summer internship position with a non-profit public interest organization or with a government entity in Pennsylvania or in the Greater Philadelphia area. Individuals may apply by completing and submitting the required application and related materials. Finalists will be selected based upon law school transcripts, past and present work and community service experience, accomplishments and awards, character, and an essay. Each finalist will be interviewed by the Fellowship Selection Committee. Internships must be secured by time of interview, but not necessarily by time of application…READ MORE

Nominations Due Feb. 7: Mayor's Day of Service Recognition Award

The City of Philadelphia Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service announced it is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Mayor's Day of Service Recognition. Mayor Kenney and OCEVS are encouraging residents to nominate persons committed to service and creating a positive impact in Philadelphia…READ MORE

Applications Due Feb. 28: Serve on City Advisory Commission

The City of Philadelphia invites Philadelphians to apply to serve on City Advisory Commissions. Comprised of community leaders and Philadelphians with a passion for public service, the City’s advisory commissions provide Mayor Kenney and the Administration valuable insight and feedback on policy priorities on behalf of Philadelphia’s underrepresented communities…READ MORE

Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Funding the Future of Legal Aid

Please consider making a gift to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2018. With your support, the Foundation strengthens the provision of free legal services in our justice system and the delivery of civil legal aid in Philadelphia. Through various programs, services and partnerships, in conjunction with annual grants and other support provided to almost 40 legal aid nonprofit partners, the Foundation promotes access to justice for all people in the community. You can make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people in need across Philadelphia and our region by donating today.


Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

Happy Third Birthday to Philadelphia's top CLE Provider!

The Philadelphia Bar Association - your partner in justice - is a statewide continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, as well as an accredited Pennsylvania Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) provider, offering CLE and CJE courses to lawyers, judges and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. We are proud to be The Legal Intelligencer's "Best of 2018" continuing legal education provider!

Monday, Feb. 4, 2019
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

An Inside Look at C.G. v. J.H.: What to Consider When Establishing Parental Status and Standing for Third Parties
(1.5 SUB)

Family Law Section

In this luncheon program, panelists will provide an in-depth examination of the C.G. v. J.H. case and address how to establish third party standing, the court's consideration of marital status in third party cases, circumstances when a third party is considered a parent, and much more.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE: Fundmentals in Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones
(1 SUB)

With the passage of new Code Section 1400Z as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress has created strong new tax incentives for investors holding unrealized gains to encourage investments that will be used to start businesses and develop properties in economically disadvantaged communities. On the heels of new guidance recently issued by the Internal Revenue Service, this video-encore seminar is designed to provide tax, business and real estate lawyers with a fundamental understanding of the new law involving tax-advantaged investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones ("QOZs").

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE: The Changing Cy-Près Landscape
(1 SUB)

When a class action lawsuit settles, unclaimed or leftover funds at the resolution of class-action cases are common. Whatever the reason, the unclaimed funds, particularly in consumer class actions, have increasingly become the target for cy pres awards, or charitable contributions, in federal court. This video-encore CLE program will examine the particulars of the Cy-près doctrine and what counsel must consider when structuring a Cy-près distribution.

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Transnational Litigation in U.S. Federal Courts
(1.5 SUB)

International Law Committee

A feature of the modern global economy is an ever-increasing amount of transnational litigation. Transnational disputes may involve litigants that are domiciled or located abroad; conduct that occurred abroad; or parallel judicial proceedings that are filed in the courts of other nations. This luncheon program will examine the unique challenges that arise when transnational disputes are litigated in United States Federal courts.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
12 - 2 p.m.

New Clean Slate Law: Automation and Expansion of the Criminal Record Sealing Process in Pennsylvania
(2 SUB)

Clean Slate is an innovative new Pennsylvania law that is serving as a national model on how to help people with criminal records get a fresh start. The new law brings a web-based, expanded criminal record sealing to Pennsylvania. This volunteer training CLE course examines the nuts and bolts of this new law, as well as prepares volunteers to participate in the Clean Slate Screening Project which provides individualized record assessment and advice to people who are looking to clear their records.


Full course calendar here.

Philly VIP Support Training Feb. 12

Philadelphia VIP will host Support Training at Duane Morris LLP on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 12-2 p.m. In this training, led by James Rocco III and Todd Nothstein, attendees will examine a hypothetical support case based on real VIP cases. This exercise will prepare volunteers to represent low-income clients in child support, spousal support and alimony pendente lite matters in Family Court…READ MORE

ACLU PA 'Show the Constitution Some Love' Feb. 15

The ACLU of Pennsylvania will host "Show the Constitution Some Love: A Night Out With the ACLU" at World Cafe Live on Friday, Feb. 15 from 5:30-9:00 p.m…READ MORE

Philly VIP Estate Planning Training Feb. 21

Philadelphia VIP will host Estate Planning Training at Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP on Monday, Feb. 21 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. This training, led by Roxane Crowley and Lindsay Schoonmaker, will cover the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and advance healthcare directives for low-income clients. These documents empower clients to pass on property to their loved ones and ensure their affairs are properly handled should they become unable to act on their own behalf…READ MORE


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