February YLD Networking Happy Hour Feb. 22

Come one, come all to Misconduct Tavern for YLD's February happy hour on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.! The first 50 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket. There will also be appetizers and drink specials. This month's happy hour is generously sponsored by IMX Medical Management Services, Inc.

Misconduct Tavern is located at 1801 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia. No RSVP necessary!

Time to Renew Your Membership

Renew Your Membership Today!

It is that time of year when we ask you to renew your membership in the nation's oldest association of lawyers. Your membership dues are the lifeblood of our Association, and have not been increased in over seven years. The 2017 PA Senate will be veto-proof so the Bar Association will need to be particularly active on your behalf this year fighting against the sales tax on legal services, and fighting for legislation that improves the laws of our Commonwealth. Additionally, it will be a busy year for the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention in its evaluation of judicial candidates for our state appellate courts and local trial courts.

Renew today. We look forward to your continued membership and welcome your ideas and suggestions on ways to improve our work.

Deborah R. Gross
2017 Chancellor
Philadelphia Bar Association

Volunteers needed for High School Mock Trials

The John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition is in need of attorneys to serve as judges for this year's competition…READ MORE

Philly Set Go Lawyer Engagement Event

Philly Set Go is hosting an event focused on lawyer engagement this Thursday, Feb. 23 at 1414 S. Penn Square from 6-8 p.m…READ MORE

Brehon Team for Leprechaun Run March 11

The Brehon Law Society has created a team called “Brehon Law Society” and they have invited all YLD members to sign up for the Leprechaun Run on Saturday, March 11! Registration is $25 and all proceeds to go the Special Olympics… READ MORE

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.

As an added benefit, Philadelphia Bar Association members will be able to receive six free CLE credits that will be offered as three, two-credit courses on dates to be announced.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

CLE - Keeping Seniors Safe: Financial Exploitation and Safe Feb. 22

Hosted by the Elder Law and Guardianship Committee

Sean Blake from Citizens Bank Business Services Corporate Security and Resilience Department will be examining how financial institutions investigate and prevent potential financial abuse of the elderly.

The CLE program's focus will address on how guardians, practitioners and care providers can best keep their clients and wards safe from financial exploitation. Mr. Blake will discuss how guardians, practitioners and care providers can assist financial institutions in their investigations when financial abuse is suspected…READ MORE

CLE - Directly Invest in Quality K-12th Education March 2

Changes to the Pennsylvania educational tax credit law and ways to leverage taxes and philanthropy

This CLE will focus on the little-known legislative updates to the Pennsylvania Educational Tax Credit Program (EITC), and its related Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program…READ MORE

CLE - 2017 March Probate Qtly: 10-Years of PA Uniform Trust March 7

Tin Anniversary: A Ten-Year Retrospective of the Pennsylvania Uniform Trust Act

Hosted by the Probate & Trust Law Section

March 2017 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly Meeting and CLE

Pennsylvania's Uniform Trust Act, generally effective September 1, 2006, signaled a major sea-change for trusts and estates practitioners. Now that the honeymoon phase is over, has it been a happy marriage?

This CLE presentation examines how courts have applied various provisions of the Uniform Trust Act…READ MORE

CLE - Navigating Language Access In Legal Proceedings March 8

Presented with the American Translators Association

As a fundamental principle of law, fairness, and the fundamental right to justice, and to promote the integrity and accuracy of judicial proceedings, attorneys, judges and the courts, should provide a sound and reliable system of language access services. Persons participating in a legal environment should be able to do so in a language they understand and all parties should be able comprehend one another throughout the proceedings…READ MORE

CLE - Mindfulness and the Law March 9

Joint CLE program presented by the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and the Philadelphia Bar Association

The Philadelphia Bar Association is continuing the Mindfulness Series that was initiated in 2016 by the Business Law Section. The first offering of 2017 is a collaborative program between the Chicago Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association for this unique opportunity to explore the practice of mindfulness and how it can benefit your practice and your life…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.