Oct. 21, 2019 | Vol. 20, No. 43

 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Oct. 21 Forum

Today: Navigating the New Normal

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In my July "Frontline" column, I wrote of the challenges around accepting the "new normal," as my beloved mother, now of blessed memory, experienced the changes that come with dementia. Since then, many of you have reached out to share your own experiences, both past and continuing, with parents, grandparents, spouses and other loved ones.

Please join me on Monday, Oct. 21 for a special and very personal Chancellor's Forum to have an open conversation around navigating the new normal, whatever it may be, while still managing to perform as normally as possible in our demanding professional lives.

With continuing gratitude for the privilege of serving as your Chancellor,

Kind regards,

Shelli Fedullo


Financial Strategies to MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MONEY – 3-Part SeriesWebcast Icon

Part I: Foundation Concepts – Cash Flow and Risk Management

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – 5 p.m.


Part II: Building Your Nest Egg - Investments and Taxes

Tuesday, Oct. 29 – 5 p.m.


Part III: Legacy…You and the Next Generation – Estate Conservation

Tuesday, Nov. 5 – 5 p.m.


Presented by Philadelphia Bar Association Member Benefit Provider BPU Investment Management, Inc.

Have recent events in the markets and the economy reshaped your financial future? This three-part educational series is designed to help you take charge of your finances and pursue a more comfortable financial future. Paul J. Brahim, CFP®, AIFA® is the Chair and CEO of BPU Investment Management, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC-registered investment advisor with 30 years of experience helping people make smart choices with their money. In this series, members learn the 7 Roadblocks to Financial Success and how to avoid them. Then Brahim will identify the 6 Keys to Financial Success to guide you on your way to developing sound personal finances while teaching you how to build a financial legacy for you and the next generation. Exclusively for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Pro Bono

2019 Celebrate Pro Bono: Oct. 20-26

Celebrate pro bono in Philly! Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in a variety of pro bono recruitment, recognition and training events in October as part of the 2019 National Pro Bono Celebration…READ MORE


Halloween Happy Hour Oct. 24

Be there, or beware!

Our friend (pictured) says this is one Halloween event you better not miss…or else. Our Workers' Compensation Section, Tax Section and Young Lawyers Division are teaming up for the best Halloween event, yet, at Brickwall Tavern on Thursday, Oct. 24!

Wear your best costume for a chance to win some devilishly good prizes, and find out what lies beyond with a tarot card reading by Kim…READ MORE

Nominations Due Nov. 5: 2019 Sandra Day O'Connor Award

The Sandra Day O'Connor Award was named in honor of the first woman Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and is given annually to an outstanding woman attorney in the Philadelphia area. The recipient is expected to
exemplify the qualities that Justice O'Connor has demonstrated in her life and work. Therefore, the Award
Committee gives preference to those nominees who have achieved prominence and the highest degree of
professional excellence in their field over a sustained period and who have openly and visibly used their
position and stature in the community to mentor, promote and advance other women lawyers…READ MORE

Did You Know ?
Chancellor Shelli Fedullo will testify at a hearing on Oct. 29 in support of right-to-counsel legislation in Philadelphia for low-income tenants facing eviction. Read more.


Superior Court Candidates Forum Oct. 29

Three Superior Court candidates will answer questions in a moderated forum.

The Philadelphia Bar Association and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts will host a community forum for candidates running for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The forum is intended to give the public a better sense of the candidates’ backgrounds, judicial philosophies and temperaments with the goal of helping voters make informed decisions on Election Day…READ MORE

Philadelphia Film Office PhillyMade Film Series: 'Law Abiding Citizen' Nov. 8

Use promo code PHILLYBAR to receive $2 off admission!

A fatal break and enter ignites the fuse for a grief stricken man (Gerard Butler) to seek violent revenge while a sympathetic attorney (Jamie Foxx) tries to stop him before it's too late.

From director F. Gary Gray (Friday, Straight Outta Compton), Law Abiding Citizen utilizes the streets of Philadelphia to create a simmering neo-noir that threatens to explode at any moment. Originally slated to be filmed in Baltimore, Gray found that the iconic bridges and architecture of Philly's downtown created a one-of-a-kind mood for such an intense film…READ MORE

2019 Beccaria Award Reception Nov. 12

The Philadelphia Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and the Justinian Society of Philadelphia cordially invite you to a Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 12 presenting the annual Beccaria Award to Daniel Silverman, associate professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University…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.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Funding the Future of Legal Aid

Please consider making a gift to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2019. Through programs, grants, and partnerships, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation removes barriers to justice, engages the community in support of civil legal aid, and builds system-wide capacity in order to strengthen the provision of quality legal services and to ensure that all individuals understand their rights to equal justice under law. You can make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people in need across Philadelphia and our region by donating today.


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

  • Criminal Rules Committee: Deadline Oct. 31
  • Orphans' Court Rules Committee: Deadline Oct. 31

For more information on the available vacancies, click here.

Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

Vacationing, stuck in the office, at home or just avoiding the commute? Philadelphia Bar Association offers webcasts of select LIVE CLE/CJE courses. Look for the Webcast Icon in the program description for availability.

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 inducted into The Legal Intelligencer's Best of 2019 Hall of Fame and named to the Best of 2019 top three for continuing legal education provider and online CLE provider!

VIDEO ENCORE: Employment Policy Issues for Solo & Small Firms

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 - 12 p.m.

This video-encore program will explore employment policy issues that can have a significant impact on firms, but often times, solo and small firms are unfamiliar with the policies in question. Whether for your firm or the representation of a client, solo and small firm practitioners must prepare for and understand these common employment issues that may become complex…READ MORE

Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax UpdateWebcast Icon

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 - 12:30 p.m.

Keeping up to date on the Pennsylvania inheritance tax is essential to any practitioner who provides estate administration advice and services. This practical course provides a unique opportunity to engage directly with top Department of Revenue Inheritance Tax Division officials and receive the latest updates regarding issues with inheritance tax…READ MORE

How to Handle a Child Abuse Case Volunteer Training Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 - 9 a.m.
4.5 SUB/2 ETH

The Center for Excellence in Advocacy of the Support Center for Child Advocates offers this volunteer training workshop, presented by dedicated experts in the field of child advocacy to explain how you can make a difference and provide legal representation and social service advocacy for abused/neglected child victims. Receive step-by-step guidance on the standards of practice for lawyers who represent children in abuse and neglect cases and become certified to receive court appointments for dependency cases in Philadelphia County…READ MORE

Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Board Service

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 - 12 p.m.

The CLE will provide attorneys interested in serving on a nonprofit board with an introduction to the role of a Board of Directors and the laws governing nonprofits, including charitable issues raised under state and federal laws. This program is mandatory for all those participating in the Board Observer Program and provides a great refresher for staff and board members about all nonprofit organizations…READ MORE

Tricks and Treats of Consular Processing for Immigrant Visa CasesWebcast Icon

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 - 12 p.m.

Processing immigrant visa cases outside of the United States, at the United States Consulate, is filled with many "tricks" these days… and a handful of "treats." This timely and practical program addresses how to avoid the "tricks," that may result in the refusal of your client's long-awaited immigrant visa at the Consulate, and benefit from the "treats"- strategic analysis plans and the filing of waivers, where appropriate…READ MORE

Implicit Bias, Discrimination, and You: What You Need to Know and When You Need to Take ActionWebcast Icon

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 - 2 p.m.

The program will examine implicit biases and provide tools to manage those biases in order to prevent them from adversely affecting the decisions one makes and encounters with others. Panelists will discuss issues of discrimination in the workplace, courthouse, and legal organizations along with considering when and what actions can be taken. The program will further address the value of diversity and inclusiveness in legal environments and why that should matter to attorneys and their practice…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

WHYY and the Literary Cafe in Conversation: Open Season by Ben Crump Oct. 21

Ben Crump, former president of the National Bar Association and distinguished civil rights attorney, firmly believes in the Constitution and its legal protections. He has devoted his career to fighting for justice for America's marginalized, faithful to the idea that civil rights belong to all Americans, not just those privileged by race, wealth, or pedigree. Join him at WHYY studios on Monday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. as he shares his memoir "Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People," and his inspiring journey working on some of the most egregious cases to rock our nation in recent years, including those of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown…READ MORE

Mary Philbrook Award Oct. 24

You are invited to the 34th Annual Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award Celebration honoring Lloyd Freeman RLAW'07 at Rutgers University–Camden Campus Center on Thursday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m…READ MORE

Affinity Bar Food Tasting Oct. 30

For just $20 you can taste a diverse collection of delicious dishes brought by each affinity group and enjoy wine and beer while networking with your colleagues from the different Philadelphia Affinity Bar Associations at White and Williams LLP on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m…READ MORE

SABA Gala Nov. 1

The South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia will host its Second Annual Gala at The Logan Hotel on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Gala serves as the organization's largest event of the year and unites diverse attorneys and influential business leaders for an evening of cocktails, dining, entertainment, awards, building relationships and networking opportunities…READ MORE

CHILD USA Hearings on the Larry Nassar Case Nov. 4

CHILD USA has created a "Game Over Commission to Protect Youth Athletes" on Monday, Nov. 4 in order to establishment an independent Blue Ribbon Commission to examine the institutional responses to sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. For more information about the commission…READ MORE

PILC Celebration of the Right to Vote Nov. 7

The Public Interest Law Center will host a Celebration of the Right to Vote at 7303 Emlen St., Philadelphia, on Thursday, Nov. 7. Law Center board member Howard Langer will host advocates for democracy at a cocktail party celebrating the Law Center’s long and storied history of defending and strengthening the right to vote, helping commemorate the Law Center’s 50th anniversary. Email Michael Berton for more information.

CHILD USA Annual Awards Celebration Nov. 7

CHILD USA’s Annual Awards Celebration will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7. To purchase tickets…READ MORE


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