Law Week 2018: Volunteers Needed April 30-May 4

Lawyer in the Classroom Volunteers Needed!

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.


Due April 27: 2018 Bench-Bar CLE Proposals

Contact Tara Phoenix, director of continuing legal education, at with your ideas for programming at the 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference by Friday, April 27!

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

Vote Philadelphia Bar Association Best of The Legal Intelligencer CLE Provider

2018 Best of The Legal Intelligencer: Vote for Philadelphia Bar Association CLE!

Voting ends May 18.

Vote for Philadelphia Bar Association CLE as the Legal Intelligencer's best Continuing Legal Education Provider for 2018! Look for us and vote by Friday, May 18. You do not have to vote in every category for your ballot to be counted. Vote HERE.

Thank you for your support!

Save the Date: 'Striking Injustice' YLD Bowling Fundraiser Sept. 26

We're back at North Bowl for the annual YLD fundrasier benefitting the Philadephia Bar Foundation! Mark it on your calendar, Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! Sponsorship and registration information will be available soon.

Today: Paperless Chase April 24

iPad Best Practices for Lawyers

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

FREE CLE: Tales From the Financial Services Trenches April 25 (VIDEO ENCORES)

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…

April 25

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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

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

Due May 18: LGBT Rights Ctte. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association's LGBT Rights Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award. The award honors the memory of David M. Rosenblum, the late legal director of Mazzoni Center, a tireless lawyer and advocate, and an LGBT organizer while in law school…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

Board Observer Program: Effective Nonprofits and Board Promising Practices April 27

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division

Are you serving on a Nonprofit Board or considering it? Come learn what an attorney acting as a board member needs to understand about his or her legal and fiduciary duties and how to effectively advance the organization's goals and mission…READ MORE


Tax Law Update & Business Impact on Cannabis Industry April 30

This 2-hour course offering, Tax Law Update & Business Impact on the Cannabis Industry, will take the practitioner through the basics of what a Section 280E audit looks like and both the civil and criminal implications of the audit…READ MORE

An Inside Look at the Purpose, Procedure, Pitfalls, and Punishment in Support Contempt Actions May 7

Hosted by the Family Law Section

The program will offer practical guidance regarding the best ways to prepare and present a contempt petition along with how to properly represent a defendant in a support contempt action…READ MORE

Election Day 2018 May 8

In this lunchtime CLE progam, participants will address how the City prepares for and holds elections on Election Day. Specific focus will include how fraud is monitored by the District Attorney and how Election Court operates as the day unfolds. Attend this program to learn how the city handles elections and preserves the right to vote…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.