Sept. 24, 2008

PhiLAWpalooza Oct. 2 at J.C. Dobbs

CMSResources/ooza.jpgThe Young Lawyers Division will host its second annual PhiLAWpalooza on Oct. 2 at the legendary J.C. Dobbs on South Street, with an exciting line-up of bands comprised of Philadelphia lawyers of all ages and practice areas.

This year's line-up includes fan favorites A Band Called M (Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP) and Class Action (Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin) playing rock-n-roll hits. Newcomers include Mommy's Little Monsters (Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.), Roger Delco (Law Offices of David W. Wolf) and special guest Paula Boggs, general counsel for Starbucks.

This year also features an upstairs stage for open mic-style performances or jam sessions. Lawyers are encouraged to bring along an acoustic guitar or other unplugged instrument for a little more chilled-out experience.

PhiLAWpalooza will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for Association members ($15 at the door) and $15 for non-members ($18 at the door). Admission includes rock-n-roll, drink tickets, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and exciting drink specials! J. C. Dobbs is located at 304 South St. Click here to purchase tickets. PhiLAWpalooza is sponsored by Summit Court Reporting Services.

Design Home Volunteers Needed for Sept. 28 Event

The Young Lawyers Division will host Philadelphia magazine's Design Home 2008® in Lower Gwynedd, Pa., to benefit the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...READ MORE


Quarterly Meeting Monday, Oct. 20

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Albert W. Sheppard Jr. and former Women in the Profession Committee co-chair Roberta D. Liebenberg will be presented with two of the Association's most prestigious awards at the Monday, Oct. 20 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon.

Judge Sheppard is the recipient of the 2008 Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. Liebenberg will receive the 2008 Sandra Day O'Connor Award.

The meeting will also include a panel discussion with women leaders from across Philadelphia. The panelists include Dr. Arlene C. Ackerman, superintendent/CEO of the School District of Philadelphia; Ahmeenah Young, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority; Tara Weiner, managing partner, Greater Philadelphia region, Deloitte and Touche; and Nina M. Gussack, chair of Pepper Hamilton LLP. The panel will be moderated by Mary Stoker Smith of CBS3 Eyewitness News.

Tickets are $55 for members and $60 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets for this event, which begins at 12 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue.

YLD Family Fall Festival Oct. 19 at Philadelphia Zoo

The Young Lawyers Division will hold its 2008 Family Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 Girard Ave.

Admission includes all-day access to the zoo between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The YLD Family Fall Festival event will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Peacock Pavilion and includes a picnic BBQ with dessert. Access to Pavilion is available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Admission is $20 for adults and $12 for children ages 2 to 12. Children under 2 are admitted for free. Activities include the Zoo on Wheels from 12 to 2 p.m. and face painting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to dress in costume. Click here to purchase tickets for this event.

Design Home Volunteers Needed for Sept. 28 Event

The Young Lawyers Division will host Philadelphia magazine's Design Home 2008® in Lower Gwynedd, Pa., to benefit the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A limited number of volunteers are needed to welcome guests, collect tickets and provide information on the organization. The Ronald McDonald house was founded in 1974 as a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children who are receiving care at local hospitals.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kristin McKenna at

Techniques to Market Yourself Oct. 3

Megan Kristel, president of Kristel Closets, Inc. will present "Build your Brand and your Business through the Power of your Personal Image: Techniques and Strategies to Market Yourself in a Competitive Industry" on Friday, Oct. 3.

This joint meeting of the Solo and Small Firm Management Committee and the Marketing Committee of the Law Practice Management Division will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 at 12 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.

Nomination Deadline for Bar Election is Oct. 9

The deadline for individuals wishing to be nominated for Bar Association offices is Thursday, Oct. 9. Offices for which candidates are being solicited are Vice Chancellor, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and five seats on the Board of Governors. Each Board seat carries a three-year term.

Association members may become candidates for any of these offices by filing with the Secretary, at least 60 days prior to the Dec. 8, 2008 Annual Meeting, nominations in writing which, for candidates of the Board, must be signed by at least 25 members who are entitled to vote; for candidates for Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, shall be signed by at least 35 members who are entitled to vote; and for candidates for Vice-Chancellor, shall be signed by at least 100 members who are entitled to vote.

Individuals who wish to be nominated for any of the above-named offices should contact Staff Counsel Brian Sims, Esq. at for additional information.

Signatures, along with a resume, and written authorization should be submitted to Association Secretary Kathleen D. Wilkinson, c/o Brian Sims, Esq., Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9.
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