This is the very last EZine…

But get ready, thanks to the hard work of 2018 YLD Chair Vince Barbera, you will receive your first YLDetails next week!

Look for the rebranded and completely redesigned e-newsletter to arrive in your inbox next Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Did You Know ?
The Philadelphia Bar Association's CLE program was named the #1 Continuing Legal Education Provider in the Legal Intelligencer’s "Best Of" for 2018.

'Judges' Needed: John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition February 2019

It is once again time for the John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition, and organizers need your help to make this year another success. The Young Lawyers Division and Temple University Beasley School of Law team up each year to host this competition.

Each spring, students from approximately 30-40 public, private and parochial schools are given the opportunity play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious criminal or civil case, focusing on real legal issues. We hope that you will join us for an experience that is rewarding for both our volunteer judges and our students. You can sign up to judge as many trials as you would like. Each trial will require only a 2 to 3-hour time commitment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Paul Kaufman or Theresa Langschultz.

The next round is Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. The students are incredibly excited for this year’s competition, so please come volunteer and see what they've been preparing for…READ MORE

Time to Renew Your Membership

Time to renew your membership for 2019! Click here and continue to take advantage of all the Philadelphia Bar Association has to offer.

Liberty & Justice: Moving From Some to ALL Feb. 8 (5 CLE Credits Avail.)

Join us for Liberty & Justice Conference: Moving from Some to All, on Friday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy. The Philadelphia Bar Association and Philadelphia area law schools are again bringing together practitioners, law students and community activists from throughout the region to discuss issues of importance in social justice lawyering. This second annual conference will feature progressive, social justice advocates from the Philadelphia area gathered to address critical topics in social justice lawyering, such as, legalized exclusion - the racial wealth divide, human toll of U.S. immigration policies, ethics and lawyer activism, criminal justice reform, LGBT youth in foster care and homelessness, restorative justice, participatory defense and more. Preregistration is required; space is limited. 5 CLE credits are available; substantive or ethics are determined by the sessions attended…READ MORE


Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

Happy Third Birthday to Philadelphia's top CLE Provider!

The Philadelphia Bar Association - your partner in justice - is a statewide continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, as well as an accredited Pennsylvania Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) provider, offering CLE and CJE courses to lawyers, judges and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. We are proud to be The Legal Intelligencer's "Best of 2018" continuing legal education provider!

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE: Fundmentals in Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones
(1 SUB)

With the passage of new Code Section 1400Z as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress has created strong new tax incentives for investors holding unrealized gains to encourage investments that will be used to start businesses and develop properties in economically disadvantaged communities. On the heels of new guidance recently issued by the Internal Revenue Service, this video-encore seminar is designed to provide tax, business and real estate lawyers with a fundamental understanding of the new law involving tax-advantaged investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones ("QOZs").

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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE: The Changing Cy-Près Landscape
(1 SUB)

When a class action lawsuit settles, unclaimed or leftover funds at the resolution of class-action cases are common. Whatever the reason, the unclaimed funds, particularly in consumer class actions, have increasingly become the target for cy pres awards, or charitable contributions, in federal court. This video-encore CLE program will examine the particulars of the Cy-près doctrine and what counsel must consider when structuring a Cy-près distribution.

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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Transnational Litigation in U.S. Federal Courts
(1.5 SUB)

International Law Committee

A feature of the modern global economy is an ever-increasing amount of transnational litigation. Transnational disputes may involve litigants that are domiciled or located abroad; conduct that occurred abroad; or parallel judicial proceedings that are filed in the courts of other nations. This luncheon program will examine the unique challenges that arise when transnational disputes are litigated in United States Federal courts.

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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE - Community HealthChoices: What You Need to Know!
(1 SUB)

On January 1, 2019, the way Medicaid services are accessed in Philadelphia changed significantly with the implementation of Community HealthChoices. Community HealthChoices replaces the physical health Medicaid waivers and becomes the mechanism through which waiver recipients, nursing home residents and most people on both Medicare and Medicaid receive their Medicaid health care coverage. Attend this video-encore CLE program to learn what you need to know to prepare your clients and wards in light of the change.

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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
12 - 2 p.m.

New Clean Slate Law: Automation and Expansion of the Criminal Record Sealing Process in Pennsylvania
(1 SUB)

Clean Slate is an innovative new Pennsylvania law that is serving as a national model on how to help people with criminal records get a fresh start. The new law brings a web-based, expanded criminal record sealing to Pennsylvania. This volunteer training CLE course examines the nuts and bolts of this new law, as well as prepares volunteers to participate in the Clean Slate Screening Project which provides individualized record assessment and advice to people who are looking to clear their records.

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Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

LGBTQ Older Adults and Cultural Competency
(1 SUB/0.5 ETH)

Hosted by the Public Interest Section and LGBT Rights Committee

In the public interest community, one of our most vulnerable client populations is older adults. More so, older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer face even more unique challenges when accessing legal services because the intersection of age and sexual identity is not always easily understood, disclosed or appreciated. This CLE will aim to educate participants on basic concepts and vocabulary such as sexual orientation and gender identity terms, it will discuss how the LGBTQ older adult community navigates societal and institutional bias and prejudice, and it will provide advocates with the knowledge and terminology necessary to promote awareness and inclusivity in their client relationships and allow us all to be allies with this community.

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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Annual Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence Refresher with Professor Jules Epstein
(1 SUB/0.5 ETH)

Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section

This annually anticipated and widely acclaimed evidence law refresher, presented by Professor Jules Epstein, will examine recent evidence decisions in Pennsylvania, as well as the law of witness and mental health record privilege. Professor Epstein will also highlight developments in the area of forensic science, social media evidence, and more.

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Full course calendar here.


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