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June 19, 2017 | Vol. 18, No. 26
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Philadelphia Bar Association Membership 2017

The Philadelphia Bar Association thanks the following for their 2017 membership renewal and continued commitment and support:

  • Berner Klaw & Watson
  • Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
  • O'Hagan Meyer

Announcing Holman Premier Partners Member Benefit

The Philadelphia Bar Association has joined Holman Automotive's Premier Partners Program as a corporate partner. Members of the Association are now eligible for competitive, no-haggle pricing on vehicles from a variety of brands.

Members must login to the Philadelphia Bar Association…READ MORE

Deadline June 22: Seeking Nominations LFMC Public Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Awards to be presented to two associates at Philadelphia law firms who have been practicing law for five years or less. The awards will be presented at the City-Wide Summer Associates Reception on Tuesday, July 11…READ MORE

Family Law Section Spring Reception June 21

You are cordially invited to the Family Law Section's Annual Spring Reception at The Logan on Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. Please join the Section as it celebrates recent appointees to the Family Court Division, Hon. Daniel R. Sulman and Hon. Vincent W. Furlong, and congratulate Glenn Louis Andreola and Sandra Boller on their retirement…READ MORE

Giants of the Business Bar: Frederick D. Lipman June 22

The Business Law Section will feature Frederick D. Lipman, partner at Blank Rome LLP, in the latest Giants of the Business Bar fireside chat at Ballard Spahr LLP on Thursday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. This Section program recognizes legal giants impacting the practice of business law in Philadelphia and beyond, and is both a learning and networking opportunity.

Lipman, with more than 50 years of experience and a former chair of the Section, is an internationally known authority on business law and has authored 17 books on topics ranging from corporate governance to international business and finance…READ MORE

Latest Pennsylvania Supreme Court Public Committee, Board & Advisory Group Vacancies

  • The Court of Judicial Discipline: Deadline June 30

For more information on the available vacancies, click here.

Legislative Action Center: Oppose a Sales Tax on Legal Services

Currently, legal services are exempt from the sales tax in Pennsylvania. However, there is a proposal being discussed in the General Assembly to broaden the application of the sales tax to include many professional services, including most legal services… READ MORE

The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice - Public Interest Organization Volunteer Opportunities

The Philadelphia Bar Association's new pro bono volunteerism initiative "The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice" provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy. This one-stop-shop allows the city's legal-aid nonprofit organizations to know who is interested in assisting by giving volunteers the opportunity to add their name to a list for these groups to access if they need additional support for a particular cause.

For a list of volunteer and pro bono organizations and opportunities, 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.

Share the benefits of membership with your colleagues. For Philadelphia Bar Association members who bring a "walk-in" non-member to a CLE program anytime from June 1 - Aug. 31, 2017 and if the non-member joins on the spot, you both receive a discount…READ MORE

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Practice June 19

Presented with the National Bar Association/Women Lawyers Division (NBA/WLD) and the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP)

Many consumers feel as if they are drowning in debt. Bankruptcy is a means for debtors to obtain a financial fresh start. There are several types of bankruptcy, each provided in a separate chapter of the Bankruptcy Code, a federal statute. Proceedings under Chapter 7 involve surrendering most of the borrower's nonexempt assets. This CLE program provides a nuts and bolts explanation of the Chapter 7 process…READ MORE

Nexus: Where the States Are and Where They Are Going June 21

Hosted by the Tax Section

This program will examine the issues currently seen in state tax litigation as states seek to expand traditional notions of nexus and jurisdiction over multistate businesses with little or no actual physical presence in a state…READ MORE

Classifying Workers: Employee or Independent Contractor June 23

Hosted by the Labor & Employment Law Committee

It is critical that business owners properly determine whether the individuals providing services for the company are employees or independent contractors. Many employers misclassify some workers as independent contractors. A worker's status is a question of law, determined under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the accompanying regulations of the Department of Labor, and by the Internal Revenue Service…READ MORE

Campaign to End the Rape Kit Backlog June 27

The Joyful Heart Foundation is a national organization, founded in 2004 by actor, director and activist Mariska Hargitay, with a mission to transform society's response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, support survivors' healing and end this violence forever. The Women in the Profession Committee has teamed with Joyful Heart to deliver part of its mission of education and advocacy…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

Philly VIP Summer Pro Bono Program for Law Students June 19

This VIP signature event on Friday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. is for summer associates and law students in Philadelphia, to engage with pro bono in our city and discover the life-changing impact their efforts can have on individuals and families. Featured speakers will include Deborah R. Gross, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and convener of "Take Action Philly." Law students will enjoy a networking lunch with judges of the First Judicial District, board members and other legal community leaders. Registration is $25 per person (unpaid legal interns/public service law clerks are able to attend at no charge). Please RSVP at For more information, please contact Joanna Volpe at

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…READ MORE


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