Sept. 9, 2019 | Vol. 20, No. 37
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

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Registration Ends Today: YLD Fundraiser for the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Sept. 10

Sponsored Team Tournament begins at 6:30 p.m.; Singles Tournament begins at 7 p.m

A new SPIN on a classic event. Register to play in a thrilling singles tournament, or as a spectator enjoying the action! Both levels include an open bar and buffet. Prizes will be awarded to top teams and individual players…READ MORE

Thursday: Election 'Nuts & Bolts'

Run for Phila. Bar office and speak to the crowd!

You have ideas. You have skills to bring to the table. Run for a seat on our Board of Governors or YLD Executive Committee and be heard! Register for our annual Nuts & Bolts breakfast and learn how you can be a voice in Philadelphia Bar Association governance from members who are already part of the action…READ MORE

WTSU Exonerated

Chancellor's Forum: When They See Us - The Case of the 'Central Park Five' Sept. 16

In 1989, five Black and Brown teenagers were accused of a horrific crime that shocked the nation. The brutal rape of the white "Central Park Jogger" was front-page news.

These five young men became the face of crime in America, leading to a 25-year saga through the criminal justice system that ended with their convictions being vacated in 2002…READ MORE

2019 Bench-Bar

Register Today: 2019 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 11-12

You Should Attend Bench-Bar

Philadelphia 2020: Looking Forward With Perfect Vision

Why should you attend Bench-Bar? Let's go down the list:

  • Knock out AT LEAST 8.0 credits of your annual CLE/CJE requirement
  • Learn about practice areas outside your comfort zone
  • Hear from incredible plenary speakers
  • Networking
  • Networking
  • And NETWORKING (hint, hint)…READ MORE

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Did You Know ?
In October 2018, the Family Law Section Diversity Committee held a CLE on Implicit Bias, which took place at the Association and was organized by Kristine Calalang. Join or renew your membership today and find a section or committee for you!


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 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.


Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

Vacationing, stuck in the office, at home or just avoiding the commute? Philadelphia Bar Association offers webcasts of select LIVE CLE/CJE courses. Look for the Webcast Icon in the program description for availability.

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 inducted into The Legal Intelligencer's Best of 2019 Hall of Fame and named to the Best of 2019 top three for continuing legal education provider and online CLE provider!

Handling Custody Cases Involving Teenagers: Perspectives from the Bench and Mental Health Professionals Regarding Contempt, Mental Health, and Reunification Webcast Icon

Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 - 12:30 p.m.

This must-see program will help attendees understand and navigate issues that may arise in custody matters involving teenagers. Panelists will provide best practice tips, valuable perspectives from the bench and insight from mental health professionals. Panelists will discuss the following topics, among others, contempt in custody matters and how to help your client in these situations, issues of mental health and how to address them within the context of the custody case and when reunification is necessary and the process associated with reunification therapy…READ MORE

Emergency Immigration Updates: A Report from the Battlefield WebcastWebcast Icon

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 - 12 p.m.

This timely and practical program provides much needed updates on changes in immigration law, procedure and environment. Our panelists will cover following topics among others: executive bodies exercising judiciary functions, reorganization of EOIR (Immigration Court) allowing politically appointed director to adjudicate cases, rather than Immigration Judges, drastic changes to established financial sponsorship rules in family and employment-based immigration cases to redefine who constitutes a "public charge", change to guidance on children of U.S. citizen military parents stationed abroad, expansion of expedited removal without due process hearings, new social media questions on Forms DS-160 and DS-260, and much more. If you represent clients in any type of immigration case, you CANNOT miss this program…READ MORE

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

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 - 12 p.m.
1.5 SUB

In this video-encore, 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

Ethical Issues for Attorneys Serving on a Nonprofit BoardWebcast Icon

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 - 4:30 p.m.

Many attorneys have the opportunity to join a nonprofit board throughout their careers. Whether you are a new or experienced attorney, there are many ethical considerations to take into account before serving. This CLE will review common ethical issues lawyers encounter and provide practical tips for those considering serving or already serving on a nonprofit board…READ MORE

Feast Amongst Famine: The Most Interesting Commonwealth Workers' Compensation Cases of 2019Webcast Icon

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 - 12:30 p.m.

Although 2019 has been a very active year in workers' compensation, very few cases have been published. In this informative luncheon CLE, speakers will highlight five of the most interesting cases that have been published this year…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

A Conversation about Diversity in Central Pa. with State College Mayor Don Hahn Sept. 18

Pepper Hamilton LLP, APABA-PA and HBA-PA invite you to "A COnversation About Diversity on Central Pennsylvania With State College Mayor Don Hahn" on Sept. 18…READ MORE

Saint John's Hospice Fall Fling Gala Honoring the Workers' Compensation Section Sept. 20

Join the Saint John's Hospice family of friends and supporters for an evening of delicious food, beer, wine and amazing silent and live auctions in celebration of SJH and its mission, to provide life-sustaining services to homeless men of Philadelphia…READ MORE

Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic Sept. 23

Support Center for Child Advocates will host its 14th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic at the picturesque Philadelphia Cricket Club on Monday, Sept. 23. All proceeds from the Golf Classic support the special project, Children with Complex Medical Needs…READ MORE

ELC Annual Celebration Sept. 25

The Education Law Center will hold its 2019 Annual Celebration at the Crystal Tea Room on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Every year, the ELC honors outstanding champions of public education, and the proud tradition continues as it salutes deserving 2019 honorees…READ MORE

Philly VIP Annual Awards Ceremony Sept. 26

Philadelphia VIP will hold its annual Awards Ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 26. Join us to recognize and celebrate the past year's outstanding volunteers and partner organizations…READ MORE

Justinian Society Outstanding Service Award Sept. 27

The Justinian Society of Philadelphia invites you to a luncheon to honor the recipient of The Justinian Society Outstanding Service Award on Friday, Sept. 27. It will be honoring Pennsylvania Superior Court President Judge Jack Panella with its "Outstanding Public Service Award" with introduction by special guest, boxing champion Larry Holmes…READ MORE

Philly VIP Landlord/Tenant Law Training Sept. 27

Philadelphia VIP will hold a free introductory Landlord/Tenant Law training at Dechert LLP on Friday, Sept. 27…READ MORE

Philly VIP Custody Trial Skills Training Oct. 4

Philadelphia VIP will hold a free Custody Trial Skills training at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy on Friday Oct. 4…READ MORE


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