June 3, 2019 | Vol. 20, No. 23
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

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The Philadelphia Bar Association thanks the following for their 2019 membership renewal and continued commitment and support:

  • Dilworth Paxson LLP
  • Law Office of Michael F. Niznik
  • SeniorLAW Center
Did You Know ?
The Association's CLE program was named the #1 Continuing Legal Education Provider in the Legal Intelligencer’s "Best Of" for 2018.

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When the Rule of Law Fails - Lessons of the Holocaust June 18

Cohosted with the Brandeis Law Society

Please save Tuesday, June 18 from 4-6 p.m. on your calendar for this program. More details to come!

New U.S. Marshal Procedure to Regulate Possession, Use of Cameras and Personal Electronic Devices

Effective June 3, 2019, the United States Marshal will implement a new procedure to regulate the possession and use of cameras and personal electronic devices, such as cellular telephones, smart phones, laptop computers, recording devices and tablet computers, by all visitors to all United States courthouses and other federal court locations in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. This procedure is intended to ensure the personal security and privacy of parties, witnesses, judges, jurors, and counsel involved in court proceedings…READ MORE

Pennsylvania's New Course in Education Policy June 6

The Education Law Committee Meeting will host Pedro A. Rivera, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, on June 6 at 12 p.m. Secretary Rivera will talk about major educational initiatives and issues at the K-12 and post-secondary level…READ MORE

LGBT Rights Ctte. Summer Associate Reception June 13

Please join the LGBT Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association as we welcome incoming members of the profession, summer associates, to the Philadelphia legal community. Graciously hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP, the committee hopes that this event will provide opportunities for summer associates to network with established professionals and their peers…READ MORE

Puppy Yoga

The Young Lawyers Division and Wellness and Quality of Life Committee Invite You to Puppy Yoga June 15

What better way to help relieve stress and practice self-care than pairing unparalleled yoga instruction with the healing power of puppies?

There will be two chances for you to join us for this exciting event on Saturday, June 15th.

Session #1: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Session #2: 3 - 4 p.m.

Registration is $25 and all proceeds benefit Morris Animal Refuge! There are just 40 spots in each session, so get your tickets before they sell out! REGISTER HERE

Submissions Due June 20: 2019 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Pursuit of Justice' Legal Writing Competition

The Philadelphia Bar Association is pleased to announce the Legal Writing Competition in honor of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In so doing, the Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal writing and seeks to award a student enrolled in an ABA-approved Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission…READ MORE


Save the Date: 2019 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 11-12

Philadelphia 2020: Looking Forward With Perfect Vision

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tracey McCloskey.

For more information, visit PhilaBenchBar.com


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.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Funding the Future of Legal Aid

Please consider making a gift to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2019. Through programs, grants, and partnerships, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation removes barriers to justice, engages the community in support of civil legal aid, and builds system-wide capacity in order to strengthen the provision of quality legal services and to ensure that all individuals understand their rights to equal justice under law. You can make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people in need across Philadelphia and our region by donating today.


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Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

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!

2019 June Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly

Getting Your Head Out of the Cloud: Digital Assets in Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:30 p.m.
1.0 SUB/1.0 ETH

This 2019 June Probate Section Quarterly Meeting CLE will specifically familiarize Pennsylvania practitioners with the transitory nature of legislation which governs digital assets in 2019, allowing them to plan for the statutory change while also abiding by current federal and state laws. Attendees will learn how to plan for, safeguard and transfer digital assets not only in their practices, but in their personal lives as well…READ MORE

2019 Federal Bench Bar Conference

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:15 p.m.
3.5 Substantive CLE credits
2.0 Substantive CJE credits

The 2019 Federal Bench-Bar Conference, hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Federal Courts Committee in collaboration with the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, is a half day educational event that is always eagerly anticipated by federal court practitioners and judges. An informal, educational favorite continues, with CLE and networking with colleagues and judges! More details to come…READ MORE

Cyber Security Landscape & Trends

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 3 p.m.

This program will explore the current cybersecurity landscape and current threats in the legal community. The program will examine how organizations may protect themselves from cybersecurity attacks, particularly those involving social engineering tactics, such as email phishing, wire fraud (otherwise known as "business email compromise"), fraudulent websites, and social media attacks. The program will also address creating a cybersecurity program, risk management and the governance of these activities…READ MORE

YLD Bootcamp Series: Ins and Outs of Discovery Court

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 2 p.m.
1.5 SUB

New civil practitioners often present or defend discovery motions. Whether it's your first or hundredth time at discovery court, there's always much to learn. The Discovery Court Program operates in accordance with the Alternative Motion Procedures set forth in Philadelphia Rule of Civil Procedure *208.3. Hear an overview of the process, insight into what the court appreciates (and doesn't) and answers to common questions regarding procedures…READ MORE

Recent Decisions and Developments in Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Law - 2019 Update

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12 p.m.
1.5 SUB

In this luncheon program, panelists will provide an update and overview of important relevant Pennsylvania court decisions on Pennsylvania eminent domain (condemnation) law, as well as recent developments in and changes to related statutory and regulatory law and local court procedures…READ MORE

VIDEO ENCORE - Philadelphia Lobbying Ordinance: An Ethics CLE

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9 a.m.

This video-encore CLE program will review the registration and reporting requirements imposed by the Philadelphia Lobbying Ordinance and Regulations, including updates on clarifying advisory opinions and guidance issued by the Board of Ethics…READ MORE

Telemedicine: Criminal & Regulatory Overview

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12 p.m.
1.0 SUB

On April 9, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division announced federal indictments and law enforcement actions in one of the largest health care fraud schemes involving telemedicine and durable medical equipment marketing executives. DOJ charged 24 defendants for over $1.2 billion in losses. This charging highlights the need for providers of telemedicine services to evaluate their compliance efforts. This timely and informative CLE will provide an overview of the investigation, expected changes in the industry, recommendations for health care providers, as well as an overview of some key regulatory considerations to mitigate the possibility of civil enforcement actions…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

Jazz in June Scholarship Reception June 6

Listen to great jazz as the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter, raises funds for its Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Tuition Scholarship and Sadie T.M. Alexander Book Scholarships and celebrates its 2019 awardees…READ MORE

GALLOP Participating in 2019 Pride Run June 9

GALLOP will be participating in the 2019 Pride Run on Sunday, June 9. The course will follow the historic Philadelphia Pride Parade route in Center City Philadelphia, and runners can choose either the 5K Race or a 1.5-mile Fun Run. Proceeds from the run will go toward funding key programs at the William Way LGBT Community Center. GALLOP runners will meet at UBar on the corner of Locust and Camac streets at 9:30 a.m. To register for the run, please go to www.phillypriderun.org.

Rewriting the Sentence Summit June 17

The Rewriting the Sentence 2019 Summit at Columbia University Law School is a high-level summit that aims to highlight the range of alternative sentencing policies and programs that are currently operating in the U.S. and abroad, and look more deeply at their effectiveness and functional requirements. It will include a wide range of perspectives on these issues…READ MORE

Philly VIP Nonprofit Legal Assessment Clinic July 11

Philadelphia VIP will hold a nonprofit legal assessment clinic at the Free Library on Thursday, July 11 from 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m…READ MORE


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