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

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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

Tonight: Giants of the Business Bar Feat. 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

Legal Line Volunteers Needed June 20

We're back on those phones for Legal Line tomorrow night from 5-8 p.m. If you'd like an easy opportunity to help someone in need figure out their legal issue, or just send them in the right direction, join us! As always, there will be food. For more information and to sign up for a shift, contact Hillary N. Ladov.


Register Today: 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 12-13

Join Philadelphia Bar Association members, judges and colleagues for another entertaining and educational weekend at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. as we present the 2018 Bench Bar & Annual Conference. This year's conference again boasts 23 sessions affording lawyers and judges up to 9 CLE credits, as well as 9 CJE credits that clearly offer something for everyone.

Register early and stay tuned for added programming, finalized course descriptions and confirmed faculty…READ MORE

Scholarship Recipients Announced: YLD Diversity Reception June 26

Please join the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and LGBT Rights Committee, along with co-hosting affinity bar associations, at the 2018 Diversity Reception, honoring five outstanding local law students, at The Midtown on Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. Susan Lin will deliver keynote remarks.

Congratulations to the 2018 Diversity Scholarships recipients:

  • Adetola Ajayi – National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division (Temple University Beasley School of Law)
  • Nikia Clark - National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division (Rutgers Law School Camden)
  • Derek J. Demeri – Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (Rutgers Law School Camden)
  • Chanelle N. Jones – The Barrister’s Association of Philadelphia, Inc. (Temple University Beasley School of Law)
  • Christopher Lin – Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Temple University Beasley School of Law)

Registration is REQUIRED in advance and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine…READ MORE

Law School Outreach Committee Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series

On Thursdays June 21 and 28; and July 12, 19 and 26; the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section Law School Outreach Committee will host the "2018 Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series" from 12-1:30 p.m. These free programs provide an opportunity for summer law student interns to meet public interest attorneys who are leaders in their field and learn about different types of public interest practice and fellowship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area…READ MORE

Volunteer Faculty Needed: People's Law School Oct. 2, 9, 16

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 on Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16. For more information please contact YLD Chair Vincent N. Barbera at barberav@whiteandwilliams.com.

Nominations Due June 22: LFMC Public Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for Philadelphia Bar Association's Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Awards to honor and recognize two young attorneys for their exceptional pro bono or public service work. Eligible attorneys must have practiced law for five years or less in private practice or the public sector. The awards will be presented at the City-Wide Summer Associate Reception on Wednesday, July 11 at Water Works…READ MORE

Philadelphia Summer Public Interest Reception July 12

The Public Interest Section's Law School Outreach Committee cordially invites you to the Philadelphia Summer Public Interest Reception 2018 at Ballard Spahr LLP on Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Generously hosted and sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP, this event celebrates the exceptional public service of students and lawyers in and around Philadelphia, and gives all an opportunity to meet and mingle over refreshments and light appetizers. Registration is required by Thursday, July 5…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.

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

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

What You Should Know About Pre-Dispute Arbitration in the Elder Law Setting June 27

Hosted by the Elder Law Committee

Pre-Dispute Arbitration clauses are found in a number of contexts including consumer finance contracts, non-disclosure agreements and employment contracts. The use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in the health care setting has grown significantly, making it imperative that elder law practitioners and guardians understand the effects of the clause and how to best proceed…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

Is Good Health and Well-Being Our Ethical Obligation? June 29

Hosted by the Professional Responsibility and Wellness Committees

This 1-hour presentation will explore whether well-being should be included in the definition of competence under Rule 1.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct or whether it should be referenced solely in the Comments to the Rules…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.