Today: #TakeActionPhilly Convening on 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

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

Family Law Section Spring Reception June 21

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with the Family Law Section on the Stenton Terrace of the Logan Hotel on June 21 at 5:30 p.m.!

Please join the Section as it celebrates recent appointees to the Family Court Division, Hon. Daniel R. Sulman and Hon. Vincent W. Furlong, and congratulate Glenn Louis Andreola and Sandra Boller on their retirement…READ MORE

Deadline June 22: Nominations for Large Firm Mgmt. Cmte. 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

Celebrate 2017 Pride at June YLD Happy Hour With Independence Business Alliance

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! In celebration, YLD is hosting this month's Networking Happy Hour with the Independence Business Alliance, Philly's LGBT Chamber of Commerce, at Fogo de Chao on June 29 at 6 p.m. The first 60 people will receive a drink ticket and there will be apps and drink specials, all courtesy of Esquire Deposition Solutions.

Fogo de Chao Philadelphia is located at 1337 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. No registration necessary!

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

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

Navigating the Antitrust Cartel Labyrinth June 14

Hosted by the Antitrust Law Committee of the Business Law Section

Ten years after Twombly, is the pleading standard for a Sherman Act Section 1 cartel case any clearer? Often motions to dismiss in these cases come down to alleged circumstantial evidence, such as market conditions that seem inconsistent with price increases, antitrust violations in foreign jurisdictions, trade association activities, otherwise innocuous public statements and the defendants' ambiguous business documents regarding buy/sell relationships with competitors, competitive intelligence and other ordinary course conduct…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

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Practice June 19

Presented with the National Bar Association/Women Lawyers Division (NBA/WLD) and the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP)

Many consumers feel as if they are drowning in debt. Bankruptcy is a means for debtors to obtain a financial fresh start. There are several types of bankruptcy, each provided in a separate chapter of the Bankruptcy Code, a federal statute. Proceedings under Chapter 7 involve surrendering most of the borrower's nonexempt assets. This CLE program provides a nuts and bolts explanation of the Chapter 7 process…READ MORE

The 'Sanctuary City:' An Analysis of Legal Issues June 28

In this lunchtime CLE program, featured speaker Sara Solow will analyze the broad base issues presented by the Sanctuary City Executive Order. Solow will provide a brief history of 8 USC 1373, the federal statute that prohibits localities from having policies that block the sharing of immigration status information with ICE…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.