Announcing Holman Premier Partners Member Benefit

The Philadelphia Bar Association has joined Holman Automotive's Premier Partners Program as a corporate partner. Members of the Association are now eligible for competitive, no-haggle pricing on vehicles from a variety of brands.

Members must login to the Philadelphia Bar Association…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

Pennsylvania Prison Society Occasional Speaker Series: Ethnography of Reentry June 21

The Pennsylvania Prison Society is kicking off its new Occasional Speaker Series with a talk by Professor Reuben Miller on the ethnography of reentry at the Defenders Association of Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 21 at 12 p.m. An assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Professor Miller is concluding a residence at the Institute for Advance Studies at Princeton…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 29

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!

YLD-Law Student Outreach Networking Happy Hour July 20

The YLD will welcome the next class of Philadelphia Bar Association members at the YLD-Law Student Networking Happy Hour at U-BAHN on Thursday, July 20. The first 60 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket and there will also be appetizers and drink specials. All law students are welcome to attend and network with Philadelphia attorneys and learn more about what the Philadelphia Bar Association and YLD have to offer.

Registration is requested but not required. Click here to register. U-BAHN is located at 1320 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.

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.

Share the benefits of membership with your colleagues. For Philadelphia Bar Association members who bring a "walk-in" non-member to a CLE program anytime from June 1 - Aug. 31, 2017 and if the non-member joins on the spot, you both receive a discount…READ MORE

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

Nexus: Where the States Are and Where They Are Going June 21

Hosted by the Tax Section

This program will examine the issues currently seen in state tax litigation as states seek to expand traditional notions of nexus and jurisdiction over multistate businesses with little or no actual physical presence in a state…READ MORE

Classifying Workers: Employee or Independent Contractor June 23

Hosted by the Labor & Employment Law Committee

It is critical that business owners properly determine whether the individuals providing services for the company are employees or independent contractors. Many employers misclassify some workers as independent contractors. A worker's status is a question of law, determined under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the accompanying regulations of the Department of Labor, and by the Internal Revenue Service…READ MORE

Campaign to End the Rape Kit Backlog June 27

The Joyful Heart Foundation is a national organization, founded in 2004 by actor, director and activist Mariska Hargitay, with a mission to transform society's response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, support survivors' healing and end this violence forever. The Women in the Profession Committee has teamed with Joyful Heart to deliver part of its mission of education and advocacy…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.