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Sept. 5, 2013
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Vol. 14, No. 66

Register Early and Save for Bench-Bar; Gormley to Speak

Association members who register before Sept. 13 can save $80 at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Oct. 4 at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. Click here to register. Duquesne University School of Law Dean Ken Gormley will discuss the 40th anniversary of the “Saturday Night Massacre” that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon during the Opening Luncheon.

The Bench-Bar & Annual Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to earn continuing legal education credit while networking with colleagues and members of the bench. Hundreds of attorneys and judges are expected to attend.

A new addition to this year's conference will be a Law Practice Management track among the 22 CLE seminars that will be offered. Another highlight of the weekend will be the Friday night reception at Revel's HQ nightclub. Prices for the 2013 edition of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference are being kept at 2012 levels.

In addition, we are pleased to offer a special REVEL hotel room group rate to our Bench-Bar attendees. A rate of $179 plus tax is available Friday, Oct. 4 and a limited number of rooms are available at $149 plus tax for Thursday, Oct. 3. You must be a registered attendee of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference in order to reserve a room at the group rate. Once you are registered for the conference you will receive instructions on how to make your room reservation.

Sponsors for the 2013 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include USI Affinity; The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania; iDiscovery Solutions; Insurance Adjustment Bureau, Inc; Frankly Legal; JAMS, The Resolution Experts; Kaplan, Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support; LexisNexis; Love Court Reporting; M. Burr Keim Company; Robson Forensic, Inc.; State Civil Litigation Section; US Claims Inc; and Wilkie Lexus. For sponsorship information, contact Tracey McCloskey at 215-238-6360 or

Scholarships Available for Bench-Bar at Revel

Scholarships to the 2013 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, October 4-5 at REVEL Resort in Atlantic City, are available by lottery to Association Members who are public interest or government service attorneys.

To enter the lottery, please submit your name and organization to Dawn Petit at by 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. Each scholarship will include hotel accommodations for one night on Oct. 4 at Revel as well as all conference fees which include CLE programming and all sponsored meals and events. The winners will be announced on Sept. 10 via email.

You must be a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association to participate in the scholarship lottery.

Sponsor Spotlight: LexisNexis

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. at Revel in Atlantic City on Friday, Oct. 4 for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Bench-Bar & Annual Conference. Come down early to meet our valued sponsors who have made this year's conference possible! Also, we invite you to visit each of our sponsors throughout the conference to get your "Passport" stamped to enter a raffle to win the new iPad!

We believe that when you put information and technology into the right hands, you give people the power to shape the world. LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with more than 15,000 employees worldwide.

Through the integration of information and technology, LexisNexis uniquely unites proprietary brands, advanced Web technologies and premium information sources. Across the globe, LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources.

To help customers win in their own marketplace, LexisNexis delivers Total Solutions - innovative products and services to address specific customer needs in order to improve productivity, increase profitability and stimulate growth.

Through risk and analytics solutions to assess risk, the company helps professionals verify identity, prevent fraud, comply with legislation, facilitate and secure commerce and support law enforcement and homeland security initiatives.

LexisNexis encompasses authoritative legal-publishing brands dating back to the 19th century including; Butterworths® in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Asia-Pacific region, Les Editions du Juris Classeur in France, and Martindale-Hubbell® and Matthew Bender® worldwide.

Business Continuity Workshop Sept. 6

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and the Philadelphia Police Department Homeland Security Unit will present a business continuity workshop on Friday, Sept. 6.

Topics include developing a business continuity plan; signing up for Philadelphia's Corporate Emergency Access System; learning about the city's evacuation routes; staying informed before, during and after an emergency; and identifying and reporting suspicious activity.

Registration and a free continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Space is limited. Click here to register.

Resolving Fee Disputes Sept. 9

Have you ever had a fee dispute with a client? We have, and we know how upsetting and disruptive it can be. Find out how the Fee Dispute Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association may be able to help resolve your dispute at a Monday, Sept. 9 program sponsored by the Family Law Section and Solo and Small Firm Committee.

The Fee Disputes Committee resolves disagreements about fees between clients and attorneys, out of court and free of charge. The Lawyer-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program offers two methods to help clients and attorneys resolve their disagreements. Those two methods are mediation and binding arbitration.

Hear from Committee Co-Chairs Arthur N. Brandolph, John Encarnacion and Linda F. Rosen as to how the Committee can serve both you and your clients and get you back to the practice of law. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

LGBT Employment, Labor Law Developments CLE Sept. 10

The LGBT Rights Committee will present the CLE program "Working OUT: Developments in the Employment, Labor and Benefits Law for LGBT Individuals in Pennsylvania" on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

This program will discuss and analyze significant employment, labor and benefit trends in Pennsylvania in recent years related to the LGBT community. Specific attention will be given to cases applying Title VII to questions of gender identity; local protections available to Philadelphia employees under the recently passed Fair Practices Ordinance; claims raised in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania regarding employee benefits under ERISA; and Pennsylvania HB 300, which would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression."

Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register.

Changing Parameters of Diversity Sept. 10

The Philadelphia Bar Association will present the Chancellor's Forum "The Changing Parameters of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession" on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The featured speaker is Sandra S. Yamate, CEO, The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession. She will be joined by Sophia Lee, chief litigation counsel at Sunoco and co-chair of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group and Philadelphia Bar Association Corporate In-House Counsel Committee and secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association; Wesley R. Payne IV, partner, White and Williams LLP and co-chair of Philadelphia Diversity Law Group as well as treasurer of the Philadelphia Bar Association and president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel; and Brennan J. Torregrossa, in-house counsel, Glaxo SmithKline and co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Corporate In-House Counsel Committee. The program will be moderated by Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson.

Established in 2009, the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) is one of the newer organizations establish-ed to devote its energies and focus its efforts at creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. With its motto, "Real change. Now," IILP has been asking hard questions and undertaking research and programming aimed at finding answers to those questions. Yamate will provide an overview of IILP's work, explaining how it supplements and supports the diversity leadership offered by groups like the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, and minority and women's bar associations, highlighting some of its research findings, and sharing insights into the most recent and cutting edge diversity and inclusion developments that IILP has been observing within the legal profession.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Registration is free at

Green Ribbon Committee Roundtable Sept. 10

The Green Ribbon Committee will hold its annual roundtable over breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, 123 S. Broad St., 28th Floor.

Andrew Stober, chief of staff for the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, will speak briefly and answer questions regarding the new Bike Share program. The rest of the meeting will be dedicated to exchanging ideas and sustainability tips.

If interested in attending, please send an e-mail to

Justice Todd, Judges Smith, Shapiro at Sept. 12 Mock Trial

Join Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge D. Brooks Smith and U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma Shapiro at a Thursday, Sept. 12 CLE program where they will hear a mock argument and discuss First Amendment issues.

Lawyers who will argue a case involving first amendment rights are Robert L. Byer and Sean R. Sullivan. This program will use a mock appellate argument as a means of discussing the issues that can arise when public high schools attempt to regulate off-campus conduct by students. These issues are the subject of debate and adjudications have resulted in divergent views among various trial and appellate courts. The mock argument will be followed by a general discussion of the issues by the participants. The program is sponsored by the new Education Law Committee, Appellate Courts Committee and Federal Courts Committee and will be moderated by Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson.

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.

Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Tax Section CLE Sept. 12

Practice before the IRS includes a wide range of activities, including the rendering of written federal tax advice. Tax practitioners increasingly find themselves worrying about becoming subject to civil penalties imposed by the IRS, as well as the possibility of being subject to criminal violations for interactions with their clients. The updated Circular 230 sets out the standards for attorneys, certified public accountants and others who prepare tax returns or provide tax advice to clients for compensation. This seminar discusses the recent developments, Office of Professional Responsibility enforcement, as it relates to the IRS return preparer penalty program, and the alleged "enhanced" enforcement. Click here to register for this Thursday, Sept. 12 Tax Section CLE program.

WIP School Supply Drive Happy Hour Sept. 12

The Women in the Profession Public Service Task Force will host its annual Pencils and Pinot school supply drive and happy hour on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom St.

Donations of school supplies will go directly to the Friends of Chester Arthur elementary school to help make sure the students and the school are ready for the new school year. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and in exchange for your donation, you will get complimentary appetizers and drink specials.

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email Monica Platt at

Successful Rainmaking Habits Sept. 18

The next Women in the Profession Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 where Kimberly Alford Rice will discuss "The Top Habits of Highly Successful Rainmakers: What You Must Do."

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund.Click here to register.

L.A. Law's Jill Eikenberry at Sept. 19 Leadership Program

Jill Eikenberry, one of the stars of the long-running television series "L.A. Law" will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 19 Chancellor’s Leadership Institute program.

Eikenberry played lawyer Ann Kelsey and earned four Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe Award. She played opposite her husband Michael Tucker in the series. She co-produced a one-hour documentary for NBC titled "Destined to Live," which dealt with the emotional aspects of breast cancer, from diagnosis to recovery. She battled the disease in 1986 and was aware of the importance of letting other women know that they were not alone and could recover and lead full and normal lives.

Join us for a candid conversation with Eikenberry about playing a woman lawyer on network television in a groundbreaking role, being married to a lawyer on television, and life as a breast cancer survivor as well as an activist for breast cancer research and early detection.

The program begins at 4 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets and is followed by a wine and cheese reception. Admission is $25 for Bar Association members and $35 for non-members. Click here to register. This Chancellor's Leadership Institute program is sponsored by Kaplan Leaman Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support and The Dispute Resolution Institute.

Conversation with a Mediator CLE Sept. 18

John Francis Gough will present "A Conversation with a Mediator" addressing three principal aspects of mediation at a Wednesday, Sept. 18 CLE program presented by the Small Business Committee.

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 $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 at no charge.

The program begins at 9 a.m. at The Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Presenting Your Personal Brand Sept. 19

The Solo and Small Firm Committee, the Brehon Law Society and The Justinian Society of Philadelphia will present "Presenting Your Personal Brand After the Death of the Elevator Speech," at the offices of Reed Smith LLP, 1650 Market St., 23rd Floor, on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The speakers are Gina Furia Rubel, past chancellor of The Justinian Society and president and CEO of Furia Rubel Communications, and former sports broadcaster, academic All American, and member of the Villanova 1985 basketball championship team, Mark Plansky. This event is being sponsored by A & A Court Reporting.

This is a great opportunity to learn various ways to communicate your personal and corporate brands both online and offline - from strategic use of social media to in-person networking. Cocktails and light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend the program but RSVP is required and space is limited. Please contact Siobhan Lyons at, Maureen Farrell at, or John Sullivan at to register for the program.

Family Fun Day Sponsored by YLD Sept. 21

Join us for Family Fun Day sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse on Reservoir Drive in East Fairmount Park.

Enjoy pizza, fruit, cookies, soft drinks and face painting with your families and colleagues at the 6.5-acre playground that features a giant wooden slide and more than 50 pieces of playground equipment from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The 16,000-square-foot playhouse, designed for children age 5 and younger, gives them a chance to drive a train, cook in the kitchen, ride tricycles and much more! The park and pavilion are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Children under 10 will be admitted free. Click here to register.

Insurance Practice Planning Meeting Sept. 23

The Committee on Insurance Practice will discuss future plans and programs at its Monday, Sept. 23 meeting. The committee will also discuss available committee positions.

he meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for nonmembers. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

ACE Committee Annual Meeting, CLE Sept. 26

The Advancing Civics Education Committee (ACE) will hold its annual meeting and CLE program on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets.

The program will include instruction, role play, a refresher for returning volunteers and orientation for new volunteers.

ACE is a partnership with public schools in Philadelphia to provide supplemental civics education - in areas such as fundamental principles of citizenship, democracy and dispute resolution - to ninth-grade public school students. An understanding of civics, legal systems and civic participation is vital to the success of future generations. ACE brings civics to life for Philadelphia high school students. This effort will complement the hard work of teachers and principals to create a bridge from middle school to high school that focuses upon each citizen's rights and responsibilities within our community, our commonwealth and our rapidly changing world. Click here for more information.

Board Observer Program Seeks Young Lawyers

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation, in partnership with the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, has developed the Board Observation Program, an initiative that gives young lawyers practicing in Philadelphia the opportunity to learn more about local public interest organizations and to develop leadership skills necessary to serve on the boards of such organizations as well as succeed in their future careers.

Through the program, a young lawyer will be paired with a Philadelphia nonprofit service organization so as to observe that organization's board activities during the one-year program. If you are a young lawyer interested in becoming a Board Observer or if you are a nonprofit organization and would like to express an interest in having an Observer next year, click here.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation Seeks Nominees

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for its two annual awards – The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award and the Pro Bono Award.

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award, originally established by the Apothaker family in honor of Louis D. Apothaker, recognizes a public interest attorney who is dedicating his or her life to promoting equal access to justice for all by working in the nonprofit legal services community. A $2,500 stipend is presented in recognition of excellence in providing direct legal services to the poor and the underprivileged in Philadelphia.

The Pro Bono Award is presented annually to a Philadelphia law firm or corporate legal department that demonstrates outstanding volunteer efforts in providing legal services to those in need. Guidelines and nomination forms can be found at

Join the New Committee on Insurance Practice

The Philadelphia Bar Association has created a new Committee on Insurance Practice for attorneys involved in insurance practice on all sides, such as subrogation, bad faith litigation, and other aspects the practice. The committee was formed with the intention of being as widely inclusive as possible and to partner with other sections and committees of the Association on events and initiatives where appropriate.

"A lot of law firms will be very interested in this, and more attorneys will want to be members of the Philadelphia Bar Association because of this Committee," said Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson.

The Committee on Insurance Practice is chaired by Sean P. O'Donnell of Cozen O'Connor. For more information about the committee or to join, contact O'Donnell at

Volunteers Sought for New Education Law Committee

The Association's new Education Law Committee provides a forum to examine important initiatives affecting education, recent developments in the law and the Bar's role in this area. Our Association has not had an Education Law Committee in many years, and there is no more important time than now to examine the critical issues of access to education, development of our youth, and the intersection of the law at all levels - including pre-K to 12th grade, as well as colleges and universities.

The Committee will also study the expansion of youth courts in Philadelphia and the Bar's role in assisting that effort. City Council has accepted a series of recommendations for setting up youth courts in schools that work in tandem with the juvenile justice system.

Additionally, the Committee will facilitate the Bar's award-winning Advancing Civic Education Program, or ACE, which over the past five years has placed more than 150 volunteer lawyers and judges into 14 public high schools and three elementary schools to provide supplemental civics education, including the fundamental principles of citizenship, democracy and dispute resolution.

The Committee also meets and collaborates with public officials and agencies including the U.S. Department of Education, leveraging the strengths of their offices to help with the Committee's efforts to engage the education bar, and discusses ideas for potential trainings/programs/panels and topics to energize Philadelphia's education attorneys.

If you are interested in learning more about the work of our new Education Law Committee, please contact Committee Co-Chair Joshua Richards of Saul Ewing LLP at, or Co-Chair Mary Gay Scanlon of Ballard Spahr LLP at

Bar Association Elections Committee Formed

The Philadelphia Bar Association has formed its Elections Committee. Chaired by Immediate-Past Chancellor John E. Savoth, it consists of Jennifer S. Coatsworth, John Encarnacion, Nikki Johnson-Huston, Henri Marcial, Aneesh A. Mehta, Ourania Papademetriou, Scott W. Reid, James A. Rocco III, Eric H. Weitz and Marc J. Zucker. Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Chancellor-Elect William P. Fedullo, Vice Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III and Secretary Sophia Lee serve as ex-officio members.

Offices for which candidates are being solicited are Vice Chancellor, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and five seats on the Board of Governors. Each Board seat carries a three-year term.

Association members may become candidates for any of these offices by filing with the secretary, at least 60 days prior to the Dec. 10, 2013 annual meeting, nominations in writing which, for candidates of the Board, must be signed by at least 25 members who are entitled to vote; for candidates for Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, shall be signed by at least 35 Members who are entitled to vote; and for candidates for Vice Chancellor, shall be signed by at least 100 members who are entitled to vote.

Individuals who wish to run for any of the above named offices should contact Susan Knight, CFO/Director of Administration at for additional information. Signatures, along with a resume, and written authorization should be submitted to Association Secretary Sophia Lee, c/o Susan Knight, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Legal Advice Live! Volunteers Needed

Volunteer attorneys are needed for the Young Lawyers Division's upcoming Legal Advice Live! events throughout the city. The dates and locations are as follows:

• Central Branch of the Free Library, 1901 Vine St., Monday, Sept. 23 from 5-7 p.m.
• Lillian Marrero Branch of the Free Library, 601 W. Lehigh Ave., Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5-6:30 p.m.
• Donatucci Branch of the Free Library, 1935 Shunk St., Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 5-7 p.m.
• Murphy Recreation Center, 300 W. Shunk St., Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2-4 p.m.
• Lucien E. Blackwell Branch of the Free Library, 125 S. 52nd St., Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m.

Mark Vogelbacker (, Charece Collins ( and Stephanie Mensing ( are soliciting volunteer attorneys. Contact them to volunteer.

At Legal Advice Live, attorneys provide answers to legal questions on a broad range of topics including personal injury, medical malpractice, landlord/tenant law, divorce and child custody matters, wills and estate planning, real estate law and employment law.

Ethics, Duties of Serving on Board of Directors Oct. 2

The YLD will present the Live, Lunch and Learn CLE Program "The Professional Ethics and Duties of a Lawyer Serving on a Board of Directors" on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

This CLE seminar focuses on what every attorney who acts as a board member/director or an attorney for a nonprofit board needs to understand about his or her professional and ethical responsibilities. Specifically, the program will address a lawyer's professional duties and the potential conflicts that may arise when lawyers serve on boards of nonprofit organizations, including, understanding the fiduciary duties imposed upon nonprofit directors and whether the dual member/attorney role may compromise the lawyer's independence of professional judgment. Speaker Michael L. Temin will also review ethics opinions involving lawyers serving on boards of nonprofit organizations.

The program has been approved for 1 ethics 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. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Public Interest Trainings, Events Scheduled

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania will present a Fabulous Party Bus Trip to the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. on Sunday, Sept. 15. Tickets are $175 per person and include admission to the Miss America pageant, round-trip transportation from Philadelphia to Atlantic City and food and drinks on the bus. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 215-587-9377.

HIAS Pennsylvania will hold its Annual Meeting, Pursuing Justice, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 12 to 1:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St. Join us as we reflect on the past year’s achievements and recognize outstanding volunteers, advocates and new Americans who have helped us along the way. We also install new officers to our Board as the launch for our 2014 fiscal year. Tickets cost $35 each ($25 nonprofit employee rate). Dietary restrictions will be observed. For more information or to purchase tickets click here. RSVP requested by Sep. 10.

The Education Law Center will hold its Annual Event on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m., at the Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East. Morris Dees, renowned civil rights attorney and founder and chief trial Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be the featured speaker. Tickets may be purchased online at

Nationalities Service Center will present its Global Tastes Annual Event, a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse communities through food on Thursday, Sept. 26 The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Horticultural Center, Fairmount Park, North Horticultural Drive. At the event, Romulo L. Diaz Jr., vice president and general counsel of PECO will be honored. Tickets are available at More information is also available at Philadelphia VIP will present a CLE training program on Homeownership - Mortgage Foreclosure on Friday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at PECO/Exelon, 2301 Market St. For further information, and to register, click here.

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will hold its annual Fall Celebration and Silent Auction on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Westin Philadelphia to support LCD’s efforts at providing free legal services to low-income individuals with disabilities and who are deaf and hard of hearing. LCD’s services enable their clients to live safe, healthy, and independent lives in their community. Come for a night of fun, great auction items, food, drinks and music by 61 North! For more information or to make a donation, please contact Linda Peyton at

• Reserve your foursome now for the 8th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 30 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Bring clients and colleagues and try your luck (and skill) at one of the top five golf courses in Pennsylvania. A day on the greens provides your organization with a wonderful way to make a difference in the life of a child. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities and to register. For questions, contact or 267-546-9216.

Community Legal Services will hold its 4th Annual Justice for All 5K race/walk on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m., at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. In addition to individual, legal, and open team competitions, the Justice For All 5K features a Law School Challenge in which teams from area law schools compete against one another. Advance online registration closes at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Day-of registration will be available starting at 7:15 a.m. on race day. For information about registration fees or to register online, visit Contact Caitlin Brown at cbrown@clsphila.orgfor more information.

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Association members can now showcase their professional profile on the website of the oldest association of lawyers in the United States and receive one month free.

With Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles, members can enhance their business development efforts by having their full professional profile displayed on the Philadelphia Bar Association's website at

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PNC Perspectives: Adjusting Approach Toward Bonds

In this month's interview, we sat down with E. William Stone, chief investment strategist for PNC Wealth Management® and PNC Institutional Investments®, to discuss how investors might want to adjust their approach toward bonds given this changing environment. Click here to read the interview.
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