Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
CLE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice Aug. 24, 26, 27 and 30
Thanks to an overwhelming response from our membership, the first FREE CLE date for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing, Aug. 24 and Aug. 26 have been filled.
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
This 2-hour ethics CLE will feature Shelly Lawson, vice president at USI Affinity and the head of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) claims for CNA. Learn why lawyers are being sued for malpractice. What are the areas of practice where suits are most common? Are letters of disengagement really that important? Why shouldn't lawyers handle a real estate settlement for a friend who needs just a little bit of help? Using your cell phone and iPad for communications with clients is certainly convenient but does it expose you to liability? This two-hour ethics program will delve into the who, what, where and why of being sued for malpractice and how best to avoid it.
Avoiding Legal Malpractice
Aug. 27 - VIDEO ENCORE
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 30 - VIDEO ENCORE
2 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
CLE - Life & Legacy: An Analysis of the Opinions of Justice Louis D. Brandeis Sept. 7
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the confirmation of Justice Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and the Philadelphia Bar Association present this evening CLE program with Professor Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center.
Learn whether Justice Brandeis's opinions have stood the test of time and remain relevant today.
Join your colleagues for an entertaining and informative CLE presented by Professor Jeffrey Rosen regarding his new book Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet, published on the centennial of Brandeis' confirmation to the Supreme Court. A leading legal expert Jeffrey Rosen explores Brandeis' life, work and legacy, revealing him as a true heir to Jefferson and the most far-seeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century.
Rosen's presentation reflects on why Brandeis matters today and how Brandeis blended the ideals of conservatives, who demand small government and liberals, who advocate a stronger social welfare state, into a vision of democracy that emphasized both freedom and economic justice. Rosen will highlight how Brandeis waited 125 days between his nomination and his confirmation a hundred years ago on June 1, 1916, and his confirmation battle was the most contentious in Supreme Court history. Once he joined the Court, Brandeis wrote some of the most influential opinions on issues we are still grappling with today, including privacy, free speech, and excesses of corporate and federal power. He was also the first Jewish justice, the leader of the American Zionist Movement, a powerful advocate for the role of education in democracy, and a jurist whose emphasis on facts transformed the way the Court does business.
All attendees are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception immediately following the CLE presentation. Life & Legacy: An Analysis of the Opinions of Justice Louis D. Brandeis
5 p.m. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.
CLE - Everything You Wanted to Know About Treatment Court (But Were Afraid to Ask) Sept. 8
Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section
The Philadelphia Treatment Court (PTC) has been operational since 1997 and will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary next year. PTC was the first drug court in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania currently has more than thirty (30) drug courts. There are 3000 drug courts nationwide.
This CLE will examine the history and philosophy of problem solving courts. Expert faculty will explain how the PTC works. The discussion will address specific issues including eligibility, the application process and the requirements for the successful completion of the program.
These problem solving courts provide a substantial benefit for many clients in the appropriate cases and all practitioners need to understand PTC requirements and limitations to effectively advocate for clients. Everything You Wanted to Know About Treatment Court (But Were Afraid to Ask)
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.
CLE - Governance and Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Board Leaders Sept. 13
Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program
This CLE program provides an overview of governance and ethical issues frequently faced by nonprofit board leaders and their counsel. As attorneys serve in both capacities, they must understand the legal and ethical implications of issues that may arise and how to deal with those issues.
Featured speaker, Frannie Reilly, counsels clients on corporate governance, corporate policies/best practices, compliance issues, nonprofit issues, public finance and real estate transactions.
Reilly will highlight and examine:
- Overview of legal, regulatory, and ethical framework applicable to nonprofits
- Issue spotting for nonprofits
- Understanding nonprofit financial statements
This is a "Must Attend" CLE program for anyone currently serving or considering serving in a leadership capacity of a nonprofit board. Governance and Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Board Leaders
12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.
CLE - Leading Mindfully Sept. 28
Business Law Section Mindfulness Series
Join us for the third program in the Business Law Section Mindfulness series. Building on the Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindful Decision-Making CLE programs, this program explores the fundamental qualities of mindful leadership and how those qualities relate to legal practice and the various leadership roles lawyers hold.
The program will highlight the seven ingredients of mindful leadership and their application. The discussion will provide a framework for becoming a successful leader by being physically balanced, emotionally connected and mentally focused and ethical. Guided by a faculty with backgrounds in leadership and mindfulness and their application in law and business, this interactive program will include exercises you can utilize and practice to incorporate mindfulness into your professional roles that enable you to become more effective leaders.
In this program, faculty will examine:
- How the application of the ideals of mindfulness work in the reality of a lawyer's day-to-day practice
- How one can overcome leadership challenges in a competitive environment or with adversarial relationships using the techniques discussed
Allow mindfulness to be an everyday tool to enable you to be a better leader in your firm, company or other leadership positions. Leading Mindfully
8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.