Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

Chancellor-Elect Ladov to Outline
Agenda at Dec. 8 Annual Meeting

Chancellor-Elect Sayde J. Ladov, a principal with Offit Kurman, will outline her plans for 2009 at the Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon on Monday, Dec. 8.

Former Public Interest Section Chair Tsiwen Law will be presented with the Wachovia Fidelity Award at the Annual Meeting Luncheon, which begins at 12 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets are $55. Click here to purchase tickets online. The meeting will also include the presentation of the inaugural Chancellor's Diversity Award to Nolan N. Atkinson Jr.

The luncheon will be held in conjunction with the Association's Annual Election of Bar officers and members of the Board of Governors. There being no opposition for the following offices, a unanimous ballot will be cast for these individuals who will be elected to the offices as noted: Vice Chancellor, Rudolph Garcia; Secretary, Kathleen D. Wilkinson; Assistant Secretary, Sophia Lee; Treasurer, Jeffrey M. Lindy; and Assistant Treasurer, Joseph A. Prim Jr.

Balloting will be held for candidates seeking seats on the Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. Balloting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the ballroom level of the Park Hyatt Philadelphia, Broad and Walnut streets. Those members who wish to vote by mail must have their ballots received (not postmarked, but received) at Bar Association headquarters by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Ballots received after that time will not be counted. Anyone not returning their ballot in a timely fashion may still vote in person on Dec. 8 at the Park Hyatt. Ballots will be mailed to regular, voting members on or before Nov. 24.

The seven candidates seeking five seats on the Board of Governors are Danielle Banks, Jeffrey Campolongo, Phyllis Horn Epstein, Regina Foley, Michael Shaffer, Sean Sullivan and Stacey Tees.

There are nine candidates running for seven seats on the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. The candidates are Brandon S. Bruce, Alicia A. Garcia, Alexis Arena, Richard Vanderslice, Rachel Kopp, Christopher M. Guth, Justin S. Moriconi, Edward Scott Goldis and Alyson Oswald.

Click here to listen to the Candidates Forum featuring the seven people seeking five seats on the Association's Board of Governors. The Philadelphia Bar Reporter Voters Guide for the Bar Association Election is also available online and can be downloaded by clicking here.


DuFrayne Voted YLD Chair-Elect

Abbie DuFrayne (left), clerk to Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Ann M. Butchart, has been voted chair-elect of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee.

DuFrayne will lead the YLD in 2010. Brian S. Chacker will lead the YLD in 2009. The voting came at the Executive Committee's Nov. 24 meeting.

The following YLD Executive Committee members were also elected: Jennifer Segal Coatsworth, vice chair; Stephanie J. Mensing, secretary; Carolyn Chopko, treasurer; and Kelly Gastley, financial secretary.

YLD Collecting Toys at Dec. 4 Holiday Party

The Young Lawyers Division will hold its Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 4 at Finn McCool's, 118 S. 12th St., beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for YLD members, $25 for YLD student members and $35 for non-members.Click here to purchase tickets. The event is sponsored by Dechert LLP.

The YLD is collecting toys and gifts for Rubye's Kids and the People's Emergency Center in conjunction with the Holiday Party. Please bring new unwrapped basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, stuffed animals, games, arts and crafts kits, umbrellas, hats, gloves, scarves, books, Bath & Body Works products, etc. Contact Kelly Gastley at kgastley@phillyvip.org or Carey Chopko at cchopko@feldmanshepherd.com for more information.

Advice on Balancing Work, Life Dec. 2

The Law Practice Management Division and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators will present "So Why Don't They Call it Life-Work Balance?" on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Our panel will share their tips on how to prioritize what is important in order to obtain harmony between the demands of work and the rest of life. Panelists include Jennings Durand, associate, Dechert LLP; Michael B. Hayes, associate, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP; Regina M. Foley of Raynes McCarty; and Kathleen D. Wilkinson, partner, Wilson, Elser, Mosk-owitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP. The program will be moderated by Molly Peck-man, director of associate development, Dechert LLP.

The program begins at 8 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register online.

Arts and the Future of Philadelphia Dec. 11

The Young Lawyers Division will present a discussion on the importance of the arts to the future of Philadelphia on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Panelists include Karen B. Davis, president and chief executive officer, Arts and Business Counsel; Derek A. Gillman, executive director and president of the Barnes Foundation; and Rachel Zimmerman, artist and founder, InLiquid.

The program 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.

Life at a Mid-Size Firm Dec. 16

The Chancellor's Diversity Training Series continues on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. with the program "Life at a Mid-Size Firm."

This workshop is intended to help you learn about working at a mid-size firm. Of particular interest are the benefits of mid-size firms, as well as how mid-size firms contribute to an attorney’s growth and development in the legal profession.

Panelists include Roxanne E. Covington of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan
Schaer & Toddy, P.C; Roberta D. Liebenberg of Fine Kaplan & Black, R.P.C.; David B. Pudlin of Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin; and Stella M. Tsai of Archer & Greiner, P.C. Chancellor A. Michael Pratt will serve as moderator.

The program begins at 4 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. A light snack and beverages will be provided to all attendees. Click here to RSVP.