Tomorrow YLD-Only CLE - Introduction to Damages and the Use of Economic Experts June 7

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division and sponsored by EisnerAmper

This CLE program will provide guidance to attorneys regarding the nuances of economic damages calculations and how they are addressed throughout the litigation proceedings. The panel, comprised of individuals with legal and forensic accounting backgrounds, will also examine the uses of financial experts based on real-world experience…READ MORE

Final Run Tonight: YLD Running Group Meet-Up - One Logan Square - Happy Hour to Follow!

Join the Young Lawyers Division Running Group tonight, for the last run of the season, at 7 p.m. at One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St., Philadelphia. Happy hour to follow, location TBD. All running levels are welcome and no one runs alone. Contact Catelyn McDonough and Jordan Strokovsky for more details.

New & Improved: Association 2017 Judicial Poll

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention is conducting it's poll concerning the qualifications of those judges seeking retention in November 2017.

A new and improved survey format provides a streamlined approach, making it easier and faster than ever to take the poll.

The results of this poll will be anonymous as they are considered by the Commission along with other pertinent information developed in its investigation. The Commission will report its findings and recommendations to the legal community and to the public…READ MORE

#TakeActionPhilly Convening: Medicaid June 13

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. for an opportunity to learn about how Medicaid works and how lawmakers could cut the program; which populations are particularly at risk of losing coverage; and how lawyers, advocates and citizens can work together to protect this life- and health-saving program. Insuring 2.9 million Pennsylvanians, Medicaid is the largest payer for nursing home care in the state…READ MORE

Business Law & YLD Speed Mentoring Event June 8

The Business Law Section, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division, once again invites young lawyers and law students to its Business Law & YLD Speed Mentoring Event at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP on Thursday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will engage candidly and meaningfully with seasoned practitioners, who will provide insider tips and practical advice…READ MORE

LGBT Rights Committee Summer Associate Reception June 14

Please join the LGBT Rights Committee as they welcome incoming members of the profession, summer associates, to the Philadelphia legal community. Graciously hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP on Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m., the Committee hopes that this event will provide opportunities for summer associates to network with established professionals and their peers. In addition, it will be presenting the Third Annual David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leader Award…READ MORE

YLD Diversity Reception at Estia June 15

Please join the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and its co-hosts at the Annual Diversity Reception honoring five outstanding local law students at Estia on June 15 at 6 p.m. The co-hosting organizations are:

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia…READ MORE

Deadline June 22: Nominations for Large Firm Mgmt. Ctte. Public Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Awards to be presented to two associates at Philadelphia law firms who have been practicing law for five years or less. The awards will be presented at the City-Wide Summer Associates Reception on Tuesday, July 11…READ MORE

The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice - Public Interest Organization Volunteer Opportunities

FJD Elder Justice & Civil Resource Center Volunteer Attorney Training Program: Landlord-Tenant Appeals & Mental Health Issues…READ MORE

The Philadelphia Bar Association's new pro bono volunteerism initiative "The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice" provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy. This one-stop-shop allows the city's legal-aid nonprofit organizations to know who is interested in assisting by giving volunteers the opportunity to add their name to a list for these groups to access if they need additional support for a particular cause.

For a list of volunteer and pro bono organizations and opportunities, click 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

Pennsylvania's School Funding Crisis June 6

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division

The education landscape is changing rapidly in Pennsylvania. Advocates have argued that the system for funding schools in Pennsylvania has become so "irrational" and "arbitrary" that the judicial intervention is necessary. Pennsylvania has been identified as having the widest disparities in the nation among its districts, those in the most impoverished areas, who need the most, generally get the least…READ MORE

Ethics & Malpractice Avoidance June 8

Join your colleagues for this 2-hour CLE program, applicable to attorneys in all practice areas, that provides simple tips, pointers, and advice on how to avoid common malpractice pitfalls.

This program will provide guidance to attorneys regarding how to protect themselves and minimize their chances of being sued for malpractice or being subject to other ethical issues. Panelists will address the primary reasons why attorneys are sued, the stages of a representation where attorneys get into trouble, practical steps an attorney can take to minimize risk, as well as professional liability insurance, which is critical in protecting the law firm and the attorney in the event of legal malpractice…READ MORE

Legal Remedies for Workers with Disabilities June 9

Hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section

When representing your clients, understanding the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security Disability, Civil rights and workers' compensation is daunting.

Our seasoned panel will examine this interplay and discuss common situations where conflicts arise. Tips and focus points will be reviewed from both sides of the bar…READ MORE

Office Space, Budgets and Loans: Considerations when Starting Your Own Practice June 15

In the practical CLE program, panelists will discuss the considerations to be made when deciding to start your own practice, options for office space, including a virtual office, business plans, how to come up with a budget and obtain a loan for your practice…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.