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    Mary F. Platt

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    Mary F. Platt is a litigator at Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C., with extensive experience representing corporate clients in individual cases and class actions.

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  • The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice

    As many members of Philadelphia’s legal community have been asking what they can do to help the community-at-large, “The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice” pro bono volunteerism initiative provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy.

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  • Applicants Sought for Delaware Bankruptcy Court Judicial Vacancies

    Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has announced the application process for two bankruptcy judgeships in the District of Delaware. Applications must be submitted electronically by noon on October 5, 2018.

  • Notice to Philadelphia Bar Association Members: Amendments to Bylaws

    Pursuant to Section 1100 of the Philadelphia Bar Association bylaws, notice is hereby given to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association that amendments to the bylaws of the Philadelphia Bar Association were considered at the August 30, 2018 Board of Governors meeting and were approved for submission to the members at the luncheon meeting to take place at the Bench-Bar and Annual Conference on Friday, October 12, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.

  • Senators Casey and Toomey Accepting Applications to Fill Vacancies on District Court

    Senators Toomey and Casey have announced that they are accepting applications to fill judicial vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. A Judicial Nominating Committee has been formed, co-chaired by John Soroko, Chair Emeritus and Partner at Duane Morris, LLP and Robert Ross, Founding Partner at Ross Feller Casey, LLP.

  • Board of Governors Meeting: Thursday, August 30, 2018 (Agenda)

    The Board of Governors will meet on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association.

  • Register Today: 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 12-13

    Bench-Bar Logo Join Philadelphia Bar Association members, judges and colleagues for another entertaining and educational weekend at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. as we present the 2018 Bench Bar & Annual Conference. This year's conference again boasts 23 sessions affording lawyers and judges up to 9 CLE credits, as well as 9 CJE credits that clearly offer something for everyone. Register early and stay tuned for added programming, finalized course descriptions and confirmed faculty…

  • 2018 Philadelphia Bar Association Election: Petitions Due Oct. 15

    The Philadelphia Bar Association has formed its Elections Committee which is chaired by Past Chancellor Deborah R. Gross and consists of Benjamin R. Barnett, Meghan E. Claiborne, Rochelle M. Fedullo, Susan M. Lin, Hon. Tina Maria Rago, Mary F. Platt, Hon. Tina Maria Rago, Anita Santos-Singh, Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.), Michael T. van der Veen and Dominique B.E. Ward. As Secretary, Marc J. Zucker serves as a non-voting member.

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