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January 19, 2010

Young Lawyers Division to Present Comprehensive “Young Lawyer Bootcamp,” Feb. 19; Judges Confirmed for "Advice from the Bench" Panel

Law students and young attorneys will receive practical and fundamental knowledge on the intricacies of the legal profession at “Young Lawyer Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers”, an inaugural program presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Feb. 19 from 12-5:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The program will be followed by a networking happy hour at Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad St.

In five distinct sessions, Philadelphia judges and experienced attorneys will speak on case preparation, selecting a career path, fully benefiting from initial employment, considerations when starting a solo practice, and building networking skills. The program will conclude with a networking happy hour open to all attendees and features the following courses and panelists:

Entering Unknown Territory: Choosing a Career Path
Hon. Dan Anders of the Family Court Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Brandi Brice, an Assistant City Solicitor at the City of Philadelphia Law Department
Sophia Lee, Assistant Treasurer of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a senior counsel at Sunoco, Inc.
Sara Woods, Executive Director of Philadelphia VIP
Kathleen Wilkinson, Secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP

Honoring the Veterans: Advice from the Bench
Hon. Charles J. Cunningham III, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Hon. Gary S. Glazer, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Hon. Bradley K. Moss, Philadelphia Municipal Court
Hon. Paul P. Panepinto, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Hon. Cynthia M. Rufe, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Hon. Donna Woelpper, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Accepting Your Mission: Get the Most Out of Your First Job
Natalie D’Amora, an associate at Dilworth Paxon LLP
Lizabeth Macoretta, Executive Director of West Mt. Airy Neighbors
Theresa Rodriguez, staff attorney, Friends of Farmworkers
Gina Sullivan, counsel at GlaxoSmithKline
Robert Tintner, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP

Leading the Troops: Considerations Before Starting Your Own Practice
Jeffrey Campolongo, The Law Office of Jeffrey Campolongo
James Elam, a partner at Elam & Scott, LLP
Laura Feldman, a partner at Feldman & Pinto
Stephanie Mensing, a partner at Wisniewski & Mensing, LLP
David Walker, The Law Office of David M. Walker LLC

Earning Your Stripes: The Nuts and Bolts of Networking
Kimberly Alford Rice, Principal, KLA Marketing Associates
Kim Jessum, of counsel at Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP
Scott Reid, a member at Cozen O’Connor
John Savoth, Vice Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and of counsel at Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC

The cost of “Young Lawyer Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers” is $10.00 and includes lunch and 1 drink ticket and hor d'oeuvres at the concluding networking happy hour. The program is sponsored by KLA Marketing Associates.

Click here to register. Stay tuned for details on additional panelists.

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