Thank You to Every Single #GetExpunged Volunteer!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at one of the six expungement clinic locations this past Saturday, Nov. 12. While we're still tallying the final numbers, we're immensely proud to have helped so many Philadelphians take a step forward in their lives.
Please direct anyone you encounter who is interested in getting criminal records expunged to GetExpunged.org and instruct them to sign up to be contacted for the next clinic.
"Bounty From the Bar Food Drive" Until Nov. 16
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division is requesting nutritious, nonperishable food donations for the "Bounty From the Bar Food Drive" in partnership with Philabundance. One in six people are struggling with hunger…READ MORE
Candidates for YLD Executive Committee: Online Voting Begins Nov. 21
This year, nine candidates are seeking election to seven seats available on the YLD Executive Committee. Committee members serve three-year
Members will receive their ballots in an email on Monday, Nov. 21 with instructions. Online voting will end on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Only members in good standing of the Association's Young Lawyers Division may cast votes in this election. Attorneys are members of the Division if (1) they have not yet reached or reached the age of 37, or (2) they have not yet reached or reached the third anniversary of their first admission to the bar of any state.
Candidates for office are:
- Robert H. Bender Jr.
- Eli H. Klein
- Negar M. Kordestani
- Hillary N. Ladov
- Catelyn McDonough
- Jason W. Poore
- Stephanie Stecklair
- Andre J. Webb
- Michael C. Witsch
For more information on the candidates, click here.
Volunteers Needed: Legal Line Nov. 16
LegalLine is looking for a few more volunteers for the October Legal Line this Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-8 p.m. You'll be fed! Email Erin Lamb to let her know you'll volunteer.
YLD Annual Holiday Party, Award Ceremony and Gift Drive Nov. 30
Celebrate the end of the year with holiday cheer and friends of the YLD at Top of the Tower on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Help support Turning Points for Children by donating new pajamas, books or toys.
Top of the Tower is located at 1717 Arch St., Three Logan Square, 50th Floor, Philadelphia. For more information and to register, click here.
2016 Annual Meeting Introducing Our 90th Chancellor Deborah R. Gross Dec. 7
Join us at the 2016 Annual Meeting Luncheon, introducing our 90th Chancellor Deborah R. Gross, in the Grand Ballroom at Hyatt at The Bellevue on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m…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 - Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change Nov. 16
Co-presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association, A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council
This full-day event focuses on the challenge of climate change, the legal framework for addressing the challenge, the need for much stronger and quicker action, the economic case for action, legal and economic issues specific to Pennsylvania, and the ethical and philosophical argument for action by lawyers and others…READ MORE
CLE - Ethics and Incorporating New Technologies in Your Law Nov. 17
Hosted by the Law Practice Management Committee
In business development conversations with colleagues, digital marketing is inevitably injected into the conversation as an integral part of a successful overall marketing plan. "Techy" or not, digital marketing remains a challenge for attorneys to implement given the limited amount of resources including the attorney's time and money…READ MORE
CLE - The Representation of LGBTQ Witnesses, Victims, and Defendants in the Justice System Nov. 21
Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section
Members of the LGBTQ community face unique obstacles in the criminal justice system. From their first contact with law enforcement, regardless of whether they are a witness, victim, or defendant, they are at-risk for harm from both conscious and unconscious bias…READ MORE
CLE - Bridge the Gap Nov. 22
Tell Your Colleagues - BRIDGE THE GAP course is available at the Philadelphia Bar Association
In recent years, the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania has recorded an increasing number of complaints filed against newly admitted attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct which directly relate to the practical aspects of operating a law office…READ MORE
Full course calendar here.
Call for Submissions to The Philadelphia Lawyer
The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is looking for creative and fresh law-related content to publish in upcoming editions. Take your sense of humor or adventure, your urge to critique or your affinity for a special area of law and put pen to paper.
All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. For more information on submission guidelines, email email@example.com.