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April 3, 2017 | Vol. 18, No. 15
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Philadelphia Bar Association Membership 2017

The Philadelphia Bar Association thanks the following for their 2017 membership renewal and continued commitment and support:

  • Caesar Rivise, PC
  • Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C.
  • Margolis Edelstein

Time to Renew Your Membership

Deadline Extended! Renew Membership by April 17

Philadelphia Bar Association members now have until Monday, April 17 to renew and save fifteen dollars by avoiding a late fee.

Renew today and take advantage of our many new member-only benefits including 6 FREE CLE CREDITS and access to high-quality, low-cost CLE throughout the year!

2017 Spring Qtly


Tomorrow: Philadelphia DA Candidate Decision 2017 Chancellor's Forum April 4

NEW LOCATION! We've received an overwhelming response to our April 4 Philadelphia District Attorney Race Decision 2017 Chancellor's Forum, so we're moving it to Moore College of Art & Design. The Forum will be generously sponsored by LexisNexis. Join us and learn about your candidates for Philadelphia District Attorney…READ MORE

Current Judicial Commission Ratings

The review process for 2017 candidates for Judge of the Court of the Philadelphia Common Pleas and Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court has begun. For more details and a full list of judicial ratings…READ MORE

Today: Meet the Superior Court's Newest Judges April 3

Join the Appellate Courts Committee on April 3 at 12 p.m. The Superior Court of Pennsylvania's three newest judges will discuss their experiences so far on the bench and their varied paths…READ MORE

2017 Jewish Law Day April 6

The 35th annual Jewish Law Day will occur this year on Thursday, April 6 at 5 p.m. at the Jewish Federation Building at 21st and Arch streets. The event is titled "Examining Modern Questions on Israel, Campus Free Speech, and Boycott Movements through the Lens of Jewish Values." This year's speaker, Professor Eugene Kontorovich, has written and spoken extensively about Israel and about the BDS movement…READ MORE

Deadline Extended to April 10: Workers' Comp 2017 Irvin Stander Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association's 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…READ MORE

2017 Spring Qtly

Decision 2017: Superior Court Candidates April 18

The 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts will host candidates for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania at a Decision 2017 Chancellor's Forum on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4 - 5:30 p.m…READ MORE

Lyon-Philadelphia Bar Association Relationship 20th Anniversary April 20-22

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for the Lyon-Philadelphia Bar Association 20th Anniversary Conference & Networking Reception on April 20-22, 2017, a unique networking, educational and cultural gathering celebrating 20 years of the successful "twinning" relationship between the Philadelphia and Lyon bar associations, exemplified by the annual exchange of lawyer interns between the two cities…READ MORE

Chancellor's Forum With Area Law Deans, Moderated by YLD Chair Matt Olesh April 25

The 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association will host a panel of deans from six area law schools at a Chancellor's Forum moderated by Young Lawyers Division Chair Matthew S. Olesh on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4 - 5:30 p.m…READ MORE

The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice - Public Interest Organization Volunteer Opportunities

The Philadelphia Bar Association's new pro bono volunteerism initiative "The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice" provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy. This one-stop-shop allows the city's legal-aid nonprofit organizations to know who is interested in assisting by giving volunteers the opportunity to add their name to a list for these groups to access if they need additional support for a particular cause.

For a list of volunteer and pro bono organizations and opportunities, click here.

Individual Registration Open for Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides Fundraiser April 27

Back by popular demand, the Young Lawyers Division is again hosting its "Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides" fundraiser to benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Mark your calendars for a fun evening of bowling and beyond…READ MORE

Foundation 29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic June 12

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation will host the 29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Green Valley Country Club on Monday, June 12, 2017. Join your friends and colleagues and #ScoreforJustice at this premier golf and tennis event for Philadelphia's legal community to ensure justice for all…READ MORE

April Compliance Month is Here!

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.

FREE Philadelphia Bar Association CLE April 17

CLE - Litigation Lessons From the VW Emissions Scandal

Second FREE CLE of 2017 for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

Hosted by the Professional Responsibility Committee, the Business Law Section's Business Litigation Committee and the Young Lawyers Division

What ethics and practical lessons can be learned from this case?

The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal went as far as the in-house legal department. The pitfalls encountered by counsel there confront all litigators…READ MORE

CLE - Executive Orders At-A-Glance April 4

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division and the Diversity in the Profession Committee

An executive order is a signed, written, and published directive from the President of the United States that manages operations of the federal government. But what is it and what isn't it?

Since January 20, 2017, President Trump has enacted 17 executive orders. While these orders have varied in content from succession within the Department of Justice to the review of the Clean Water Rule, the President's two orders concerning immigration have garnered particular interest…READ MORE

CLE - The Forensic Fruits of a Labor (& Employment) Client April 5

Hosted by the Cybersecurity Committee of the Business Law Section

Digital forensics came about nearly twenty-five years ago as society moved into a digital age. Since that time, the field has greatly matured through evolving technology. With the advent of laptops, smart phones, dense storage systems, GPS, social media networks and the Internet of Things, digital forensics has continually reinvented its tools and
techniques to remain on the cutting edge of technological advances…READ MORE

CLE - Ethical Implications of Elder Investment Fraud & Finance April 6

Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, Investor Protection Trust, Investor Protection Institute, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Association

Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE): Ethical Traps for Lawyers and Navigating the Challenges of Diminished Financial Capacity

As demonstrated by the sensational Brooke Astor case and other less notorious examples, a lawyer who is ignorant of elder investment fraud and financial exploitation (EIFFE) and of the signs of diminished financial capacity may fail to protect the client from harm or unwittingly participate in the client’s victimization…READ MORE

CLE - Termination Following a Work Injury April 7

Following an on-the-job injury, there are many aspects of the relationship between the employer and employee that suddenly change. In this CLE program, hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section, claimant and defense counsel will examine issues to consider regarding termination from employment following a work injury…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

HBAPA In-House Counsel Panel April 4

Please join the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania on April 4 at 6 p.m. for a discussion with in-house counsel concerning the path to securing an in-house position, the benefits and challenges of the job, and successful networking and business development strategies. This is a free event…READ MORE

HAP Annual Benefit April 6

HAP will hold its Annual Benefit at the Sofitel on Thursday, April 6,from 5:30-8 p.m. The event will include complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. All proceeds will support HAP's work to provide legal services to homeless individuals and families. For ticket and sponsorship information…READ MORE

Support Center 40th Anniversary Benefit April 19

Join Support Center for Child Advocates for its 40th Anniversary Benefit Reception & Auction at the Crystal Tea Room on Wednesday, April 19…READ MORE

HIAS PA Golden Door Awards April 19

HIAS Pennsylvania will host its Annual Golden Door Awards Event: Breaking New Ground at the Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 19 from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. The event will honor Mayor Jim Kenney for his commitment to keeping Philadelphia a Fourth Amendment City…READ MORE

2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference Feat. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. April 19-21

The 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference will take place April 19-21 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster, Pa. This is the 73rd Judicial Conference of the Third Circuit. All judges and attorneys are invited to attend the Conference sessions. Guests are welcome to all social events.

The Judicial Conference will consider the business of the courts and address matters of importance to the administration of justice in the Third Circuit…READ MORE

Deadline April 22: MLK Drum Major For Justice Advocacy Competition

The National Bar Association (NBA) and MetLife, Inc. continue to honor Dr. King's legacy through the NBA's signature program, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition. This competition encourages high school juniors and seniors to express their views on a pre-selected topic and is designed to allow these students to become aware of current events/issues and analyze these issues while enhancing their public speaking and oratorical skills…READ MORE

NSC Global Tastes 2017 April 25

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) invites you to attend Global Tastes 2017, an evening of delicious food and great music in celebration of the diverse international communities at WHYY on April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. A VIP reception will precede the event at NSC from 5-6 p.m. At this event, Cristina Martinez, chef and co-owner of South Philly Barbacoa, will receive the Nationalities Service Award to honor her immigrant journey from Mexico to establish one of the country's top-10 new restaurants…READ MORE

2017 ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting April 25-29

Early bird registration is now open for the ABA Section of International Law's Spring Meeting at the Capital Hilton in Washington D.C. on April 25-29. Confirmed speakers include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., U.S. Department of Treasury Acting Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Jennifer Fowler and The Washington Think Tanks…READ MORE

Save the Date: SeniorLAW Center Age Out Loud Gala May 17

SeniorLAW Center is proud to be at the forefront of helping to give aging a new voice by protecting seniors' rights and celebrating what getting older looks like today. Celebrate with them at the 2017 SenorLAW Center Gala…READ MORE

Registration Open: 38th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk May 21

Join the Philadelphia legal community for this family-friendly event benefiting Support Center for Child Advocates and enjoy fun activities for people of all ages, including the Kids Dash, the Caesar Rivise Team Competition, face painting, balloon animals and more…READ MORE

Volunteer Panels Needed for Federal Court

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania invites you to join one of its prisoner civil rights and employment panels…READ MORE


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