This Week: Law Week 2018 Volunteers Needed April 30-May 4

Law Week is just around the corner, and the YLD needs volunteers! Folks are needed for the following programs:

  • Lawyer in the Classroom (April 30-May 1): Answer students’ questions about being a lawyer at schools throughout the city.
  • Legal Advice Live (May 2): Help Philadelphians issue-spot their legal problems and refer them to the appropriate resources at Free Library branches throughout the city.
  • Goldilocks (May 4): Act in a mock trial in City Hall where students serve as the jury to learn about the court system.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Law Week Chair Michaella Tassinari.

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June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon Feat. Higginbotham Lecture by Ken Frazier, O'Connor Award Presented to Judge Jacqueline Allen June 20

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2018 June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at The Bellevue Hotel on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 p.m. Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture.

The 2018 Sandra Day O'Connor Award will be presented to Hon. Jacqueline F. Allen, Administrative Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division. The Sandra Day O'Connor Award is presented to 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…READ MORE

Vote Philadelphia Bar Association Best of The Legal Intelligencer CLE Provider

2018 Best of The Legal Intelligencer: Vote for Philadelphia Bar Association CLE!

Voting ends May 18.

Vote for Philadelphia Bar Association CLE as the Legal Intelligencer's best Continuing Legal Education Provider for 2018! Look for us and vote by Friday, May 18. You do not have to vote in every category for your ballot to be counted. Vote HERE.

Thank you for your support!

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Philadelphia Bar Association 5K May 20

It's that time of year again! Registration is open for the 2018 Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk on May 20 benefiting Support Center for Child Advocates…READ MORE


Save the Date: 'Striking Injustice' YLD Bowling Fundraiser Sept. 26

We're back at North Bowl for the annual YLD fundrasier benefitting the Philadephia Bar Foundation! Mark it on your calendar, Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! Sponsorship and registration information will be available soon.

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Save-the-Date: 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 12-13

Mark your calendars! Join us at the 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference at Borgata on Oct. 12-13. Registration will be open soon!


Deadline May 11: 2018 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Pursuit of Justice' Legal Writing Competition

Submissions are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2018 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Pursuit of Justice" Legal Writing Competition. Law review-quality submissions may be on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. The first place award winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and publication in The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine and on the Association's website. The award will be presented at an Association event…READ MORE

Due May 18: LGBT Rights Ctte. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association's LGBT Rights Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award. The award honors the memory of David M. Rosenblum, the late legal director of Mazzoni Center, a tireless lawyer and advocate, and an LGBT organizer while in law school…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

An Inside Look at the Purpose, Procedure, Pitfalls, and Punishment in Support Contempt Actions May 7

Hosted by the Family Law Section

The program will offer practical guidance regarding the best ways to prepare and present a contempt petition along with how to properly represent a defendant in a support contempt action…READ MORE

Election Day 2018 May 8

In this lunchtime CLE progam, participants will address how the City prepares for and holds elections on Election Day. Specific focus will include how fraud is monitored by the District Attorney and how Election Court operates as the day unfolds. Attend this program to learn how the city handles elections and preserves the right to vote…READ MORE

Search and Seizure Update 2018 May 10

Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section*

The law of search and seizure is challenging and ever evolving as new cases are added to the Fourth Amendment mosaic. A thorough knowledge of search and seizure law is vital to the practice of criminal law. In order to appropriately argue these issues in court, it is necessary for practitioners to have a solid grasp of current search issues…READ MORE

The Mobile Workers' Compensation Lawyer: In & Out of the Courtroom May 11

Hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section

The days are gone in which lawyers brought pens and paper to court, and handled everything else in their offices. With smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices, lawyers now, not only communicate with clients in their offices, but also in the courtroom and on the run, with the goal of accomplishing more in less time…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

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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.

For more information on LRIS, please click here.  You may also contact Charles J. Klitsch at cklitsch@philabar.org or 215-238-6326.


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