August 26, 2008

Crime and Punishment Chancellor's Forum Sept. 10

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District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will be among the panelists for the Wednesday, Sept. 10 Chancellor's Forum "Crime and Punishment: The Philadelphia Story."

Abraham and Ramsey will be joined by Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety; Mark Harrell of Men United for a Better Philadelphia; and David Rudovsky, senior fellow at University of Pennsylvania Law School. The panel will be moderated by Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Chris Satullo.

The panel will discuss the problems and challenges surrounding the issue of crime and punishment in Philadelphia and the ways in which community and civil rights groups can work with law enforcement to reduce crime in the city.

The program begins at 12:15 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. There is no charge for lunch, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP for this program.

Volunteers Needed to Help with People's Law School

Volunteer attorneys are needed to assist with check-in on Sept. 9, 16, 23, Oct. 7, 14 and 21 for People's Law School, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Center's Jury Assembly Room.

If you're interested, please contact May Mon Post.

Jayne Navarre on Social Media Sept. 22

Jayne Navarre, managing director of LawGravity LLC, will present "Community and Social Media: Use It or Lose" at the Tuesday, Sept. 22 meeting of the Bar-News Media Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.


Reserve Room for Annual Conference By Sept. 4

The cutoff date to reserve your hotel room for the 2008 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference is Thursday, Sept. 4. Association members can register online for the Conference at Bally's Atlantic City Sept. 19-21.

This year's conference is expected to bring together more than 500 lawyers and judges from the Philadelphia area for three days of CLE programming that lets practitioners and the judiciary share ideas and best practices. The theme of this year's conference is "The Sound of Philadelphia."

Registration for the full three days of the conference is $629 and includes all meals and CLE. For public interest attorneys, government attorneys and members of the Young Lawyers Division, the full conference registration fee is $479. Other one-day and two-day registration packages are available. For those prices, visit

Nominees Sought for ABA Young Lawyer Award

The American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division is seeking nominees for its National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, which will be presented at the February 2009 ABA Midyear Meeting in Boston. The award is presented annually to a young lawyer who exhibits professional excellence, service to the profession and the bar, service to the community, and/or a reputation for the advancement of legal ethics and professional responsibility.

To qualify, nominees must have been a member of the ABA YLD for the 2007-2008 bar year, which means that he or she was born after Aug. 31, 1971 or was licensed to practice law for the first time after Aug. 31, 2002, and has paid his or her ABA dues at the time of their nomination. Members of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Board, current and past ABA YLD Officers, and Constitutional Representatives are not eligible to receive the award. Click here for additional information.

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