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Gaetan J. Alfano is a member of the esteemed community of Philadelphia lawyers. A consummate professional, he is leading the Philadelphia Bar Association through 2016 to secure a bright future for the Association and its membership.
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Gaetan J. Alfano, Chancellor of the 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, today issued the following statement on the passing of Judge Edmund V. Ludwig, retired judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania:
In a letter of recognition, Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano applauds Lynn A. Marks on her 25 years of dedicated service to the legal community and her work championing justice for all Pennsylvanians.
William G. Bowen Ph.D., president emeritus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former president of Princeton University, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Philadelphia Bar Association's June Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, June 22 at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets.
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Bar Association members who have been selected to receive The Legal Intelligencer's 2016 Lifetime Achievement and Lawyers on the Fast Track Awards.
The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City
The Philadelphia Bar Association, which has supported merit selection for more than 50 years, is strongly in favor of these bills. As proposed, the merit selection system will ensure a qualified bench that will deliver justice in a fair and unbiased manner, thus boosting the public's confidence in our courts.
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors unanimously passed a resolution in April, related to the emerging models for nonlawyer assistance and practice.
In a letter sent to the U.S. Administration for Community Living Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protection Services, Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano, Chancellor-Elect Deborah R. Gross, and Vice Chancellor Mary F. Platt expressed the Association's support for the funding proposal of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, in partnership with SeniorLAW Center, to enhance statewide legal service delivery systems for older adults in Pennsylvania focused on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
For more than fifty years, the Philadelphia Bar Association has campaigned for merit selection of appellate court judges in Pennsylvania. The General Assembly is poised to vote on two bills – Senate Bill 44 and House Bill 1336 – that would bring the question of merit selection of appellate court judges to the voters of Pennsylvania.