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Polls Close Tomorrow: Philadelphia Bar Association Election

Polls close on Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Did you receive your 2018 Philadelphia Bar Association ballot? If so, great! If not, let Susan Knight know at 215-238-6325. Happy voting!

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Tomorrow: Shelli Fedullo to Be Introduced as 92nd Chancellor

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! Chancellor-Elect Rochelle M. Fedullo, a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, will share her vision for 2019 at the Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

FREE CLE Course
Conflicts of Interests - Current Cases, Hot Topics, Best Practices and Tips for Obtaining Informed Consents
(2 ETH)

FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

This interactive program will explore common issues that arise around conflicts of interest in the practice of law. Using hypothetical scenarios as a launching point, panelists will provide an overview of the relevant Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Responsibility as they are applied. Panelists will refer to recent developments in the case law, guidance opinions and other resources. The discussion will conclude with a review of the consequences for failure to identify and address conflicts of interest.

VIDEO ENCORE: Friday, Dec. 14, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

VIDEO ENCORE: Friday, Dec. 28, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.


YLD Running Group Meeting Weekly Through Fall

The YLD Running Group has kicked off its Fall running season with weekly runs on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., meeting on the corner of 18th and Cherry streets (1 Logan Square). Whether you are training for a race, working on getting back into shape or just want to knock out a few miles, our group runs are a fun and laid-back way to get some fresh air with fellow attorneys. Routes range from 3-5 miles and all levels/paces are welcome to join!

For more information, email Ernie Holtzheimer.



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

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
12:30 - 3:30 PM

VIDEO ENCORE: Be the Judge, Be the Jury… Become an Arbitrator!
(2 SUB/1 ETH)

Compulsory arbitration was created as a means of efficiently disposing of smaller civil cases and conserving judicial resources by requiring as a first step that such cases be tried before a panel of three local court-appointed attorneys, with the understanding that any party can later appeal the decision and obtain a new trial. Experienced practitioners offer guidance and practical strategies to successfully conduct an arbitration and serve as an arbitrator. Attend this CLE program and obtain certification to become an arbitrator!

Register
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

European Competition Law vs. United States Antitrust Law: Is there a difference?
(1 SUB)

Hosted by the Antitrust Law and International Law Committees

E.U. Competition and U.S. antitrust laws cover most of the same subjects, rely on similar economic principles and follow broadly similar conceptual approaches. However, there are several key differences between the two. This interactive program is fortunate enough to have Henri Piffaut, of the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition, address the convergence or divergence between European and United States competition law governing private rights of action, collective actions, resale price maintenance, minimum advertising pricing programs, algorithmic cartels, big data, and more.

Register
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE: Impact of Technology on the Practice of Law
(1 SUB/1 ETH)

There has been great emphasis placed on technology and the law these days. The role of technology and its integration into the legal profession can change the way lawyers work, how they deliver legal services, how they argue in court, the business models of legal entities, as well as provide better or more access to law and justice. This video-encore program will examine how technology is impacting the practice of law and address policy and trends that will affect firms of all sizes everywhere.

Register
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
3:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2018 Tax Section Annual Meeting & CLE - State and Local Tax Impacts of the Federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act
(2 SUB)

Hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Tax Section

There has been great emphasis placed on technology and the law these days. The role of technology and its integration into the legal profession can change the way lawyers work, how they deliver legal services, how they argue in court, the business models of legal entities, as well as provide better or more access to law and justice. This video-encore program will examine how technology is impacting the practice of law and address policy and trends that will affect firms of all sizes everywhere.

Register
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
12:00 - 2:15 p.m.

The Trifecta of Documents: Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive and Living Will - Understanding All Three Documents and Avoiding Pitfalls
(1 SUB/1 ETH)

Hosted by the Solo and Small Firm Management Committee

This practical 2-hour program examines a basic trifecta of estate planning documents, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive and Living Will. Panelists will address issues practitioners must consider when drafting a Power of Attorney to avoid problems for their clients and their clients' families down the road. Attendees will gain insights on how to craft effective POAs as well as tips for advocacy. Panelists will also offer guidance on living wills and health care directives, including exploring the difference between a living will and power of attorney and what documents may work best together. The program will highlight changes in the law and considerations when discussing the delicate issue of the need for these documents with clients.

Register

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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