Thursday: Annual Affinity Bar Quizzo
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
Legal Line Volunteers Needed July 18
We're back on those phones for Legal Line tomorrow night from 5-8 p.m. If you'd like an easy opportunity to help someone in need figure out their legal issue, or just send them in the right direction, join us! As always, there will be food. For more information and to sign up for a shift, contact Hillary N. Ladov.
FREE CLE: Neutrality, Finality and Morality - An Ethical Perspective on Mediation
FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing.
Co-hosted by the Professional Responsibility Committee and the State Civil Litigation Section
Is every case right for mediation? Can every case be resolved in mediation?
This lively, fast-paced, interactive CLE program will address potential ethical obstacles in mediation and creative ways to break an impasse. Experienced mediators will offer guidance on creative ways to resolve the 'unresolvable' case.
Attendees will hear different perspectives regarding when to terminate the mediation or seek other solutions. The panelists will provide specific techniques that attorneys can begin using immediately to make the next mediation more productive…
Aug. 15 (Live program)
Aug. 22 (Video encore)
Aug. 31 (Video encore)
Open Position: Part-Time Staff Attorney for Lawyer Referral and Information Service
The Philadelphia Bar Association has an immediate opening for a part-time Staff Attorney to handle telephone and website intake for the Lawyer Referral and Information Service.
Successful candidate must be a licensed attorney and on active status in Pennsylvania. Successful candidate must be able to speak Spanish as the position involves some conversational Spanish. Position requires the ability to listen carefully, pinpoint issues and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook and to learn our in-house software program.
Send resume and cover letter to Charles Klitsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Extended: Foundation Golf & Tennis Classic Afternoon Golf Clinic Aug. 6
Due to rain, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation's 30th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, so there is still time to register 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…READ MORE
Law School Outreach Committee Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series
On Thursdays July 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 email@example.com.
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 - Election Day 2018: How the City Holds Elections and Preserves The Right to Vote July 18
In this timely video-encore CLE program, panelists examine how the City of Philadelphia prepares for and holds elections on Election Day. Specific focus will include how fraud is monitored by the District Attorney and how Election Court operates as the day unfolds…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 - Search and Seizure Update 2018 July 24
The law of search and seizure is challenging and ever evolving as new cases are added to the Fourth Amendment mosaic. A thorough knowledge of search and seizure law is vital to the practice of criminal law. In order to appropriately argue these issues in court, it is necessary for practitioners to have a solid grasp of current search issues…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
Volunteer Attorney Training Program: Landlord-Tenant Appeals & Motions Program Overview Aug. 2
Co-hosted by the Elder Justice & Civil Resource Center (EJCRC), Philadelphia Bar Association and the Public Interest Section
This CLE program will address some of the most common issues reported by the staff in the Elder Justice Resource Center that the volunteer attorneys are likely to encounter, and offer possible solutions for these situations. The panel's goal is to prepare volunteers for any matter that may arise. Future programs will be focused on the same sort of practical training…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.