March 14, 2011
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 12, No. 21

April 21 Chancellor's Forum with Mayor Nutter

The Philadelphia Bar Association will present the Chancellor's Forum, "A Conversation with Mayor Michael A. Nutter," on Thursday, April 21 at 12 p.m. at the Association's headquarters, 1101 Market St., in the 11th floor Conference Center.

Join us as we hear from the mayor, and engage in a question-and-answer session, as he discusses his proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget and Fiscal Years 2012-2016 Five-Year Plan recently presented to City Council. Mayor Nutter will be introduced by Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Rudolph Garcia.

"As we begin to see signs of an economic recovery, we're proposing new investments to create a safer, smarter, greener and more business-friendly Philadelphia," the mayor said in his recent budget address. "Even though Philadelphians continue to struggle, we've identified targeted investments that will improve public safety and the overall quality of life in Philadelphia."

Chancellor's Forums bring expertise, in-depth analysis and attention to critical topics affecting the citizens of Philadelphia.

The event is free, and lunch is available for purchase for $5. Advance registration is required. Click here to register.

Last Chance for Legal Directory Discount

The expanded and updated 2011 Legal Directory is coming soon with more than 700 pages of firm and attorney entries, information for more than 350 local judges, government contacts, law organization profiles, ADR resources, Bar Association bylaws, contacts and committees, and more. It’s a wealth of vital information legal professionals in the region trust and rely on – all in one resource!

For attorneys on the go, the directory won’t fit in your pocket but your mobile device will – again, for 2011, the Legal Directory is online and optimized for your handheld. That’s thousands of listings at your fingertips. Simply click a phone number or e-mail; your handheld will dial or generate an e-mail template. That’s incredible convenience in print, online and mobile. Order this time-saving resource today — special pre-publication price, $20 off, ends March 31! To order, click here to visit

Open Forum on Current State, Future of CLE Today

As we approach the 20th anniversary of mandatory CLE in Pennsylvania, join the Professional Responsibility Committee for a forum where you can voice your opinions and concerns about the current state and future of CLE in Pennsylvania today (Monday, March 14).

The following topics will be addressed: What works and what doesn't? Are changes necessary? Are the requirements sufficient or excessive? Is experienced-based CLE an appropriate approach and will it help to raise the overall quality of legal representation provided to all clients? Should more online CLE be allowed? Does attendees' multi-tasking - newspapers, mobile devices - impact the effectiveness of CLE? Are the consequences of non-compliance too draconian?

Panelists for the program include past Chancellor Abraham C. Reich, co-chair and partner of Fox Rothschild, LLP, and current Chair of the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board; Dan Levering, administrator of the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board; and Sarah Woods, executive director of Philadelphia VIP which provides free CLE credit for those who take approved courses and agree to provide pro bono representation.

The program is open to all Bar Association members and begins at 12 p.m. n the 11th Floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters. Seating is limited so please register as soon as possible. Click here to register.

Antitrust Law Committee CLE March 15

The Antitrust Law Committee will present the CLE program "DeBeers: Class Action Settlements in Antitrust Cases" on Tuesday, March 15.

Panelists Howard J. Bashman, Eric L. Cramer, Neil C. Schur and Joanne Zack will discuss court approval of class action settlements and in particular the DeBeers case currently pending before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $33.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $28.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Interested parties not seeking CLE credit may attend and purchase lunch for the fee of $8.50. Click here to register.

Title Issues for Distressed Real Estate March 16

The Financing & Securitization of Real Estate Committee will discuss title issues for distressed real estate at its Wednesday, March 16 meeting.

David Feldman and Leonard Schatz of First American Title will discuss a variety of topics including receiverships, newly adopted title endorsements, the new ALTA survey standards and new deed-in-lieu requirements.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market St., 27th Floor. Please bring your lunch, Greenberg Traurig, LLP will provide beverages, chips and cookies. Please RSVP to Rachel Kipnes at

CLE on Using CaseMap March 17

Daniel J. Siegel will present "CaseMap 101 - Using CaseMap to Manage Your Litigation" at a Thursday, March 17 CLE program presented by the Law Practice Management Committee.

Based upon Siegel's new book, The Lawyer's Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap, this CLE program will feature tips regarding how lawyers can use this highly popular litigation tool to more efficiently and effectively analyze their cases (from arbitration matters to large, complex litigation). The program has been approved for 1.0 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Interested parties not seeking CLE credit, may attend and purchase lunch separately. Click here to register for CLE credit.

The program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to register for lunch.

Legislative Picture for Disability Programs March 18

Rebecca Vallas of Community Legal Services will discuss the legislative picture for disability programs and how we can help frame it at the Friday, March 18 meeting of the Social Security Disability Benefits Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to RSVP.

17th Annual Health Law Institute March 15-16

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present the 17th Annual Health Law Institute on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16.

This annual gathering of the health law bar and other health law professionals brings together the public and private sectors focus in on the most complex issues which your health law clients bring you. The combination of a distinguished faculty and a design-your-own program format filled with the hottest topics in health law makes this event a favorite year after year. It's also the perfect opportunity to renew old friendships and meet new colleagues who deal with health law issues in their practices. A special track for those newer to health law is included as well as in depth, advanced level roundtables for in-house counsel, compliance officers and health plan counsel are included.

The program will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets. Click here to register online.

Former Political Prisoner to Speak March 22

Alicia Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican nationalist and former political prisoner, will discuss her arrest in 1980 and her federal trial for seditious conspiracy to overthrow the United States government which culminated in a sentence of 55 years at a March 22 program sponsored by the Civil Rights Committee, Women's Rights Committee, Criminal Justice Section, National Lawyers Guild and the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania.

Throughout her trial, Alicia Rodriguez and other Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN) members declared themselves to be combatants and invoked prisoner of war status due to the unlawful occupation of the island of Puerto Rico. Rodriguez and 9 other prisoners were ultimately extended offers of clemency from President Clinton in 1999.

The program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to register.

Speaking with Media When Stakes are High March 24

Communications coach Karen Friedman will present "Shut Up and Say Something: Conversing with the Media When the Stakes are High" at the Thursday, March 24 meeting of the Bar-News Media Committee.

Friedman will show you how to harness the power of the media to your advantage. A former award-winning television news reporter, Friedman will help you understand how to work more effectively with reporters to influence stories and make the media work with you. She is the author of Shut Up and Say Something: Business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence ListenersSpeaking of Success: World Class Experts Share Their Secrets.

The event is co-sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee. The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headuquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to register.

Bar Academy Presents Golf Primer March 25

Whether you are a regular golfer, or someone who has a hard time differentiating the club from the ball, join us for a special preseason primer on two of the more perplexing components of golf. Course rating and handicap computation will be demystified by experts from the Golf Association of Philadelphia.

According to the United States Golf Association, the USGA Course Rating System™ is the standard upon which the USGA Handicap System™ is built. It affects all golfers in the calculation of a Handicap Index®. Players "play to their handicaps" when their net scores (gross score minus handicap strokes) equal the USGA Course Rating™. Join us for this insightful primer, which will also feature a buffet lunch.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. To register for this free program, click here or visit Lunch is available for $8 for Association members who pre-register, and $9.50 for non-members. Registration is limited and required in advance.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy provides civic and cultural educational experiences that allow for enhanced business development opportunities. Academy programs provide a unique entry to the city's most vibrant institutions and leaders, offering behind-the-scenes access to these institutions in a manner designed to benefit all participants.

Succeeding in Commercial Litigation March 29

The Women in the Profession Committee will present "Succeeding in Commercial Litigation" at its Tuesday, March 29 meeting.

Learn tips on leading a trial team, juror perceptions of women litigators, how to play the corporate game and strategies for getting the best cases. Panelists for the program include Barbara W. Mather, a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP; Elizabeth K. Ainslie, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; and Sherrie R. Savett, member of the management committee at Berger & Montague LLP.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to register.

Association Launching Classified Advertising Online

Attorneys looking for jobs and employers looking to fill vacancies will have a new resource available on the Philadelphia Bar Association website.

To help launch the new section of the website (, a special introductory price of $39 per advertisement has been announced. The $39 price per ad will be in effect for the first three months that the site is open. The site is scheduled to launch Monday, April 4.

Advertisements will be listed under four different categories: positions available; positions desired; rent/own space; and vendor services. Bar Association members can purchase ads and place them in any category. The ads will run for 30 days. The "positions available" category is for law firms or companies that have vacancies that need to be filled. "Positions desired" is for attorneys looking for a specific job situation, whether it be full-time work, part-time work, contract work or anything else. "Rent/own space" is the classified section's real estate listings where you can advertise available office space. "Vendor services" is the location where court reporters, expert witnesses and other non-lawyer professionals can offer their services to Bar Association members.

To post an advertisement, Bar Association members should go to Once there, you will be asked to either log in or create an account. Next, you create the ad by choosing a category and creating a headline for it. Advertisers can then add descriptions, qualifications and contact information. You can then review the posting before paying the introductory $39 fee. Once you confirm the order and submit the listing, the ad will instantly appear on the website. A confirmation will appear and a copy of the receipt will be e-mailed to you.

Attorneys who are not members of the Philadelphia Bar Association will be able to browse the titles of listings, but will not be able to see the entire listing without becoming a member of the Association.

Barkann to Speak at YLD Annual Meeting April 14

Michael Barkann, a five-time Philadelphia Sports Emmy Award winner and host of Comacast SportsNet's "Daily News Live," will present the keynote speech at the Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 14 at 12 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room on the 9th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets.

The event will also feature the conferral of the F. Sean Peretta Service Award and the Craig M. Perry Service Award as well as the YLD Vision Award. Tickets are $35 for YLD members, $40 for Bar Association members, $45 for non-members of the Bar Association and $30 for law students. Click here to purchase tickets.

Feinberg to Speak at April 28 Chancellor's Forum

Kenneth R. Feinberg, President Obama's compensation chief and administrator of the federal 9/11 fund - which distributed nearly $7 billion to more than 5,000 survivors and families of victims - as well as the gulf oil spill fund, will be the featured speaker at a Thursday, April 28 Chancellor's Forum presented by the Business Law Section. Click here to register.

The Chancellor's Forum will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, 10 Avenue of the Arts, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for this plated-lunch program are $35 for Business Law Section members, $45 for non-Section members who belong to the Philadelphia Bar Association and $55 for non-members.

Feinberg was named by President Obama in June 2010 as the independent administrator of a $20 billion fund set up by BP to compensate victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He was appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury in 2009 to serve as the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation.

Feinberg was the fund administrator responsible for the design, implementation and administration of the claims process for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech University in April 2007. Click here to register. The Chancellor's Forum is sponsored by TD Bank.

Get Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court May 23

The Philadelphia Bar Association will move up to 50 of our members for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court on Monday, May 23. The admission ceremony will be made to the full court sitting in Washington, D.C.

The court's requirements for a group admission ceremony are very comprehensive. To review these requirements and to download the forms for admission please visit the Supreme Court's website at Select the Bar Admissions tab on the left-hand side and this will bring you to the link for the Bar Admissions Form and Bar Admissions Instructions. Please read the instructions carefully. Once you have determined that you are eligible for admission, please print out and complete the Admission Form. The instructions and guidelines are very specific and must be followed scrupulously. Do not fold the application or use staples. Use paper clips only.

Once you have successfully completed the Admission Form, please mail it along with a check made payable to the Philadelphia Bar Association. The cost to attend the ceremony is $225 which includes your application fee and a continental breakfast. Please include an additional $25 if you plan to bring a guest. Per the Supreme Court's rule, each inductee is permitted to bring only one guest. Please send payment to: Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Do not send the application directly to the Supreme Court.

The event will be on a first-come, first-served basis and all applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact Dawn Petit at 215-238-6367 or

Entries Sought for Ginsburg Legal Writing Competition

Entries are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2011 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition.

The co-chairs of the competition are Bar Association Vice Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson, partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP and Diane Penneys Edelman, Assistant Dean for International Programs, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Villanova University School of Law.

The Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal analysis and writing skills, and seeks to award a student enrolled in an American Bar Association-approved or provisionally approved Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission.

This competition is open to full- and part-time law students who are in their second or third year of study during the 2010-11 academic year at one of the following six institutions: Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Villanova University School of Law and Widener University School of Law (Delaware Campus). Part-time law students in their third or later year of study are also eligible. Students must be in good standing at their institutions. The submission may not have been published previously, although it may have been prepared in connection with a law school course or for a law journal. The submission also may not have been submitted for any other competition during the time when it is under consideration for this competition, until after the time when awards are announced. The submission must be the work of one author alone (joint submissions will not be considered), and the author must certify that the submission has been prepared without substantial editing from others.

Candidates may submit a law review quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. Entries must be received by Monday, May 9 at 4 p.m.

The author of the winning submission will receive a cash award of $2,500, the publication of the winning submission in The Philadelphia Lawyer, on the Bar Association's website and/or in an appropriate Bar Association publication. The winner will be invited to a Quarterly Meeting of the Bar Association, at which time the award will be presented.

YLD Casino Night Fundraiser May 14

Play exciting games of poker, blackjack, craps and roulette at the Young Lawyers Division's brand-new Casino Night and Annual Fundraiser benefiting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation on Saturday, May 14 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

The event also features an open bar, a generous dinner buffet, a DJ, and a big ticket raffle.

Registration is $75 per ticket and $135 for two. One ticket includes $200 worth of chips to use at seven blackjack tables, three poker tables, a craps table and a double roulette table. Additional chips will be available for purchase at the event. There are no minimum bets, so play as freely as you like. Chips can be exchanged for raffle tickets toward a host of spectacular items to be auctioned off at the event.

All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting access to justice for all people, particularly those struggling with poverty, abuse and discrimination. Since 2006, the YLD's annual fundraiser - which traditionally featured a renowned comedian and a silent auction - has raised more than $313,000 for the Foundation.

Click here for sponsorship and ticket information.

Register for Bar Association 5K May 15

Registration is now available for the 32nd Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk which will be held Sunday, May 15 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive adjacent to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

While the 5KRun/Walk offers friendly individual competition for runners in 16 age categories for both male and female competitors in both Bar Association and non-Bar Association categories, the competition also includes the Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow Legal Team Competition for participating law firms. This legal team competition is fun for all participants because of its unique scoring system that allows teams with diverse age and gender classifications to be competitive with each another. A team's score is based on the individual rankings of the team members who do best in their individual age and gender classifications based on the finishing times of only the legal team competitors. A legal team includes between three and five members who must be bona fide full-time or part-time employees of the firm, so paralegals, law clerks and legal secretaries are encouraged to join attorneys on legal teams. The highly sought after trophy bowls are awarded to the top three legal teams. The entry fee for each legal team is a $400 contribution to Child Advocates and all team competitors also receive an exclusive team competitor T-shirt for having completed the event.

For more information, visit

Women in Profession Committee Seeks Bloggers

The Women in the Profession Committee is looking for volunteers to contribute bi-weekly submissions to the Committee’s blog. From the professional to the personal, if you have something interesting to say then we want to hear from you. Topics can include but are not limited to practical advice in your practice area, tips for success, personal reflections, work/life balance, and entertainment.

Submissions can be short (250 words) and can be published anonymously. Submissions will be reviewed by the co-chairs prior to posting. Visit the Women in the Profession Committee blog by clicking here.

Bar Association Night at the Phillies June 7

Join your colleagues and friends at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, June 7 for Bar Association Night at the Phillies when the Phils play the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:05 p.m.

Seating will be located in Terrace Deck (sections 418 and 426) at $28 per ticket. Net proceeds from tickets sold through this offer will benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and SeniorLAW Center.

Please place your order by May 7. Tickets are subject to availability!

For groups of 25 or more, please contact Colleen Mogee in the Group Sales Office at 215-463-5000 ext. 5103. All groups of 25 or more will be welcomed on the Phillies side auxiliary message boards at the top of the 5th inning. To purchase tickets, visit and enter the promotion code PBAN.

Paralegals Seek Pro Bono Award Nominees

The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals is seeking nominees for its annual Pro Bono Award. The award will be made at PAP's April 12 bi-monthly luncheon.

PAP’s Pro Bono Award is designed to acknowledge the dedication and motivation of a paralegal who has volunteered his/her time to enhance the delivery of quality, pro bono, legal services to the less fortunate population of Philadelphia. The winning paralegal will be honored by a $1,000 donation to a pro bono organization of his/her choice

The nominee must have enhanced the delivery of quality legal services to the Philadelphia legal community. The nominee must have, on a voluntary basis, performed the aforementioned services and accomplishments while holding full-time employment as a paralegal. Members of the PAP's Pro Bono Award Committee and Board of Directors are not eligible to nominate or receive this award. Employees of pro bono organizations are not eligible to receive this award.

A paralegal may self-nominate or may nominate a colleague for this award. An attorney may nominate a paralegal for this award as well. To nominate an individual for the Pro Bono Award, submit a nomination letter and the current professional resume of the nominee to: The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals, P.O. Box 59198, Philadelphia, PA 19102-9198, Attn: Pro Bono Award Committee. The nomination letter and professional resume must be received by PAP on Wednesday, March 23.

Brehon St. Patrick's Day Party March 14

The Brehon Law Society will hold its annual St. Patrick's Day Party on Monday, March 14 from 5:30 8:30 p.m. at McGillin’s Olde Ale House on 1310 Drury St.

As is our custom, the Brehon Law Society invites local state and federal judges as our guests for the event. All members of the Bar are welcome. The cost is $30 and includes an open bar, hearty appetizer buffet, and Irish music.

Checks for the event made payable to the Brehon Law Society can be sent to Brehon Law Society, 1628 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Anyone with questions can contact Siobhan Lyons at or by phone at 267-702-5771.

Philadelphia VIP 30th Anniversary Event March 19

Philadelphia VIP will hold its 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Saturday, March 19 at the Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th St. The event will begin with a patron's reception from 6 to 7 p.m., cocktails and a silent auction from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner, an awards ceremony and dancing to the music of The Inferno will follow from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $175 each, $100 for young lawyers and $75 for public interest or government attorneys. Please visit to purchase tickets online.

For more information about the Anniversary Gala Celebration and other VIP events, including VIP's Speakers Series, please visit VIP's 30th Anniversary page on the VIP website. For sponsorship opportunities or more information call Samar Aryani-Sabet at 215.523.9568.

Ramos to Receive La Justicia Award March 24

The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania will recognize Pedro Ramo for his dedication to the Latino community by awarding him the 10th annual La Justicia Award on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Dechert LLP, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia.

The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (HBA) is a professional organization that is committed to the social, economic, professional, and educational advancement of Hispanic attorneys and the Hispanic community. The HBA's La Justicia Award recognizes individuals with a longstanding commitment to the advancement of the Latino community and who exemplify those qualities of the human spirit to which we should all aspire.

For more information about the tenth annual La Justicia award ceremony, please contact HBA President Lorena Ahumada: 215-496-7227. You may also visit the HBA website at

SeniorLAW Center SeniorPROM April 1

SeniorLAW Center's 2011 SeniorPROM will be held Friday, April 1 from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th St.

Blank Rome LLP, Ethan Fogel (of Dechert LLP) and Harry Gross (columnist for Philadelphia Daily News) will be receiving special awards. This prom for all ages includes cocktails, dinner, live music and dancing. Prom attire is optional! Individual adult tickets are $125. Tickets may be purchased online at For sponsorship opportunities or for more information, contact Larry Felzer at 215-701-3203 or e-mail

Public Interest Events, Training Programs Scheduled

• The 30th Annual Penn Law School Edward V. Sparer Symposium will be held Friday, March 18 in the Levy Conference Center, at University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (registration starts at 8:30 a.m.) This year's symposium is "Partnering Against Poverty: Examining Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Public Interest Lawyering." CLE hours will be available for this event. Please contact Lauren Ikpe at 215-898-0459 or e-mail if you have questions regarding the symposium. Click here to register.

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will hold its Ninth Annual Spring Celebration & Silent Auction on Friday, March 18. Hosted by Duane Morris, LLP, the event will take place at the Morris Café, 30 S. 17th St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information contact Linda A. Peyton, executive director, at 215-587-3214 or

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia will host "Section 504: Eligibility, Rights, and Services" on Tuesday, March 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. This training session will be held at the United Way Building, at 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, and will provide an overview of how Section 504 applies to public schools. The course will explain the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment (effective Jan. 1, 2009), and topics will include eligibility for and provision of services, as well as related issues of retaliation, harassment, discrimination and damages. 3.5 substantive CLE credits are available. The session is available in person or as a webinar. To register, go to Contact Dave Hanyok at 215-627-7100 x 253 or with any questions.

HIAS and Council will present a free pro bono training program on citizenship procedures and fee waivers on Wednesday, March 23 from 12 to 2 p.m., at Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. Register with Shaloo Jose at or 215-821-0909. This training will prepare volunteers to participate in National Citizenship Day on April 30.

Face to Face is holding its annual Silent Auction and Reception on Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Ancillae Assumpta Academy, 2025 Church Road, Wyncote PA. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Marie McCabe, executive administrator, at 215-849-0179 or contact her by e-mail at

The Support Center for Child Advocates will hold the training program "How to Handle a Child Abuse Case," Wednesday, April 6, a full-day, 6-CLE credit course offered through PBI. Register at Join us for this volunteer workshop training and hear experts in the field of child advocacy explain how you can make a difference in the lives of child victims. For additional information, please contact Jodi Schatz, director of Intake and Pro Bono Services, or call 267-546-9228.

8 Keys to Success in Court and Beyond March 18

Mark A. Drummond brings cutting-edge persuasion tools with techniques he has acquired through his training around the world combined with ideas from outside the courtroom in "From File to Trial: 8 Keys to Success in Court & Beyond." This 5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credit hour video encore program will be held Friday, March 18 at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Juniper Street entrance (between 13th and Broad streets, opposite City Hall), from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, or to register, click here.

Upcoming CLE

The following courses are cosponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. All courses are at The CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, except as otherwise noted. Registration begins 30 minutes before course start time.

Monday, March 14
Simulcast - PLI - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2011- Overview of Entertainment Law Issues
7 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Simulcast - Dean Man's Rule
2 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15
Simulcast - PLI - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2011- Sound Recordings; Music Publishing
6 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 15-16
17th Annual Health Law Institute
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets
10 substantive, 2 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16
Simulcast - PLI - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2011- Book Publishing; Film
6 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Commercial Documents Series 2011 - LLC Documents
2 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 17
Developing Useful Communication Styles - Getting Better Results with Positive Assertiveness
2 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
12 to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 18
Video - From File to Trial: 8 Keys to Success in Court and Beyond
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Business Divorce, Shareholder Relations
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Monday, March 21
Simulcast - Bullying
2 substantive CLE credits
12 to 2 p.m.

*Earn as many as 4 credits on your computer, at your convenience at PBI's Online Campus, at More than 300 classes are available, including nearly 50 one-hour ethics programs. 24/7 CLE.

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