Tonight: YLD Networking Happy Hour at Pagano's May 30

Spring is here!!! Mark your calendars for our next networking happy hour at Pagano's Market and Bar on Wednesday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. The first 70 people will receive a drink ticket and there will be appetizers and drink specials. Thank you to our generous sponsor, The MCS Group, Inc.!

Pagano's Market and Bar is located at 2 Commerce Square, 2001 Market St., Philadelphia. No registration required! For those concerned, Center City District Sips begins on June 6.

Level the Playing Field for Small Firms With an Effective Social Media Presence May 31

Join the Solo and Small Firm Management Committee at its meeting on Thursday, May 31 at 12 p.m. In this lunchtime program, hear from Hon. Tina Maria Rago, Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication, and Alycia Kinchloe, founder of Kinchloe Law, LLC on helping you achieve a successful social media platform…READ MORE

Nominations Due June 1: Philadelphia Bar Foundation and Pro Bono Awards

An important part of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation's mission of strengthening the delivery of civil legal aid includes two awards presented annually, one for pro bono work and one for public interest attorneys. These prestigious honors recognize the legal community's commitment to advancing equal access to justice.

The Pro Bono Award of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation acknowledges a local law firm or corporate legal department that engages in significant pro bono work and promotes pro bono volunteerism. The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award honors a public interest attorney working in legal aid in the Philadelphia region and is accompanied by a $2,500 prize…READ MORE

Volunteer Faculty Needed: People's Law School

People's Law School is back! We're in the early planning stages and looking for several volunteers to teach classes that will be held at Temple University in the fall. For more information please contact YLD Chair Vincent N. Barbera at barberav@whiteandwilliams.com.


June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon Feat. Higginbotham Lecture by Ken Frazier, O'Connor Award Presented to Judge Jacqueline Allen June 20

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for its 2018 June Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at The Bellevue Hotel on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 p.m. Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture.

The 2018 Sandra Day O'Connor Award will be presented to Hon. Jacqueline F. Allen, Administrative Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division. The Sandra Day O'Connor Award is presented to a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community…READ MORE

Food for Thought: Lawyers Eating for Wellness & Peak Performance June 4

Join the Wellness Committee for its inaugural program titled "Food for Thought: Lawyers Eating for Wellness & Peak Performance" in the 10th Floor Board Room on Monday, June 4 at 12 p.m.

Working attorneys who strive to do their best rarely reach peak performance unless they make healthy eating choices and opt for other wellness lifestyle activities. Nutrition is fundamental to healthy eating and for maintaining overall good, if not outstanding, health. In recognizing that attorneys encounter difficult food obstacles on a daily basis, the Wellness Committee is dedicating its inaugural program to nutrition…READ MORE

2018 June Probate & Trust Law Quarterly: Advanced Health Care Decision Making June 5

Advanced Health Care Decision Making: Discussing Life and Death with your Clients - Legal and Psychological Perspectives


Just about every estate planning practitioner offers within their basic set of planning documents some formulation of a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will. These most "un-legal" of legal documents can test the patience of any drafter - trying to ascertain a client's wishes involves a conversation around the client's moral, ethical, spiritual and practical beliefs about the client's eventual death. This conversation is always a sudden shift into a planning world that is often vastly different from the one that gathers the information necessary for a Durable Financial Power of Attorney, Will or Trust. A client's psychological reactions to this can be challenging to manage…READ MORE



Business Law Section Networking Happy Hour June 13

Get to know the members of the Business Law Section at its happy hour at Tir Na Nog on June 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Light appetizers will be served and the first 50 attendees will receive two drink tickets (One drink ticket will get a domestic draft, and two drink tickets will be good for a craft beer or one glass of wine) courtesy of the happy hour's generous sponsor, Diamond State Financial Group…READ MORE

LGBT Rights Committee Summer Associate Reception June 14

Please join the LGBT Rights Committee as it welcomes incoming members of the profession, summer associates, to the Philadelphia legal community. Graciously hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP, the Committee hopes that this event will provide opportunities for summer associates to network with established professionals and their peers.

In addition, the Committee will be presenting the fourth annual David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award…READ MORE

2018 Federal Bench-Bar Conference June 15

The 2018 Federal Bench-Bar Conference, hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Federal Courts Committee in collaboration with the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, is a half-day educational event that is always eagerly anticipated by federal court practitioners and judges. An informal, educational favorite continues, with CLE and networking with colleagues and judges! More details to come…READ MORE

Giants of the Business Bar: Ann C. Mulé June 19


This Business Law Section event recognizes legal giants impacting the practice of business law in Philadelphia and beyond, and serves as a learning and networking opportunity.


Ann C. Mulé, Associate Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware

Ann C. Mulé, a former chair of the Business Law Section, is a recognized leader in the corporate governance field, whose expertise and insights have helped to shape the governance landscape for companies, boards of directors, shareholders and many other governance constituencies…READ MORE

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Register Today: Afternoon Golf Clinic June 11

Have you wanted to learn how to play golf or do you need to brush up on your skills? Join the Philadelphia Bar Foundation for a fun and relaxed golf clinic led by a golf pro! Bring your friends, enjoy some beverages, stay for networking and dinner. The clinic starts at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 11 as part of the 30th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic…READ MORE

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

Sponsorship opportunities available now!

We're back at North Bowl for the annual YLD fundraiser benefitting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation! Mark it on your calendar, Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Registration information will be available soon.


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!

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

VIDEO ENCORE - #MeToo for Legal Practitioners: A Chancellor's Forum on Sexual Harassment June 12

Missed the live presentation? Attend this video encore to hear best practices for prevention, training and response to allegations of sexual harassment.

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

Legal Considerations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain June 26

This luncheon CLE presentation will examine significant legal considerations surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The following issues will be examined: securities law, banking law, tax considerations as well as, data privacy and security requirements…READ MORE

Pennsylvania Tax Treatment of Digital Assets June 18

Hosted by the Tax Section

Digital revolution descended upon us and states now must explore the taxation of digital assets. Although not clearly defined in Pennsylvania, digital assets generally may include digitally stored content, online accounts and files stored on digital devices, such as computers, tablets and smartphones…READ MORE

The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Jail Detainers June 28

Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section

Merriam-Webster defines "detainer" as "a writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to hold a person in custody."

According to a recent study, literally half of the citizens in Philadelphia county custody are there due to probation and parole detainers. That number does not include all of the other types of writs/holds/detainers which keep people in jail…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 cklitsch@philabar.org or 215-238-6326.