Time to Renew Your Membership

Renew Your Membership Today!

It is that time of year when we ask you to renew your membership in the nation's oldest association of lawyers. Your membership dues are the lifeblood of our Association, and have not been increased in over seven years. The 2017 PA Senate will be veto-proof so the Bar Association will need to be particularly active on your behalf this year fighting against the sales tax on legal services, and fighting for legislation that improves the laws of our Commonwealth. Additionally, it will be a busy year for the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention in its evaluation of judicial candidates for our state appellate courts and local trial courts.

Renew today. We look forward to your continued membership and welcome your ideas and suggestions on ways to improve our work.

Deborah R. Gross
2017 Chancellor
Philadelphia Bar Association

YLD Seeking Sponsorships for Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides Fundraiser April 27

Back by popular demand, the Young Lawyers Division is again hosting its "Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides" fundraiser to benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Mark your calendars for a fun evening of bowling and beyond. Want to see your name in lights? YLD is now seeking sponsorships to support tournament teams…READ MORE

Brehon St. Patrick's Day Party March 9

Join the Brehon Law Society at its St. Patrick's Day Party at O'Shea's Pub on Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. To register…READ MORE

Brehon Team for Leprechaun Run March 11

The Brehon Law Society has created a team called "Brehon Law Society" and they have invited all YLD members to sign up for the Leprechaun Run on Saturday, March 11! Registration is $25 and all proceeds to go the Special Olympics… READ MORE

Outside Activity for Government and Public Service Lawyers March 15

Join the Government and Public Service Lawyers Committee and the Young Lawyers Division on at March 15 at 4 p.m. Entering public service has become an increasingly popular career choice for new and seasoned attorneys, alike…READ MORE

Solo, Small & Mid-Size Firm Management Meeting March 16

The Solo, Small & Mid-Size Firm Management Committee invites you to its meeting on Wednesday, March 16 featuring Margaret Klaw, Berner Klaw and Watson LLP, and Nicole D. Galli, Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC. If you are looking to meet and network with other small firm and solo practitioners, join the Committee today! Please reach out to Committee Chair Maureen M. Farrell with any questions.

Law School Outreach Happy Hour March 22

If you're a law student, come hang out with the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division at Tir na Nog on Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m…READ MORE

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

CLE - Navigating Language Access In Legal Proceedings March 8

Presented with the American Translators Association

As a fundamental principle of law, fairness, and the fundamental right to justice, and to promote the integrity and accuracy of judicial proceedings, attorneys, judges and the courts, should provide a sound and reliable system of language access services. Persons participating in a legal environment should be able to do so in a language they understand and all parties should be able comprehend one another throughout the proceedings…READ MORE

CLE - Mindfulness and the Law March 9

Joint CLE program presented by the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and the Philadelphia Bar Association

The Philadelphia Bar Association is continuing the Mindfulness Series that was initiated in 2016 by the Business Law Section. The first offering of 2017 is a collaborative program between the Chicago Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association for this unique opportunity to explore the practice of mindfulness and how it can benefit your practice and your life…READ MORE

CLE - Tips and Practice Tools From the Workers' Comp Bench March 10

Hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section

WCAIS Tips for the attorneys and their staff, including the recent releases and updates through March 2017

In this lunchtime CLE program, Workers' Compensation judges will provide practical guidance regarding the legal practices and procedures within their courtrooms…READ MORE

CLE - Expungement Hearings Training March 13

Hosted by the Young Lawyers' Division

The expungement petition has been filed, now what?

Once the expungement petition has been filed a hearing date may be set. During a contested expungement hearing, the judge will conduct a balancing test weighing the right of the petitioner to be free from the harm of keeping the arrest record versus the Commonwealth's interest in preserving the record…READ MORE

CLE - Bridge the Gap April 29

Additional "Bridge the Gap" Date Added!

Tell Your Colleagues - the BRIDGE THE GAP course is available at the Philadelphia Bar Association

Attend and meet your Bridge the Gap requirement before the April 30th deadline!

In recent years, the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania has recorded an increasing number of complaints filed against newly admitted attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct which directly relate to the practical aspects of operating a law office…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

Call for Submissions to The Philadelphia Lawyer

The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is looking for creative and fresh law-related content to publish in upcoming editions. Take your sense of humor or adventure, your urge to critique or your affinity for a special area of law and put pen to paper.

All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. For more information on submission guidelines, email tplmag@philabar.org.