Time to Renew Your Membership

Deadline Extended! Renew Membership by April 17

Philadelphia Bar Association members now have until Monday, April 17 to renew and save fifteen dollars by avoiding a late fee.

Renew today and take advantage of our many new member-only benefits including 6 FREE CLE CREDITS and access to high-quality, low-cost CLE throughout the year!

Tonight: YLD Running Group Meet-Up

Join the Young Lawyers Division Running Group tonight for a joint run with Young Involved Philadelphia's Running Club. Meet at 6:30 pm at Philadelphia Runner, 1601 Sansom St., Philadelphia. All running levels are welcome and no one runs alone. Drinks afterward at the Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia (across from Reading Terminal Market). Contact Catelyn McDonough and Jordan Strokovsky for more details.

2017 Jewish Law Day April 6

The 35th annual Jewish Law Day will occur this year on Thursday, April 6 at 5 p.m. at the Jewish Federation Building at 21st and Arch streets. The event is titled "Examining Modern Questions on Israel, Campus Free Speech, and Boycott Movements through the Lens of Jewish Values." This year's speaker, Professor Eugene Kontorovich, has written and spoken extensively about Israel and about the BDS movement…READ MORE

DIPC Law Student Series: Making the Most of Summer Internship April 10

Hosted by the Diversity in the Profession Committee, Hispanic Bar Association and National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter

Get a head start on the summer internship and speak with lawyers about unstated and stated expectations during your summer employment!

Come learn what employers are looking for, and what they may or may not be telling you that could affect your employability…READ MORE

Individual Registration Open 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…READ MORE

Lyon-Philadelphia Bar Association Relationship 20th Anniversary April 20-22

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for the Lyon-Philadelphia Bar Association 20th Anniversary Conference & Networking Reception on April 20-22, 2017, a unique networking, educational and cultural gathering celebrating 20 years of the successful "twinning" relationship between the Philadelphia and Lyon bar associations, exemplified by the annual exchange of lawyer interns between the two cities…READ MORE

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

April Compliance Month is Here!

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

FREE Philadelphia Bar Association CLE April 17

CLE - Litigation Lessons From the VW Emissions Scandal

Second FREE CLE of 2017 for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

Hosted by the Professional Responsibility Committee, the Business Law Section's Business Litigation Committee and the Young Lawyers Division

What ethics and practical lessons can be learned from this case?

The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal went as far as the in-house legal department. The pitfalls encountered by counsel there confront all litigators…READ MORE

CLE - Executive Orders At-A-Glance April 4

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division and the Diversity in the Profession Committee

An executive order is a signed, written, and published directive from the President of the United States that manages operations of the federal government. But what is it and what isn't it?

Since January 20, 2017, President Trump has enacted 17 executive orders. While these orders have varied in content from succession within the Department of Justice to the review of the Clean Water Rule, the President's two orders concerning immigration have garnered particular interest…READ MORE

CLE - The Forensic Fruits of a Labor (& Employment) Client April 5

Hosted by the Cybersecurity Committee of the Business Law Section

Digital forensics came about nearly twenty-five years ago as society moved into a digital age. Since that time, the field has greatly matured through evolving technology. With the advent of laptops, smart phones, dense storage systems, GPS, social media networks and the Internet of Things, digital forensics has continually reinvented its tools and
techniques to remain on the cutting edge of technological advances…READ MORE

CLE - Ethical Implications of Elder Investment Fraud & Finance April 6

Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, Investor Protection Trust, Investor Protection Institute, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Association

Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE): Ethical Traps for Lawyers and Navigating the Challenges of Diminished Financial Capacity

As demonstrated by the sensational Brooke Astor case and other less notorious examples, a lawyer who is ignorant of elder investment fraud and financial exploitation (EIFFE) and of the signs of diminished financial capacity may fail to protect the client from harm or unwittingly participate in the client’s victimization…READ MORE

CLE - Termination Following a Work Injury April 7

Following an on-the-job injury, there are many aspects of the relationship between the employer and employee that suddenly change. In this CLE program, hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section, claimant and defense counsel will examine issues to consider regarding termination from employment following a work injury…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.