Mongeluzzi on Electronic Trial Advocacy at Bench-Bar
Noted trial lawyer Robert J. Mongeluzzi will demonstrate the art of electronic trial advocacy in a powerful opening address and through the use of videotape depositions at the 2007 Bench-Bar Conference
seminar "The Gunslinger" on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Bally's Atlantic City.
This program is one of 14 different courses, offering a total of 7 CLE credits, that are available at the Bench-Bar Conference on Sept. 28 and 29 at Bally's Atlantic City. The course planners for "The Gunslinger" are Robert T. Szostak and Kathleen Wilkinson.
This year's conference, "Saddle Up to a Bench-Bar Bonanza," has a Wild West theme and includes a black tie and blue jeans reception on Friday evening, Sept. 28. Rooms Thursday night Sept. 27 are $99, Friday night rooms are $144. Rates are based on availability. Call 1-800-345-7253 for reservations and mention you are attending the Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference. Sponsors for the 2007 Bench-Bar Conference include USI Colburn Insurance Service, LexisNexis, PNC Wealth Management, Trial Technologies, JAMS, Veritext and Kroll. Click here
to register for the Bench-Bar Conference.
Program on Success for Women Sept. 18
The Women in the Profession Committee and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC will host a one-hour CLE seminar "Successful Interviewing And Beyond: Learning to Effectively Navigate Your Way as a Woman Lawyer to Ensure Success"
on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building.
This program will offer in-depth discussions of how women law students and practitioners can develop the necessary skills to succeed and how employers can achieve more diversity in the legal profession. The first panel will discuss how women law students can select a woman-friendly employer and how practitioners and employers can create and ensure more gender diversity. The second panel will share interview tips and information about what employers want. It will also uncover how women practitioners successfully conduct themselves professionally and navigate their way in the profession. A cocktail reception will follow.
The first panel, "The Cheat Sheet: Strategies to Select, Create & Ensure a Woman-Friendly Employer," which is available for one ethics credit of CLE, includes panelists Deborah Epstein Henry (moderator), founder and president, of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, and of counsel, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis; Heather Harrington, an associate with Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP; Linda Dale Hoffa, assistant U.S. attorney, assistant chief, Criminal Division, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Roberta D. Liebenberg, co-chair of the Women in the Profession Committee and a partner with Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.; and Elaine Petrossian, assistant dean for career strategy and advancement, Villanova University School of Law.
The second panel, "Interviewing Tips to Learn What Employers Want and Proven Methods on How to Conduct Yourself Professionally," includes Kathleen D. Wilkinson, a partner with Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP; Sarah E. Davies, hiring partner with Cozen O'Connor; Katherine Hatton, vice president, general counsel and secretary, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Sunah Park, a partner with Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP; Molly Peckman, special counsel and director of professional development at Pepper Hamilton LLP; and Peggy Simoncini Pasquay, manager of attorney recruitment and relations, Duane Morris LLP.
Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years, and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. If you wish to register in advance please visit pbi.org
or call PBI Customer Service at 1-800-932-4637.
If you would like to attend the program and cocktail reception, but are not interested in receiving CLE credit, please contact Dawn Burger at 215-238-6367 or email@example.com
Sponsors of the cocktail reception include Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, Abelson Legal Search, Coleman/Nourian, Oxford Legal Associates, Sacks Legal Search, Temple University School Of Law, Villanova University School Of Law and Right Management.
Program on Employee Wellness Legal Issues Sept. 18
Beth L. Rubin will discuss legal issues relating to employee wellness programs at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Health Care Law Committee.
The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Committee Room South of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here
to RSVP for this program.
Antitrust Law Committee CLE on Twombly Sept. 19
The Business Law Section's Antitrust Law Committee will present the CLE program "The Bell Tolls for Conley v. Gibson
: The Supreme Court's Twombly
Decision" on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Attorneys Stephen W. Armstrong, Steven A. Asher, Joseph H. Meltzer and Francis P. Newell will discuss the Supreme Court's recent decision in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and its ramifications for future antitrust cases.
The program begins at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building and has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years, and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register in advance or call PBI Customer Service at 1-800-932-4637. Lunch is sponsored by the Business Law Section.
Doing 90 Minutes of Work in 60 Minutes
The Law Practice Management Division's Technology Committee will present the program "The Less-Paper Office: How to Do 90 Minutes of Work in 60 Minutes" on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Committee Co-Chair Daniel J. Siegel will offer his tips on reducing or eliminating attorneys' reliance on paper. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here
to RSVP for this program.
Nutter to Address Section Sept. 25
Democratic mayoral candidate Michael Nutter will discuss crime strategies at the Tuesday, Sept. 25 meeting of the Criminal Justice Section.
The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here
to RSVP for this program.
Republican mayoral candidate Al Taubenberger will meet with the Section on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at a similar program.
Plaintiffs' Firms to Speak on Hiring Sept. 27
Representatives from plaintiffs' firms will discuss hiring practices and the promotion of diversity at the Thursday, Sept. 27 meeting of the Minorities of the Profession Committee.
Speakers for the program include Mark W. Tanner, president of Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association; Ruben Honik, immediate-past president of Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; Laura Feldman, co-chair of Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association's Diversity Committee; Bernard W. Smalley, co-chair of Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association's Diversity Committee; Shanin Specter, co-chair of Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association's Diversity Committee; and Nadeem A. Bezar, member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here
to RSVP for this program.
Members Invited to Screening of "Michael Clayton"
Warner Brothers Pictures invites you and a guest to a special, free advance screening of George Clooney's new film, "Michael Clayton."
The screening will take place Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ritz At The Bourse and will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Tony Gilroy. Please RSVP to Katie Green at 215-246-3435 by Friday, Sept. 21 to reserve your seat.
Panel Discussion on Elder Law Sept. 27
Panelists Sandy Pfeffer, chief counsel of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging; Jerry Rothkoff, principal of Rothkoff Law; Gordon Wase, a partner with Wase & Wase; and Sue Wasserkrug, director of SeniorLAW Helpline, Senior Law Center will discuss the different facets of elder law at the Thursday, Sept. 27 meeting of the Elder Law Committee.
The meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the 11th floor Committee Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here
to RSVP for this program.
Business Journal to Spotlight Bar Dec. 28
The Philadelphia Business Journal
is producing a special Philadelphia Bar Association supplement in its Dec. 28 edition.
The objective is to market, to the Business Journal reader, the positive impact the legal community, the Bar Association and individual member law firms have on local commerce and businesses in the Philadelphia region.
The deadline for reserving advertising space is Nov. 30. For more information, contact Michelle Stuhl at (215) 238-5114 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Sought for Commerce Court Opinion Program
The Business Litigation Committee is looking for volunteers to work with business law students from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law and Rutgers University-Camden School of Law to compile all Commerce Court opinions in an encyclopedia/treatise format. The goal of the project is to create an online compilation and analysis of Commerce Court opinions by subject matter, for use by members of the bar and other interested parties.
Each pair of students, under the guidance of a lawyer-editor, collects, analyzes and summarizes the opinions relating to a given subject. The lawyer-editor then works with the students to finalize the product into a distinct "chapter." Most of the labor is performed by the students, but volunteer lawyers would have the opportunity to have impact on this work and to act as a mentor to the students. Each individual chapter involves some synthesizing and categorizing of ideas, so there will be editorial comment without the labor-intensive effort that accompanies the drafting of a scholarly treatise. Ultimately the project should be of mutual benefit to the volunteers, the students and the bar.
Three chapters already have been posted on the Bar Association Web site, addressing arbitration issues and restrictive covenants. Click here
to find those chapters under the heading "Commerce Case Management Program Opinion Project." There are currently more than 10 lawyers working with more than 20 students on the project.
If you are interested in being a part of this project, please contact Lee Applebaum at (215) 893-8702 or email@example.com
Marks to Receive O'Connor Award at Oct. Quarterly
Lynn A. Marks (right), a champion for court reform in Pennsylvania, has been named recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2007 Sandra Day O'Connor Award.
Marks is the executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts. The award presentation will be made during the Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Ann Weaver Hart, the first woman president of Temple University, will be the keynote speaker at the event.
The O'Connor Award is conferred annually on a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community.
Tickets for the October Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon are $50 and can be purchased online by clicking here.
Legal Clinic for Disabled Stroll & Roll Sept. 23
The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will hold its 16th Annual Stroll & Roll on Sunday, Sept. 23 beginning at Lloyd Hall, the first boathouse along Kelly Drive. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event starts at 10 a.m.
There is a $30 entry fee for this event, payable to the Legal Clinic for the Disabled. Specials guests will include the Phillie Phanatic. For more information, visit legalclinicforthedisabled.org
, call (215) 587-3350 or e-mail Tom Prettyman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cure Autism Now Walk Sept. 15 at Citizens Bank Park
Join the Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now communities and local honorary committee members to tackle autism. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Saturday, Sept. 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The Walk begins at 10 a.m. Register in advance at walknow.org
Walk Now for Autism offers families a fun-filled experience with live music, bounce houses, food, an autism community resource fair, and much, much more. Be sure to raise $100 to earn your commemorative Walk Now for Autism t-shirt.
Law Firm Marketing Luncheon Sept. 25
The Delaware Valley Law Firm Marketing Group is hosting a September 25 luncheon at Dechert LLP on the "The State of Law Firm Marketing."
Micah Buchdahl, Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management Section and Chair of the ABA's first-ever stand-alone law marketing conference, is the guest speaker.
Buchdahl will provide DVLFMG members with a sneak-peak at the marketing trends and issues that are affecting, and will affect, law firm marketers entering the industry's fourth decade. Hot topics to be covered include:
- PR/Media Relations
- Corporation Trends
- Rainmaking Pressures
For more information and to register online go to dvlawmarketing.org
HIAS and Council Annual Luncheon Meeting Sept. 25
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
will recognize John Grogan and Ned Diver for their pro bono service at the 125th Annual Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
A team of lawyers, lead by Grogan and Diver, represented a HIAS and Council client denied a marriage license due to his immigration status. Thanks to the well-prepared legal challenge, Judge A. Richard Caputo of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ordered the Register of Wills for Luzerne County to reverse her decision and grant the couple their marriage license. Grogan and Diver have continued to take on pro-bono cases for HIAS and Council.
HIAS and Council will also be presenting the Judge Harold and Renée Berger Book Scholarship to three immigrant students: Viktoriya Genzel, Peter Ginzburg, and Tikva Giterman. The keynote address for the Annual Luncheon will be given by Dr. Jerry Ehrlich, a long-time volunteer for Doctors Without Borders and a pediatrician from Cherry Hill, N.J. He will share his first-hand observations of the horrific impact of genocide on the children of Darfur.
The program begins at 12 p.m. at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, 2100 Arch St. Tickets are $40 for the general public and $15 for nonprofit direct service personnel. RSVP to Sarah Peterson at (215) 832-0920 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Brennan Award Nominations Being Accepted
Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's prestigious Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. The award will be presented at the Association's Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Dec. 4, 2007 at 12 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue.
The award recognizes a jurist who adheres to the highest ideals of judicial service. Any member of the state or federal bench, whether active or retired, who has made a significant, positive impact on the quality or administration of justice in Philadelphia is eligible for consideration. Examples of accomplishments worthy of nomination include innovations in court administration, implementation of pioneering case management techniques, assumption of a leadership role in areas affecting the administration of justice, publication of a significant opinion, article, or other scholarly work, or the like.
This year's Brennan Award Committee is chaired by John Soroko. Nominations for the Justice Brennan Distinguished Jurist Award should be forwarded to: Brennan Award, Attn: Areetha Carter, Esq., Staff Counsel, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. All nominations should include the full name, address and telephone number of both the nominee and the person submitting the nomination, a summary of the nominee's accomplishments, and any pertinent supporting material the committee should consider. All nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007.
Shuster Fellowship Applications Being Accepted
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Morris M. Shuster Public Interest Fellowship Program
, established in 2003 as a result of a generous donation by Morris M. Shuster to the Bar Foundation. This program is intended to assist public interest lawyers who face large student loan obligations that threaten their ongoing service as public interest attorneys.
To be eligible for the Shuster Fellowships, an applicant must be a full-time lawyer employed at a qualifying organization, who is financially eligible and has completed the requisite number of years of work experience at one or more nonprofit organizations principally involved in the delivery of legal services to clients (regardless of geography).
for copies of the 2007 Shuster Fellowship application and guidelines. Please note that the deadline for submitting an application for a Shuster Fellowship to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation is Friday, Sept. 14. The winners will be announced at the Andrew Hamilton Gala on Saturday, Nov. 17. For more information, contact Maureen Mingey at the Philadelphia Bar Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (215) 238-6334.
Bar Foundation Seeks Award Nominees
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is requesting nominations for the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award and the Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award. The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award
recognizes attorneys working in the non-profit legal services community.
Past recipients of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award are Frank Cervone of the Support Center for Child Advocates in 2005 and Prof. Louis Rulli of the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2006.
Prior to presentation of the Bar Foundation Award in 2005, the Apothaker Award went to non-lawyers. Those recipients included Maurice Fagan, Women Organized Against Rape, Spencer Cox, Northwest Interfaith Movement, Dr. Carter Zeleznik, Women Against Abuse, Max Weiner, John Guinther, Bennie Swans, Sister Mary Scullion, Frankford Human Relations Coalition, Abraxas, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, Parkway South Community Group, Mediation Program at Good Shepherd, House of Umoja, Joseph Peters Institute, Hospitality House, Operation Understanding, Philadelphia Unemployment Project, St. Francis De Sales Peace Program. Gloria Guard, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women and Action Alliance for Senior Citizens.
The Citizens Bank Award
recognizes achievement in pro bono legal service, whether by a law firm or by a corporate law department.
Past winners of the Citizens Bank Award include Geanne K. Zelkowitz, Madeline M. Sherry and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP (2003); Margaret A. McCausland, and Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis LLP (2004); Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP (2005); and Pepper Hamilton LLP (2006).
These awards will be presented at the Bar Foundation's Andrew Hamilton Gala on Saturday, Nov. 17. Please submit nominations in writing, either by e-mail to email@example.com
or by hard copy to Maureen Mingey, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, 1101 Market St., 11th floor, Philadelphia PA 19107. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.
YLD A-Scare-Ium at the Aquarium Oct. 20
The Young Lawyers Division will host its family friendly "A-Scare-Ium at the Aquarium" on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the event. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children and includes lunch, an animal encounter, a pick-your-own pumpkin and painting activity and a special showing of SpongeBob SquarePants 4D ride. Click here to purchase tickets.
Tickets Available for Lawyerpalooza October 25
The Young Lawyers Division will host Lawyerpalooza at Kildare's Headhouse Square (2nd & South streets) on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., lawyers who moonlight in bands, such as A Band Called M, Class Action, Brand New Gods and Pray for Mojo, will be featured. There will also be other performances by Brad Shuttleworth and Jim Wells. You've seen them in court, now see them on stage! The cost of $10 includes drink tickets, heavy hors d'oeuvres and drink specials.
Lawyerpalooza is sponsored by Esquire Deposition Services, LLC. Click here to purchase tickets.
Public Interest Events, Trainings Scheduled
, a project of Philadelphia VIP, will sponsor the 4th Annual Corporate Pro Bono Day, on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St., Philadelphia. This free event provides microentrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss immediate and ongoing legal matters with corporate counsel from various Philadelphia-area businesses. LawWorks is seeking corporate counsel volunteers to participate in this program. Please contact Martin Costello at 215-523-9562, or firstname.lastname@example.org
by Sept. 14 to volunteer for this program. Two substantive CLE credits will be offered to volunteer attorneys who participate in this program.
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia will train attorneys and paralegals to complete USCIS naturalization applications for legal immigrants on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the offices of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, 1735 Market St.
Once trained, attorneys will be asked to participate in at least one naturalization clinic this fall or winter. The clinics will be hosted by partner organizations serving diverse immigrant communities with the goal of quickly and efficiently helping those eligible for citizenship. There are currently 8 million legal permanent residents in our nation who, according to the U.S. Office on Immigration Statistics, are eligible to apply for naturalization. A light lunch will be offered. To register, contact Leah Pillsbury, Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform at 215-531-2212 or e-mail email@example.com.
Rutgers University-Camden School of Law will hold the 22nd Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award Ceremony, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Ballroom At Collingswood, 315 White Horse Pike Collingswood, N.J. This year's Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award will be presented to retired New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz. Tickets cost $50 (purchase deadline Sept. 17). For more information, or to purchase tickets or sponsorship ads, contact Eve Biskind Klothen at 856-225-6608, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Pro Bono Open House Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the offices of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, LLP, 1650 Arch St., 22nd floor. Representatives from Philadelphia public interest law centers, legal services programs and pro bono referral programs will be available to speak informally about volunteer opportunities at their organizations. This event is free and open to all members of the Philadelphia Bar. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by Sept. 27 to Colleen Coonelly at email@example.com or call (215) 977-2377. This event is sponsored by the Law Firm Pro Bono Committee of the Public Interest Section.
The Support Center for Child Advocates will host the 2007 Child Advocates Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 8 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. For more information, contact Louise Pangborn at 215-925-1913, extension 125 or e-mail Lpangborn@advokid.org.
Philadelphia VIP will hold an open house for all members of the legal community on Thursday, Oct. 11 at VIP's offices at 42 S. 15th St., 4th floor, from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet the staff and board of directors of VIP, enjoy refreshments and hear about all the exciting things happening at VIP.
The Homeless Advocacy Project will conduct two lunchtime trainings on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 12 to 2 p.m., each providing two substantive hours of CLE credits. The first session, "How to Prepare for an SSI Hearing," is free for HAP volunteers. The training will be conducted by HAP senior staff attorney Pat Malley at the offices White & Williams, LLP, One Liberty Place, 18th Floor. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Marsha Cohen at 215-523-9595 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The second two-hour substantive CLE training on veterans disability claims and will be conducted by HAP's veterans attorney Michael Taub at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building. To register, contact the PBI at 1-800-932-4637.
Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund will hold its 19th Annual Scholarship Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m., at the University of the Arts, Broad and Pine Streets, Philadelphia. Tickets are $75 per person. The keynote speaker will be Charisse R. Lillie, senior vice president of Human Resources for Comcast Cable and Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast Corporation. RSVP by Oct. 8 to Carolina Spaventa at 215-564-8184 or email@example.com.
Philadelphia VIP will present its annual training event "Pro Bono Opportunities Day," on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Montgomery, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, 123 S. Broad St., 28th Floor, Philadelphia. All attorneys are invited to learn how to help Philadelphia's low-income population with their legal needs. Participants may attend one of the following substantive training sessions: Public Housing; Child Custody; Nonprofit Issues: From Incorporation to Operation; or Quiet Title/Fraudulent Conveyances. Following the training, VIP will offer each participant a pro bono case. Attorneys who attend a seminar and accept a case will earn two (2) substantive CLE credits. The cost of the program is $45 per attorney. Breakfast and training materials are included. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 15. To register, please contact Tanya Rambert at 215-523-9550, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations Sought for 2007 Wachovia Fidelity Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2007 Wachovia Fidelity Award. Nominations should be made in writing. Please include a detailed statement setting forth information and reasons why you are recommending the nominee for this award. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.
Nominations should be sent to Tracey McCloskey, Philadelphia Bar Association, c/o Fidelity Award Committee, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
The criteria for the award are:
Significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice (preferably in Philadelphia);
The absence of prior recognition for this work by the Philadelphia Bar Association;
Distinguished service consistently rendered over a considerable period of time or a single outstanding achievement in a particular year. (The fact that this single achievement may have occurred some years ago is not material so long as it has not been recognized.);
The accomplishment must arise from voluntary activities rather than for service rendered as a paid professional; and
It is preferred that the recipient be a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association not now in public office or directly involved with the court operations or any other public service activity.
Workers' Comp Section Seeks Award Nominees
The Association's Workers' Compensation Section will present its 7th annual Martha Hampton Award later this year. This award was named in honor of an attorney who was committed to the practice of workers compensation law. Each year a committee reviews nominations as to the attorney or judge who best exemplifies Martha's unique compassion and dedication to her clients, her professionalism, scholarship and good will with her peers.
It should be noted all members of the bar and bench who practice workers' compensation law are eligible. This is not an award restricted to claimants' attorneys. Past winners have included counsel from both sides of the aisle as well as from the bench.
This year's Award Committee will be chaired by Marc S. Jacobs (a partner with Hampton at Galfand Berger) and the co-chairs of the section from last year, Judge Patricia M. Bachman, Valerie H. Lieberman and Eric L. Segal. In addition to the award, a charitable contribution is made each year to Kids Chance by Galfand Berger, on behalf of the Section. Kids Chance offers scholarships to children who have lost a parent due to a work-related injury.
Your nominations are important. We encourage your participation. Please include your thoughts for making any nomination. All nominations can be e-mailed to Marc S. Jacobs at email@example.com
or mailed to Jacobs at 1818 Market St., 23rd Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103.
Brandeis Society Accepting Levy Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the Benjamin F. Levy Community Service Award, an award presented by the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society
at its annual Hanukkah Party on Thursday, Nov. 29.
The award provides recognition to an individual who is a member of the bench or bar and has demonstrated a sustained commitment to serving the legal and broader community. The award is named to honor the life of Benjamin F. Levy, whose efforts contributed to the creation of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society. Past recipients have included prominent members of the bench and bar.
Nominations, including a brief statement as to why the particular nominee should be considered for the Award, must be submitted by no later than Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 to Michael J. Berkowitz, Chancellor, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at (215) 751-1142.
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