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November 21, 2005

Bar Association to Welcome 79th Chancellor, Alan M. Feldman, at Annual Meeting

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The Philadelphia Bar Association will usher in its 79th Chancellor at its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at noon at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia when current Chancellor Andrew A. Chirls passes the torch to incoming Chancellor Alan M. Feldman. Feldman, whose term officially begins on January 1, will serve as keynote speaker for the event.

After graduating from Temple’s law school, Feldman clerked for Judge Stanley M. Greenberg and then joined the firm of Raynes, McCarty as an associate, beginning his career in civil litigation. In 1987, Feldman founded his own firm—Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner & Weinstock.

Though he has dedicated a good deal of his life to achieving his current success, Feldman has also devoted much time to the profession and the community. He served as President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, lectured and published materials for numerous programs, co-authored a textbook on premises liability law and taught trial advocacy at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. He served on the Board of the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent program and as Treasurer of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. As a member of the Bar Association’s Board of Governors, he served terms as Assistant Treasurer and then Treasurer. Elected Vice Chancellor in 2003, he is now completing his term as Chancellor-Elect.

Feldman believes in the Bar Association as a vehicle for professional enhancement and advancement. He envisions new Association programs and benefits to assist in business development and law office management. “To retain and grow our membership, there must be real added value to joining the Bar Association,” he says. Feldman also has fresh ideas for strengthening the Association’s partnership with the judiciary and improving support for legal services for his fellow citizens who need help.

Also at the Meeting, the winner of the 2005 Wachovia Fidelity Award will be honored, as will the winner of the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition.

The Bar’s Annual Election will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. Bar members who have not voted by mail may do so in person, Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Grand Ballroom level.

Tickets for the Annual Meeting and Luncheon are $50 for Association members and $55 for non-members. Purchase them online today.

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