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Vol. 14, No. 61

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Registration is now open for the 2013 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, 2013. Association members who register before Sept. 13 can save $80! Click here to register...READ MORE

Gormley on Watergate at Bench-Bar; Register Early and Save

Duquesne University School of Law Dean Ken Gormley will discuss the 40th anniversary of the “Saturday Night Massacre” that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon during the Opening Luncheon at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Oct. 4 at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. Association members who register before Sept. 13 can save $80! Click here to register.

The Bench-Bar & Annual Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to earn continuing legal education credit while networking with colleagues and members of the bench. Hundreds of attorneys and judges are expected to attend.

A new addition to this year's conference will be a Law Practice Management track among the 22 CLE seminars that will be offered. Another highlight of the weekend will be the Friday night reception at Revel's HQ nightclub. Prices for the 2013 edition of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference are being kept at 2012 levels.

In addition, we are pleased to offer a special REVEL hotel room group rate to our Bench-Bar attendees. A rate of $179 plus tax is available Friday, Oct. 4 and a limited number of rooms are available at $149 plus tax for Thursday, Oct. 3. You must be a registered attendee of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference in order to reserve a room at the group rate. Once you are registered for the conference you will receive instructions on how to make your room reservation.

Sponsors for the 2013 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include USI Affinity; The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania; iDiscovery Solutions; Insurance Adjustment Bureau, Inc; Frankly Legal; JAMS, The Resolution Experts; Kaplan, Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support; LexisNexis; Love Court Reporting; M. Burr Keim Company; Robson Forensic, Inc.; State Civil Litigation Section; US Claims Inc; and Wilkie Lexus. For sponsorship information, contact Tracey McCloskey at 215-238-6360 or

Employment Law, Management Issues for Solos, Small Firms

Christopher Ezold will present "Employment Law and Management Issues for Solo and Small Firms" at the Wednesday, Aug. 14 meeting of the Immigration Law Committee and the Solo and Small Firm Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for purchase to those who register in advance. The cost of lunch is $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

New P3 Infrastructure Act CLE Aug. 14

"The Anatomy of Pennsylvania's New P3 Infrastructure Act: Opportunities, Source Selection and Project Finance Solutions" helps you understand what a P3 project is and what it does. You'll examine the two basic P3 project types; hear an overview of the P3 Transportation Law; and explore key contract provisions in any P3 transportation agreement. Click here to learn more about this Wednesday, Aug. 14 CLE program.

Cyber Security for Lawyers Aug. 15

The Cyberspace and E-Commerce Committee will present the CLE program "Cyber Security for Lawyers" on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Attorneys have a special duty to protect information belonging to their clients and law firms. Cyber attacks are on the rise globally, and lawyers provide a tempting target for hackers. The increased use of mobile devices, not to mention the proliferation of BYOD, has only served to increase attorneys' risk profile. Some bar associations are therefore encouraging attorneys to take steps to protect their clients' electronic information as part of their ethical duties. Our panel will discuss the threat landscape from a technical, business, and legal perspective, and will provide practical advice on how to mitigate your risk.

Speakers are Hope A. Comisky, partner and professional responsibility counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP; Michael Janke, CEO & co-founder, Silent Circle; Joshua Marpet, director, GuardedRisk; and Gal Shpantzer, senior security advisor, Energy Sector Security Consortium. The moderator will be Committee Chair Jeffrey L. Vagle of Pepper Hamilton.

The program has been approved for 1 ethics and 0.5 substantive CLE credits. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $40 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $35 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begin at 11L30 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Advanced Civil Practice, Procedure CLE Aug. 15

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present the CLE program "Advanced Issues in Civil Practice and Procedure" on Thursday, Aug. 15. Providing an overview of litigation procedures and appellate strategies, you will receive practical advice on difficult concepts and procedures from experienced civil litigation practitioners.

From issue preservation to waiver arguments, post-trial motions to justiciability doctrines, discretionary judicial review to non-judicial arbitration, this seminar will examine advanced concepts impacting your appellate practice. Discover when to assert or resist waiver arguments, when to preserve issues that will be raised on appeal, how the role of arbitration may come into play, how standing and case or controversy requirements may affect the outcome of your case and many other tricks of the trade that can help you to better handle your trials. Click here to register.

WIP Public Service Task Force Seeks Members

The Women in the Profession Committee Public Service Task Force is looking for new members. The Task Force provides numerous opportunities throughout the year to be directly involved in events to help the community while getting to know other women attorneys.

Our key events include a happy hour and school supply drive to benefit a Philadelphia public school, a shoe drive to support Dress For Success, and assistance with Temple's High School Mock Trial Boot Camp. We also have a mentoring program to connect Philadelphia high school students with attorney mentors, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in joining, please email Monica Platt at Our next meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m. at Kolsby, Gordon, Robin Shore & Bexar, 2000 Market St., 28th floor. Our school supply drive happy hour is on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom St.

Drafting ADR Clauses CLE Aug. 29

Alternative dispute resolution is becoming more prevalent these days. It offers the promise of a quicker resolution at lower cost. But it cannot realize that promise unless the drafter of ADR clauses understands when different types of ADR processes - or some combination of them - will and won't work to fit the client's needs and goals. A mistake can come back to bite you months or even years later. In the Thursday, Aug. 29 lunchtime CLE "Drafting ADR Clauses: Make a Mistake Today, Have a Disaster Tomorrow," experienced practitioners will focus on the causes and consequences of defective arbitration clauses, and provide a framework for how best to draft ADR clauses that work. You will never again just copy the last ADR clause someone in your office did and call it good enough.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Business Continuity Workshop Sept. 6

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and the Philadelphia Police Department Homeland Security Unit will present a business continuity workshop on Friday, Sept. 6.

Topics include developing a business continuity plan; signing up for Philadelphia's Corporate Emergency Access System; learning about the city's evacuation routes; staying informed before, during and after an emergency; and identifying and reporting suspicious activity.

Registration and a free continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Space is limited. Reserve your place by Aug. 29 by clicking here.

LGBT Employment, Labor Law Developments CLE Sept. 10

The LGBT Rights Committee will present the CLE program "Working OUT: Developments in the Employment, Labor and Benefits Law for LGBT Individuals in Pennsylvania" on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

This program will discuss and analyze significant employment, labor and benefit trends in Pennsylvania in recent years related to the LGBT community. Specific attention will be given to cases applying Title VII to questions of gender identity; local protections available to Philadelphia employees under the recently passed Fair Practices Ordinance; claims raised in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania regarding employee benefits under ERISA; and Pennsylvania HB 300, which would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression."

Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register.

Changing Parameters of Diversity Sept. 10

The Philadelphia Bar Association will present the Chancellor's Forum "The Changing Parameters of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession" on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The featured speaker is Sandra S. Yamate, CEO, The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession. She will be joined by Sophia Lee, chief litigation counsel at Sunoco and co-chair of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group and Philadelphia Bar Association Corporate In-House Counsel Committee and secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association; Wesley R. Payne IV, partner, White and Williams LLP and co-chair of Philadelphia Diversity Law Group as well as treasurer of the Philadelphia Bar Association and president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel; and Brennan J. Torregrossa, in-house counsel, Glaxo SmithKline and co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Corporate In-House Counsel Committee. The program will be moderated by Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson.

Established in 2009, the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) is one of the newer organizations establish-ed to devote its energies and focus its efforts at creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. With its motto, "Real change. Now," IILP has been asking hard questions and undertaking research and programming aimed at finding answers to those questions. Yamate will provide an overview of IILP's work, explaining how it supplements and supports the diversity leadership offered by groups like the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, and minority and women's bar associations, highlighting some of its research findings, and sharing insights into the most recent and cutting edge diversity and inclusion developments that IILP has been observing within the legal profession.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Registration is free at

First Amendment Issues, High School Conduct CLE Sept. 12

First Amendment issues and competing considerations in public schools' regulating off-campus conduct of high school students will be the focus of a Thursday, Sept. 12 CLE program sponsored by the Education Law Committee, Appellate Courts Committee and Federal Courts Committee.

Panelists include Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra McCloskey Todd; U.S. Court of Appeals Judge D. Brooks Smith; U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma L. Shapiro; Robert L. Byer and Sean R. Sullivan. The program will be moderated by Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson.

This program will use a mock appellate argument as a means of discussing the issues that can arise when public high schools attempt to regulate off-campus conduct by students. These issues are the subject of debate and adjudications have resulted in divergent views among various trial and appellate courts. The mock argument will be followed by a general discussion of the issues by the participants.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $33.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $28.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Interested parties not seeking CLE credit may attend and purchase lunch for the fee of $8.50.

Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Tax Section CLE Sept. 12

Practice before the IRS includes a wide range of activities, including the rendering of written federal tax advice. Tax practitioners increasingly find themselves worrying about becoming subject to civil penalties imposed by the IRS, as well as the possibility of being subject to criminal violations for interactions with their clients. The updated Circular 230 sets out the standards for attorneys, certified public accountants and others who prepare tax returns or provide tax advice to clients for compensation. This seminar discusses the recent developments, Office of Professional Responsibility enforcement, as it relates to the IRS return preparer penalty program, and the alleged "enhanced" enforcement. Click here to register for this Thursday, Sept. 12 Tax Section CLE program.

Bar Association Elections Committee Formed

The Philadelphia Bar Association has formed its Elections Committee. Chaired by Immediate-Past Chancellor John E. Savoth, it consists of Jennifer S. Coatsworth, John Encarnacion, Nikki Johnson-Huston, Henri Marcial, Aneesh A. Mehta, Ourania Papademetriou, Scott W. Reid, James A. Rocco III, Eric H. Weitz and Marc J. Zucker. Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Chancellor-Elect William P. Fedullo, Vice Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III and Secretary Sophia Lee serve as ex-officio members.

Offices for which candidates are being solicited are Vice Chancellor, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and five seats on the Board of Governors. Each Board seat carries a three-year term.

Association members may become candidates for any of these offices by filing with the secretary, at least 60 days prior to the Dec. 10, 2013 annual meeting, nominations in writing which, for candidates of the Board, must be signed by at least 25 members who are entitled to vote; for candidates for Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, shall be signed by at least 35 Members who are entitled to vote; and for candidates for Vice Chancellor, shall be signed by at least 100 members who are entitled to vote.

Individuals who wish to run for any of the above named offices should contact Susan Knight, CFO/Director of Administration at for additional information. Signatures, along with a resume, and written authorization should be submitted to Association Secretary Sophia Lee, c/o Susan Knight, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Join the New Committee on Insurance Practice

The Philadelphia Bar Association has created a new Committee on Insurance Practice for attorneys involved in insurance practice on all sides, such as subrogation, bad faith litigation, and other aspects the practice. The committee was formed with the intention of being as widely inclusive as possible and to partner with other sections and committees of the Association on events and initiatives where appropriate.

"A lot of law firms will be very interested in this, and more attorneys will want to be members of the Philadelphia Bar Association because of this Committee," said Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson.

The Committee on Insurance Practice is chaired by Sean P. O'Donnell of Cozen O'Connor. For more information about the committee or to join, contact O'Donnell at

Volunteers Sought for New Education Law Committee

The Association's new Education Law Committee provides a forum to examine important initiatives affecting education, recent developments in the law and the Bar's role in this area. Our Association has not had an Education Law Committee in many years, and there is no more important time than now to examine the critical issues of access to education, development of our youth, and the intersection of the law at all levels - including pre-K to 12th grade, as well as colleges and universities.

The Committee will also study the expansion of youth courts in Philadelphia and the Bar's role in assisting that effort. City Council has accepted a series of recommendations for setting up youth courts in schools that work in tandem with the juvenile justice system.

Additionally, the Committee will facilitate the Bar's award-winning Advancing Civic Education Program, or ACE, which over the past five years has placed more than 150 volunteer lawyers and judges into 14 public high schools and three elementary schools to provide supplemental civics education, including the fundamental principles of citizenship, democracy and dispute resolution.

The Committee also meets and collaborates with public officials and agencies including the U.S. Department of Education, leveraging the strengths of their offices to help with the Committee's efforts to engage the education bar, and discusses ideas for potential trainings/programs/panels and topics to energize Philadelphia's education attorneys.

If you are interested in learning more about the work of our new Education Law Committee, please contact Committee Co-Chair Joshua Richards of Saul Ewing LLP at, or Co-Chair Mary Gay Scanlon of Ballard Spahr LLP at

Board Observer Program Seeks Young Lawyers

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation, in partnership with the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, has developed the Board Observation Program, an initiative that gives young lawyers practicing in Philadelphia the opportunity to learn more about local public interest organizations and to develop leadership skills necessary to serve on the boards of such organizations as well as succeed in their future careers.

Through the program, a young lawyer will be paired with a Philadelphia nonprofit service organization so as to observe that organization's board activities during the one-year program. If you are a young lawyer interested in becoming a Board Observer or if you are a nonprofit organization and would like to express an interest in having an Observer next year, click here.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation Seeks Nominees

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for its two annual awards – The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award and the Pro Bono Award.

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award, originally established by the Apothaker family in honor of Louis D. Apothaker, recognizes a public interest attorney who is dedicating his or her life to promoting equal access to justice for all by working in the nonprofit legal services community. A $2,500 stipend is presented in recognition of excellence in providing direct legal services to the poor and the underprivileged in Philadelphia.

The Pro Bono Award is presented annually to a Philadelphia law firm or corporate legal department that demonstrates outstanding volunteer efforts in providing legal services to those in need. Guidelines and nomination forms can be found at

Trials of the Century CLE Aug. 20

Todd Winegar, one of America's highest rated CLE speakers, uses actual film footage, recreations and verbatim trial transcripts to bring you a new and unique educational program, "Trials of the Century" on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Dramatizations are used, together with original trial photos when no actual film of the trial exists. Each example is followed by a discussion of the lessons you can learn. Click here to register.

UM/UIM CLE Aug. 21

UM/UIM coverage is a key aspect of automobile insurance coverage. If the plaintiff you represent has suffered injuries, and the tortfeasor responsible has no insurance or only the minimum insurance coverages, chances are you are going to need to figure out whether and what UM/UIM coverage is available to your client. This is a basic level course, intended for those who occasionally handle automobile accident cases and those who are new to the practice area. It will provide a primer on understanding uninsured (UM) and underinsured (UIM) motorist coverage in insurance policies and help you to identify whether you are taking a case that has the potential for a significant recovery…or not. Click here for more information on this Wednesday, Aug. 21 program.

Family and Medical Leave Act Update Aug. 22

Family and Medical Leave Act problems are among the most vexing problems for companies. How have the courts been interpreting the FMLA and the way it intersects with the ADA and other employment-related laws? You’ll find out what has been decided recently and how the courts' decisions may change the advice you give your clients in this Thursday, Aug. 22 CLE program. Click here to register.

Real World eDiscovery Perspectives Aug. 23

E-Discovery experts offer guidance regarding the value, opportunities, costs, problems and pitfalls of discovery in our electronic age in a Friday, Aug. 23 CLE program. Our panelists, representing our distinguished state and federal benches, the plaintiff’s bar, the defense bar, and the burgeoning industry of discovery consultants, will share valuable insights and approaches to real-world electronic discovery issues large and small. Click here to register.

Advanced Storytelling and Presentation Skills Aug. 26

The best lawyers agree: without skilled delivery, the soundest arguments fail. In this entertaining and compelling program on Monday, Aug. 26, David Mann focuses on the goal of persuading juries and engaging witnesses by presenting complex materials with the ease of conversation. Using past masters as examples, learn how to use vocal inflection and body language to tell the story between the words. Click here to register.

10th Annual Animal Law Conference Aug. 29

Celebrate 10 years of animal law and get updates on any changes in the law and hear keynote remarks from Bruce A. Wagman at PBI's 10th Annual Animal Law Conference on Thursday, Aug. 29. Click here to register.

Fundamentals of Insurance Law Aug. 30

At PBI's Fundamentals of Insurance Law on Friday, Aug. 30, you'll discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act; receive and overview of basic insurance concepts; and obtain an understanding of coverage and claims. Click here to register.

Litigation Technology Workshop Aug. 30

At PBI's Litigation Technology Workshop on Friday, Aug. 30, discover how legal technology can be used to create a digital exhibit notebook; find out what technology you need to develop your own trial presentations; gather a practical list of technology tips and tricks; and grasp the extent to which you can use your iPad as a litigator. Click here to register.

Dershowitz at Constitution Center Oct. 28

One of America's most prominent legal minds, Alan Dershowitz, joins the National Constitution Center on Monday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his new autobiography and his remarkable journey: from early academic struggles growing up in Brooklyn, to joining the Harvard faculty at age 28, to his involvement in the famous trials of O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson, and Patty Hearst. In "Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law," Dershowitz also reveals the evolution of his thinking on censorship and the First Amendment, civil rights, and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Don’t miss this sure-to-be compelling conversation! The Philadelphia Bar Association is a promotional partner for this event.

Advance reservations are recommended. Call 215.409.6700 or visit for more information.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse Offers Deal for Bar Members

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd., is offering Bar Association members a special dinner price of $39.50 (tax, gratuity, dessert and beverages not included) in August.

This is not valid with any other promotion/coupon offer, it is not valid Friday, Saturday, holidays or blocked dates. Call 215-531-5838 for reservations. The reservation code for the special price is CPP 500 The Philadelphia Bar Association.

Public Interest Trainings, Events Scheduled

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania will present a Fabulous Party Bus Trip to the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. on Sunday, Sept. 15. Tickets are $175 per person and include admission to the Miss America pageant, round-trip transportation from Philadelphia to Atlantic City and food and drinks on the bus. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 215-587-9377.

HIAS Pennsylvania will hold its Annual Meeting, Pursuing Justice, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 12 to 1:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St. Join us as we reflect on the past year’s achievements and recognize outstanding volunteers, advocates and new Americans who have helped us along the way. We also install new officers to our Board as the launch for our 2014 fiscal year. Tickets cost $35 each ($25 nonprofit employee rate). Dietary restrictions will be observed. For more information or to purchase tickets click here. RSVP requested by Sep. 10.

The Education Law Center will hold its Annual Event on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m., at the Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East. Morris Dees, renowned civil rights attorney and founder and chief trial Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be the featured speaker. Tickets may be purchased online at

Nationalities Service Center will present its Global Tastes Annual Event, a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse communities through food on Thursday, Sept. 26 The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Horticultural Center, Fairmount Park, North Horticultural Drive. At the event, Romulo L. Diaz Jr., vice president and general counsel of PECO will be honored. Tickets are available at More information is also available at Philadelphia VIP will present a CLE training program on Homeownership - Mortgage Foreclosure on Friday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at PECO/Exelon, 2301 Market St. For further information, and to register, click here.

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will hold its annual Fall Celebration and Silent Auction on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Westin Philadelphia to support LCD’s efforts at providing free legal services to low-income individuals with disabilities and who are deaf and hard of hearing. LCD’s services enable their clients to live safe, healthy, and independent lives in their community. Come for a night of fun, great auction items, food, drinks and music by 61 North! For more information or to make a donation, please contact Linda Peyton at

• Reserve your foursome now for the 8th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 30 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Bring clients and colleagues and try your luck (and skill) at one of the top five golf courses in Pennsylvania. A day on the greens provides your organization with a wonderful way to make a difference in the life of a child. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities and to register. For questions, contact or 267-546-9216.

Community Legal Services will hold its 4th Annual Justice for All 5K race/walk on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m., at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. In addition to individual, legal, and open team competitions, the Justice For All 5K features a Law School Challenge in which teams from area law schools compete against one another. Advance online registration closes at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Day-of registration will be available starting at 7:15 a.m. on race day. For information about registration fees or to register online, visit Contact Caitlin Brown at cbrown@clsphila.orgfor more information.

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Get One Month Free with Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles

Association members can now showcase their professional profile on the website of the oldest association of lawyers in the United States and receive one month free.

With Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles, members can enhance their business development efforts by having their full professional profile displayed on the Philadelphia Bar Association's website at

Additionally, "snapshots" of each profile with attorney photo, firm name and practice synopsis rotate directly on the homepage of the Association's website, linking to the attorney's full profile. All profiles are searchable by attorney name or firm name.

As a bonus, participants also receive a customized link to their Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles full-profile page, which they can use for promotional purposes on their website, blog, social media and other marketing vehicles.

To maintain exclusivity, only 300 profiles are available as part of this unique service. The service adds instant value to Association membership.

Association members can join Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles for only $975 a year. With the first month free, that's 13 months of Lawyer Profiles for the price of 12. Members can visit to take a tour of the service. Profiles can be created in just a few easy steps, and are instantly posted to the Association's website for immediate viewing by colleagues, friends, family and potential clients everywhere.

Biographical profile fields that are displayed include photo, firm/practice name, position held, firm size, social media links, years in practice, degrees, accomplishments, bar memberships, publications, court admissions and CLE. Up to three areas of practice can be displayed.

For questions about Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles, contact Lana Ehrlich at American Lawyer Media, at 215-557-2392, or For technical questions, contact Barry Greenspan, chief technology officer, at 215-238-6327, or

PNC Perspectives: Retirement Planning a Priority

The impact of market turmoil on retirement assets over the past several years coupled with the demographic reality that more of the population is moving toward retirement and living longer have caused income and cash flow strategies to rise to the top of many individuals' retirement planning priority lists. In this month's interview, we sat down with Risa Stolker, CFP®, senior wealth planner at PNC Wealth Management, to discuss the changes she believes are occurring in retirement income planning since the start of the financial crisis in 2008.Click here to read the interview.

Learn Basics of N.J. Civil Practice Aug. 13

This seminar will provide information on the differences between New Jersey and Pennsylvania civil practice. We will focus on the specific issues that tend to cause the most confusion such as pleading, filing, motion practice, best practices and trial listings. You will hear from both plaintiff and defense attorneys who will give specific examples of the pitfalls of practice in New Jersey and how to avoid them. The panel will also field questions during the various sections. Sample pleadings and motions that will aid you in implementing your acquired knowledge are included. This 3 substantive CLE credit program will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13, at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper street, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. Check-in and lunch begin at 1 p.m. For additional information, or to register, click here.

Upcoming CLE

The following courses are cosponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. All courses are at The CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, except as otherwise noted. Registration begins 30 minutes before course start time.

Monday, Aug. 12
16th Annual Federal Securities Law Forum (video)
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Common Estate Planning Blunders
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
What Pennsylvania Lawyers Need to Know about New Jersey Personal Injury Practice
3 substantive CLE credits
1:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Assisting a Colleague in Distress (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
12 to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
Drafting Employee Handbooks
4 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The Anatomy of Pennsylvania's New P3 Infrastructure Act: Opportunities, Source Selection and Project Finance Solutions
3 substantive CLE credits
12 to 3:15 p.m.

A Self-Regulating Profession (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
Coordinating Medicare Benefits
4 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Advanced Issues in Civil Practice and Procedure
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

What to Do When You Receive the "OMG" Letter (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 16
Nuts & Bolts of Criminal Practice in Philadelphia Municipal Court (video)
4 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Abe Lincoln, Sydney Carton & the Art of Aspiration (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
3 to 4 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19
Unemployment Compensation (video)
5.5 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

*Earn as many as 4 credits on your computer, at your convenience at PBI's Online Campus, at More than 300 classes are available, including nearly 50 one-hour ethics programs. 24/7 CLE.

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