Save the Date: 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 12-13

Mark your calendars! Join us at the 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference at Borgata on Oct. 12-13. Registration will be open soon!

Professionalism, Courtesy and Mutual Respect: The 'Soft Skills' in a Performance Review March 6

CLE Hosted by Young Lawyers Division

Lawyers spend a lot of time ensuring that their research is accurate, their written work product is polished and their advocacy skills are first-rate. This course focuses on the skills lawyers frequently forget to sharpen or just aren't sure how to develop…READ MORE

2018 Leprechaun Run March 10

Calling all Philadelphia Bar Association runners! Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP and the Brehon Law Society are each forming teams for the 2018 Leprechaun Run on Saturday, March 10. Runners can also register as individuals. Afterward, join Association runners for brunch (location TBD); email Jordan Strokovsky for details.

The Leprechaun Run is one of Philadelphia's oldest traditions. Starting in 1984, the Leprechaun Run is one of Philadelphia's first races of the season, including a 5-mile race, 2-mile fun run/walk and a Lucky 7-mile race. The Leprechaun Run is an event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Pennsylvania's Philadelphia local program…READ MORE

John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition February-March

It is once again time for the John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition and your help is needed to make this year another success. The Young Lawyers Division and Temple University Beasley School of Law team up each year to host this competition. Each spring, students from approximately 30 - 40 public, private and parochial schools are given the opportunity play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious criminal or civil case, focusing on real legal issues.

You can sign up to judge as many trials as you would like and each trial will require a 2-3 hour time commitment. (Please make time to volunteer for at least one session!) The first round is Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. The students are incredibly excited for this year's competition – please come volunteer and see what they've been preparing for!

  • Click here to view the schedule and sign up to judge.
  • Click here to view this year's case materials.

Young Lawyers of PBA QUIZZO March 8

Please join the Young Lawyers of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for QUIZZO at Moriarty's Irish Pub, 1116 Walnut St., Philadelphia, on Thursday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.

The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free drink ticket! Appetizers will be provided.

The Young Lawyers of PBA welcome back its reigning Quizzo-master, Bert Bender! Test your knowledge at this popular team trivia game. Form a team in advance, or when you arrive. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place!

Questions? Email Michaella Tassinari.

Due March 9: Marutani Fellowship Applications

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship, which provides a summer internship stipend. The Foundation, in conjunction with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA), established the Fellowship in honor of the first Asian-American judge in Pennsylvania; Judge William M. Marutani. His service to both the Asian-American community and the community-at-large sets the standard for current students' commitment to public service. First- and second-year Asian Pacific American law students attending law school in Pennsylvania are encouraged to apply by March 9. Apply here.

Due March 16: Seeking Nominations for 18th Annual Martha Hampton Award

The Workers' Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association is presently seeking nominations for the 18th annual Martha Hampton Award. This award was named in honor of Martha Hampton, an attorney who was committed to the practice of workers' compensation law…READ MORE

Due March 23: Seeking Nominations for 2018 Workers' Compensation Irv Stander Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section is pleased to announce that it is seeking nominations for the annual Irvin Stander Award. This award is given by the Section in memory of Workers' Compensation Judge Irvin Stander, a Philadelphia Judge who was well known for his prolific writings on workers' compensation and zoning law. Judge Stander was also a founder of the first law school course on Workers' Compensation at Temple University law school, now the Temple University Beasley School of Law…READ MORE

Due March 26: Get Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court on May 21, 2018 (Member Exclusive)

Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt will move the admission of up to 50 members to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday, May 21. The admission ceremony will occur before the full Supreme Court sitting in Washington, D.C…READ MORE

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Philadelphia Bar Association 5K May 20

It's that time of year again! Registration is open for the 2018 Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk on May 20 benefiting Support Center for Child Advocates…READ MORE

Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

The Philadelphia Bar Association, a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, offers CLE courses to lawyers and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. Lawyers and other professionals can turn to the Philadelphia Bar Association for convenient, high-quality, low-cost CLE courses on the latest issues, legislation and regulations.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE


On Jan. 22, 2018, Supreme Court of the U.S. refused to hear an appeal from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Muniz though it is the law of Pennsylvania.

This past summer, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act) punitive in Commonwealth v. Muniz, but left the question of "what now?" unanswered. Since then, lower and intermediate courts have started to fill in the gaps, but many issues remain unclear…READ MORE

What The New Tax Law Means for Lawyers and Law Firms March 20

Co-Hosted by the Tax Section and the Solo and Small Firm Management Committee

This luncheon CLE program provides a basic overview of the changes to the Internal Revenue Code enacted in December 2017 and the implications for lawyers and law firms. Panelists will also address a new Pennsylvania withholding requirement on non-employee compensation that will apply to experts and other contractors who are not Pennsylvania residents…READ MORE

Gifts and Emoluments: Are Public Employees Held to a Higher Standard than the President of the United States? March 22

Hosted by the Government & Public Service Lawyers Committee

In this one hour CLE program, panelists from the City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics and the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission will examine the relevant gift restrictions that apply to government employees in Philadelphia that will include relevant case studies…READ MORE

Philadelphia Property Tax Foreclosures: Process & Prevention (a Guide for the Perplexed) March 27

Co-hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Real Porperty Section and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia has increased its filing of property tax foreclosures by 1,200 percent in recent years. Many lawyers handle private mortgage foreclosures, but are not familiar with the different rules and procedures involved in defending a property tax foreclosure in Philadelphia…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.


Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Needed for LRIS Referrals

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has expanded its Product Liability panels in order to better meet the needs of clients requiring assistance with injuries resulting from the use of Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc.

If you have significant experience litigating any of these matters, we invite you to join LRIS. Attorneys wishing to receive referrals for claims involving Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc must represent, or have represented, at least 12 plaintiffs in civil actions involving the same product brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and must have completed a minimum of five hours of CLE in trial tactics, products liability or class actions within the past three years.

For more information on LRIS, please click here.  You may also contact Charles J. Klitsch at cklitsch@philabar.org or 215-238-6326.