Apr. 20, 2020 | Vol. 21, No. 15
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

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Philadelphia Bar Association Coronavirus Response

Latest Updates

PA Supreme Court Waives Six Credit Limit on Distance Learning

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order today temporarily modifying Rule 108 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Continuing Legal Education to eliminate the six credit cap on CLE credits earned through distance learning with respect to credits needed to satisfy all 2020 compliance deadlines…Read More

Philadelphia Bar Association Statement on Pennsylvania Bar Exam Administration and Licensing in light of Covid-19

Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) of the Philadelphia Bar Association issued the following statement regarding the Pennsylvania Bar Exam Administration and Licensing in light of Covid-19…Read More

Nominations Sought: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association is accepting nominations for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award to be presented at our June Quarterly Meeting. We will bring our Quarterly Meeting to you virtually, which will also include the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture and the celebration of our 50- and 60-year club members.…Read More

Bar Reporter April Edition

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YLD Law Week 2020 Poster Contest

This year, the YLD is holding its Law Week 2020 Poster Contest entirely online! The theme is "What Does the Right to Vote Mean to You?" and the contest is open to all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from Philadelphia public, private, parochial, and charter elementary schools. Deadline is Friday, April 24. Click here for details.

YLD Law Week 2020 Essay Contest

Law Week 2020 continues with the YLD's 2020 Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest, held entirely online. A $1,000 college scholarship will be awarded to a Philadelphia high school junior or senior who writes the winning essay on the question: "What should new citizens know about the importance of the right to vote in America and the role it plays in our rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens?" Deadline is April 24. Click here for details.

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Discounts & Offers for Members; Membership Extension

For those who have already renewed your membership, we thank you! If you have not yet renewed, we're happy to extend your active membership to June 30.

Our colleagues, clients, and referral sources are now facing unprecedented disruption to their work and home lives. Philadelphia Bar Association benefits provide unique discounts and offers on products and services that you can use to help maintain business continuity in this challenging climate.

Additionally, members can take advantage of a free CLE on April 28th.

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Writers Wanted

How would you like to see your byline in a publication that regularly reaches audiences throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey?

The Philadelphia Bar Association is looking for volunteer writers for its Philadelphia Bar Reporter.

Receive monthly assignments or propose your own topics.

To learn more, visit philadelphiabar.org, or contact Brittany Robertson at brobertson@philabar.org.


Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Coronavirus Response

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation has been an anchor institution for civil legal aid for more than 50 years. We extend our thoughts and best wishes to colleagues, friends, and families who are being negatively affected by the virus and the current crisis. The disruption to business operations in the U.S. and the economic downturn created by the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant and damaging impact on the Foundation's fundraising activities. We have taken immediate action in response to budget concerns, but we need your help. Please donate today to help us continue providing unrestricted funds and technical support to legal aid agencies on the frontlines of this crisis.

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Transforming Access to Justice: Philadelphia Equal Justice Center

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is leading the Equal Justice Center (EJC) project, which will permanently transform the capacity of the city's legal aid system to sustain its operations and improve the delivery of services to clients. At the EJC, a shared physical location will create efficiencies and collaborative program opportunities, freeing up much-needed resources. Organizations in the EJC will collectively confront interlocking issues, which will be life-changing for Philadelphians seeking multiple vital supports. Help support this important project by learning more and donating today!

www.philaequaljusticecenter.org

DONATE TODAY!


Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

All CLE programming, until further notice, will be offered via webcastCLE video icon. For course offerings, dates, and times, please visit:

Philadelphia Bar Association Calendar List

Then, type "CLE" in the search box and hit "Go."

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order temporarily modifying Rule 108 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Continuing Legal Education to eliminate the six credit cap on CLE credits earned through distance learning with respect to credits needed to satisfy all 2020 compliance deadlines.


Full course calendar here.

Support Center for Child Advocates Benefit Online Auction, Apr. 22 - May 6

From Wednesday, April 22 to Wednesday, May 6, the Support Center for Child Advocates will hold an Online Auction to replace its Annual Benefit Reception & Auction event that has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The online auction will offer a chance to bid on trips, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, and more from the comfort of your home or office. For more information and to purchase sponsorships, make donations, or register for the online auction, please visit the auction page.

HIAS Pennsylvania 2020 Golden Door Awards: Keeping America's Promise, April 29

On Wednesday, April 29, HIAS Pennsylvania will host its annual HIAS Pennsylvania 2020 Golden Door Awards: Keeping America's Promise, a virtual extravaganza, online! The event will be hosted on HIAS's website, beginning at 5:30 - 9 p.m. Join by clicking on HIAS's website at hiaspa.org/event/goldendoor2020/ to live stream the event or watch from HIAS's Facebook page. The event will honor Deborah Gross, Esq., Citizens Bank, and Yesenia Guillen. For more information and to buy tickets here.

 
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An Important Tool For Cybersecurity and Your Practice - Incident Response Plans Revisited

article image As cyber professionals often counsel, it’s “when, not if” a cyber attack will affect you, your firm and your clients. Our duties and obligations as practitioners require that we take steps to protect ourselves and our clients from the risks associated with such attacks, including developing and implementing plans and procedures to address cyber-related incidents. …Read More

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