New Member Benefit: Video Mental Health Counseling
eVideo Counselor Provides Convenient, Confidential New Service
eVideo Counselor has been selected as an approved member benefit to provide online face-to-face video counseling with licensed mental health therapists. Recognizing the unique needs of legal professionals, eVideo Counselor allows lawyers to have counseling sessions in the convenience of their home or office, without the time and hassle of driving to a counselor's office. Read More
Mindful Mondays Monday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m.
For the next Mindful Monday session, we will be practicing mindful eating. If you plan to join us, please have with you two pieces of the same small snack, such as two raisins, two Hershey Kisses, or two apple slices, etc.…Register Here
Diversity Committee of the Probate and Trust Law Section Tuesday, May 26 at 12 p.m.
This meeting will feature a discussion about what practitioners can--and cannot-- do with the Orphan's Court and Register of Wills. Joined by Administrative Judge Matthew D. Carrafiello and Register of Wills Tracey Gordon, this virtual meeting will answer common questions about how to move cases forward during this pandemic from the perspective of the courts. Your questions about petitions, citations, virtual conferences, hearings, and continuances will be addressed, and we hope you will join us as we grow our practice and the committee.…Register Here
Women in the Profession Committee Tuesday, May 26 at 1 p.m.
Presentation is everything! No matter what your practice area is, how you present is key. Join the Women in the Profession Committee when we welcome Kathryn Armour as our speaker this month. Kathryn is trained in the Alexander Technique and has a Voice and Alexander Technique studio in midtown Manhattan. She coaches the Fiasco Theater Company in New York and had front page billing as their consultant during the 2019 season. Kathryn taught for 17 years on the faculty of New York University's Tisch School. She has summer intensive programs in Voice and Alexander work in New Hampshire and at Lake Como. Kathryn is passionate about communicating the stress management potential of the Alexander work and about coaching smart women to use their voices to better effect in business settings. She will help us by demonstrating the techniques that literally strengthen our ability to use our voices…Register Here
YLD Town Hall: Easing Law Student Concerns During COVID-19 Wednesday, May 27 at 12 p.m.
The Coronavirus pandemic has changed not only the legal landscape, but also the law school landscape. Join the YLD for a discussion with managing partners, recruiters, career services offices representatives, and others addressing how changes such as pass/fail grading and postponed bar exams will impact legal employers' hiring decisions. Panelists will also provide tips for networking and finding experiential learning opportunities in the remote workplace. We look forward to a robust and pragmatic conversation that will help put law school students at ease…Register Here
LGBT Rights Committee Conference Call Wednesday, May 27 at 12 p.m.
The committee will discuss ideas for making our virtual Happy Hours a more regular occurrence during this period of self-isolation…Register Here
Municipal Court Committee Wednesday, May 27 at 2 p.m.
During this meeting, the committee will discuss updates to Municipal Court procedures in light of the pandemic and Landlord/Tenant Treatise…Register Here
Technology Committee of the Probate and Trust Law Section Conference Call Thursday, May 28 at 12 p.m.
The committee will discuss: Status of PA legislation on Digital Assets & RON; Remote probate experiences; Use of RONs; Corporate Fiduciary experiences; and NJ RON comparison…Register Here
Criminal Justice Section Virtual Meeting Thursday, May 28 at 12 p.m.
Solo and Small Firm Committee Virtual Meeting Thursday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m.
Please join us to connect and discuss the challenges of reopening our offices and maintaining best practices during these challenging times. In particular, please be ready to share your strategies and ideas for how to safely reopen our law offices…Register Here
Chat & Chew with the Wellness Committee Friday, May 29 at 12:30 p.m.
The Wellness Committee, in coordination with Chancellor Snyder, is happy to invite you to a weekly lunch-time "Chat and Chew" forum to enjoy your favorite home-made or take-out cuisine while we all discuss (or listen to) topics of interest, whether legal or non-legal. Each Chat and Chew will also include a short "Conversations with Chancellor Snyder" segment. We sure hope you will join us! This week's topics: Mentoring Summer Law School Interns and 2020 Graduates Coping with layoffs: Flourishing while Furloughed…Register Here
The Entrepreneurial Mindset during the Covid-19 Crisis Wednesday, June 3, 4 - 5 p.m.
The Covid-19 Crisis has changed the world as we know it, with over 30 million people suddenly becoming unemployed. Many people who would have never considered entrepreneurship are having to think of new ways to care for themselves and their families. We will talk to several successful entrepreneurs on the role that having the right mindset played in their success and what does it take to become a successful entrepreneur, especially in such challenging times? Is it luck, great ideas or having the right mindset to succeed? Why do some people have great ideas but are unable to execute a successful plan and others become millionaires and have started successful businesses? What makes the difference between success and failure? Entrepreneurs aren't born but can be made with the correct mindset…Register Here
LSOC Brown Bag Series Thursday, June 4, 12 – 1 p.m.
The Law School Outreach Committee of the Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association will hold the first virtual meeting of its LSOC Virtual Brown Bag Serieson Thursday, June 4, between 12 – 1 p.m., via Zoom. This week's topic will be "Collaborative Advocacy in Covid-19." The brown bag series for law students will be held each Thursday, from 12 – 1 p.m., through August 6 (with the exception of July 4th week). Please note that registration is required for each individual meeting…Register Here
Diversity Award Nominations Due May 29
The Philadelphia Bar Association is moving forward and accepting nominations for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award to be presented at our Summer Quarterly Meeting. We will be bringing our Quarterly Meeting to you virtually which will also include the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture and the celebration of our 50- and 60-year club members.…Read More
YLD - Bar Foundation Raffle Win a $100 Di Bruno Bros. gift card!
You can win a $100 Di Bruno Bros. gift card by participating in the YLD's raffle to support the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, who recently distributed emergency grants to 35 legal aid organizations. Two tickets are only $10! Don't miss out on this easy way to give back to our public interest community. It's a win-win!! The drawing will take place during the YLD Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, June 4. Register here. Good luck!
50% Discount at City Fitness
With your membership, you now have access to online classes at City Fitness at a 50% discount. City Fitness has 5 live classes a day featuring barre, HIIT, yoga, bodyweight workouts, and more. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to get started.
Discounts & Offers for Members; Membership Extension
For those who have already renewed your membership, we thank you! If you have not yet renewed, we're happy to extend your active membership to June 30.
Our colleagues, clients, and referral sources are now facing unprecedented disruption to their work and home lives. Philadelphia Bar Association benefits provide unique discounts and offers on products and services that you can use to help maintain business continuity in this challenging climate.
How would you like to see your byline in a publication that regularly reaches audiences throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey?
The Philadelphia Bar Association is looking for volunteer writers for its Philadelphia Bar Reporter.
Receive monthly assignments or propose your own topics.
To learn more, visit philadelphiabar.org, or contact Brittany Robertson at email@example.com.
Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Coronavirus Response
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation has been an anchor institution for civil legal aid for more than 50 years. We extend our thoughts and best wishes to colleagues, friends, and families who are being negatively affected by the virus and the current crisis. The disruption to business operations in the U.S. and the economic downturn created by the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant and damaging impact on the Foundation's fundraising activities. We have taken immediate action in response to budget concerns, but we need your help. Please donate today to help us continue providing unrestricted funds and technical support to legal aid agencies on the frontlines of this crisis. DONATE TODAY!
Transforming Access to Justice: Philadelphia Equal Justice Center
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is leading the Equal Justice Center (EJC) project, which will permanently transform the capacity of the city's legal aid system to sustain its operations and improve the delivery of services to clients. At the EJC, a shared physical location will create efficiencies and collaborative program opportunities, freeing up much-needed resources. Organizations in the EJC will collectively confront interlocking issues, which will be life-changing for Philadelphians seeking multiple vital supports. Help support this important project by learning more and donating today! www.philaequaljusticecenter.org DONATE TODAY!
Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses
All CLE programming, until further notice, will be offered via webcast. For course offerings, dates, and times, please visit:
Philadelphia Bar Association Calendar List
Then, type "CLE" in the search box and hit "Go."
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order temporarily modifying Rule 108 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Continuing Legal Education to eliminate the six credit cap on CLE credits earned through distance learning with respect to credits needed to satisfy all 2020 compliance deadlines.
Full course calendar here.
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Philadelphia VIP Virtual Training: Probate in the Time of COVID-19, May 28
On Thursday, May 28, Philadelphia VIP will host its Virtual Training: Probate in the Time of COVID-19 via Zoom, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. During this training, VIP volunteer Brian Gilboy (Gilboy & Gilboy LLP) and VIP Staff Attorney Mike Jones will walk attendees through the probate process, answer questions about handling a VIP case during the COVID-19 pandemic, and empower volunteers to help clients overcome their tangled title issues…Register Today
Philadelphia VIP's Family Law Practice Group, June 10
On Wednesday, June 10, Philadelphia VIP's Family Law Practice Group will meet via Zoom, from 12 - 1:00 p.m. Strategize about VIP cases, connect with fellow attorneys, and deepen your commitment to expanding access to justice with Philadelphia VIP…Register and Read More
Philadelphia VIP's Virtual Landlord-Tenant Petition to Vacate Training and Clinic, June 11
On Thursday, June 11, Philadelphia VIP's Virtual Landlord-Tenant Petition to Vacate Training and Clinic will be held via Zoom, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. At this training, led by Jacob Speidel, Director of Tenant Rights at SeniorLAW Center, attendees will learn to draft and file petitions to vacate. Afterward, VIP will refer cases to volunteers where they will assist tenant clients in vacating money judgments or judgments of possession they received in Municipal Court eviction cases…Register Here
Philadelphia VIP Annual Awards Ceremony, September 17
On Thursday, September 17, Philadelphia VIP is hosting its Annual Awards Ceremony from 5:30 - 7:30 pm - save the date! VIP volunteers provide the highest quality legal representation to low-income clients in need of legal assistance; please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these volunteers and honoring the top individual volunteers and partner organizations. As the event date approaches, our team will monitor the COVID-19 situation and assess whether this event will be held at Philadelphia City Hall or conducted virtually.