August 18, 2009

"Dress to Impress" Networking Happy Hour, Sept. 24 at Ladder 15

On Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m., the YLD will present "Dress to Impress," a special networking happy hour event at Ladder 15 featuring discounted clothing from some of the area's best vendors as well as drink and food specials. READ MORE

Register Now for Bench Bar and Save with 2007 Prices

YLD members have until Friday, Sept. 18 to take advantage of the early bird discount for the Bench Bar and Annual Conference, Oct. 23 & 24 at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. Visit and register today for $199.

"Managing Student Loan Debt: New Loan Repayment Assistance Programs" and Wine & Cheese Reception, Sept. 16

From 3-5 p.m. on Sept. 16, join national educational debt expert Heather Jarvis for "Managing Student Loan Debt: New Loan Repayment Assistance Programs," a program co-sponsored by the YLD and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee followed by a Wine & Cheese Reception from 5-6 p.m. READ MORE


"Dress to Impress" Networking Happy Hour, Sept. 24 at Ladder 15

On Thursday, Sept. 24. join the YLD and some of the area's best clothing vendors at "Dress to Impress," a special networking happy hour event being held 6-8 p.m. at Ladder 15, 1528 Samson St.

From interviewing for a job or law school to talking with a client to making your case to a judge, there are countless reasons to look your best. "Dress to Impress" will feature various clothiers, each displaying their items throughout the night at discounted prices. Custom-tailored suits and shirts for both men and women will be available, as will a variety of accessories. Drink and food specials will also be offered during the event.

Our first confirmed vendor is Astor & Black, which will be raffling off a shirt and tie. Other possible vendors include: Distante, Doncaster, Senor Custom Clothing, and Kimberly Boutique.

Registration is not required for "Dress to Impress," however the first 80 to arrive will receive a free drink ticket.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Get the Word Out: YLD to Present "The People's Law School," a Six-Week Legal Education Program Open to the Public

From September 15 through October 20, the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association will present "The People's Law School" a legal education program for citizens interested in learning about areas of the law affecting their daily lives. (Visit for more)

The program features six sessions of 11 total classes on subjects ranging from real estate to employment law to personal injury, all taught by volunteer attorneys. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 6:15-8:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St. The cost of the program is $40.00 and includes access to all seminars and the complete course materials book.

The YLD needs all Philadelphia Bar Association members to spread the word about this valuable program and public resource. Tell your family, friends, clients and whomever else you feel would benefit from The People's Law School.

The course schedule is as follows:

September 15

-Social Security & Disability
-Elder Law

September 22

-Small Claims & Landlord/Tenant
-Consumer Credit (Debt Collection, Identity Theft, Credit Reports)

September 29

-Personal Injury
-Criminal Law

October 6

-Real Estate

October 13

-Employment Law
-Workers’ Compensation

October 20

-Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Support)

The People's Law School is open to all citizens. Registration is now available here. For questions about the program, contact 215-238-6393 or

Please note that while The People's Law School will provide attendees information on different areas of the law, the program is not accredited and no degree or certificate will be conferred upon its completion.

YLD Family Fall Festival at the Philadelphia Zoo, Oct. 3

On October 3, from 12-2PM, have fun and meet the families of your fellow young lawyers at the YLD Family Fall Festival. This year's celebration takes place at the Philadelphia Zoo and includes all sorts of fun activities.

The cost of the event (Adults: $20; ages 2-12: $1; under 2: free) includes:

-9AM-5PM access to the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 Girard Ave.
-YLD Family Fall Festival at Peacock Pavilion, 12-2PM. Enjoy a picnic BBQ, decorate your own cupcake and dance to a great DJ.
-Zoo on Wheels (12-2PM)
-Face Painting (12:30-1:30PM)

Remember, children are encouraged to wear costumes (young lawyers can, too).

Check back soon for a link to register!