Legal Line Volunteers Needed for Aug. 17
The Young Lawyers Division is looking for volunteers to staff the Aug. 17 Legal Line.
It is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, from 5-8 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor. Dinner will be provided. Calls tend to come in the beginning of the night, not the end, and shifts are welcome.
Legal Line is a service provided once a month during which volunteer attorneys provide free legal advice over the telephone and, upon request, make referrals to attorneys who participate in the Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service.
Please email Erin Lamb or Anna Will if you would like to volunteer.
Bar Stars Tending for Tips — Guest Bartending Fundraiser Aug. 18: New Raffle Prizes Added!
Guest bartenders from The Philadelphia Bar Association, including members of the Workers' Compensation Section, and The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation team up for one night to SHAKE, STIR and SLING drinks for your gracious and GENEROUS TIPS…READ MORE
Submissions Due Aug. 19: 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Scholarship
The Philadelphia Bar Association will be holding a lottery to attend the 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, Sept. 23-24 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City…READ MORE
Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2017 YLD Executive Committee
The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations from any voting member of the YLD interested in serving a three-year term on the Executive Committee. Commencement of Voting of will begin on Nov. 21, 2016 and conclude at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2016…READ MORE
YLD School Supply Drive and Networking Happy Hour Aug. 23
It's that time of year again. School is almost back in session and the Young Lawyers Division is hosting its annual school supply drive. Donations will benefit Turning Points for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families in raising safe, healthy, educated and strong children…READ MORE
Call for Volunteer Attorneys: YLD Expungement Clinic Nov. 12
Having a criminal record expunged or sealed can dramatically improve a person's life by allowing him or her to pursue permanent employment or housing opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them. Effective Nov. 12, 2016, Pennsylvania will allow individuals who have served their sentence and have remained free of arrest or prosecution for 10 years to petition the court to have their records of conviction for misdemeanors of the second and third degree be sealed from public view.
On Nov. 12, 2016, the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, in partnership with Community Legal Services and key members of the criminal, legal, and judicial communities, will conduct a pro bono criminal record expungement and sealing clinic. The clinic will take place at six locations throughout Philadelphia from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Organizers will be seeking volunteer attorneys and law students to assist with processing petitions at the clinic and to handle follow-up hearings for contested petitions. Details on registering to volunteer to follow.
If you have any questions regarding this volunteer opportunity, please contact John Coyle or Meghan Claiborne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: YLD Happy Hour at Pagano's Sept. 8
Save the date for the Young Lawyers Division happy hour at Pagano's Market & Bar on Thursday, Sept. 8, sponsored by Morningside Translations, Inc.
Pagano's Market & Bar is located at 2 Commerce Square, 2001 Market St., Philadelphia. More details to come!
Save the Date: YLD "Striking Injustice" for Philadelphia Bar Foundation Oct. 6
Save the date for the Young Lawyers Division's annual fundraiser benefiting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. This year's fundraiser "Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides" will be a bowling night, including tournament, at North Bowl on Oct. 6.
Do you want to sponsor a team? A lane? Or see your firm or company name in lights? For a full list of sponsorships and benefits, click here. Thank you to the sponsors to date:
- King Pins - $2,000: Anapol Weiss; White and Williams LLP
- The Dudes - $1,500: Robson Forensic
- Alley Allies - $1,000: KML Law Group
More details to come!
Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Early bird ends Aug. 26
Save $70 with early bird registration by Aug. 26.
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…READ MORE
Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
CLE - Discovery in a Digital World - Modern Investigative Techniques: Cybersecurity Through Computer Forensics Aug. 17
Happy Hour CLE presented by PRECISE, Inc.
The exponential growth of data creation in modern society continually impacts litigation from cyber exposure risk management to computer forensics best practices…READ MORE
CLE - Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know Aug. 18
Presented by Raynes McCarty
Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial…READ MORE
CLE - Avoiding Legal Malpractice Aug. 24, 26, 27 and 30
Thanks to an overwhelming response from our membership, the first FREE CLE date for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing, Aug. 24, has been filled.
Second FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.
This 2-hour ethics CLE will feature Shelly Lawson, Vice President at USI Affinity and the head of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) claims for CNA…READ MORE
CLE - Ethics in Sports & Entertainment at Citizens Bank Park Aug. 31
Join your colleagues for this August compliance grand slam!
After the CLE program, experience a night of the "undead" during Zombie Night at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals. At this Phillies Theme Night, fans are encouraged to come dressed up in family-friendly Zombie attire and make-up.
This second course in the Philadelphia Bar Association Entertainment Law CLE series adds the fun factor to earning your two required ethics credits…READ MORE
Philadelphia Business Journal
Special members-only subscription to the Philadelphia Business Journal…READ MORE
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.