Law Student HH 2017

Tomorrow: 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

Tonight: First YLD Running Group Meet-Up

Every Tuesday, beginning March 21, the Young Lawyers Division Running Group will meet in front of City Hall, outside of the Dilworth Park Cafe, at 7 p.m. for a 2- or 5-mile run/walk. All in good fun and no one runs alone! No need to register, just show up ready to go. Contact Catelyn McDonough and Jordan Strokovsky for more details.

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

2017 Spring Qtly

2017 Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception March 29

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2017 Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. After last year's success, this year's Spring Quarterly Meeting will again be held as an evening networking reception…READ MORE

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

Brandeis Survivors Club Book Event March 22

The Brandeis Law Society will be hosting a book event on March 22, 2017 in co-sponsorship with the Philadelphia Bar Association. Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat have written a powerful memoir of Michael's experience as one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz…READ MORE

YLD and International Law Committee: Gadi Ezra March 28

Join the us and the International Law Committee for a forum with Gadi Ezra, human rights attorney, on Tuesday, March 28 at 12 p.m. Drawing from his personal experience as well as his strong academic and practical background as a human rights lawyer, Ezra examines the complexities of applying the laws of warfare in actual combat, illustrating modern challenges using first-hand experiences…READ MORE

Monthly Happy Hour March 30

Welcome Spring (?) with the YLD at McGillin's Olde Ale House on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket and there will be apps and drink specials, thanks to our generous sponsor Friedman LLP!

McGillin's Olde Ale House is located at 1310 Drury St., Philadelphia. No RSVP required.

Chancellor's Forum With Area Law Deans, Moderated by YLD Chair Matt Olesh April 25

The 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association will host a panel of deans from six area law schools at a Chancellor's Forum moderated by Young Lawyers Division Chair Matthew S. Olesh on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4 - 5:30 p.m…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.

As an added benefit, Philadelphia Bar Association members will be able to receive six free CLE credits that will be offered as three, two-credit courses on dates to be announced.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

CLE - Family Law Training: Permanency Planning for Immigrants March 21

#TakeActionPhilly CLE Program

This CLE program provides training on something that has been coined, in other contexts, "permanency planning." Attendees will learn the tools for assisting mixed status families where parents of minors are facing deportation away from their U.S. citizen children…READ MORE

CLE - Citizenship Training: Naturalization 101 March 23

#TakeActionPhilly CLE Program

With recent changes to national immigration policies, many immigrants legally residing in the U.S. are anxious to complete the process of becoming U.S. citizens. The Philadelphia Bar Association, Ballard Spahr LLP and Esperanza Immigration Legal Services offer this CLE program to provide training for volunteer attorneys to enable them to help applicants complete the naturalization process…READ MORE

CLE - Mediating Before the EEOC March 24

Hosted by the Labor and Employment Committee

Each year, the number of Charges of Discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to increase. In Pennsylvania, 4,564 Charges of Discrimination were filed for FY 2016. Litigating these Charges at the agency level and later in court is time consuming and costly. The EEOC offers a voluntary mediation program that provides an efficient and economical alternative to litigation…READ MORE

CLE - Philadelphia Lobbying Ordinance: An Ethics CLE March 27

Hosted by the Real Property Section

This CLE program will review the registration and reporting requirements imposed by the Philadelphia Lobbying Ordinance and Regulations, including updates on clarifying advisory opinions and guidance issued by the Board of Ethics.

Panelists will focus on what real estate lawyers and their developer clients need to know lobbying in Philadelphia, including what contacts with the City are covered or what are exempt…READ MORE

CLE -Equal Pay for Equal Work: State of the Legal Profession March 28

Hosted by the Women in the Profession and the Labor & Employment Law Committees

Women are now the primary breadwinners in almost half of all American families with children-yet women still are not receiving equal pay for equal work, let alone equal pay for work of equal value. Here are a few key facts about the gender wage gap to keep in mind…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