Feb. 25, 2019 | Vol. 20, No. 9
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

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. Renew by March 31 and save $15!

Did You Know ?
On Nov. 13, 2018, the study, "Economic Return on Investment of Providing Counsel in Philadelphia Eviction Cases for Low-Income Tenants," was published after being commissioned by the Philadelphia Bar Association and conducted pro bono by the Chicago-based international financial advisement firm, Stout Risius Ross, LLC.


Right to Counsel for Low-Income Tenants March 11

Join us for our first Chancellor's Forum of 2019 as we bring together Philadelphia city leaders for a discussion centered on providing low-income tenants facing eviction with a right to counsel, regardless of ability to pay.

The Philadelphia Bar Association's recently commissioned report by Stout Risius Ross, LLC, "Economic Return on Investment of Providing Counsel in Philadelphia Eviction Cases for Low-Income Tenants," found that the City of Philadelphia would save $45.2 million per year by investing $3.5 million to fund counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction…READ MORE


Chancellor's Mentoring Initiative Kick-Off Feb. 27

Please join Chancellor Shelli Fedullo along with Regina Foley and Nicole Galli, co-chairs of the Mentoring and Professional Development Initiative, at a kick-off event for this new bar-wide mentoring program at the Philadelphia Bar Association on Feb. 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. We will be joined by several bar leaders to hear about their experiences mentoring and being mentored. A networking reception will follow…READ MORE

Head to the YLD Networking Happy Hour at Porta afterward!

Nominations Due March 20: Workers' Compensation Irvin Stander Award

The 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


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.

Applications Due March 8: Foundation Judge Marutani Fellowship

The Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship provides a stipend to subsidize a summer internship position with a non-profit public interest organization or with a government entity in Pennsylvania or in the Greater Philadelphia area. Individuals may apply by completing and submitting the required application and related materials. Finalists will be selected based upon law school transcripts, past and present work and community service experience, accomplishments and awards, character, and an essay. Each finalist will be interviewed by the Fellowship Selection Committee. Internships must be secured by time of interview, but not necessarily by time of application…READ MORE

HBAPA La Justicia Award Feb. 28

Join the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania for its La 18th Justicia Award presentation honoring Miriam Enriquez, director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Philadelphia at City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m…READ MORE

Applications Due Feb. 28: Serve on City Advisory Commission

The City of Philadelphia invites Philadelphians to apply to serve on City Advisory Commissions. Comprised of community leaders and Philadelphians with a passion for public service, the City’s advisory commissions provide Mayor Kenney and the Administration valuable insight and feedback on policy priorities on behalf of Philadelphia’s underrepresented communities…READ MORE


Paradigm Award Luncheon Honoring Jami Wintz McKeon March 21

Celebrate the most prestigious award for professional women in Greater Philadelphia — the Paradigm Award. The Paradigm Award is presented annually during Women's History Month to a businesswoman whose outstanding professional and personal achievements serve as a model for success. Please join us in recognizing the achievements of the 2019 honoree, Jami Wintz McKeon, chair, Morgan Lewis at The Bellevue Hotel on Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m…READ MORE

Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Funding the Future of Legal Aid

Please consider making a gift to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2018. With your support, the Foundation strengthens the provision of free legal services in our justice system and the delivery of civil legal aid in Philadelphia. Through various programs, services and partnerships, in conjunction with annual grants and other support provided to almost 40 legal aid nonprofit partners, the Foundation promotes access to justice for all people in the community. You can make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people in need across Philadelphia and our region by donating today.


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!

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
12:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Vicarious Trauma and Burnout: Supportive Self-Care Strategies When Working With Clients in Crisis
(1 SUB/1 ETH)

Presented with the Support Center for Child Advocates

Through the course of their work, legal advocates and social service professionals are exposed to the stories, images, experiences and emotions of people who have faced trauma and adversity. This CLE program will examine vicarious trauma and related concepts of compassion fatigue and burnout, and identify self-care strategies and supports that help maintain professional competency and enhance personal well-being.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Recent Legal Challenges to No-Poach Provisions in Franchise Agreements
(1 SUB)

Hosted by the Antitrust Law and Franchise Law Committees

This luncheon CLE program will examine the recent governmental and private plaintiff challenges to no-poach provisions in franchise agreements, the early judicial decisions on what standard of review should apply, the challenges courts are likely to face in applying competition rules governing supply side dual distribution systems to buy side restraints and what do these antitrust challenges mean to the future use of no-poach or no-hire provisions in commercial contracts.

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.

Monday, March 4, 2019
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Representing Clients in Domestic Violence Matters: A Primer on Protection from Abuse Actions and Legal Updates
(1.5 SUB)

This program offers a valuable primer on protection from abuse actions in Philadelpia. Panelists will provide nuts-and-bolts guidance and practice pointers regarding handling protection from abuse cases from start to finish, including contempt actions. The program will address the Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Act, temporary and final orders, consent orders and current updates in the law including changes regarding relinquishment of firearms in domestic violence cases.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

One Year After The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA): Drafting and Planning in Light of the Higher Exemptions
(2 SUB)

March 2019 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly Meeting and CLE

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act more than doubled the exemption equivalent amount for individuals to gift during their lives or from their estates. This 2019 March Probate Section Quarterly Meeting CLE, One Year After The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA): Drafting and Planning in Light of the Higher Exemptions, will offer practical guidance on drafting estate plans by providing examples of forms to assist attorneys in navigating this extremely difficult topic.


Full course calendar here.

SeniorLAW Center Gala March 16

The SeniorLAW Center will host its "41st Annual Gala: Silver and Emerald" at The Hilton at Penn's Landing on March 16 from 6-10 p.m. 2019 Champions of Justice will be honored and are U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper, Gay Parks-Rainville and Duane Morris LLP. Enjoy dinner, dancing, compelling stories, auction and more…READ MORE


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