YLD Annual Meeting and Welcome Reception for New Members Jan. 18

width=265,height=236 The YLD Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. Meet members of the judiciary and the 2012 leaders of the Philadelphia Bar Association and welcome new Bar members. This event will include the passing of the gavel and the presentation of the F. Sean Peretta and Craig M. Perry Service Awards as well as the YLD Vision Award...READ MORE

Perry, Peretta and Vision Award Winners Announced

At its Jan. 18 Annual Meeting the YLD will honor two outstanding young lawyers and one organization for their public service and commitment to the YLD’s mission and activities... READ MORE

Mock Trial Volunteers Needed

width=265,height=236 The YLD is seeking attorneys and law students to volunteer to work with high school mock trial teams. In February, the teams will compete in the official citywide competition, administered by the YLD and Temple Law's LEAP program, and the winner will advance to the statewide competition in April...READ MORE


YLD Annual Meeting and Welcome Reception for New Members Jan. 18

Bar Association section chairs and YLD Division leaders will be in attendance to provide information on the many areas of Bar involvement. Network while enjoying complimentary refreshments, a great venue and good company!

Being an active member of the Bar Association provides you with opportunities to professionally connect with practicing lawyers and judges in a supportive environment, allowing for one-on-one interactions and leadership opportunities that are invaluable in building your career and obtaining contacts for potential job opportunities.

Registration is required. This event is free for all YLD members, and only $15 for non-member attorneys. Click here to register!

Perry, Peretta and Vision Award Winners Announced

This year’s honorees are Albertine Y. DuFrayne, Esq. of Sacks Weston & Petrelli, the winner of the Craig M. Perry Service Award; Paul Kaufman, Esq. of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the recipient of the F. Sean Peretta Service Award; and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, which will receive the YLD Vision Award.

Click here to register for the YLD Annual Meeting and see these deserving lawyers accept their awards!
Registration is required. This event is free for all YLD members, and only $15 for non-member attorneys.

Mock Trial Volunteers Needed

Volunteers can make a positive impact by volunteering as a little as a few hours a week. Trial experience is not necessary: anyone with legal training can teach high school students a lot about the law and advocacy! To sign up or ask questions, contact Mock Trial Committee co-chair Joshu Harris at jlh67@georgetown.edu.

PVLA Volunteer Event, Feb. 3

Apply now to be matched on short- or long-term pro bono cases with artists, start-up creative collectives, and nonprofits.

Current and prospective PVLA volunteers are eligible for a discounted rate at “Arts & Business Go Together Like Wine and Cheese,” on February 3rd at the new Atwater Kent where business and legal volunteers can network and learn about South American wine courtesy of Tria while and listen to internationally recognized Latin American musicians.

Bar Academy at "Scottsboro Boys" Jan. 31

From the legendary songwriting team of Kander and Ebb ("Cabaret," "Chicago," "Kiss of the Spider Woman"), "The Scottsboro Boys" is a stirring musical that explores the infamous 1930s "Scottsboro Case" in which a group of African-American men are falsely accused of a terrible crime, ultimately provoking a national outrage that sparked the American civil rights movement. "Scottsboro Boys" is the definition of inspired American musical theater with a gorgeous and melodic score.

The Bar Academy has a very limited number of tickets at the price listed below that are expected to sell out for this performance at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. (Broad and Lombard streets). The curtain goes up at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $43 for Association members and guests (normally $51). All fees waived.
To take advantage of the group rate go to ticketing.theatrealliance.org and click on Jan. 31 in the calendar, then the Select Seats tab. Click your seats on the theatre map and at checkout enter promo code "philabar" or call the box office at 215-985-0420.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy provides Bar members with civic and cultural educational experiences that allow for enhanced business development opportunities. Academy programs provide a unique entry to the city's most vibrant institutions and leaders, offering behind-the-scenes access to these institutions in a manner designed to benefit all participants.

Women in the Profession Newsletter Issue No. 2

Thanks to our sponsors Kolsby Gordon, Evaporcool LLC, A and A Court Reporting, and Philly Runner. Please find great coupons for A and A and Philly Runner inside.

Have comments, suggestions or a submission for the Newsletter? Please contact Editor Maureen Farrell at maureen@maureenfarrellesq.com.

Violence Against Animals/Violence Against Humans CLE, Jan. 27

The FBI clearly sees animal cruelty as a predictor of violence against humans and considers past animal abuse when they profile serial killers. Many animals are also often tortured or killed by abusive spouses to inflict emotional abuse on women or children who love the family pet, in yet another form of manipulation and abuse.

This fascinating public policy program will explore the link between animal abuse and human violence and consider its impact on the criminal justice system and the family courts. For more information and to register click here.

Business Law Section Annual Reception Feb. 6

Replansky was a 51-year-old senior partner at Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP when he died in March 1994. He was a former chair of the Business Law Section.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for Section members, $60 for non-Section members and $70 for non-members of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Click here to purchase tickets.

InLiquid Benefit Young Professionals Preview Feb. 9

Guests at this event will be among the first to view and place advance bids on the artwork and other items being offered. More importantly, the event offer the chance for members of various young professionals groups to meet, mingle, and network.

The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, 6 - 9 p.m., Crane Arts, Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American St., Philadelphia. Contact rachel@inliquid.com for more information.

InLiquid is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to providing opportunities and exposure for visual artists and designers, serving as a free public hub for arts information and resources, and making the visual arts more accessible to a broader audience through a continuing series of community-based art exhibitions and programs.