Chancellor's Forum: What Can and Should Be Done Under the Second Amendment to Curb Gun Violence July 16
Join us for our next Chancellor's Forum to discuss how we can improve our laws to prevent gun violence.
The Forum will focus on the current status of our gun laws and what our country, state and city can and should do under the Second Amendment to protect public safety in the wake of recent mass shootings and the use of guns in homicides and suicides…READ MORE
Annual Affinity Bar Quizzo July 19
Love trivia? Possess a wealth of knowledge about all things obscure? Tired of "proving" your skills by yelling at Jeopardy contestants on TV?
Come compete against your friends and colleagues at the annual installment of the Affinity Bar Association Quizzo Championship. This event is open to the entire legal community…READ MORE
Law School Outreach Committee Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series
On Thursdays July 12, 19 and 26; the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section Law School Outreach Committee will host the "2018 Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series" from 12-1:30 p.m. These free programs provide an opportunity for summer law student interns to meet public interest attorneys who are leaders in their field and learn about different types of public interest practice and fellowship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area…READ MORE
Real Property Summer Social July 24
Celebrate summer with friends and colleagues of the Real Property Section in the open air hall at Porta, the city's largest restaurant and best pizza in town…READ MORE
Business Law Section & TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington Summer Soirée July 17
You're invited to join the Turnaround Management Association Philadelphia Chapter, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Law Section Bankruptcy Law Committee for a Summer Soirée, at the popular Morgan's Pier - Philadelphia's Backyard Beer Garden, located on the Delaware River Waterfront. Attendees will enjoy casual fare, craft beer, wine and cocktails while networking under the sky with industry professionals. All are welcome to attend this event…READ MORE
Solo & Small Firm and Wellness Committees Run/Walk Aug. 2
Join the Solo & Small Firm and Wellness Committees for an early evening run/walk beginning and ending at Philadelphia Runner immediately followed by snacks, drinks, (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and running tips from from our very own Maureen M. Farrell, a 12-time marathon finisher…READ MORE
Volunteer Faculty Needed: People's Law School Oct. 2, 9, 16
People's Law School is back! We're in the early planning stages and looking for several volunteers to teach classes that will be held at Temple University on Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16. For more information please contact YLD Chair Vincent N. Barbera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philly VIP Summer Pro Bono Program July 12
Philadelphia VIP will be holding its annual Summer Pro Bono Program for law students at PECO Energy Hall on Thursday, July 12 from 8-11:30 a.m. The event will provide students with the opportunity to connect with judges and volunteer attorneys over breakfast, and hear about how to incorporate pro bono into their future careers. The program will also include a panel discussion featuring volunteer attorneys who will share practical tips from their experience with pro bono service…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.
Register Today: 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 12-13
Join Philadelphia Bar Association members, judges and colleagues for another entertaining and educational weekend at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. as we present the 2018 Bench Bar & Annual Conference. This year's conference again boasts 23 sessions affording lawyers and judges up to 9 CLE credits, as well as 9 CJE credits that clearly offer something for everyone.
Register early and stay tuned for added programming, finalized course descriptions and confirmed faculty…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.
Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
VIDEO ENCORE - Support Contempt Actions July 11
This video-encore CLE program will provide guidance regarding the best methods to prepare and present a contempt petition along with how to properly represent a defendant in a support contempt action…READ MORE
VIDEO ENCORE - Can I Really Be Sanctioned or Disciplined for Filing a Routine Motion or Pleading? July 12
Learn how the new Public Access Policy requires lawyers to change how and what they file in every Pennsylvania court.
Imagine being sanctioned because your motion included your client's date of birth? It can happen starting January 8, 2018 when Pennsylvania's Public Access Policy goes into effect. The policy applies to all civil, family and criminal cases in the appellate and trial courts, and requires filing parties to redact confidential information. If a party violates the policy, a court can impose sanctions…READ MORE
VIDEO ENCORE - Paperless Chase: IPad Best Practices July 13
Attorneys always look for ways to set themselves apart from their colleagues, in the 21st century that includes the use of technology. This video-encore CLE will help introduce innovation to your litigation practice, and demonstrate efficiencies that attorneys can use on a daily basis using your iPad. From preparing cases, to mediation, arbitration and trial, keep everything at your fingertips without carrying stacks of paper documents and case notes…READ MORE
Quill Is No More: State Tax Nexus After Wayfair July 24
In issuing its recent decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the United States Supreme Court overturned more than 50 years of jurisprudence that required out-of-state retailers to have a physical presence in a state before they could be required to collect and remit sales and use taxes on sales made to in-state customers. This one-hour seminar will address the holding in Wayfair, as well as its wide-reaching implications, not only for out-of-state and e-Commerce retailers with respect to sales and use tax, but also its potential impact on the overall concept of economic nexus and a state's ability to impose various types of taxes, including income taxes…READ MORE
VIDEO ENCORE - Ethics & Malpractice Avoidance July 31
This video-encore CLE program will provide guidance to lawyers regarding how to protect themselves and minimize their chances of being sued for malpractice or being subject to other ethical issues…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.