Learn About YLD Benefits at YLD Live! Today
The Young Lawyers Division wants to hear from you! Today (Monday, July 27) at 12 p.m., join the YLD Executive Committee and other young lawyers at YLD Live!
, an interactive meeting that will address how the YLD can better benefit you. YLD Live! is open to all YLD members and will include a complimentary lunch.
Whether you have an idea for a program or an event that would help young lawyers, a specific topic you would like to see addressed in a CLE or panel discussion, or a suggestion for a program the YLD could undertake in the Philadelphia community, the YLD invites you to join effort to shape the future of the profession.
Some things you can expect to learn are:
The history of the YLD, its structure, and its mission;
How the YLD can benefit you through its programs and initiatives;
How to get involved with the YLD through social media;
Advice/suggestions if affected by the economic downturn; and
Upcoming YLD events
In addition to hearing from members of the YLD Executive Committee, attendees will break into groups for a more personal discussion about what the YLD can do for you. Cabinet members will lead these groups and answer questions as well as keep track of suggestions, opinions, etc., for future follow-up.
We will also be auctioning off four $25 gift certificates to the Mexican Post at YLD Live!, giving you another great reason to join us.
YLD Live! will be held at the Philadelphia Bar Association's headquarters, 1101 Market St., in the 11th Floor Conference Center. Click here to register.
Meet the Chancellor July 28
The Women in the Profession Committee will hold a "Meet The Chancellor” program with Association Chancellor Sayde J. Ladov on Tuesday, July 28.
Ladov, principal at Offit Kurman, will speak about her career path and how she made it to the “top office” of the Bar Association. She will then take questions on topics of interest. 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 those members who register in advance. Click here
Liability and Social Networking Sites July 29
The Cyberspace and E-Commerce Committee will hold a discussion on liability issues and other legal concerns regarding social networking sites and blogs at its Wednesday, July 29 meeting.
The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St., 12th Floor. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to Linda Waiters at 215-979-1294 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Demystifying Client Development July 29
Martha E. Candiello of ClientBridge, LLC will present "Demystifying Client Development - What You Need to Know to Create and Maintain Gold Standard Relationships with Your Clients" on Wednesday, July 29.
This program will give you the benefit of information acquired from extensive law firm client interviews in many industries and many geographic locations. The program is designed to help you understand what characteristics and behaviors your clients expect from excellent outside counsel – so you become their "go to lawyers."
The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.
Moving Out of Comfort Zone July 31
The Lawyers in Transition Initiative and the Training Resource Group will present "Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone" on Friday, July 31
This program will cover the difference between someone's identity and their role; the importance of keeping identity strong and how to keep it strong; the concept of winners, at-leasters and non-winners/losers; and the concept of comfort zone.
The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.
Lessons Learned from Starting a Small Firm Aug. 4
The Solo and Small Firm Committee and the Marketing Committee of the Law Practice Management Division will present "Lessons Learned from Starting a Small Firm" on Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Panelists include Sheryl L. Axelrod, The Axelrod Firm, LLC; Harper J. Dimmerman, The Law Office of Harper J. Dimmerman P.C.; and Joseph A. Prim, Duca and Prim, LLP. The speakers will engage in roundtable discussion, with an emphasis upon sharing meaningful lessons in their own practices. The subjects will range from entity formation to cost-cutting to marketing.
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 those members who register in advance. Click here
Volunteers Needed for Get Help Now PA!
At the direction of Gov. Edward G. Rendell and first lady Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, the Philadelphia Bar Association has agreed to help launch "Get Help Now Pennsylvania!" part of President and Michelle Obama's "United We Serve" national service initiative.
The initiative encourages Americans to create meaningful change in their communities by engaging in service. The Philadelphia Bar Association is working in conjunction with its Young Lawyers Division, Lawyers in Transition initiative, the Philadelphia Legal Secretaries Association and Philadelphia Association of Paralegals to bring Get Help Now Pennsylvania! to Philadelphia.
Through Friday, Sept. 11 (from 1 to 6 p.m.), President and Mrs. Obama are asking legal professionals and bankers to staff offices around the state to help direct individuals with legal or financial issues to agencies that can provide help. Here in Philadelphia, the office will be located at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law. As Philadelphia is the state's largest city, volunteers are greatly needed. The session are held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Get Help Now Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Pennsylvania Financial Services Association, the Office of the First Lady and Pennsylvania Department of Banking.
For questions or to volunteer, please contact Brian Sims, staff counsel for policy and planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association at email@example.com
or call (215) 238-6353.
Bar Foundation Seeks Award Nominees
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for two awards to be presented at the Andrew Hamilton Benefit on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Please Touch Museum.
The Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award is presented by Citizens Bank, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, and is given annually to a Philadelphia law firm or corporate legal department demonstrating outstanding volunteer efforts to help provide legal services to those in need. The recipient of the Citizens Bank Award designates the $10,000 monetary award to one or more Philadelphia Bar Foundation grantees.
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award is given to an attorney who is working in the nonprofit legal services community. A $2,500 award will be presented each year to an attorney who is providing direct legal services to the poor and the underprivileged in Philadelphia.
for more information. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 14.
Bar Launches PhilaBenchBar.org
The Philadelphia Bar Association has launched PhilaBenchBar.org
, a web site devoted entirely to the Association's Bench-Bar and Annual Conference on Oct. 23 and 24 at Harrah's Atlantic City.
contains all the details about the annual conference, including details about CLE programs and speakers. Members can also register for the conference and view photos from past events.
and register today.
Sponsors for the 2009 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference include USI Affinity, Juristaff, Summit Pharmacy, American Lawsuit Funding, JAMS and Alliance Medical Legal Consulting.
SeniorLAW Center CLE on Personal Planning July 28
The SeniorLAW Center will present the CLE program "Personal Planning 101: Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for Older Pennsylvanians," on Tuesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at SeniorLAW Center, 100 S. Broad St., Suite 1810.
The aim of this course is to train attorneys how to prepare and execute basic personal planning documents, including simple wills, living wills and financial and health care powers of attorney. For each document, attorneys will learn the relevant Pennsylvania law, pertinent definitions, drafting tips, and common misconceptions their clients may have about this area of law. Particular focus will be given to preparing and executing documents for SeniorLAW Center's client base: low-income older Pennsylvanians. Attorneys will be provided with paper copies of the power-point presentation and SeniorLAW Center's sample forms for each document
The program is free to SeniorLAW Center volunteer attorneys who agree to accept a pro bono referral representing one SeniorLAW Center personal planning client. (There is a $1.50 per credit administrative fee.) New volunteers are welcome and will also receive free credit if they agree to accept a pro bono personal planning client referral. Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Roxane Crowley, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Commonwealth Court Moving Aug. 3
Effective Monday, Aug. 3, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will move to the Pennsylvania Judicial Center.
The Clerk's Office address will change to:
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 2100
PO Box 69185
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9185
The court's telephone numbers and the Philadelphia filing office address will not change.
Please make a note of this address change. Filings should be directed to the court's new address effective Monday, Aug. 3. For more information, contact the Chief Clerk's Office at (717) 255-1650 or visit the court's web site at aopc.org
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IRS Appeals Process, ADR CLE July 29
PBI’s "IRS Appeals Process and Alternative Dispute Resolution through Fast Track Settlement" provides an overview of the structure and operations of IRS Office of Appeals along with a description of the process of case resolution. A panel examines cases including Estate Tax cases that have been successfully resolved through Fast Track Settlement process. This 3 substantive CLE credit hour program will be a held Wednesday, July 29, at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, (between 13th and Broad streets, opposite City Hall), from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. Check-in and lunch begin at 12 p.m. For additional information, or to register, click here
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, July 27 Buying and Selling a Business
4 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28 Ohlbaum on Evidence Advocacy: Using the Rules of Evidence to Persuade
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29 Fire At-Will: Wrongful Termination in PA
3 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.
IRS Appeals Process for Examination Cases and Alternative Dispute Resolution through Fast Track Settlement
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 30 Family Law 101
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Simulcast – Religion in the Workplace – Part of PBI’s Public Policy Series
2 substantive CLE credits
12 to 2 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, July 30 & 31
PLI – The Pocket MBA for Lawyers: Everything you Need to Know about Finance
12 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Earn as many as 4 credits on your computer, at your convenience at PBI's Online Campus, at www.onlinecle.pbi.org. More than 300 classes are available, including nearly 50 one-hour ethics programs. 24/7 CLE.
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