Sign up by Feb. 13: Senior Lawyers-YLD Mentoring Program
The Senior Lawyers Committee and the Young Lawyers Division have launched a new mentoring program. The idea behind it is to help young lawyers build tools for success by linking them with experienced practitioners who are offering guidance and advice for fulfilling and rich careers in the law. Sign up to be paired with a senior lawyer mentor by Tuesday, Feb. 13…READ MORE
John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition February-March
It is once again time for the John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition and your help is needed 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.
You can sign up to judge as many trials as you would like and each trial will require a 2-3 hour time commitment. (Please make time to volunteer for at least one session!) The first round is Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. The students are incredibly excited for this year's competition – please come volunteer and see what they've been preparing for!
- Click here to view the schedule and sign up to judge.
- Click here to view this year's case materials.
Due Feb. 9: Nominations Sought for LGBT Rights Ingram Award
The LGBT Rights Committee is accepting nominations for the Cheryl Ingram Advocate for Justice Award. Traditionally, the award has gone to a LGBT non-lawyer or a non-LGBT lawyer (to not overlap with GALLOP's annual Michael Greenberg Award, which is awarded annually to a LGBT lawyer). However, this year, the Committee has decided to open the award to any individual who has made substantive contributions to the LGBT community in Philadelphia.
Cheryl was a catalyst in the creation of the Committee on the Legal Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men at the Philadelphia Bar Association and was instrumental in the creation of the Advocate for Justice Award, which recognized the important contributions from allies outside the LGBT legal community to the cause of equality for all. Please email your nominations to Committee Chair Colin J. Beisel at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 9. Nominations should include a short (less than a page) explanation as to why you feel this person is deserving of the award.
Apply by Feb. 16: Diversity Corporate Summer Internship Program
Eight-week internship with a corporate counsel office? No problem! The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is partnering with the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia (ACCGPA) to promote its Diversity Corporate Summer Internship Program for 2L and 3L applicants who are members of minority groups, traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. ACCGPA works with area law schools to place students in corporate legal departments, giving them the chance to earn a stipend of up to $7,500. Forward and share with anyone who would be a great fit! Applications are due Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.
Due Feb. 21: Seeking Nominations for Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award to be presented at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Quarterly Meeting and Reception which will take place during an evening this spring.
This award is to publicly acknowledge, recognize and honor an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession. Nominations for the award are accepted from any member of the Philadelphia Bar Association…READ MORE
Due March 16: Seeking Nominations for 18th Annual Martha Hampton Award
The Workers' Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association is presently seeking nominations for the 18th annual Martha Hampton Award. This award was named in honor of Martha Hampton, an attorney who was committed to the practice of workers' compensation law…READ MORE
Due March 23: Seeking Nominations for 2018 Workers' Compensation Irv Stander Award
The Philadelphia Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section is pleased to announce that it is seeking nominations for the annual Irvin Stander Award. This award is given by the Section in memory of Workers' Compensation Judge Irvin Stander, a Philadelphia Judge who was well known for his prolific writings on workers' compensation and zoning law. Judge Stander was also a founder of the first law school course on Workers' Compensation at Temple University law school, now the Temple University Beasley School of Law…READ MORE
Due March 26: Get Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court on May 21, 2018 (Member Exclusive)
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt will move the admission of up to 50 members to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday, May 21. The admission ceremony will occur before the full Supreme Court sitting in Washington, D.C…READ MORE
Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses
The Philadelphia Bar Association, a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, offers CLE courses to lawyers and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. Lawyers and other professionals can turn to the Philadelphia Bar Association for convenient, high-quality, low-cost CLE courses on the latest issues, legislation and regulations.
Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
Long Term Disability Claims: An Introduction for the SSDI Attorney Feb. 16
Hosted by the Social Security Disability Law Committee
Those who become disabled and cannot work may qualify for long term disability benefits under an employer-sponsored ERISA plan or another kind of group insurance plan. Applying for ERISA long term disability benefits can be challenging and the rules and procedures for private long term disability claims are often misunderstood…READ MORE
Construction Worker Misclassification Feb. 23
In this lunchtime CLE program, panelists will present a "nuts and bolts" analysis of litigating a case involving the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act from both a claimant and employer perspective…READ MORE
Bridge the Gap March 9
The Bridge the Gap program is intended to give all newly-admitted PA attorneys the "know-how" which is otherwise learned through trial and error. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania approved a rule change requiring newly admitted lawyers to complete the Bridge the Gap program by their first CLE compliance deadline. This program, for newly admiitted attorneys only, focuses on key issues of ethics and professionalism that are essential for all attorneys admitted to practice law…READ MORE
Full course calendar here.
Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Needed for LRIS Referrals
The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has expanded its Product Liability panels in order to better meet the needs of clients requiring assistance with injuries resulting from the use of Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc.
If you have significant experience litigating any of these matters, we invite you to join LRIS. Attorneys wishing to receive referrals for claims involving Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc must represent, or have represented, at least 12 plaintiffs in civil actions involving the same product brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and must have completed a minimum of five hours of CLE in trial tactics, products liability or class actions within the past three years.
Call for Submissions to The Philadelphia Lawyer
The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is looking for creative and fresh law-related content to publish in upcoming editions. Take your sense of humor or adventure, your urge to critique or your affinity for a special area of law and put pen to paper.
All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. For more information on submission guidelines, email email@example.com.