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Dec. 16, 2013
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 14, No. 96

Chancellor's Reception Jan. 7
at Hyatt at The Bellevue

All members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to a complimentary reception in honor of William P. Fedullo, 87th Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. No RSVP is necessary. This is the event in which even the city's busiest legal luminaries patiently wait in line to wish the new Chancellor and each other good luck in the year ahead. The Chancellor's Reception is sponsored by Navigant.

Generating Revenue for Nonprofits Dec. 16

The most pressing question nonprofit leaders and board members have is how to generate sustainable revenue and diversify the revenue stream.

At the Monday, Dec. 16 Live, Lunch and Learn program "Getting on Board," you'll learn what revenue sources are available to nonprofit organizations; the pros and cons of each; the importance of a nonprofit strategy; optimizing organizational structure; about the other "I" word - impact; where board members' roles end and staff member roles begin; and three important ways every board member can serve on nonprofit boards.

Get on board, learn more about the nonprofit sector, and take away lots of ideas that will help you be a hero on board the nonprofit organization you serve.

Gail Bower is the speaker for the program, beginning at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Bower transforms organizational complexity into strategies that result in sustainable revenue, increased growth, and greater value. Author of How to Jump-start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough Times, she's a professional consultant, coach, writer, and speaker, with more than 25 years experience in marketing and managing some of the country's most important events, festivals and sponsorships.

Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Reentering the Workforce Dec. 17

The Education Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will explore the needs of attorneys who have left the practice of law and now want to return, including: offering programming to address the needs and skills of reentering attorneys with those of employers who are open to hiring attorneys with non-traditional work histories.

Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 17 when Lisa Goldstein of Special Counsel will offer her experience in this area. She will also offer guidance in crafting a resume and learning effective interviewing techniques. The program will be moderated by Catherine H. Agnew of PBA's Education Committee. Any recent law school graduates or lawyers who wish to reenter the workforce are invited to attend.

Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson believes that "both practicing and non-practicing attorneys interested in contributing their insights and experiences are encouraged to attend." In addition, an update on the activities of the ACE program (Advancing Civics Education) and the recent Youth Court program will also be provided.

The program begins at 4 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Click here to register.

WIP to Honor Chancellor Wilkinson Dec. 19

Join the Women in the Profession Committee for a casual and festive gathering honoring the work of Kathleen Wilkinson during her year as Chancellor on Thursday, Dec. 19. Kathleen made it her priority to highlight and address issues that are unique to women in the profession. We will hear from Kathleen regarding those efforts and celebrate her many accomplishments during 2013. There will also be an opportunity for some informal networking so be sure to bring your business cards.

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 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Judge Stabile to Address Appellate Courts Committee Dec. 19

Judge Victor P. Stabile, recently elected to Pennsylvania Superior Court, will share his expectations of becoming a Superior Court judge at the Thursday, Dec. 19 meeting of the Appellate Courts Committee.

The 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 non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Business Law Section Annual Meeting Dec. 23

The Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, Dec. 23 at 12 p.m. at Bar Association Headquarters, 10th Floor Boardroom, 1101 Market St. The business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting is to elect Section officers.

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Business Law Section that the following nominations for Section officers for one-year terms beginning January 1, 2014 will be considered: Graham R. Laub, Vice Chair; Rachel E. Branson, Treasurer; Anne Marie Aronson, Secretary; and Katayun I. Jaffari, Communications Officer. The 2013 Vice Chair of the Section, Michael D. Ecker, will automatically become the 2014 Chair of the Section, as provided in Article III, Section 3 of the Bylaws. E. David Chanin and Sarah B. Gelb will continue to serve their three-year terms begun January 1, 2013. Phyllis Horn Epstein will continue to serve her three-year term begun on January 1, 2012. Curtis L. Golkow is a candidate for a three-year term commencing on January 1, 2014.

Section members may submit additional nominations for the above-stated positions no later than December 18, 2013 by filing a petition, signed by at least 35 members in good standing with the Section. Additional nominations should be sent to Rachel E. Branson, Secretary, Business Law Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor, 1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Register Now for Annual Section, Committee Receptions

The Tax Section Annual CLE Meeting and Dinner will be Monday, Dec. 16 beginning at 2:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue of The Arts, 2nd Floor Petite Ballroom. The program begins with the CLE program "Tax Consequences of Litigation Settlements and Awards" from 3 to 5 p.m. Two substantive CLE credits as well as 2.0 CPA credits are available. Click here to register for CLE. Join us for dinner following the CLE program with evening speaker Paul Levy, President and CEO, The Center City District. Click here to register for dinner.

The Family Law Section Annual Dinner and Award Presentation will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St., 52nd Floor. The Herbert R. Weiman Jr. Award will be presented to Ourania "Rainy" Papademetriou of Philadelphia VIP. Tickets are $75 for members and First Judicial District employees and $85 for non-members. Includes drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres and a three-course dinner. Cash bar available. Advanced registration is required by Friday, Dec. 13. Click here to register.

The Senior Lawyers Professional and Public Service Committee Holiday Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Palm, 200 S. Broad St. The event is complimentary for members of the committee. Click here to register.

Affinity Bar Holiday Party Dec. 18 at Chima

The annual Joint Affinity Bar Association Holiday Party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 1901 JFK Blvd. The event will feature appetizers, meat carving station, cash bar and an opportunity to network with some awesome lawyers! The event is sponsored by Asian Pacific American Bar Association-PA; The Barristers' Association; Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia; Hispanic Bar Association-PA; NBA Women Lawyers Division; Philadelphia Bar Association; and South Asian Bar Association. There is no charge to attend. APABA-PA will be collecting donations for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

Business Law Section to Honor Meyers, John Jan. 21

The Business Law Section will present its the Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award to Howard L. Meyers and the inaugural Albert S. Dandridge III Diversity Award to Leslie E. John at its Annual Dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Estia, 1405 Locust St.

Replansky, a former Business Law Section Chair, passed away in 1994 at the age of 51 and was among the Bar's most esteemed and beloved members. In 1997, the Section established the Award in recognition of his career as a lawyer and his contributions to legal, civic, religious and other charitable causes. Meyers, a partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, through his years of accomplishments and service, continues the line of award recipients who exemplify the abilities and qualities that honor Replansky's memory, and whose lives are exemplars to other lawyers.

John, a partner with Ballard Spahr LLP, will receive the inaugural Albert S. Dandridge III Business Law Section Diversity Award. The award is to publicly acknowledge, recognize and honor an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity; and promotes full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession. John's advocacy for women and diverse lawyers demonstrates her outstanding commitment to diversity and full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.

The 2013 Chair of the Year is Jeffrey L. Vagle, chair of the Cyberspace and E-Commerce Committee. His commitment, leadership and industry are deeply appreciated by the Section and by those who have directly benefitted from the many programs offered by the Committee.

The 2013 Committee of the Year is the Small Business Committee, chaired by Katayun I. Jaffari. The Committee has put on fascinating and well-attended seminars that are a genuine boon to the Bar. The Section is enriched by such an active and productive committee.

The Annual Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Click here to register.

Join Committee on Insurance Practice

Does your practice involve insurance-related issues? If the answer is "yes," you should be a member of the Committee on Insurance Practice.

This is a newly formed committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association dedicated to the issues that litigators on both sides of the aisle who deal with insurance practices face. Best of all, membership in the Committee is free to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Subcommittees will include: GL policies, D & O and E & O, first party/property, subrogation, insurance compliance/regulation, emerging Issues (i.e. cyber insurance), programming committee.

To be added to the listserv for the committee, contact Dawn Petit at

Juvenile Law Center Webinar Dec. 16

The Juvenile Law Center will host the webinar "Education for Kids in Care: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know," on Monday, Dec. 16, from 12 to 1 p.m. It will provide information on how to protect and advance the education rights of clients through effective courtroom practices. It will include an overview of juvenile court rules focused on education; the role of educational decisionmakers; and model orders and sample findings regarding education, among other topics. For more information or to register, visit

Order 2013 Legal Directory Today

The 2013 Legal Directory has more than 17,000 attorney and 1,600 law firm listings. It is conveniently indexed so you can effortlessly find what you're looking for in the Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks County areas. Each listing is complete with name, full address, phone, fax and email and cab be accessed via print, computer, tablet or mobile device. The 2013 Legal Directory also includes corporate counsel listings, judges index, federal, Pennsylvania and county government listings, and much more. To order, call 800-722-7670 x2453 or visit

Get One Month Free with Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles

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

Additionally, "snapshots" of each profile with attorney photo, firm name and practice synopsis rotate directly on the homepage of the Association's website, linking to the attorney's full profile. All profiles are searchable by attorney name or firm name.

As a bonus, participants also receive a customized link to their Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles full-profile page, which they can use for promotional purposes on their website, blog, social media and other marketing vehicles.

To maintain exclusivity, only 300 profiles are available as part of this unique service. The service adds instant value to Association membership.

Association members can join Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles for only $975 a year. With the first month free, that's 13 months of Lawyer Profiles for the price of 12. Members can visit to take a tour of the service. Profiles can be created in just a few easy steps, and are instantly posted to the Association's website for immediate viewing by colleagues, friends, family and potential clients everywhere.

Biographical profile fields that are displayed include photo, firm/practice name, position held, firm size, social media links, years in practice, degrees, accomplishments, bar memberships, publications, court admissions and CLE. Up to three areas of practice can be displayed.

For questions about Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles, contact Lana Ehrlich at American Lawyer Media, at 215-557-2392, or For technical questions, contact Barry Greenspan, chief technology officer, at 215-238-6327, or

PNC Perspectives: Understanding Exchange-Traded Notes

In this month's interview, we sat down with the Philadelphia Investment Director for PNC Wealth Management®, David F. Huting, CFA, to discuss some of the characteristics of exchange-traded notes. Click here to read the entire article.

Criminal Law Update Dec. 19

Get current on case law, statutes, rules changes, and receive an annual federal and state law update that will increase your ability to effectively handle criminal litigation on Thursday, Dec. 19. Our faculty will address the emerging issues facing criminal practitioners and discuss the latest developments from the courts and the legislature. You will receive a comprehensive course book covering a wide range of topics including search and seizure; sentencing; drug cases; ineffective assistance of counsel and gun cases. This 4 substantive CLE credit program will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building from 12 to 4:15 p.m. Check-in and lunch begin at 11:30 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, Dec. 16
Ethics Potpourri - Abe Lincoln, Sydney Carton & the Art of Aspiration (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
9 to 10 a.m.

Working OUT: Developments in the Employment, Labor and Benefits Law for LGBT Individuals in Pennsylvania (video)
2 substantive CLE credits
10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The Anatomy of Pennsylvania’s New P3 Infrastructure Act: Opportunities, Source Selection and Project Finance Solutions (video)
3 substantive CLE credits
1 to 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 17
Collecting & Enforcing Judgments
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Drafting a Last Minute Estate Plan for a Sick or Dying Client
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Retirement Planning for Attorneys
2 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 18
iPad for Legal Professionals
Morning program: Intro & iPad Basics
Afternoon program: Advanced iPad Topics
6 substantive CLE credits for both programs
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19
Steve Stark - Legal Writing & Persuasion in the Smart Phone Age (morning program) and Speaking to Win (afternoon program.
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Criminal Law Update 2013
4 substantive CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Ethics Potpourri - Privilege Worth Protecting? Bringing Third Parties Into Attorney - Client Interviews (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 20
IP Law Primer
4 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Tackling the Tiger of E-Discovery: Real-World Perspectives from the Bench, Bar and Consultant/Vendor Worlds (video)
2 substantive CLE credits
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 23
Drafting Employee Handbooks (video)
4 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 27
Buying a Vacation Home (video)
4 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Ethics Potpourri - Abe Lincoln, Sydney Carton & the Art of Aspiration (video)
1 ethics CLE credits
1 to 2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 30
Death & Taxes(video)
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 31
Title Insurance 101 (video)
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 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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