Chancellor's Forum CLE: #MeToo for Legal Practitioners April 4

The current #MeToo movement has sparked renewed interest in the perennial problem of sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the workplace. The law requires employers to prevent, and to address allegations of, harassment and retaliation, including sexual harassment, but many workplaces do not understand their legal obligations. Join our experienced panelists for a discussion about creating equitable work environments in which employees are able to report and employers are able to respond appropriately to violations of workplace policies and the law…READ MORE

Law Week 2018: Volunteers Needed April 30-May 4

Law Week is just around the corner, and the YLD needs volunteers! Folks are needed for the following programs:

  • Lawyer in the Classroom (April 30-May 1): Answer students’ questions about being a lawyer at schools throughout the city.
  • Legal Advice Live (May 2): Help Philadelphians issue-spot their legal problems and refer them to the appropriate resources at Free Library branches throughout the city.
  • Goldilocks (May 4): Act in a mock trial in City Hall where students serve as the jury to learn about the court system.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Law Week Chair Michaella Tassinari.


FREE CLE: Tales From the Financial Services Trenches April 10

FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing.

An Expert Witness - Your Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

This CLE program will provide guidance and important tips for selecting, qualifying and preparing an expert witness. Our featured speaker, Paul Brahim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BPU Financial Services, will explore the following important questions…READ MORE


Kay Yu To Receive Justice Sotomayor Diversity Award April 17

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2018 Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. The Association will present the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award and honor Immediate-Past Chancellor Deborah R. Gross. Following the meeting, members will have the opportunity to network in a relaxed cocktail-reception setting…READ MORE

Deadline May 11: 2018 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Pursuit of Justice' Legal Writing Competition

Submissions are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2018 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Pursuit of Justice" Legal Writing Competition. Law review-quality submissions may be on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. The first place award winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and publication in The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine and on the Association's website. The award will be presented at an Association event…READ MORE

Volunteers Needed: The Philadelphia New Americans Campaign

The New Americans Campaign Philly is soliciting for volunteers. The NAC transforms the way aspiring citizens navigate the path to becoming new Americans. It is committed to connecting lawful permanent residents to trusted legal assistance and critical information that simplifies the naturalization process…READ MORE


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!

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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

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

Legal Issues Facing LGBTQIA Youth in Philadelphia March 28

Hosted by the Legal Rights of Children Committee of the Public Interest Section

This CLE program will explore a number of legal barriers disproportionately faced by LGBTQIA youth in Philadelphia.

Panelists will examine issues arising in custody cases involving LGBTQIA youth. They will also explore the criminalization of LGBTQIA youth and how that criminalization impacts their lives, including addressing the over-policing of LGBTQIA youth in school, conditions of confinement and collateral consequences faced upon reentry…READ MORE

No Reasonable Doubt About It: Medical Marijuana in PA is Here to Stay April 13

Co-Hosted by the Medical Marijuana and Hemp Committee and the Criminal Justice Section

This 2-hour lunchtime CLE program will examine Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program and its intersection with criminal law. Panelists will offer an overview of the medical marijuana program in Pennsylvania and provide guidance on how to identify and analyze criminal law issues that are impacted by the use of medical marijuana…READ MORE

Philadelphia Zoning & Land Use 2018: A Primer on Process, Tactics and Inner-Workings of Philadelphia Development April 19

Hosted by the Real Property Section

Zoning and land use in Philadelphia is ever-changing. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newly minted lawyer, the complexities of navigating the Philadelphia development process remain consistent throughout your career. In this comprehensive three-hour seminar, you will learn about the current state of the inner-workings of the Philadelphia zoning process from those who interpret and enforce the rules and regulations…READ MORE

Paperless Chase: iPad Best Practices for Lawyers April 24

Co-hosted by the Solo & Small Firm Management Committee, State Civil Litigation Section and the Brehon Law Society

Attorneys always look for ways to set themselves apart from their colleagues, in the 21st century that includes the use of technology. This CLE will help introduce innovation to your litigation practice, and demonstrate efficiencies that attorneys can use on a daily basis using your iPad. From preparing cases, to mediation, arbitration and trial, keep everything at your fingertips without carrying stacks of paper documents and case notes…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 or 215-238-6326.