Today: CourtCall Video-Conferencing Demo May 22
Join us for a demo of our latest member-exclusive benefit, CourtCall video conferencing at the Philadelphia Bar Association, on May 22! CourtCall will provide pizza and beverages, along with a step-by-step guide to using their services for remote conferencing with not only clients and counsel, but with judges and courtrooms. RSVP by May 18…READ MORE
YLD Networking Happy Hour at Pagano's May 30
Spring is here!!! Mark your calendars for our next networking happy hour at Pagano's Market and Bar on Wednesday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. The first 70 people will receive a drink ticket and there will be appetizers and drink specials. Thank you to our generous sponsor, The MCS Group, Inc.!
Pagano's Market and Bar is located at 2 Commerce Square, 2001 Market St., Philadelphia. No registration required! For those concerned, Center City District Sips begins on June 6.
Food for Thought: Lawyers Eating for Wellness & Peak Performance June 4
Join the Wellness Committee for its inaugural program titled "Food for Thought: Lawyers Eating for Wellness & Peak Performance" in the 10th Floor Board Room on Monday, June 4 at 12 p.m.
Working attorneys who strive to do their best rarely reach peak performance unless they make healthy eating choices and opt for other wellness lifestyle activities. Nutrition is fundamental to healthy eating and for maintaining overall good, if not outstanding, health. In recognizing that attorneys encounter difficult food obstacles on a daily basis, the Wellness Committee is dedicating its inaugural program to nutrition…READ MORE
2018 June Probate & Trust Law Quarterly: Advanced Health Care Decision Making June 5
Advanced Health Care Decision Making: Discussing Life and Death with your Clients - Legal and Psychological Perspectives
Just about every estate planning practitioner offers within their basic set of planning documents some formulation of a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will. These most "un-legal" of legal documents can test the patience of any drafter - trying to ascertain a client's wishes involves a conversation around the client's moral, ethical, spiritual and practical beliefs about the client's eventual death. This conversation is always a sudden shift into a planning world that is often vastly different from the one that gathers the information necessary for a Durable Financial Power of Attorney, Will or Trust. A client's psychological reactions to this can be challenging to manage…READ MORE
Business Law Section Networking Happy Hour June 13
Get to know the members of the Business Law Section at its happy hour at Tir Na Nog on June 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Light appetizers will be served and the first 50 attendees will receive two drink tickets (One drink ticket will get a domestic draft, and two drink tickets will be good for a craft beer or one glass of wine) courtesy of the happy hour's generous sponsor, Diamond State Financial Group…READ MORE
LGBT Rights Committee Summer Associate Reception June 14
Please join the LGBT Rights Committee as it welcomes incoming members of the profession, summer associates, to the Philadelphia legal community. Graciously hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP, the Committee hopes that this event will provide opportunities for summer associates to network with established professionals and their peers.
In addition, the Committee will be presenting the fourth annual David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award…READ MORE
2018 Federal Bench-Bar Conference June 15
The 2018 Federal Bench-Bar Conference, hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Federal Courts Committee in collaboration with the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, is a half-day educational event that is always eagerly anticipated by federal court practitioners and judges. An informal, educational favorite continues, with CLE and networking with colleagues and judges! More details to come…READ MORE
June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon Feat. Higginbotham Lecture by Ken Frazier, O'Connor Award Presented to Judge Jacqueline Allen June 20
Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2018 June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at The Bellevue Hotel on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 p.m. Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture.
The 2018 Sandra Day O'Connor Award will be presented to Hon. Jacqueline F. Allen, Administrative Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division. The Sandra Day O'Connor Award is presented to a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community…READ MORE
Register Today: Afternoon Golf Clinic June 11
Have you wanted to learn how to play golf or do you need to brush up on your skills? Join the Philadelphia Bar Foundation for a fun and relaxed golf clinic led by a golf pro! Bring your friends, enjoy some beverages, stay for networking and dinner. The clinic starts at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 11 as part of the 30th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic…READ MORE
Save the Date: 'Striking Injustice' YLD Bowling Fundraiser Sept. 26
Sponsorship opportunities available now!
We're back at North Bowl for the annual YLD fundraiser benefitting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation! Mark it on your calendar, Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! For sponsorship opportunities, click here.
Registration information will be available soon.
Save-the-Date: 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 12-13
Mark your calendars! Join us at the 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference at Borgata on Oct. 12-13. Registration will be open soon!
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.
Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
Nonprofit Financials 101: What Board Members Need to Know May 23
Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Board Observer program
This practical CLE program will cover:
- How to read nonprofit financial statements
- Provide an overview of the audit process
- Review and preparation of required IRS Form 990
Featured speakers will also address what questions attorneys serving on non-profit boards should be asking about their organizations' financial situation and statements to ensure they are fulfilling their fiduciary duties and to ensure that their organizations are complying with IRS requirements…READ MORE
Legal Considerations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain June 26
This luncheon CLE presentation will examine significant legal considerations surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The following issues will be examined: securities law, banking law, tax considerations as well as, data privacy and security requirements…READ MORE
The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Jail Detainers June 28
Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section
Merriam-Webster defines "detainer" as "a writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to hold a person in custody."
According to a recent study, literally half of the citizens in Philadelphia county custody are there due to probation and parole detainers. That number does not include all of the other types of writs/holds/detainers which keep people in jail…READ MORE
Full course calendar here.
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.